Will of Philip Bayley, collar-maker, 1720 (proved 1721)

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In the Name of God Amen I Philipp Bayley of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Collermaker being weak of body but of sound of and perfect minde and Memory for which I blesse God And not knowing how itt will please God to dispose of me for Life or Death but wholly (with hearty Sorrow for my Sinns) Submitting my self to his Blessed Will Doe make this my Last Will and Testament in Manner followeing that is to say  First and Principally I Recom(m)end my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave itt hopeing for Salvation in and through the Merritts of my only Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ My Body I Com(m)itt to the Earth to be decently interred att the discretion of my Executrixes hereafter named  And as for my Worldly Estate I Dispose thereof as followeth   I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Collins Five pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid within two Yeares [blank] next after my Decease by my two sonns Philipp and John out of my house with the Apperten(ances) herein after Devised unto them.  I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my said two sonns Philipp Bayley and John Bayley and to their heires All my Estate Right Title & Equity of Redempcon which I (cann or may) have or claime of in and to All that Copyhold Mesuage Cottage or Tenement in Winslowe aforesaid wherein I now dwell with all and Singular the Rights Members and Appertenncs thereof held of the Manno(r) of Winslowe aforesaid To the Use and Behoofe of the said Philipp Bayley and John Bayley and their heires forever (chargeable nevertheless with the Payment of the aforesaid Sum(m)e of Five pounds unto the said Mary Collins in Manner before menc(i)oned)  And my Will further is that my two Daughters Mary and Elizabeth my Executrixes hereafter named shall have Liberty to dwell in my said Mesuage or Tenement One Year after my Decease to make off what Stock of Goods I shall leave them therein without \paying/ any thing to my Sonns Philipp and John for the same  All the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattells and Personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I Give and Bequeath unto my two Daughters the said Mary Collins and Elizabeth  Bayley whome I make full and Sole Executrixes of this my Last Will hereby revoakeing all former Wills by me heretofore made  And I Doe Declare this only to be my Last In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this Ninth day of November in the Seaventh Year of King George over Great Britain &c. Annoque D(omi)ni 1720.

Phil(i)p Bayly

Signed Sealed Published & Declared in the p(re)sence of  
us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses
in the p(re)sence of the Testator
the Marke of Roger West
Rob(ert) Dorsett 
John Markham

[Latin] 1 June 1721 Mary Collins & Elizabeth Bayley sworn before me
Ph(ilip) Stubbs Archdeacon


Philip was bap. 16 May 1651, the son of Philip Bayly. He was bur. on 5 Feb 1720/1. His children were:

The collar-making business (making horse-collars, and presumably other equipment) was carried on the two sons. Philip and John came to an agreement in 1722 by which Philip would have the messuage, which seems to have been in Hanging Style (its neighbour to the south is mentioned in 1742), i.e. The Walk. It had burned down in 1697.

Philip was also involved in providing "horse flesh" for the hounds at Claydon House. Two payments to him of 2s 6d are recorded in January 1705/6 (CBS, M11/53).

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