Will of Thomas Bignell, 1818 (proved 1823)

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Thomas Bignell was a baker who at one time occupied 10 Horn Street, and the landlord of the Bull Inn. According to the 1822 manor court he died intestate, which he was for manor court purposes as he had not surrendered his copyhold property by the correct procedure. It was therefore inherited by his eldest son Thomas Bignell jr, baker of Bermondsey, who is not mentioned in the will.

In the Name of God – Amen.

I Tho(ma)s Bignell of Winslow in the County of Buckingham do make this my last Will and Testament bearing date this Thirteenth day of April one Thousand eight hundred and eighteen   First I do appoint my Brother Robert Bignell and James Hall to be my Executors to see that my Will be fulfilled and in respect of what God has been pleased to bless me with in this Life I do give and bequeath has follows – I do desire that all my real  Freehold Copyhold and Personal Estates be sold and after all my Just Debts and Funeral expenses are Paid that the Money be Paid in the following manner that is to say to be Equally divided to my Four Childern Viz to my Daughter Elizabeth Laurance of Hensington to my Daughters Avis Bignell and Mary Bignell of Winslow and my \Son/ John Bignell of Winslow share and share alike of the whole of what my Property is sold for in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year above and the witnesses have in the Presence of each other and at my request have set there hands

(signed) Thomas Bignell

(signed) Thos. Read Senr
(signed) John Atterbury

[page 2] Archdeaconry of Saint Alban.  The twenty sixth day of May 1823
            Robert Bignell the surviving Executor in this Will named was duly sworn as such And that the personal Estate of the Testator doth not amount in the whole to the Sum of Two hundred Pounds to the best of his knowledge and belief
                        Before me
                                    James Preedy

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Will of Thomas Bignell


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