Will of John Budd, butcher, 1718

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In The Name of God Amen I John Budd of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Butcher being Indisposed in Body but of Sound and perfect minde and memory Praised be Almighty God therefore and Calling to minde the Certainety of death and the uncertaine tyme thereof doe this Seaventh day of September Anno D(o)m(ini) 1718 make and Ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and Principally I Com(m)end my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker hopeing through the Merritts death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made Partaker of Everlasting life and my Body I Com(m)itt to the Earth to be decently Buryed att the discretion of my Executrix herein after named And as for such Temporall Estate as itt hath pleased Almighty God to Bestowe upon me I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth Impri(mi)s I Give Will Devise and Bequeath the revers(i)on (Expectant upon \the/ decease of Elizabeth my wife) of all that my Coppyhold Mesuage or Tenement in Winslowe aforesaid wherein I now dwell which I Purchassed of Mr Richard Bigg and the Appertenances thereunto belonging unto my Sonn Phillipp Budd and his heires forever Item I give Will Devise and Bequeath All that my acre of Coppyhold land lyeing in the Parish of Winslowe aforesaid which was given me by my Brother Phillipp and the Appertenances thereunto belonging unto my loveing Wife Elizabeth for and dureing the Terme of he naturall life or untill such tyme as she shall be Marryed againe and from and after the decease or Marryage of the said Elizabeth my Wife which shall first happen Then to the said Phillipp Budd my Sonn and his heires forever But my Will meaning and desire is that in Case my Said Sonn Phillipp and my Sonn John shall both of them happen to departe this life without Issue before they shall attaine to the age of One and Twenty Yeares that then my Mesuage and acre of land herein before ment(i)oned and the Appertenances thereunto belonging shall goe to my loveing Brothers Andrew Budd and Thomas Budd and theire heires forever and I doe hereby Give and Bequeath the same Accordingly Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my loveing Wife All and every my Goods Chattells and Personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever Paying my debts and Funerall Expences and I doe hereby make and Ordeyne the said Elizabeth my Wife full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And Lastly I doe hereby Revoke and make Void all former Wills by me heretofore made and doe declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the day and Yeare first abovewritten

John Bud [signature]

Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the Presence
of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names as
Wittnesses in the Presence of the Testator

Jos Turner [signature]
the marke of Elizabeth Budd Sen
Will: Franklin


John Budd (1687-1719) was the eldest son of Philip Budd (d.1718). He married Elizabeth Stutsbury (daughter of John, b.1690) in 1713, and they lived at 36-40 High Street from 1715. His son John was bap. 9 Oct 1715 (d.1778) and Philip was bap. 16 March 1717/18.

The wills of Robert Elliott (1716) and Thomas Henley (1721) are in the same hand

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Will of John Budd

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