Will of Philip Budd, butcher, 1718

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In the Name of God Amen I Phillipp Budd of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Butcher being in good health of \weake 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 Three and Twentyeth day of Aprill Anno D(om)ini 1718 make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followeing (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 pertaker 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 Impr(im)is I Give Will Devise and Bequeath my furnice my Biggest Meash fatt and my Barrell which I had of Mrs. Paxton to Continue as Standards to the House wherein I now dwell to the intent that John Budd my sonn and his heires may Enjoy the same after my Wifes decease Item I give Will Devise and Bequeath All those my six acres of land herein after menc(i)oned lyeing dispersedly in the Com(m)on Feildes of Winslowe aforesaid (vizt) my Two Acres of Arrable land with the Hades Com(m)ons and Appertenances thereto belonging lyeing together in Hawkslow furlong in New Mill Feild the land late of Mr. Gyles lyeing on the West parte and the land late of Mr Townsend lyeing on the North parte thereof my Two Acres of Arrable land with the Com(m)ons and Appurtenances thereto belonging lyeing together in Chaine furlong in Old Mill feild the land of Richard Gibbs lyeing on the East parte thereof my acre of Arrable land with the Hades hedges Com(m)ons and Appertenances thereto belonging lyeing in Astmeade furlong in Demoram feilde the land late of Mr Townsend lyeing on the West parte thereof and my acre of Arrable land with the Hades Com(m)ons and Appurtenances thereto belonging lyeing in Berry Corner in Demoram Feild the land of Mr Norman lyeing on the East parte thereof unto my loveing Wife Elizabeth for and dureing the Terme of her natural life and from and after her decease Then to Francis Budd Andrew Budd and Thomas Budd my Sonns and theire heires forever Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath all the Rest of my Goods Chattells and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not herein before Bequeathed unto my Loveing Wife Elizabeth Budd paying my debts and funerall Expences And I doe hereby make and ordeyne the said Elizabeth Budd my wife full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And Lastly I doe hereby Revoke and make voide 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 & yeare first above written

The mark of
Phillipp Budd

Signed Sealed published and Declared in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the p(re)sence of the Testator
Thomas Wright
William Shelton Jun
Peter Goldsworth    

Egerton Cutler sur

[Latin] Probate at Winslow 20 May 1718 to Elizabeth Budd executrix before Egerton Cutler Sur


Notes

Philip Budd (bur. 29 April 1718) seems to have arrived in Winslow in the 1680s, perhaps when he got married. He had five surviving sons, of whom John the eldest (1687-1719) stood to inherit the rest of his property, so he used his will to make provision for the others, apart from James (d.1764) who was a lacebuyer. John and Andrew both carried on his butcher's business in Winslow. Francis was apprenticed as a butcher in London. Philip, his second son, died in 1717. Elizabeth Budd, probably his widow, was buried on 28 Oct 1723.

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