Will of Philip Budd, maltster, 1781 (proved 1784)

Herts RO, 220AW5

In the Name of God Amen I Philip Budd of Winslow in the County of Bucks Maltster being in good health of Body and of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same  calling to Remembrance the uncertainty of this Life and being desirous to settle my worldly Affairs whilst I have strength and Capacity for so doing Do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following First and principally with all Humility I resign my Soul to Almighty God and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and as to such Temporal Estate wherewith it hath pleased the divine providence to bless me I dispose of the same as follows (that is to say) First I give and devise unto my Son Philip Budd All these my two Copyhold Messuages or Tenements situate Standing and being in Winslow aforesaid now in the several tenures or occupations of John Deely, William Roberts and Mary Shillingford Widow with their and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances To Hold the same unto and to the use of my said Son Philip Budd his heirs and Assigns forever And as for and concerning all my Household Goods and furniture Stock of Cattle and Malt Hay Implements of Husbandry plate ready money and securities for money Debts Chattels Rights Credits personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of What nature or kind soever the same may be whereof or wherein I shall be any ways possessed of Interested in or intituled unto at the time of my Decease I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my loving wife Elizabeth Budd her Executors Administrators and Assigns provided that she my said Wife shall continue a widow and unmarried \after my decease/ But if my said Wife shall marry again after my decease Then and in such case and immediately after such her marriage I Give and Bequeath unto my Four Children Namely William, Philip, Ann and Elizabeth Budd the Legacy or Sum of One Hundred pounds each of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them out of my personal Estate hereinbefore by me given and bequeathed to my said Wife immediately after my said Wife's Marriage And my Will is that in Case any or either of my said Children William, Philip, Ann and Elizabeth Budd shall happen to depart this Life without lawful Issue and unmarried before he or she or they shall

[signed] Philip Budd

[p.2] Attain his her or their Age or Ages of Twenty One Years Then and in such Case my Will and mind is that the Legacy or Legacies of him her or them so dying shall go and be paid to and amongst the Survivor or Survivors of them as an addition to his her or their portions or provisions hereby made And my Will and mind further is and I do direct and appoint that my said wife Elizabeth Budd shall have the Tuition and Guardianship of all and every of my Children so long as she shall continue to sole and in case of her death or Marriage during the Minority of such my Children Then I will and appoint that my Trustees hereinafter named shall have the Tuition and Guardianship of them during such their Minority and I do hereby also direct that the several Legacies herein by me given and bequeathed to my said Children shall immediately after such my said Wife's Marriage be received and taken by my Trustees hereinafter named to be by them put and placed out at Interest for the use and benefit of all and every my said Children untill such time as he she or they shall severally and respectively attain the Age of Twenty one Years And when and as soon as my said Children shall have attained their several and respective Ages of Twenty one Years Then I do order direct and Appoint that my said Trustees hereinafter named and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall well and truly pay and deliver unto them my said Four Children their several and respective Legacies hereinbefore by me given and bequeathed to them (in case of my said Wife's Marriage again after my decease) with the Interest and increase thereof had and received which shall then remain in their hands And Lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and Appoint my said Wife Elizabeth Budd full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And do likewise appoint my Brother Francis Budd and my Brother in Law Thomas Deverell Trustees of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time

[signed] Philip Budd

[p.3] Heretofore made and do publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Phillip Budd the Testator have to this my Will contained in Three Sheets of Paper to the two first Sheets thereof set my hand only and to the Third and last my hand and seal this Twenty third day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty One

[signed] Philip Budd

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Philip Budd the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto at the request and in the presence of the said Testator and also in the presence of each other
Theo(philu?)s Jones
Celia Burnham
James Burnham


Philip Budd married Elizabeth Deverell at Quainton on 18 April 1774. He was the son of John Budd, butcher.

Philip's son William was the William Budd, maltster, who died in 1803. His daughter Ann married Richard Ridgway of Buckingham in 1802. His daughter Elizabeth married Edward Cleaver of Newport Pagnell, draper. See William's will for more information about Philip's property.

Copyright 18 October, 2017