Will of Francis Budd, yeoman, 1813 (proved 1823)

National Archives, PROB 11/1677/339

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Francis Budd of Winslow in the County of Bucks Yeoman First I direct that all such debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral and testamentary expences be in the first place fully paid and satisfied and for that purpose in aid of my personal effects I do hereby charge and make subject and liable such part of my real estate as is hereinafter by me given and bequeathed to my two Sons William Budd and Francis John Budd their heirs and assigns to for and with the payment thereof  and I give and devise unto my wife Mary Budd all and

[p.2] every my Copyhold messuages Cottages Lands Tenements heredit(ament)s and premises situate standing lying and being within the manor of Winslow with its members in the said County of Bucks. and which have been or are intended to be surrendered to the use of my last Will with {with} the respective rights members and appurt(enance)s thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to hold the same subject and charged as aforesaid unto my said Wife Mary Budd and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life she keeping the same in \good and/ tenantable repair and committing no waste or spoil thereto but not otherwise and from and immediately after the decease of my said Wife Mary Budd as far as I lawfully can or may or in any wise enabled
[left margin] These lines were drawn through by me Fras Budd October 30 1820
[right margin] orig(ina)l so
[deleted: I do give and devise unto my said son William Budd all that my Copyhold Cottage now converted into two Tenements with the rights members and appurt(enance)s thereunto belonging and now in the occupation of John Farey and Widow Stairs and which  said premises I sometime since purchased of John Morris and others to hold the same free from all encumbrances unto and to the use of my said Son William Budd his heirs and assigns for ever]
and as to the rest and residue of my said messuages Cottages Lands Tenements heredit(ament)s and premises with the appurt(enance)s from and after the decease of my said Wife Mary Budd I give and devise the same unto my said two sons William Budd and Francis John Budd to hold the same subject and charged as aforesaid unto and to the use of the two sons William Budd and Francis John Budd to hold the same subject and charged as aforesaid unto the use of the said \two/ Sons William Budd and Francis John Budd their heirs and assigns absolutely as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Mary Budd all my household goods and furniture plate linen plate china utensils and stock in trade as a farmer and dairyman ready monies and securities for money and all other my Goods Chattels Cattle rights Credits personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever  and of what nature or kind soever to hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Wife Mary Budd for and during the term of her natural life and what shall be and remain thereof at the time of {my} decease of my said wife Mary Budd I give and bequeath the same and  every part thereof unto my said two sons William Budd and Francis John Budd to be equally divided between them and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Mary Budd and my said two sons William Budd and Francis \John Budd/ ex(ecut)ors of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time or times heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Francis Budd the Testator have to the first sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained on two sheets of paper set my hand only and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this eighth day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and thirteen               
Fras. Budd          
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Francis Budd the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto             
Jno Maydon George Hawley Char: Willis               
Inclosed is the Will of Mr Francis Budd of Winslow Bucks Yeoman Dated the 8th. day of February [sic] 1813

Appeared personally William Budd of Goswell Street in the parish of Saint Luke in the County of Middlesex Straw Hat Manufacturer and made oath that Francis Budd late of Winslow in the County of Bucks Yeoman deceased departed this life in the month of June last having first made and duly executed his last Will and Testament in writing hereunto annexed and bearing Date the 8th day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and he further made oath that a short time after the death of the said deceased he the Deponent upon inspecting a Bureau in the said deceaseds house situate at Winslow aforesaid in which bureau the said dec(ease)d  kept his papers of moment and concern he found the said Will enclosed in the Envelope also hereunto annexed and superscribed as follows Inclosed is the Will of Mr Francis Budd of Winslow

[p.3] yeoman dated the 8th day of January 1813 and having broken open the seal of the said Envelope upon perusing the said Will the Deponent noticed and observed the word "John" appearing to be interlined between the sixth and seventh lines of the first sheet of the said Will also the obliteration with a pen of eight lines on the said first sheet of the said Will and the following words written in the margin opposite the said obliteration to wit "these lines were drawn through by me Fras Budd Oct 30, 1820” nalso the word "John" interlined between \the thirtieth and thirty first lines of the first sheet of the said Will also the said word “John” again interlined between the thirty second and thirty third lines of the said first sheet of the said Will also the word "John" interlined between the third and fourth lines of the second sheet of the said Will and the word John again interlined between the fifth and sixth lines of the second sheet of the said Will also the word "thirteen" written on an erasure  in the last line of the said second sheet of the said Will and the Deponent further saith that having now carefully inspected the said Will and particularly noticed and observed the obliterations and interlineations and erasures before recited he saith that the said Will is now exactly in the same plight and condition as when he found the same as aforesaid save the Jurat appearing to be written thereon and he lastly made Oath that he knew and was well acquainted with the said deceased and also with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and does verify and in his Conscience believe that the said words written in the margin of the said first sheet of the said Will as aforesaid are of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said deceased
W Budd
On the fourteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty three the said William Budd was duly sworn to the truth hereof before me    
J Phillimore Surr Pst  Geo Silke N.P.

Proved at London 21st. Novr 1823 before the Worshipful Joseph Phillimore Dr of Laws & Surrogate by the Oath of William Bud the Son one of the Execs to who whom Adm(inistrati)on was granted being first sworn duly to Adm(iniste)r power reserved to Mary Budd  W(id)o(w) the Relict & Francis John Budd the Son the other Ex(ecut)ors.


Notes

Francis Budd was the fourth son of John Budd, butcher (d.1778). He was born in 1750. He was the tenant of Biggin between 1795 and 1820. He also owned most of the land at Norden (now Avenue Road), which he sold in 1820. His death was announced in the Oxford Journal, 12 July 1823:

On the 30th of last month died, after a long and severe illness, which he bore with christian fortitude and pious resignation, Mr. Francis Budd, of Winslow, Bucks, aged 73 years: his memory will long be cherished by his relatives and friends with the tears of affectionate regard.

William Budd the son, Leghorn and Straw Hat Merchant of Goswell Street, made his will in 1831, and it was proved in 1832 (National Archives, PROB 11/1806/190). He left a wife Elizabeth and 8 children under 21: Francis, William, John, Mary, Ann, Clara, Frances Elizabeth and Rosetta ("my afflicted daughter"). He had property in London and Bedford. There are two references to his property in Winslow:

"I give and bequeath unto my dear Mother Mary Budd of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow one annuity or clear yearly income of thirty pounds per Annum to be paid her quarterly during the term of her natural life and I commend my said Parent to the special care and protection of my said Wife in the full confidence that she will in other respects attend to the wants and comfort of my said Mother during her life with which said Annuity I hereby charge my Copyhold Land at Winslow in the County of Bucks"

"Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife All and singular my Cophyold Lands Tenements & Hereditaments at Winslow in the County of Bucks subject to the annuity for and during the term of her natural life and at her decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto and equally between and amongst my said three Sons Francis, William and John to hold to them their heirs and assigns from and immediately after the death of my said Wife as Tenants in common when and as they shall attain the age of twenty one years"

One of the witnesses was "S.R. Dudley Clerk to Mr Wm Willis 10 Sloane Square Chelsea", perhaps a Winslow connection.

Copyright 18 February, 2016