Will of John Bull, dairyman, 1846 (proved 1847)

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This is the last Will and Testament of me John Bull of the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Dairyman I give and devise unto my Wife Susanna Bull her heirs and assigns absolutely All the real estates of which I may be seized at the time of my death and give and bequeath unto her my said wife All my household goods and furniture farming stock ready money securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever Subject to the payment of all my just debts my funeral expenses and the charges of proving and establishing this my will  And I nominate and appoint my said Wife Susanna Bull full and sole executrix of this my will and revoke all other wills   In witness whereof I the said John Bull the Testator have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six

[Signed] John Bull

Signed by the said Testator John Bull in the joint presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof

[signed] Dav(id) Tho(mas) Willis
[signed] Ann Alderman

Archdeaconry of Saint Alban                    The sixth day of August 1847
            Susanna Bull the Executrix 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 thousand pounds to the best of her knowledge and belief
                        Before me

            [signed] W W McCreight  Surrogate


John Bull's death was registered in the last quarter of 1846, aged 63. He was the son of John and Ann Bull born at Swanbourne in 1784; his father John Bull (d.1817) later lived at Tuckey Farm. He married Susanna Brandon at Winslow in 1807. She was the daughter of Thomas Brandon of Rands Farm (d.1810), born at Stoke Mandeville. She died in 1853 aged 76. They lived at Rands Farm for a time after Thomas Brandon's death, then moved to Shipton Farm (see 1841 Census), both of which belonged to the Selby-Lowndes estate.

Bucks Herald, 5 Dec 1846

Shipton, Near Winslow, Bucks.

FORTY-SIX Valuable Young Dairy Cows and Heifers, well-bred Yearling Yorkshire bull, 90 fat and store sheep, 4 stout useful cart horses, 14 fat hogs about nine score each, 10 quarters of excellent barley, 6 quarters of old beans, rick of capital wheat about 40 quarters, rick of well-secured barley about 60 quarters, hovel of barley 25 quarters, 2 hovels of beans about 40 quarters, rick of prime clover hay, and 8 acres of Swedes;

Dudley & Son,

On MONDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 1846, on the Premises, at Shipton, in the Parish of Winslow, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr. John Bull, deceased.

Three months credit will be given for the Corn, Clover, and Turnips.

The Wheat Straw and part of the Barley Straw may be taken off and Purchasers of the remaining Corn will have the use of the barns and yards to thrash and consume the same.
The whole will be offered for unreserved Sale.
→ The Sale will commence positively at Eleven.
Catalogues may be had at the Inns in the Neighbourhood and of Messrs. Dudley and Son, Auctioneers and Land Agents, Winslow.

The valuable Hay and Herbage on the Farm, with the Implements, Horse Churning Machine, Milk Leads, Dairy Vessels, &c, will be Sold at a future day.

Bucks Herald, 26 Dec 1846

Shipton, Near Winslow, Bucks.

TWO Hundred and Thirty Tons of capital HAY and CLOVER, Rick of excellent WHEAT, about 40[?] qrs., (to go off,) 2 hovels of BEANS about 40 qrs., 150[?] acres of fresh sound GRASS KEEPING up to 25th March next, 8 acres of excellent Swedes, strong narrow wheel wagon, 4 six inch wheel carts, Scotch cart, (nearly new), water cart, (nearly new), oak land roll, hay making machine, winnowing machine, ploughs, harrows, turnip cutter (by Gardener), chaff cutting machine, (new), 10 sets of harness, useful gig and harness, hurdles, barn tackle, stock racks on wheels, troughs, ladders, 2 large cream cisterns, 20 large milk leads, buckets, and other effects,

Dudley & Son,

On MONDAY, JANUARY 4th, 1847, on the Farm, at Shipton, near Winslow, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr. John Bull.

Three months credit will be given for the hay and keeping.
The wheat straw and clover hay may be taken off.
The grass keeping is very fresh, and the land is remarkably sound and dry.
The Sale will commence positively at Eleven.
Catalogues may be had at the Cobham Arms, Buckingham; George and White Hart, Aylesbury;  Cock,  Stony Stratford;  at the Inns in the Neighbourhood;  and of Messrs. Dudley and Son, Auctioneers and Land Agents, Winslow.

Bucks Advertiser and Aylesbury News, 13 March 1847

Neat and Modern Household Furniture,
ALE CASKS AND TUBS, 20 Large Milk-leads, 2 Cream Cisterns, Milk Leads, RICK-CLOTH, SIX-POST HOVEL, AND EFFECTS,
On MONDAY, the 22nd Day of MARCH, 1847,
On the premises of the late Mr. John Bull, at Shipton, near Winslow, Bucks (by order of the Executors),

COMPRISING 4-post and stump bedsteads, feather and flock beds, straw palliasse and mattresses, set of painted drawers, wash-hand stands, stained rush seat chairs, dressing tables, oak chest of drawers, 30-hour clock, in oak case, mahogany sideboard, mahogany and oak folding and round tables, barometer, mahogany bureau, ten Windsor chairs, and two elbow ditto, corner cupboard, single-barrel gun, fenders and fire-irons, ironing-stove, meat-safe, dresser and shelves, kitchen utensils in general, six one-hogshead ale-casks, four half-hogshead ditto, brewing tubs, 20 large milk-leads, two cream-cisterns, six pair of milk-buckets, four yokes, three milk-kivers, large rick-cloth and pullies, six-post hovel, 1,000 faggots, and other effects.
The Sale will commence at Eleven o’Clock.
  Catalogues may be had at the inns in the neighbourhood; and at the office of Messrs. Dudley and Son, auctioneers and land-agents, Winslow.

Bucks Herald, 31 July 1847

Dudley & Son,

On THURSDAY NEXT, AUGUST 5th, 1847, on the land in the occupation of the late Mr. John Bull, Winslow, called Shipton Gardens, by order of the Executors.

COMPRISING, 66 Lands of superior Red and White Wheat, 22 Lands of fine Barley, 35 Lands of Peas, 5 Lands of Oats.

The whole will be sold in small lots for the convenience of purchasers, and without reserve.  The straw may be taken off.
Two month’s credit will be given by paying a deposit of 25 per cent, and giving approved security for payment of the remainder.
The company are requested to meet the Auctioneers on the land at two o’Clock, and proceed to sale.
Catalogues may be had at the neighbouring Inns, and of Messrs. Dudley and Son, Auctioneers and Land Agents, Winslow.

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Will of John Bull