Will of Sarah Carpenter, spinster, 1878

Oxford Probate Registry

ON the Twenty ninth day of November 1878, the Will of Sarah Carpenter late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Spinster, deceased, who died on the Fifth day of October 1878, at Winslow aforesaid, was proved in Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice in the District Registry attached to the Probate Division thereof at Oxford by the Oaths of Joshua Lewin French of Winslow aforesaid, Gentleman, and George Davys Edward Wigley of the same place, Auctioneer, the Executors named (in the said Will) they having been first sworn duly to administer.

It is hereby certified that the above is a correct Copy. Dated this Fifth day of December 1878.
Effects under £300. No Leaseholds.
Extracted by Willis and Willis Solicitors, Winslow.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Carpenter of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, made on the Second day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy eight. I hereby revoke all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. I appoint Joshua Lewin French and George Davys Edward Wigley both of Winslow to be my Executors, and I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. [margin : Executors] I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Thomas Scott Carpenter Son of Frederick George Carpenter of North Marston my Gold Watch Chain and Seals on condition that he purchase for his Sister Ann Carpenter a Watch similar to her Cousin Sarah Carpenter’s both in size and value. To my Niece Sarah Carpenter daughter of Thomas Carpenter now residing at No. 1 Harlesden Villas, Willesden in the County of Middlesex three gold rings, a pair of red velvet bracelets  and buckles and a waistband and buckle. I also give and bequeath my shares in the Great Western Railway to the joint care of my Executors aforesaid to be sold by Public Auction to divide the proceeds in just and equal portions after expences are paid between Frederick George Carpenter of North Marston Alfred Carpenter of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada, North America and Sarah Leah, Wife of Christian Breuninger of Birkenhead, Cheshire, Ann daughter of Frederick George Carpenter and Sarah daughter of Thomas Carpenter of Willesden aforesaid. I also desire that as soon as convenient after my decease that the Furniture Plate Linen Antique China and Effects of my dwellinghouse at Winslow be disposed of by Public Auction the proceeds of same after expences are paid to be equally divided between my four Nieces Sarah Leah, Wife of Christian Breuninger, Ann Daughter of Frederick George Carpenter and Sarah Deborah Daughter of Alfred Carpenter and Sarah Daughter of Thomas Carpenter. I also advise my Executors to advertise the Sale of my Railway Shares Household Furniture &c. in more \one/ or more of the Metropolitan Papers as they may deem advisable.
Signed by me this Second day of September 1878.
Sarah Carpenter [signature]

Signed by the said Sarah Carpenter the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed have our names as Witnesses.
William Thomas Matthews [signature]
Mary Anne Hall [signature]
(5 folios)

Proved at Oxford, the Twenty ninth day of November 1878, by the Oaths of Joshua Lewin French and George Davys Edward Wigley, the Executors to whom Administration was granted.

The Testatrix Sarah Carpenter was late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Spinster, and died on the Fifth day of October 1878, at Winslow aforesaid.

Under £300. No Leaseholds.
Willis and Willis Solicitors, Winslow.

It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct Copy. Dated this Fifth day of December 1878.


Notes

Sarah Carpenter was 65 when she died in 1878. She inherited her property (30 Horn Street) from her aunt Susanna Bainbridge (d.1851), q.v. for the lawsuit which followed Sarah's death. She was the daughter of George Carpenter of North Marston, farmer. They were descendants of the Blake family.

Copyright 26 January, 2020