Will of Ann Clarke of Nash, widow, 1748/9 (proved 1755)

Centre for Bucks Studies D/A/Wf/90/212

[dorse] 1755 / Will of Ann Clarke late of the parish of Whaddon deceased. Sent out by Mr Gibbs to Mr Adams of Winslow who is to deliver it to Mr King

In The Name of God Amen
I Ann Clark of Nash in the parish of Whaddon in the County of Bucks Widdow being in disposed in body but of Sound and perfect mind and memory for which I bless God do make and ordeyn this my Last will and Testament in manner following that is to say first and principally I Recomend my soul in the hands of Almighty god hoping for Salvation in and through the meritts of my only Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ and as for such Temporal Estate where with it hath pleased god to bless me I give and Dispose as followeth First I Give Devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Jane Rollins my house at Great Linford with all appertanances thereunto Belonging and her heirs for Ever. Item I give to my Three daughters Ann Webb Mary Beck and Sarah King fourscore pounds a peice Item I Give to my Grandson George Clarke thirty pounds and his Three sisters Hannah Sarah and Mary Fifty pounds a peice Item I Give to my Grandson John Clarke twenty pounds. Item I give to my Three Granddaughters Jane Rebecka and Catherine Clarke Five pounds a peice Item I give to my two daughters Ann Webb and Mary Beack all my goods to be Equally divided between them Item I give to my son Thos King ten pounds: Item my will Is that all my Leggacies shall be paid one year after my decese and the [sic] Shall have Interest for one whole year after the Rate of four pound in the hundred : Item I make my son in law Thos King and my Grandson George Clarke Exceceters as this my Last will and Testament and when the [sic] have paid my funerall Charges and Expences the rest of my money if any Left Shall be equally divided between my four Daughters : Item I do declare this only to be my Last will and Testament In witness whereof I have this first day of January I have set my hand and seal in the twenty second year of \the reign/ of our sovereign Lord George The second by the Grace of God king of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith An(n)oque 1748

Signed Sealed and declared In the presence of us who hereunto sett our names as Wittness in the Presence of the Testatrix and of Each other
George King Sarah Webb Ann Chenell [signatures]
Ann Cleark her mark

7th April 1755
Sworn Thomas King one of the Exec(uto)rs within named before me
No inventory
Before me George Eyles Surrogate [signature]

Proved the 7th day of Aprill 1755 before the Revd George Albert Eyles Clerk Surrogate by the oath of Thomas King one of the Executors to who Ad(ministrati)on was committed he being first sworn duely to Administer


Ann Clarke was the mother of Matthew Clarke of Winslow, draper (d.1731). Through him she was the grandmother of George Clarke of Winslow (1712-57), Mary Clarke (d.1753), Sarah Betty Eyre (1716-60) and Hannah Clarke (1714-61).

George the grandson, presumably in his role as co-executor, sold the cottage in Great Linfordin 1755 to Henry Uthwatt for £85 (CBS, D/U/1/63).

Copyright 21 April, 2023