Will of Joseph Corbett of Adstock, yeoman, 1800 (proved 1807)

Centre for Bucks Studies, D/A/Wf/110/142

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Corbett of Adstock in the County of Bucks Yeoman being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory Do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament as follows First I Give and Bequeath unto my Wife Ann Corbett the Bedding and Furniture of her Bed Room and also the Furniture of one of the Rooms below Stairs in my Dwelling House in Adstock aforesaid which she shall chuse to her own Use and Benefit  Also I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son William Corbett All and every my Messuage Lands Tenements Hereditaments and real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate And also all and singular the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Household Furniture Implements of Husbandry Monies Goods Chattels Rights Credits and Personal Estate whatsoever To Hold the same unto and to the Use of him my said Son William Corbett his Heirs Administrators and Assigns for ever Subject and charged nevertheless to \and with/ the payments of my just Debts and funeral and testamentary Expences and also to and with with the Payment of the several Legacies hereinafter by me  given and bequeathed And I Do hereby give and Bequeath unto my four Sons Joseph Corbett Robert Corbett John Corbett and Matthew Corbett the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds apiece of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid by my said Son William Corbett out of my said Estates to Such of my said last mentioned Sons as shall have attained their full Age of twenty one Years within twelve Calendar Months next after my Decease and to such of them who shall not have attained the said Age within twelve Calendar Months next after their arrival at their said Age Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughters Ann the Wife of William Powell and Elizabeth Corbett the Sum of One Hundred Pounds apiece of like lawful money to be paid them by my said Son William Corbett out of my said Estates within the like time after my Decease And I do hereby make subject and charge my said Seal and Personal Estate hereinbefore given to my

Joseph Corbett [signature]

[p.2] said Son William Corbett to and with the payment of the said several Legacies and Sums of Money accordingly And Lastly I do hereby constitute nominate and appoint my Wife Ann Corbett to be sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and Guardian of the Persons and Estates of my Infant Children during their respective Minorities In Witness whereof I the said Joseph Corbett the Testator have to this my Last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of Paper to each of the said Sheets set my hand and seal the twenty ninth Day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred

Joseph Corbett [signature]

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Joseph    
Corbett the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in              
the Presence of us who in his Presence and at his Request and in          
the Presence of each other have Subscribed our Names as  
Witnesses hereto   
Thos. Hearn
Thos. Hearn Junr
Thos. Judge

The Eighteenth Day of June 1807 Ann Corbett Widow, the Sole Executrix
of this Will, was duly sworn as such, and that the Personal Estate of the
Testator is under Eight Hundred Pounds
was sworn before me
Jonathan Brigges [signature]

Proved the 18th. day of June 1807 before the reverend Jonathan Brigges Clerk \Surrogate/ by the Oath of Ann Corbett Widow the Relict and sole Executrix to whom Adm(inistrati)on was committed she being first sworn duly to administer


Joseph Corbett was buried at Adstock in 1806. He married Ann Deverill at Swanbourne in 1769. He was the father of Robert Corbett (d.1854), the Winslow baker. His will was apparently made at Buckingham.


Copyright 28 February, 2019