Will of Ann Coulson of Addington, widow, 1747 (proved 1754)

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In the Name of God Amen I Ann Coulson of Addington in the County of Bucks Widdow being in Health of Body and of Sound Mind and memory do make and Ordain my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)  First I commend my Soul to Almighty God And as to my Body I commit the same unto the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named  And as to my Temporall Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Intrust me (to the End all Controversies and disputes relateing thereto amongst my Children may be prevented and peace and good Agreement continued between them as is by me heartily wished and Desired And as to all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever or wheresoever lying at North marston in the said County of Bucks or else where I give and bequeath unto my Son Robert Coulson of Addington aforesaid in the said County of Bucks Dairyman his Heirs and Assignes for ever And as for all my Household Goods Stock in Trade Impliments in husbandry and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and devise to my said Son Robert Coulson and Son Thomas Coulson of Queen Street near Houlbourn in the County of Middlesex Baker to be Equally divided between them share and share alike and to or for no other Use intent or purpose whatsoever And lastly I do hereby Constitute Nominate and Appoint my said Sons Robert Coulson and Thomas Coulson Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament (in no wise doubting that they will truely and Faithfully Fulfill the same And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made And declare this only to be my last Will and Testament  In Witness \whereof/ I the said Ann Coulson to this my last Will and Testament contained in one Sheet of paper  \have/ sett my Hand and Seal the Sixteenth day of March in the Twenty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Forty seven.

[Probate] Proved the 12th day of October before the Revd John Taylor Dr of Laws Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Bucks by the Oaths of Robert Coulson and Thomas Coulson the natural and lawful Joint Executors to whom Ad(ministra)con was comitted they being first sworn duly to administer

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Ann Coulson was buried at Addington on 28 March 1754. Her husband Robert was buried there in 1746. Her grandchildren are mentioned in the will of William Blake, 1793.

Copyright 22 February, 2019