Will of Richard Cox of Shipton, husbandman, 1711

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in the Name of God Amen I Richard Cox of Shipton in the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks husbandman being weakly of Body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory (Praise be therefore given to Almighty God) Doe make and ordaine this my present last Will and Testament in Manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing through the meritts death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to Inheritt everlasting Life and as touching the dispositon of all Such Temporall Estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I will that my debts and funerall Expences shall be all paid and discharged  Item I give and bequeath unto my honored Mother Frances Cox one Annuity or the Sume of twenty shillings a year of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executor herein after named yearly and every year during her naturall Life at or upon the two most usuall Feasts or Dayes of payment in the year (that is to say) the Feast days of St Michael the Arch Angell and the Anunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by even and equal portions the first payment to be made on Such of the said Feast dayes which shall first happen next after my Decease  Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving Sister Dorothy Cox the Summ of Fifteen pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid her by my Said Executor within one year next after my Decease   Item all the Rest and residue of my Goods chattells rights Creditts and other my personall Estate whatever Not herein before otherwise given and disposed of I give and bequeath unto my Loving Brother John Cox and I doe constitute and appoint the said John Cox full and Sole executor of this my last will and Testament Hereby revoking disannulling and makeing void all former and other Wills and testaments by me heretofore made  In witness whereof I the said Richard Cox have to this my last Will and Testament Set my hand & Seal this tenth day of December Anno Domini 1711 Richard Cox

Signed sealed owned acknowledged published and declared by the said Richard Cox to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of Tho(ma)s Henly Tho(ma)s Wainright Henry Townsend

[Probate at Winslow 20 May 1713 before the Reverend John Crofts to John Cox brother and executor]


Inventory of Richard Cox of Shipton, yeoman, 1712

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An Inventory of all and singular the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits of Richard Cox late of Shipton in the Parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Yeoman deceased taken and apprised by Henry Townsend the Elder and Thomas Henly the first day of August Anno Domini 1712 as followeth

s
d
Imprimis his wearing Apparrel and money in pocket
5
0
0
Item five Horses and three Colts and their Harness
25
0
0
Item six cows
18
0
0
Item fifty Sheep
10
0
0
Item two Carts
5
0
0
Item two plowes and two pair of Harrowes
1
0
0
Item four and twenty lands of Wheat
24
0
0
Item nineteen Ridges of Barley
19
0
0
Item forty three Ridges of Beans
20
0
0
Item three Todds of Wooll
1
16
0
Item five and twenty acres of Tilth
12
10
0
Item a parcel of Hay
20
0
0
Item a Sow and Piggs
1
10
0
Item BushelsFanns forks rakes Sacks sieves and other Implements of Husbandry
1
1
6
Summa Totalis
163
17
6

Taken and apprized by Us

[signed]
Henery Townsend
Tho: Henly


Notes

This Richard Cox, who was buried on 10 July 1712, was the son of Richard Cox of Shipton d. 1706, q.v. for more about the family.

A tod = a weight of wool, usually 28 pounds or two stones. (Bucks Probate Inventories 1661-1714)

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