Will of John Dandridge of Addington, husbandman, 1681 (proved 1683)

Centre for Bucks Studies, D/A/Wf/51/180

In the name of God Amen; the second day of June in the year of our Lord sixteen hundred eighty and one, I John Dandridg of Addington in the County of Bucks husbandman (though aged and weak in body, yet in perfect memory, blessed be God) doe constitute, ordaine and declare this my Last will and Testament in manner & form following, revoking and by these p(re)sents disannulling and voyding all former wills and Testaments whatsoever : And first I commend my soul into the hands of my Redeemer Christ Jesus, and my \body/ to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executor heerafter mentioned It(em) I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Lee of Oxford the sum(m)e of five shillings of Lawfull money of England It(em) I give to John Kerby of Winslow, and to his two sons and his daughter two shillings six pence a peece.  It(em) to John Dandridg of Drayton in Oxfordshire the sum(m)e of five shillings of Lawfull money of England. It(em) the residue of all my goods, chattels, \&/ Cattell of what kind soever, the as well within doores as without I give and bequeath unto Joseph Meox the Son of John Meox of Addington, and the sayd Joseph Meox I constitute nominate and appoynt appoynt full and Sole Executor to this my last will and testament. In witness wheerof I have heerto set my hand seal the day and year above written

The mark of John Dandridg

Sealed, published and declared in the p(re)sence of us

William Rocheford Rector of Addington  [signature]
Michaell Wallis [signature]
The mark of William Gibberds

[Summary of Latin probate clause] Will of John Dandridge late of Addington proved 19 April 1683 before Mr William Hunt bachelor in laws surrogate of the Venerable Doctors Charles Perrott commissary and William Oleys official in the Archdeaconry of Bucks. Administration granted to Joseph Meox, executor named in the will.


John Dandridge was buried at Addington on 6 April 1683. Frances Dandridge, wife of John, was buried in 1672. John Dandridge married Frances Dosenton at Addington in 1626. It is unclear what connection they had to the Dandridge family of Winslow.

Meox is a variant of Meakes, a very common surname at Addington. John and Joseph Meakes are referred to at the Winslow manor court of 1684 as John Dandridge's heirs to a messuage and land in Winslow. This must have been transferred separately as it isn't mentioned in the will. See will of Joseph Meakes of Addington, made 1725.

One of John Kerby's sons seems to be William Kirby, carrier, d.1710.

Copyright 22 February, 2019