Will of Thomas Deely, 1685/6 (proved 1687)

Herts RO 123AW7

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Deely of Winslow in the County of Bucks being weake in body but of perfect memory thanks bee to God for the same but knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to dy and not knowing the certainty of my life how long I have to abide in this World I beeing willing to sett my house in order doe make  this my Will and testament in manner and forme followeing that Is to say first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Allmighty God who gave it mee and my body to be buryed in such a decentt manner as my executors hereafter shall thinke Fitting and as for such earthly goods as it hath pleased God of his aboundant mercy to beestowe upon me I do give and dispose of as followeth as follows. Imp(rimi)s all those household goods that are mine in the house wherein I now dwell I doe give unto my Granddaughter Ann Deely the daughter of my sonn Thomas Deely and [deletion] allsoe I give unto my daughter Ann Wiatt the sum of twenty shillings. Item I give unto my sonn in law Joseph Mead that [deletion] five pound that I lent him that is now in his hand that is mine Item I give unto my sonn Anthony that five pound that is in his hand that I lent him that is mine Item I doe give unto my sonne Thomas the sum of five pound and as for all the rest of my goods as brick and stone and all other things that are moveable I give unto my sonne Thomas Deely and my sonn Anthony Deely to bee equally devided between them whom I doe make constitute and Appoynt to bee my full and whole Executors of this my last Will and testamentt revokeing and makeing voyd all other Wills executors or testamentt before by mee had made constituted and appoynted and doe make constitute & appoynt this to bee my last will and testamentt My Will and meaneing is that the twenty shillings that I give unto my Daughter Ann Wiatt shall bee to buy her children clothes to bee layd out for the same use by my executors before mentioned In wittnesse whereof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the fourth day of January in the first yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lord James the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord God 1685

The mark of
Thomas Deely

Signed sealed published  and subscribed to in the presence of
[R] The marke of Robertt Eden
[signed] Richard Benbow
Richard Ginger

[Latin] 18 May 1687: Executors sworn before me, John Croft, Surrogate.
Oaths of Anthony Deeldy & Thomas Deelii sons and executors.


Inventory of Thomas Deely the elder, 1687

Herts RO A25/4333

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods and Chattells of Thomas Deely the ellder of Winslow in the County of Bucks late deceased as they were preased by Richard Phips and Robertt Eden and Richard Ginger the eighteenth day of May 1687

 
£
s
d
Imp(rimi)s his purse and wearing Apparrell
2
0
0
Item in the chamber one bedsted and bedding 3 chaires one chest
1
17
6
Item in the hall one table & frame 2 cubbards with other lumber
1
0
0
Item in money oweing to him in the book
3
0
0
It(em) in desperate debts
5
0
0
Item in the Brick yard the old wood
1
5
0
It(em) the wood now com in that is not payed for only carriage & faggotting
3
0
0
Item brick and stones & lime & bricks unburned
4
3
4
 
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£
s
d
The whole sum
21
5
10

Richard Phips
[R] the mark of Robertt Eden
Richard Ginger

[Presented 18 May 1687 by the executors]


Notes

Thomas Deely was buried on 18 May 1687. He was probably the Thomas son of Thomas Deely who was baptised at Addington on 25 Dec 1621, but he was a Baptist in the 1680s. His wife Anne was buried at Winslow on 8 April 1679. The children mentioned in the will are:

The Deely brickmaking business was carried on by Thomas' sons, but Anthony died in 1691. Thomas the younger supplied bricks for building Winslow Hall.


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