Will of John Dudley, gentleman, 1808

Herts RO 244 AW5

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Dudley of Winslow in the County of Bucks Gentleman made in the manner following that is to say I Will and direct that all my Just Debts whether on Bonds Bills Notes or otherwise and all my Funeral and Testamentary Expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied by my two sons Benjamin Dudley and Samuel Dudley in equal shares and proportions and I do hereby charge all and singular my Real Estate hereinafter Given and devised to them my said two Sons Benjamin Dudley and Samuel Dudley to and with the Payment of the same accordingly in manner following that is to say One Moiety or half part of all such Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses to be paid by my said son Benjamin Dudley by and out of such part of my said Real Estate as is hereinafter given and devised unto him my said son Benjamin Dudley and the other Moiety or half part of all such Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses by and out of such part of my Real Estate as is hereinafter Given and bequeathed unto my said son Samuel Dudley and Subject thereto I Give and Devise unto my said son Benjamin Dudley all and every my Freehold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate and being in Wingrave in the said County of Bucks with all and every the rights Members and Appurtenances thereto belonging To Hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Son Benjamin Dudley his Heirs and assigns for ever Also I Give and Devise unto my said Son Benjamin Dudley all that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement situate standing and being in Shipton in the Parish of Winslow aforesaid in the said County of Bucks now in the Tenure or occupation of [blank] Denchfield widow with the Garden thereunto adjoining and belonging now in the Tenure or Occupation of my said sons Benjamin Dudley and Samuel Dudley and all those my two Copyhold Closes of Pasture Ground situate lying and being in Shipton aforesaid called or known by the names of Upper or lower Brick Kiln Peices now in the Tenure or Occupation of my said Son Samuel Dudley together with all rights Members and Appurtenances thereto belonging To hold the same and every part thereof unto my said son Benjamin Dudley his Heirs and assigns for ever I Give and Devise unto my said Son Samuel Dudley all that Copyhold Close or Peice of Pasture Ground called the Orchard situate in Shipton aforesaid now in the Tenure or occupation of the said Samuel Dudley with the Cowhouse or Stable standing thereon and also all that Copyhold Close of Pasture Ground in Shipton aforesaid adjoining the said Orchard and called or known by the name of Seven Leys together with all rights Members and appurtenances thereto belonging (all of which said Copyhold Premises I have already surrendered to the use of my will) To Hold the same and every part thereof [page 2] unto my said Son Samuel Dudley his Heirs and assigns for ever Subject as aforesaid Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel Dudley my large Mahogany Dining Table and my best Tea board and waiter and as to all the rest and residue of my Goods Household Goods and Furniture and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind so ever I Give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Son Benjamin Dudley And I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my said two Sons Benjamin Dudley and Samuel Dudley Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament herby revoking and making void all forms and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do Publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Dudley the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of Paper to the first sheet thereof set my Hand only and to this second and last sheet my Hand and Seal this Nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and eight

John Dudley

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Dudley the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same

Richd Barton Senr
Rich Seaton
Lan: Wyatt

The Twenty ninth Day of October Benjamin Dudley one of the Executors of this Will (the other executors reserved) was duly sworn as such and that the Personal Estate of the Testator is under one Hundred Pounds Sworn before me

Jonathan Brigges
Surrogate



Click on the pictures for full images of the document:

Page 1:

Will of John Dudley p1

Page 2:

Will of John Dudley p2

Copyright 21 August, 2015