Will of William Dudley, 1800 (proved 1802)

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In the Name of God Amen I William Dudley of Winslow in the County of Bucks being weak in Body but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory and also considering the Uncertainty of this Mortal Life do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath to my sister Sarah Mayne the sum of fifty Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to her in three calendar Months after my Decease by my Executior \Executor/ [page 2] hereinafter named out of the Money that shall be raised by the sale of all my Lands and Tenements in Winslow aforesaid and which I direct to be sold together all my real and personal Property whatsoever as soon as is convenient for the equal Benefit and Advantage of the following Persons (that is to say) Benjamin Dudley of Aylesbury, my brother Benjamin Dudey [note in margin states “original”] of Winslow Glazier, Mary Maydon of Winslow my Niece Elizabeth Cox the wife of [blank]  Cox my Niece Susanna the wife of [blank] Harding my Niece Richard Mayne of Winslow Grocer my [page 3] Nephew,  William Mayne of Fenny Stratford my Nephew Thomas Mayne of Winslow Collar Maker my Nephew and Sarah Mayne of Winslow my Niece, I also appoint Benjamin Dudley my Brother Executor in Trust to see after my funeral Expences and just debts be paid this my Will performed and an equal distribution be made as above And lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made at anytime heretofore declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal [page 4] the twenty first Day of November one thousand eight hundred

Wm. Dudley Ls.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Dudley as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto set our names as Witnesses in his Presence at his Request in the Presence of each other

Richd Seaton ---- James Morris ---- James Barton

[another hand] This Will was proved in the Ecclesiastical Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Alban on the 3d day of May 1802 by the oath of Benjamin Dudley the executor therein named to whom was granted Adm(inistrati)on being first duly sworn.

JS Story
Dep Regr. 21 May 1811.

Personal Estate sworn under £600

Note: This document is a copy made at St Albans, not the original will.

See the will of Goldsworth Dudley (d.1779), William's brother, for more about the family.

Northampton Mercury, 15 October 1803
On the 21st of this instant October, 1803, between the Hours of Three and Five in the Afternoon, at the Bell Inn, in Winslow, Bucks, under Such Conditions of Sale as will be then produced,
The neat and compact DWELLING-HOUSE of the late Mr WM DUDLEY, deceased, very pleasantly and eligibly situate on the MARKET-SQUARE of WINSLOW, in the County of Bucks; and of which immediate Possession may be had.
For a view of the Premises, apply to Jos. DUDLEY, WINSLOW.

Northampton Mercury, 5 April 1806


On Thursday the 17th Day of April, 1806, at the Bell Inn, Winslow, Bucks, between the Hours of Three and Five in the Afternoon (by Order of the Assignees of Mary Harding, Widow, and John Harding, Bankrupts), subject to such Conditions as will be then produced.
THE INTEREST of the said JOHN HARDING, under the Will of Mr WILLIAM DUDLEY, deceased, of and in certain Sums of Money arising, and to arise, by the Sale and Disposition of the real and personal ESTATES late of the said Mr. Dudley.

pointing finger  Further particulars may be had, by applying to Mr CHARLES WILLIS, Solicitor, or the AUCTIONEER, both in Winslow aforesaid.

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