Will of Robert Eden the elder, carpenter, 1710 (proved 1711)

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In the Name of God Amen I Robert Eden theld(er) of Winslow in the County of Bucks Carpenter being Weake in Body but of sound Minde All praise be given to God therefore Doe make my Last Will in manner Following First I Bequeath my Soul to Almighty God Trusting assuredly thorough through the Mercy of Jesus Christ to be made pertaker of Everlasting life My Body I Comitt to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of <my> Executor as for my Wordly Estate I dispose thereof as followeth Imprim(is) I give unto Katherine my Loveing wife and unto Robert Eden my sonn All my Houshold goods whatsoever to be Equally devided between them Item I Give unto Katherine Wright my Daughter a New Beadstead and unto Elizabeth her Daughter One sheep at the Election of her Father Item all the rest of my goods Chattells and P(er)sonall Estate whatsoever I give unto the said Robert Eden my Sonn whom I make sole Executor of this my Last Will and Lastly I doe hereby revoke All Former Wills In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this three and twentyeth day of June 1710

his mark
Robert Eden

Signed Sealed and Declared in the p(re)sence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in the p(re)sence of the Testator

The m(ark) of Mary Bigg
Nicho(la)s Merwin
Hen(ry) Langley

[Latin] The will of Robert Eden proved 23 May 1711
the last day of August for the Inventory Registered             


Robert Edden, carpenter, was buried at Winslow on 3 July 1710. He was probably b.1652, the son of Richard Uddinge (d.1679). He and his wife Katherine had a house in Sheep Street opposite Winslow Hall which they acquired in 1682. It seems to have been registered for public worship in 1690.

Before his death, Robert Eden made an arrangement recorded at the 1710 manor court obliging his son Robert to pay £60 to his son-in-law John Wright.

Copyright 26 November, 2016