Administration of Robert Eden, carpenter, 1747

Herts RO 184AW25


The tenth day of May 1747

On which day appear'd personally Elizabeth Eden of the Parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks widow of Robert Eden of the said Parish Carpenter Deceased, and alleg'd that her said Husband died intestate, without making any Will, and therefore she pray'd Administration of \all/ the Goods Chattels & personal Effects whatsoever might be granted to Her, upon such security as the Law in that Case requires. She was sworn to the Truth thereof and that the said Goods Chattels and Effects do not amount to the Sum(m) of Twenty Pounds; and Administration was accordingly Granted.

The mark of Elizabeth Eden

Sworn before
John Cole Archdeacon

[f.2 summarised from pro forma, all in English]

Elizabeth Eden of Winslow, widow
Thomas Hazzard of the said place, victualler
Richard Stamp of St Albans, victualler
are bound to George Paul, official of the Archdeacon, for £100, 10 May 1747

Elizabeth Eden is widow and administratrix of Robert Eden, carpenter. She is to present an inventory by 31 Oct and accounts by 31 May 1748.

Signed in the presence of
Stevin Holland
John Cole

The mark of Elizabeth Eden
[signed] Thomas Hazzard
The mark of Richard Stamp


Robert Eden was probably the son of Robert Eden the elder, carpenter, d.1710, but if so Elizabeth must have been his third wife. He married Elizabeth Brittain at Winslow on 6 Jan 1703/4. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, bap. 5 Oct 1704, but her mother was buried on 10 Oct. He then married Joyce (surname unknown) and their children included Joyce (bap. 13 May 1708), Mary (5 May 1715), Ann (21 Feb 1716/17), John (16 March 1717/18). Robert was buried at Winslow on 17 April 1747.