Will of Robert Eden of Bottle Claydon, carpenter, 1765 (proved 1766)

Centre for Bucks Studies D/A/Wf/95/184

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Eden of Bottle Claydon in the Parish of Claydon in the County of Bucks Carpenter being in good health of Body and of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding (Praised be God for the Same) Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following (That is to Say) First I Give \Devise/ and Bequeath unto my Son Robert Eden my Largest Bible and Hanging Press Also I Give and Bequeath unto my loving Wife Ann Eden All and every my Copyhold Messuages or Tenements Situate Standing and being in Winslow in the said County of Bucks Together with the Houses, Outhouses, Backsides and Appurtenances thereunto belonging for and during the Term of her Natural Life and from and Immediately after her Decease Then I further Give and Bequeath my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate and being in Great Horn Street in Winslow aforesaid and now in the Occupation of Martha Parks unto my Daughter Mary the Wife of John Estaff together with the Outhouses Backsides and Appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold to her my said Daughter her heirs and Assigns for Ever Also I Give and Bequeath (after the Decease of my said Wife as aforesaid) unto my Daughter Ann the Wife of Job Osborne the East End of my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate Standing and being in Tinkers End in Winslow aforesaid and were late in the Occupation of Thomas George Thorpe Deceased Together with the Outhouses Backsides and Appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold to her my said Daughter Ann her heirs and Assigns for Ever Also I Give and Bequeath (after the decease of my said wife as aforesaid) unto my Daughter Elizabeth the Wife of Richard Scott All that my Messuage or Tenement Situate in Tinkers End in Winslow aforesaid and now or late in the Occupation of John Saving Together with the lower part of the Garden and Yard Adjoyning And all Appurtenances thereto belonging To hold to her my said Daughter Elizabeth her Heirs and Assigns for Ever Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Catharine the Wife of William George (after the Decease of my said Wife as aforesaid All that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate and being in Great Horn Street in Winslow aforesaid (Commonly called the Pent House) And now in the Occupation of William Goodman Together with the Outhouses Backsides and Appurtenances thereto belonging To hold to her my said Daughter Catharine her Heirs and Assigns forever Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret the Wife of William Earl (after the decease of my said Wife as aforesaid) The West End of my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate Standing and being in Tinkers End in Winslow aforesaid and now in the Occupation of Frances Evans Together with the Outhouses Backsides and Appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold to her my said Daughter Margaret her heirs and Assigns for Ever which Copyhold premisses aforesaid are surrendred

[signed] Robert Eden

[f.2] Surrendred to the Use of of this my Will) Also I further Give and Bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary the Wife of John Estaff the Sum of Ten Pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto her out of my Personal Estate by my Executrix hereinafter Named within Three Months next after my Decease And as for all my Goods Chattells Rights Credits and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (not herein before Given and Bequeathed) I do hereby Give and bequeath the same unto my said Wife Ann Eden (she paying my Debts, Legacies and Funeral Expences) And Lastly I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my said Wife Ann Eden full and Sole Executrix of this my \last/ Will and Testament \and I do hereby Revoke/ and make void all former Wills by Me before made and this only to be taken for my last Will and Testament and none other In Witness whereof I have to this my Will Contained in Two Sheets of Paper to the First Sheet thereof Set my hand Only and to this my hand and Seal this Eleventh day of June In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Five

Robert Eden

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator Robert Eden as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator and of each other
Jeffery Smith
Jeffery Smith Juner
Joseph Hunt

[another hand]
12th. December 1766
Sworn the Executrix above named Before me   
No Inv.
John Stephens Sur
1 12 6

Proved the 12th day of September December 1766 before the reverend John Stephens Doctor in Divinity Surrogate, by the Oath of Ann Eden Widow relict and sole Executrix to whom Ad(ministra)c(i)on was Committed She being first sworn duly to Administer

[endorsed]
(87) 1766 184
Will of Robt. Eden late of the parish of East Claydon
Sent out by Mr Sherriff of Aylesbury the 13th December 1766


Notes

Robert Eden was probably the son of Robert and Ann Eden baptised 20 Feb 1694/5, but there were several people in Winslow with the same name. Alternatively, he could be the son of Robert Eden, carpenter, d.1710.

The daughters of Robert and Ann Eden mentioned in the will were baptised at Winslow. They also had two sons.

Manor court, October 1768
Robert Eden late of Bottle Claydon Carpenter deceased held by Copy of Court Roll and yearly Rents of 2d and 2d (amongst several other Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments) a Messuage in Winslow with all Barns, Stables, Yards etc., and a Cottage in Great Horn Street formerly in the Occupation of William Bly and now of Robert Eden Cordwainer.  He died seized thereof having before his death surrendred his Copyhold Estates to the use of his Will.  By his last Will and Testament bearing date 11 June 1765 he devised all his Copyhold Messuages in Winslow unto his Wife Ann Eden during her Life with divers Remainders over. Now to this Court comes the said Ann and desires to be admitted Tenant.  Fine 10s, fealty respited.