Will of Thomas Edwin, farmer and dairyman, 1852 (proved 1853)

National Archives, PROB 11/2168/322

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Edwin of Shipton in the Parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Farmer and dairyman  I give and bequeath unto my son Edmund all the Stock standing in my name in any of the public stocks or funds of the United Kingdom and also all sums of money due to me on any securities whatever  I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann and my said son Edmund in equal shares and proportions all my farming stock both alive and dead household goods and furniture and other the Residue of my personal estate remaining after payment of my just debts my funeral and testamentary expences  I appoint my said wife and son to be Executrix and Executor of my will and revoke all former wills  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two
The mark X of Thomas Edwin

Signed by the said Testator Thomas Edwin in the joint presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof
Dav Tho Willis
Geo Cowley

Proved at London 10th March 1853 before the Judge by the oaths of Ann Edwin widow the Relict and Edmund Edwin the son the Exors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Com(missi)on duly to Administer.


Thomas Edwin was aged 68 when his death was registered in the third quarter of 1852. The 1851 Census shows him as farmer of 210 acres, born at Soulbury as was his son Edmund, then aged 30. His wife Ann was born at Linslade. He had been tenant of Rands Farm since 1825. His widow and son left in 1858 but were still living in Sheep Street in 1861. Edmund Edwin died in 1886 age 69.

1899: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 13 May
IF ANY PERSON or PERSONS claiming descent from or relationship to THOMAS EDWIN, the Father of the above named deceased, both of whom died at Shipton, Winslow, will communicate with the undersigned, they may hear of something to their advantage.
  Dated the 23rd day of May, 1899. WILLIS & WILLIS, Solicitors, Winslow, Bucks.

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