Will of Thomas Evans, gardener, 1807

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Evans of Shipton in the Parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Gardener made in the manner following that is to say I Give and Devise unto my Wife Rebecca Evans her Heirs and Assigns All and every my Messuages Cottages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate and being in Winslow aforesaid or elsewhere and which I have Surrendered to the use of my Will and all other my real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever To Hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Wife Rebecca Evans her Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Wife Rebecca Evans all my money Goods Household Goods and Furniture Stock in Trade as a Gardener and Nurseryman and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind so ever unto and for her own sole use and benefit And I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my said Wife Rebecca Evans full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Testator Thomas Evans have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this Twenty seventh day of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and seven.

Tho(ma)s Evans

Signed Sealed published and declared by the
said Testator Thomas Evans as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us who
have in his presence and at his request and
in the presence of each other subscribed our
Names As Witness heretofore
Lan: Wyatt
Rich(ard) Barton Sen.
Wm Roberts

The 29th Day of October 1807 Rebecca Evans the Sole Executrix of this Will was duly Sworn as Such, and that the Personal Estate of the Testator is under one Hundred Pounds
Sworn before me Jonathan Brigges Surrogate


Thomas, son of Robert and Mary Evans, was bap. 15 Oct 1742. Thomas served as constable of Shipton regularly from 1767, and seems to have been a tenant of the Selby Lowndes estate.

In 1787, Thomas was admitted tenant on the death of his mother Mary Evans to two messuages in Great Horn Street "late in the occupation of William French, now of Mary French widow and Judith Inwood widow" (this seems to be what is now 12 Horn Street), and a barn adjoining the Churchyard in "the several occupations of William Ashwell and Elizabeth Hoar widow." He then mortgaged the property to Thomas Stevens of Swanbourne. 

Copyright 27 July, 2017