Will of Robert Gibbs, maltster, 1794 (recorded 1795)

Centre for Bucks Studies D82/2 pp.362-4

The will of Robert Gibbs doesn't appear to have been proved at St Albans or London, but it is recorded in the Winslow Manor Court Book for 1795:

By his will dated 24 Jan 1794 Robert Gibbs of Winslow, malster, devised all his copyhold messuages and lands to his brother Richard Gibbs, subject to the legacies mentioned in the will. 

Robert died in 1795, and Richard was admitted tenant at the manor court on 28-9 Oct 1795 to the following property:

  1. a messuage near the Church Yard late in his own occupation
  2. a messuage and malthouse in Winslow heretofore in the occupation of Robert Shelton, late of the said Robert Gibbs, now of John Gibbs, Thomas Mathews & John Cox
  3. a stable and garden and part of a barn in length 18 feet & mounds of both sides in Great Horn Street, late in the occupation of the said Robert Gibbs, now of John Mayne
  4. a malting and barn and yard in Winslow near the Churchyard late in his own occupation
  5. a messuage at the upper end of Cow Street late in his own occupation
  6. a close of pasture in Winslow containing 4 acres late in his own occupation, abutting on the land of John Dudley west, (5) east

Richard Gibbs immediately sold:

Robert Gibbs was a member of the famous bell-ringing Gibbs family. He was the son of William and Ann Gibbs, b.1723. He married Jane Hurst at Stowe in 1753. She was the niece of Richard Hurst of Addington, from whom she inherited (5) in 1751. He inherited (4) from Francis Collins in 1771. (5) and (6) were mortgaged to William Dudley of Winslow gentleman on 21 Oct 1772; on 28 Oct 1795 he acknowledged to have had from Richard Gibbs of Winslow currier, executor of Robert Gibbs of Winslow, malster £280 in satisfaction of all principal and interest.


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