Will of Francis Glenister, mercer, 1681

Herts RO 118AW11

In the name God Amen the two and twenty day of August in the year of our lord God 1681 I Francis Glenister of Winslow in the County of Bucks Mercer being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore; calling into mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to dye do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first and principally I give my soul into the hands of God, who gave it me, and for my body I commend it to the earth to be buried in Christian & decent order in the Churchyard of the parish church of Winslow; nothing doubting but at the Generall resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching my wordly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise,  bequeath the same in manner and form following

First I give unto Elizabeth Glenister my eldest daughter I give the sum of eighty pounds to be paid upon the day of her marriage or at her coming to the age of twenty and one [for] sixty pounds of which I have surrendered four Acre of Land for the payment thereof as is more at Large expressed in a surrender bearing date with these presents, and the other twenty pounds to be paid by my executor hereafter named ; I give unto my daughter Anne \Glenister/ the summe of 60 pounds for the pamment of 52 li of the same I have surrendered three Acres and a half of Land and the other eight pounds to be paid by my executor upon the day of her Marriage, or her coming to the Age of \21/  I give unto my daughter Mary Glenister the summe of sixty pounds, for the payment of 56 pounds of which I have surrendered three Acres and a half of Land and the other fourty shillings to be paid by my executor at or upon the day of her marriage or her coming to the Age of Twenty and one I give unto my youngest daughter Frances that cottage or tenement in Sheep Street Latly in the occupation of Thomas White after the decease of Anne my wife to my daughter Frances & her heirs for ever & Twenty pounds to be paid to my said daughter Frances by my executor at the day of her marriage or her comming to the Age of Twenty and one and I give unto Anne my wife seven pounds to be paid yearly during her life at four even & equall portions, that is to say Five and thirty shillings every quarter of a year reckoning from the time of my decease but upon this conditio to be paid by my executor, but upon this condition that Anne my wife shall not have any part of thirds of my Estate  And of this my Last will I make and ordain my well beloved son Joseph Glenister my full and whole Executor and I do hereby utterly dissalow, revoke and a null, all, and every other former testaments, wills, Legacies, bequeaths and executors by me in any wise before this time named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and Testament  In Witness whereas of I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared
by the law Francis Glenister at his last
will and testament in the presents of

John Dimocke                                                                        
William Bens                                                                          
Joseph Dandridge

the mark of Francis Glenister

Memorandum that I give unto Anne my wife all the moveable goods within my dwelling house (only the shop goods excepted.

Inventory of Francis Glenister, 1681

Herts RO A25/4106

A True & p(er)fect Inventory of the Goods & Chattells & Credits of Francis Glenister late of Winslowe deceased made taken and appriesed by Mr Robert Lownds Yeoman Simon Hogson Yeoman William Norman Grocer and William Bence Wheeler this fourteenth day of September Anno D(omi)ni 1681

Imprimis Implements of household and Household goods
Item Crop of Graine, Cattle, timber & other things without doores
Item wares in the shop & Workehouse with tools and implements of the trade and debts in the shop books
Wearing Apparrell and money in his purse

Appriesed the day & year above said by us

Robert Lowds
Simon Hogson             Appersers
William Norman
William Bens


Francis Glenister's burial is not recorded (the records for 1681 are missing). His death was reported at the manor court of October 1682 with a list of the property he held, including a shop in the Market Place. The children mentioned in the will appear in the Winslow parish registers: