Will of Joseph Glenister, grocer, 1712/13

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In the name of God Amen I Joseph Glenester of Winslowe in the County of Bucks grocer being att p(re)sent surprized with sicknesse and not knowing how itt will please God to Dispose of me for Life or Death but wholly submitting my self to his Blessed Will and humbly with hearty sorrowe for my sinns recommending my soul to the hands of my Gracious God trusting for salvation by and through the Meritts of the Death and passion of my Lord and only Saviour Jesus Christ as touching my Worldly Estate Doe make this my last Will and Testament as followeth Impri(mi)s Whereas I have made a surrend(er) of all that Mesuage or Tenement in Winslowe wherein I now Dwell and of all those severall peeces and parcells of Arrable Land Ley Meadowe & pasture Ground lyeing in the Com(m)on Feildes of Winslow and Shipton with the Appertenncs now in my own Occupac(i)on\ conteyning by estimac(i)on Twenty three acres/ to such Uses Intents and purposses as I should limitt Direct and Appoint in and by my last Will and Testament Now as for and concerning All that Mesuage or Tenement in Winslowe aforesaid wherein I now Dwell I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto my loving wife Jane and her heires forever And as for and concerning All those my said Three and Twenty Acres of Land in the Com(m)on Feildes of Winslowe & Shipton aforesaid I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto my Daughter Ann Glenester & her heires forever Item I Give and Bequeath unto my said Daughter Ann Glenester All my Goods Chattells and personall estate whatsoever & wheresoever whom I make full and sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament And my Will & Meaning is that my said Daughter Ann shall pay all my Debts & Funerall Expenses as well out of my said three and twenty Acres of Land as out of my personall Estate And I Doe hereby Revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made and Doe Declare this only to be my last In Witnesse whereof I have to this my last Will sett my hand & seal this Fourteenth Day of February Anno D(omi)ni 1712 Annoque Regni Regine Anne nunc Magne Britannie & C Undecimo

Signed Sealed published &                                                          Joseph Glenester
Declared in the p(re)sence of
us who have hereunto subscribed
our Names in the p(re)sence of the Testator
Matth(ew) Hobbs
Jos(eph) Turner
John Markham

[Latin] Ann Glenester, only daughter and executrix of Joseph Glenester lately deceased was sworn on 26 May 1713 before me John Croft.


There were two Joseph Glenisters with wives called Jane who died in 1713; see Joseph Glenister of Shipton for the other.

This Joseph was the son of Francis Glenister, mercer (d.1681). He was bap. 17 Dec 1658, and married Jane Nash 21 Sep 1686. He was buried on 16 Feb 1712/13. He had these children:

The will was evidently written at Joseph's deathbed with the apothecary and the doctor as the first two witnesses.