Will of John Goodman, victualler, 1796

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In the Name of God Amen I John Goodman of Winslow in the County of Bucks Victualler being indisposed in Body but of sound Mind Memory and Understanding (thanks to God for the same) do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following (that is to say) First I give and devise unto my Son William Goodman All and every my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate and being in the Parish of Oving in the said County of Bucks with the Appurtenances to the same belonging To hold the same unto and to the Use of him my said Son William Goodman his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and devise unto my said Son William Goodman all and every other my Messuages Cottages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments as well freehold as Copyhold situate and being in the several Parishes of Winslow aforesaid and Grandborough and Swanbourne in the said County of Bucks or elsewhere within the Kingdom of Great Britain (not hereinbefore disposed of) with all the Rights Members and Appurtenances to the same belonging the Copyhold Parts whereof I have surrendered to the Use of my Will To hold the same unto and to the Use of him my said Son William Goodman his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rose the Wife of Richard Barlow and my Daughter Elizabeth the Wife of Nicholas Keys the Sum of one Hundred and fifty Pounds a Piece of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to them respectively within twelve Calendar Months next after my Decease by my Executor hereinafter named Also I give and bequeath to the five Children of my said Daughter Rose Barlow namely John Elizabeth Sarah Rosetta and Mary Barlow and to the five Children of my said Daughter Elizabeth Keys (namely) Sarah Nicholas Thomas John and William Keys the Sum of ten Pounds a Piece of like lawful Money to be paid to them respectively by my Executor hereinafter named when and as they shall severally attain their Ages of twenty one Years but without any Interest for the same in the meantime And if one or more of the said ten Children shall happen to dye before his her or their Legacy or Legacies shall become due and payable then I give and bequeath the Legacy or Legacies of him her or them so dying unto my said Son William Goodman to and for his sole Use and Benefit Also I give and bequeath unto my said Son William Goodman All and singular my ready Monies Debts and Securities for Money Goods Chattels Cattle Personal Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature or kind soever (Except what I have hereinbefore otherwise disposed of) To hold the same absolutely

The mark of John Goodman

Witness
John Dudley
James Morris   
R. Reading

[p.2] to his own Use Subject nevertheless to and I do hereby expressly charge all my said real Estates (Except my before mentioned real Estate at Oving aforesaid) and also all my said Personal Estate before bequeathed to my said Son William \Goodman/ with the Payment of the several Legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed at the Times and in Manner hereinbefore mentioned and also subject to and I do also charge the same with the Payment of my just Debts and funeral Expences And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Son William Goodman full and sole Executor 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 John Goodman the Testator to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of Paper to the first Sheet thereof have set my Hand only and to this second and last Sheet thereof have set my Hand and Seal this thirtieth day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety six. 

 The Mark of John Goodman

Signed sealed published and declared by the
said John Goodman the Testator as and for his
last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who
have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto
in his presence and \at his request/ in the presence
of each other
J(oh)n Dudley
James Morris
R. Reading

The 17th Day of June 1796 Sworn the Executor withinnamed and that the personal Effects do not amount to £300 before me
Jonathan Brigges Surrogate


Notes

John was probably the son of Michael and Rose Goodman, bap. 28 July 1727. According to the Alehouse Recognizances, John kept The George 1776-90 (it seems to have been a different John Goodman who kept the New George before then). He probably inherited it from his wife's family as he married Rachael Duncombe in 1760 and The George was previously kept by Edward and Elizabeth Duncombe. William Goodman his son had taken over The George in 1795, but he died in 1798. John also owned a half share of The Bell (1779-87).

Rose Goodman married Richard Barlow of Winslow in 1782 and Elizabeth Goodman married Nicholas Keys of Winslow in 1786.

Copyright 7 February, 2017