Will of Daniel Grace, yeoman, 1868

Oxford Probate Registry

 ON the Third day of October 1868,the Will of Daniel Grace of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Yeoman, deceased, who died on the Seventh day of July 1868, at Winslow aforesaid, was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty’s Court of Probate at Oxford by the Oaths of John Grace of Winslow aforesaid, Schoolmaster, the Son of the Deceased and Ann Curtis of the same place, Widow, Daughter of the Deceased the Executors therein named they having been first sworn duly to administer.
It is hereby certified that the above is a correct Copy. Dated this Eighth day of October 1868.

Effects under £100 No Leaseholds.

Extracted by Willis & Willis, Solicitors, Winslow, Bucks.           JMD

This is the last Will and Testament of me Daniel Grace of Winslow in the County of Bucks. I hereby bequeath to my Son John Grace, the House, yard, garden, and premises now in his occupation, situate in the High Street, Winslow, subject to the payment of the incumbrances thereon. I also bequeath to my Son William Lee Grace the House and premises situate in Horn Street, Winslow, now in the occupation of Mrs. Holt and Mr.  Sharp, after paying One hundred pounds towards the money due to Mr. Willis, and the interest then due on the same, and also by paying to Ann Curtis the money remaining due to her for which I am responsible. I also bequeath to my Daughter Maria Louisa Foll the Houses and premises situate in High Street, Winslow, in the occupation of myself, Alfred Tombes, and Ephraim Walker, after paying One hundred pounds towards the money due to Mr. Willis, and the interest then due on the same. Should my personal property not be sufficient to meet the expences of my Funeral and all other \just/ joint demands, the same to be paid jointly and equally by the three parties herein mentioned. [margin : Executors.] I do hereby appoint my Son John Grace and Ann Curtis, joint Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. dated this Twenty fourth day of January 1868. Danl. Grace [signature] Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto. Loftus Bowry, 3 Julia Street, Oak Village, Kentish Town. Alfred Martin Scott, 34 Oak Village, Kentish Town.
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Proved at Oxford the Third day of October 1868, by the Oaths of John Grace, the Son and Ann Curtis, Widow, the Daughter, the Executors, to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator Daniel Grace was late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Yeoman, deceased, and died on the Seventh day of July 1868, at Winslow aforesaid.
Under £100
Willis & Willis, Solicitors, Winslow, Bucks.
It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct Copy. Dated this Eighth day of October 1868.


Notes

Although he described himself as a yeoman, Daniel Grace ran the Winslow Classical and Commercial School until he handed it over to his son John in 1850 and moved to 36 High Street. In 1851 he was a farmer of 49 acres employing 2 labourers. He was originally from Great Horwood, bap.1789 (son of William and Esther). His wife Jemima was born at Quainton and died aged 81 in 1866.

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