Will of Hannah Gray, 1827

National Archives, PROB 11/1729/445

This is the last Will and Testament of me Hannah Gray of Winslow in the County of Buckingham  I give and bequeath unto my Niece Ann Bowerman now living with me in the family[?] of James Rowsby Esqr at Souldern in the County of Oxford her Heirs Executors and Assigns all my Goods and Chattels Wearing Apparel and whatever Sum of Sums of Money I may possess or may be due to me now or at the Time of my decease particularly the Money now in the Hands of my late Master Benjamin Price Esqr late of Deddington and now living in the Isle of Guernsey for which sum of upwards of forty pounds with the Interest thereon my said Master gave me a Note under his Hand promising me it should be paid to me whenever I should demand it  This said Sum of Money I now by this my last Will and Testament my said Niece paying all my just debts and Funeral Expences \give/ and bequeath unto my said Niece Ann Bowerman whom I also do hereby constitute and appoint my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven
Hannah Gray

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Hannah Gray the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of [us] who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have signed our Names as Witnesses hereof
James Preedy
Mark H J Kerr
Peter Hinton

Proved at London the 30th August 1827 before the Judge by the Oath of Ann Bowerman Spinster the Niece the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Com[missi]on duly to administer.


Hannah Gray is not otherwise recorded and is most likely to have been in Winslow as servant to the vicar James Preedy, as the other witnesses were his curate and his servant.

Copyright 3 July, 2020