Will of Daniel Gyles, linen draper, 1746 (proved 1750)

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In the name of God Amen I Daniel Gyles of Winslow in the County of Bucks Linen Draper being something indisposed in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) first and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it trusting through the merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to be made partaker of everlasting life And my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named And as for such worldly estate as it hath or shall please God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth First I give and bequeath unto my eldest son William Gyles and unto my son Daniel Gyles (whom I have already provided for) but one shilling each to be paid unto them by my executor hereinafter named within one month next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Holmes All my household goods in my own possession to be delivered unto her immediately after my death Also I give and bequeath unto the said Mary Holmes my daughter my wheathouse and two hovels in my yards and backsides belonging to my homestall Also I give devise and bequeath unto Samuel Gyles my son and his heirs and assigns for ever All and every my copyhold lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever lying and being in the parish of Winslow aforesaid and held of the Manor of Winslow aforesaid with its members and the appurtenances belonging to the same And also all my estate right title interest equity of redemption claim and demand whatsoever of in or to my said copyhold lands tenements and hereditaments or any part or parcel thereof Also I give and bequeath All the rest of my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said Samuel Gyles my son whom I make full and sole executor of this my last will and testament And lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament and none other In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six

Daniel Gyles

Signed sealed published and declared by the said
Daniel Gyles the Testator as and for his last will and
testament in the presence of us who have thereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence
of the said testator and of each other

[signed]
William Goodman
John Tattham
Peter Goldsworth sen

[Proved 24 Oct 1750]


Notes

Daniel Gyles was the son of William Gyles d.1702, although he is not named in his will. He carried on the family business, and had an important role at Keach's Meeting House. As a Baptist he is not found in the parish registers. He was the Daniel Gyles senior who died on 5 April 1747 aged 74, according to a memorial tablet in the Meeting House. His wife Mary died on 15 Aug 1734 aged 58. She must have been his second wife as in 1692 he was married to Beatrice. His son William was described as gentleman of Tingewick in the relevant manor court entry in 1747, and was presumably the William Gyles of Winslow who married Sarah Perkins of Tingewick at East Claydon on 30 Nov 1719 (he later lived in Towcester).

Centre for Bucks Studies AR 27/2011
Daniel Gyles' death was reported at the manor court held on 27-8 Oct 1747. He held the following land:

At the court on 1 Nov 1746 he surrendered this to "the use of his will" so that he could bequeath it by will. Samuel Gyles was admitted as tenant at the 1747 court, paying a fine of £1 9s. Samuel sold the first close in 1750, when he was described as a draper of Biggleswade.

 

Copyright 26 August, 2015