Will of James Hazzard the elder, victualler, 1821 (proved 1823)

Herts RO 259 AW5

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Hazzard the elder of Winslow in the County of Bucks Victualler First I Give and devise unto my Wife Ann Hazzard All that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement situate in Winslow aforesaid wherein I now dwell called or known by the name or Sign of the three Pigeons and all other my real Estate and Premises situate standing lying and being in Winslow aforesaid or elsewhere With the respective Rights Members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining To hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of my said Wife Ann Hazzard her Heirs and Assigns absolutely Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Ann Hazzard All my household Goods and Furniture ready Money and Securities for Money Stock both alive and dead Goods Chattels Rights Credits and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever To hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Wife Ann Hazzard her Executors Administrators and Assigns Subject nevertheless and charged and liable to for and with the payment of all such Debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral and testamentary Expenses And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Ann Hazzard full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said James Hazzard the elder and Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this twenty sixth day of January in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand and eight hundred and twenty one.
                                                            [signed]          James Hazzard

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said
James Hazzard the elder and Testator as and for his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in
his presence at his request and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses
                                                            [signed]          Char. Willis
                                                            [signed]          John Markham
                                                            [signed]          Dav. Norris

[another hand]
Archdeaconry of St Albans - The 26th day of May 1823
            Ann Hazzard sole Executrix in this Will named was duly sworn as such And that the personal Estate of the Testator doth not amount to the Sum of Two hundred pounds to the best of her knowledge and belief.
                        Before me
                        James Preedy Surrogate


The Three Pigeons was on the west side of the High Street, to the north of the Churchyard (now 27-29 High Street). James Hazzard was the father-in-law of William Jones (d.1857) who took over the pub.

James Hazzard (bap.1765, bur. 24 Dec 1822, grandson of Thomas Hazzard of the Royal Oak) married Ann Markham (d.1850) at Newton Longville in 1790. The children of James and Ann Hazzard were: