Will of Ann Hobbs, 1771 (proved 1773)

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In the Name of God Amen  I Ann Hobbs of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow being Aged and infirm in Bodily Health but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding (Praised be God for the same) And Considering the Certainty of Death and the uncertain Time thereof Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman Thomas Bowler \the Elder/ of Winslow aforesaid in said County of Bucks Wheel-wright All and every my Freehold and Copyhold Messuages \Tenaments/ Lands New Inclosed Closes Hereditaments and Premisses (which Copyhold Premisses are Surrendred to the use of my Will) whatsoever and wheresoever of which I am now or at any time hereafter shall be Seized or Possessed and all other my real Estate  To hold to him my said Kinsman Thomas Bowler his Heirs and Assigns forever  Also I Give and bequeath unto my Kinsman Francis Budd the Sum of thirty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain  Also I Give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Mary the Wife of John Sayer the Sum of thirty Pounds of like lawful Money  Also I Give unto my Kinswoman Elizabeth the Wife of Thomas Footman the Sum of twenty pounds of like lawful Money  Also I Give to my Kinswoman Frances Elliott Spinster the Sum of twenty Pounds of like lawful Money  Also I Give to my Kinswoman Jane Budd Widow the Sum of twenty Pounds of like Money  Also I Give to my Kinswoman Ann Henley Widow the Sum of Sixteen Pounds of like Money  Also I Give unto my Kinswoman Mary Kingston Widow the Sum of ten Pounds of like lawful Money  Also I Give unto my Maid Servant Mary Norman thirty Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid unto and to each and every of them my said Legatees respectively by my Executor hereinafter Named within twelve Calendar Months next and immediately after my Decease  And as to for and concerning all the rest of my real and personal estates whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature kind or Quality soever the same may be (not herein before given and bequeathed) whereof or wherein I shall be anyways possessed of Interested in or Intitled unto at the time of my Decease  I do hereby give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Kinsman Thomas Bowler his Executors Administrators and Assigns forever  And I do hereby expressly Charge all my said Real Estate so given to him as aforesaid with the true payment of all my just Debts Legacies Funeral Expenses Probate and Charges in executing this my Will and all other Charges Incident thereto  And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my said Kinsman Thomas Bowler full and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be and Contain my last Will and Testament  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred and Seventy one

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Ann Hobbs as and for her last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names and Witnesses in the Presence of the said Testatrix and also in the Presence of each other.

[signed]
Richard Barton                                                                       [signed] Ann Hobbs
John Carter
Joseph Hunt


Notes

Ann Hobbs was the widow of William Hobbs, d.1771 (q.v. for the children who predeceased them). They were married at Radclive in 1720. Ann was the daughter of Joseph Glenister, grocer (d.1713) and Jane (d.1724); she may have been born in 1687. Thomas Bowler was her cousin; his mother Frances was Joseph's sister.

Mary Budd, spinster, married John Sayer of Buckingham, widower, at Winslow on 13 Sep 1767.

Elizabeth Budd, spinster, married Thomas Footman of Winslow, widower, at Winslow on 3 March 1767. She was probably the daughter of James Budd, lacebuyer, d.1761.

Mary Henley married Thomas Kingston of Silverstone at Winslow on 10 Feb 1755.

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