Will of William Hogg of Adstock, yeoman, 1752

Centre for Bucks Studies D/A/Wf/89/92

In the Name of God Amen I William Hogg of Adstock in the County of Buckingham Yeoman do make this my last will and Testament in manner following, that is to say, All that my Messuage tenement or dwelling house & half yard Land in Adstock aforesaid now in my occupation with all and singular its appurtenances I do give devise and bequeath unto my Son William and to his heirs for ever. I do give devise & bequeath unto my Son Thomas & to his heirs for ever one acre of Arable land lying & being in the Bounds of Winslow. I give unto my Son Thomas the summ of ten pounds of lawfull money to be paid unto him within twelve Calendar months after my decease by my executor or his assignes.  I do give unto my Grandson William Hogg son of Thomas Hogg of Addington the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid within twelve Calendar months after my decease by my Executor into the Hands of my Son Thomas in trust for my Grandson William till he shall arrive unto the age of twenty one years. I give unto my Grandsons Thomas and John Hogg of Addington aforesaid & unto my Grand daughter Sarah Hogg daughter of my Son Thomas to them and each of them the sum of two pounds & two shillings to be paid within twelve Calendar months after my decease by my Executor into the hands of my Son Thomas in trust for my Grandsons Thomas & John & for my Grand daughter Sarah till they & each of them shall arrive unto the age of twenty & one years. I do give unto my Grand daughters Mary & Sarah Hog [sic], daughters of my Son William Hogg the sum of ten pounds to be \paid/ unto them and each of them as they shall arrive unto the age of twenty and one years by my Executor or His assignes.  I do give unto my Grandsons Thomas & William Whiteeves the sum of two pounds & two shillings to be paid to them & each of them as they shall arrive to the age of twenty & one years by my Executor. I do give unto my Grand daughters Sarah Elizabeth & Mary Whiteeves to them & each of them the sum of two pounds & two shillings to be paid to them & each of them as they shall arrive to the age of twenty and one years by my Executor.  All the rest of my goods chattells & personal Estate I do give unto my Son William whom I do appoint sole Executor of this my will.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & seal this twenty seventh day of July 1752

[signed] William Hogge

Signed seald publisht & declar’d to be the last will
& Testament of the Testator William Hogg in the
presence of us (the word twenty in the fourteenth
line being first \writ/ before the signing of this will).
[signed] Thomas Kemp
The mark of Thomas Holloway
Alex Burrell

[verso] 11th Octo(ber) 1752. No Inv(entor)y. Sworn the Executor within named before me John Stephens Sur(rogate)

Proved the 11th day of October 1752 before John Stephens Clerk Surrogate by the Oath of William Hogg naturall and lawfull son & sole Executor to whom Ad(ministrat)ion was Com(m)itted he being first Sworn duely to Administer.


Notes

William Hogg, yeoman, was baptised at Adstock in 1679 and buried there on 7 Oct 1752. His wife Sarah was buried on 22 Feb 1752.

Thomas Hogg's admission to the acre of land was recorded at the 1752 manor court. It appears that William didn't own other property in Winslow by the time of his death, but he was admitted to 5 acres on the surrender of Thomas Hogg (evidently his father, who died that year) in 1702, and is recorded later making small sales.

William Hogg's unnamed daughter was Sarah, wife of William Whiteaves, whose death was recorded at the 1742 manor court. The Whiteaves were also an Adstock family with Winslow connections.

 

Copyright 28 February, 2017