Will of John Holland the elder of Granborough, yeoman, 1731 (proved 1734)

National Archives, PROB 11/665/232

In the name of God Amen I John Holland the Elder of Grandborough in the County of Bucks Yeoman being aged and Infirm but of Sound memory mind and understanding praised be God Do make this my last Will in manner following Vizt I give and bequeath unto John Henley my grandson the Bedstead whereon I lye and the Court Cupboard in the same room the table and Joyned Stools and the Court Cupboard in the Hall and my Furnace and all other things fastned to the Copyhold house wherein I now dwell which I have Surrendered unto the said John Henley and his heirs for ever after my decease by Surrender dated the day next before the day of the date hereof Also I give to the said John Henley my Malt Mill and Ark to put Corn in and two Hovells in my yard All the rest of my Goods Chattells and personal Estate I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ellen Tomkins whom I make sole Executrix of this my Will and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this two and twentyeth day of July in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and thirty one The marke of John Holland Sen – Signed Sealed Published and declared in the presence of who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other Robt Fish Clerk Robert Hill John Markham

This Will was proved at London on the twenty eighth day of May One thousand Seven hundred and thirty four before the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by Elinor otherwise Ellen Tomkins the Wife of Robert Tomkins the Executrix in the said Will named To whom Administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said deceased being first Sworn by Commission  duly to Administer


John Holland, widower, was buried at Granborough on 25 May 1733. Eleanor, daughter of John and Joyce Holland, was baptised there in 1675.