Will of Louisa Mary Hooper (nee Dudley), 1914 (proved 1917)

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN THAT Louisa Mary Hooper of Buckingham in the County of Buckingham Widow who at the time of her death had a fixed place of abode at Buckingham aforesaid within the Counties of Oxford Berks and Buckingham died on the 8th day of April 1917 at 2 Bay View Terrace Penzance Cornwall
AND BE IT FURTHER  KNOWN that at the date here underwritten the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered at the District Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Owen Edmund Bennett of Buckingham aforesaid Estate Agent, the sole Executor named in the said Will.
Dated the 11th day of May 1917
Gross value of Estate £331 – 9 – 3
Extracted by Hearn & Hearn Solicitors Buckingham

Gravestone of Louisa HooperThis is the last Will and Testament of me Louisa Mary Hooper of Buckingham in the County of Buckingham Widow of which I appoint Owen Edmund Bennett of Buckingham aforesaid Estate Agent to be Executor I devise all my Real estate (if any) and I bequeath all my personal estate (subject to the payment thereout of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts) to my friend Mary Catherine Painter absolutely I revoke all former Wills at any time heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the seventeenth day of July One thousand nine hundred and fourteen
Signed by the said Louisa Mary Hooper and declared by her to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who being all present at the same time have at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Louise Mary Hooper [signature]
Thomas R. Hearn [signature] Sol(icito)r Buckingham
Perridge Salmon Jun [signature] his Clerk

On the Eleventh day of May 1917 Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Owen Edmund Bennett the sole Executor
It is hereby certified that the above is a correct copy.
Dated this Seventeenth day of May 1917


For more about Louisa, read about her father Samuel Burnham Dudley, and about her divorce in 1883. After her father died, she and her mother left 5 Horn Street and lived at 17 Market Square, where her mother died in 1902. That was the only property rescued from the collapse of their father's fortune when, after he died, all his property proved to have been mortgaged. Louisa sold the house for £350 and moved to Buckingham. In the 1911 Census she was described as boarder in Mary Painter's house at 7 Market Hill, Buckingham.


Copyright 16 December, 2022