Will of William Hunt, glazier, 1709 (proved 1710)

Herts RO 147AW8

In the Name of God Amen I William Hunt of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Glazier being weake in body but of sound and Perfect minde and memory Praised be Almighty God therefore and Calling to minde the Certainty of death and the uncertain tyme thereof Doe this Nine and Twentyeth of March Anno D(omi)ni 1709 Make and Ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and Principally I Commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker hoping through the Meritts Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made Partaker of Everlasting life and my Body I Com(m)itt to the Earth to be decently buryed att the discretion of my Executrix herein after named  And as for such Temporall Estate as itt hath Pleased Almighty God to Bestowe upon me I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth  Impr(im)is I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Mary Morris my Daughter and William Morris my Grandsonn Five Pounds apeice of lawful mony of Greate Britaine to be paid unto them by my Executrix herein after named within six moneths next after my decease Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Rebeccah Goldsworth my Daughter and William Goldsworth my Grandsonn Five Pounds apeice of lawful mony of Greate Britaine to be paid unto them by my Executrix herein after within Six moneths next after my decease Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Joseph Hunt my Sonn All such Sum(m)e and Sum(m)es of mony which He Oweth me upon Bond or otherwise howsoever And my Will meaning and desire is that my Executrix shall within One moneth next after my Decease Give and Deliver unto the said Joseph Hunt my Sonn his Bond and a full discharge  Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto my Grandchildren Joseph Hunt Marke Morris John Morris James Morris Mary Morris Peter Goldsworth Rebeccah Goldsworth and Mary Goldsworth Twenty Shillings apeice of lawful mony of Greate Britaine to be
paid unto them by my Executrix herein after named within Six moneths next after my decease Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Sarah Franklin my Daughter in Law the sum(m)e of Twenty Shillings of lawful mony of
Greate Britaine to be paid unto her by my Executrix herein after named within Six moneths next after my Decease
Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Joseph Hunt my Grandsonn All my Glass Lead and Tooles and Implements
belonging to the Trade of a Glasier to be delivered unto him by my Executrix herein after named within Six moneths next after my Decease  Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath All my Stall and Standing in the Market place of
Winslow which I bought of Daniel Seaton and the rents Issued and Proffitts thereof unto Sarah Hunt my Wife for
and dureing the Terme of her natural life and after her Decease Then to William Goldsworth my Grandsonn his heires executors Admi(ni)strators and Assignes to doe with and dispose thereof att his and theire Will and Pleasure Item I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Rebeccah Goldsworth my Daughter All my Pewter Brass  Wollen Linen Bedding and other my household goods and implements of household (Except such as are menc(i)oned and Expressed in a Certaine writeing which was made betweene me and my Wife about the tyme of my Marryage) But my Will and desire is that the said Sarah Hunt my wife shall have the use of the Same during her Life she giving Security to Rebeccah Goldsworth my Daughter for the Returne thereof  Item All the Rest of my Goods Chattells and Personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not herein before Bequeathed  I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Sarah Hunt my Wife Paying my Debts Legacys and Funerall Expences And I doe make the said Sarah Hunt my Wife full and Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament  And Lastly I doe hereby Revoake and make voide all former Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my my hand and Seale the day and yeare First above written

William Hunt

Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the
Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our
Names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator
William Shelton Jun(ior)                                W(illia)m Goldsworth
Thomas Watts

[Latin] Probate 24 October 1710
To Sarah Hunt widow and executrix
before the Archdeacon of St Albans


Notes

William Hunt was buried on 28 May 1710. The baptism of his son Joseph is not recorded at Winslow, but his daughters were:

Daughter in Law: i.e. stepdaughter. Sarah was William Hunt's second wife. His first wife Mary was buried on 12 March 1699/1700.

On 8 May 1686 at the court of the Archdeacon of St Albans (Herts RO ASA7/36A), William Hunt and his wife were "detected for keeping a disorderly house and suffering people to be drunck on the Lords day called Sunday", and fined 7s. Presumably they kept an alehouse; William's daughter Mary Morris lived at the Three Tunns in 1723.

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