Will of Richard Hurst of Addington, grazier, 1750 (proved 1751)

Centre for Bucks Studies D/A/Wf/88/148

[p.1] In the Name of God Amen I Richard Hurst of Addington in the County of Bucks Grazier being of sound mind memory and understanding (blessed be God) do this First day of November One thousand seven hundred and Fifty make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form Following (that is to say) I Give to my Neice Jane Hurst and the Heires of her Body lawfully begotten All my Reall and Personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and for want of such Issue to the right Heires of the said Jane Hurst forever Subject nevertheless to the payment of my Debts and to and for no other Use intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof I the said Richard Hurst have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seale the day and Year above written

Richard Hurst [signature]

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the Signing and Sealing thereof
Ferd(inand)o Southam  [signature]
John Budd [signature]
W Chettle [signature]

3d August 1751
Ad(ministra)c(i)on of the Goods &c of Richard Hurst late of Addington dec(eas)ed was (according to the Tenor of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased) granted to Jane Hurst Legatary named in the said Will (there being no Exec(uto)r named therein) she being first Sworn duely to Administer 

[p.2] Know all Men by these Presents that we Jane Hurst of Winslow in the County of Bucks Spinster Thomas Fowler of Aylesbury in the said County Baker and John Budd of Winslow aforesaid Butcher are held & firmly bound unto the wor(shi)pf(u)l John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Com(m)issary and Officiall in and through the whole Archdeaconry of Bucks Lawfully Constituted in the Sum of One hundred Pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to the said John Bettesworth or his Certain Attorney his Executors Adm(inistrat)ors or ass(ign)s to which payment well & faithfully to be made We bind ourselves & each & every of us by himself for the whole our & each & every of our heirs Exec(uto)rs Adm(inistrat)ors firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals dated the Third day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & fifty one.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden Jane Hurst Legatary named in the Last Will & Testament of Richard Hurst late of Addington in the Archdeaconry of Bucks dec(eas)ed do well & truly Administer all & Singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said Richard Hurst dec(eas)ed according to the Tenor of the said Will (there being no Executor named therein) in paying his debts and Legacies (if any such be) as far as his Goods Chattells and Credits will extend and the Law require And also make & exhibit into the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Bucks aforesaid a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattells and Credits indifferently Appraised & thereof render[?] & yeild[?] a just and faithfull [deletion] Accompt when she shall be thereunto lawfully called or required & also such part & portion Sum(me) or Sum(me)s of money as shall be found remaining in her hands & upon her said Accompt (it being first Examined & Allowed) do well & truly pay & distribute to & amongst such person & persons & in such manner & form & at such time & place as by the last Will and Testament of the said Richard Hurst deceased shall be devised limitted or Appointed And Lastly if the above bounden Jane Hurst Thomas Fowler & John Budd do & shall for Ever  hereafter Save & keep from loss and Indemnified the above named Dr. John Bettesworth all his Officers and Ministers whomsoever against all persons for all things touching the premi(s)es in every respect. Then this Obligation is to be Void or Else to remain in full force & virtue.
Jane Hurst [signature]   Thos Fowler [signature]                John Budd [signature]

Sealed & delivered
(being first duely stamped}
 in the presence of
John Patten Burnham N.P. [signature]
Jos Burnham [signature]

[endorsed] 3rd August 1731 Sworn the Administratrix within named
before me
John Stephens Snr
No Inv(entor)y

 [endorsed] Will of Rich(ar)d Hurst of Addington
Sent out p(er) Mr. John Fowler
10th Augt. 1751


Richard Hurst was buried at Addington on 11 April 1751. He wasn't baptised there and was presumably a tenant farmer. When he bought a house in Winslow in 1740 he was described as servant to Mrs Busby. The house became 2-4 Vicarage Road. He also owned 4 acres of land, transferred to Jane Hurst in 1751. Jane married Robert Gibbs, maltster, in 1753, and was buried in 1788.

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