Will of Thomas Ingram, gentleman, 1803 (proved 1809)

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Ingram of Winslow in the County of Bucks Gentleman made in manner following (that is to say) I give and devise unto my Son Thomas Ingram of Hogston in the said County of Bucks Dairyman All and every my Messuages Cottages Farm Lands Tenements whatsoever situate and being in Steeple Claydon in the said County of Bucks or elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great Britain To hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Son Thomas Ingram his heirs and Assigns forever Subject nevertheless and I do hereby charge all my said Messuages Cottages Farm Lands Tenements Hereditaments and real Estate to and with the payment of one Annuity clear yearly Rent or Sum of Twenty five pounds of lawfull money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland current in Great Britain unto my Son John Ingram and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life to be paid to him my said Son John Ingram by four quarterly payments in the Year (that is to say) the twenty fifth day of March the twenty fourth day of June  the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty fifth day of December by even and equal portions the first payment thereof to begin and be made on each of the said days of payment as shall next happen after my decease and my will and mind also is in case the said Annuity or yearly sum of twenty five pounds or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of twenty days next after any or either of the said days herein before appointed for payment thereof and whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid then and so often from time to time as it shall happen it shall and maybe lawfull to and for the said John Ingram and his Assignes into and upon all or any part of my said Estates charged with the said Annuity as aforesaid to enter and distrain and the distress and distresses there and then found to detain impound and keep or otherwise dispose of as in cases of rent as reserved on Common Demises until Thereby and therewith or otherwise the said Annuity or yearly sum of twenty five pounds and all arrears thereof (if any) and all Costs and charges from time to time attending such Distress be fully paid and satisfied And also subject and chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby charge all my said Messuages [............]  to and with the payment of one Annuity or clear yearly Sum of thirty pounds of like lawfull money unto my housekeeper Sarah Preston and her Assigns for so long time of her natural life as she shall remain single and unmarried to be paid to her the said Sarah Preston by four quarterly payments in the year [....................] by even and equal portions the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days of payment as shall next happen after my decease and my will and mind further is that in case the said Annuity or yearly sum of thirty pounds or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of thirty days next after any or either of the said days hereinbefore appointed for payment thereof and wherever the same ought to be paid as aforesaid then and so often from time to time as it shall happen it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Sarah Preston and her Assigns into and after all and any part of my said Estates so charged with the Annuity to the said Sarah Preston as aforesaid to enter and distrain and the distress and distresses then and there found to detain impound and keep or otherwise dispose of as in Cases of Rent received on Common demises until hereby and herewith the said Annuity or yearly sum of thirty pounds and all arrears thereof (if any) and all Costs and Charges from time to time attending such distress shall be fully paid and satisfied and in case the said Sarah Preston shall at any time hereafter intermarry with any person or persons whomsoever then and in that case I give and bequeath unto the said Sarah Preston in lieu of such Annuity the Legacy or Sum of One hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her by my executor hereinafter named within six calendar months next after such intermarriage and I do hereby charge my said Real Estate with the payment of the said sum of one hundred pounds accordingly Also I give and bequeath to Mary the wife of Thomas Read the Younger of Winslow aforesaid yeoman the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her by my Executor hereinafter named within twelve Calendar months next after my decease Also I give and bequeath all my household Goods and Furniture Plate Linen and China unto my said Son Thomas Ingram and the said Sarah Preston to be equally divided between them share and share alike And as to all the rest and residue of my money and Securities for money and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever I do hereby give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Son Thomas Ingram his Executors Administrators and Assigns And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Son Thomas Ingram full and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament herby revoking all fromer [sic] Wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I the said Testator Thomas Ingram have to this last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet thereof set my hand only and to this second and last sheet my hand and seal this Seventh day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three

Thom. Ingram

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Ingram the testator as Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
Lan: Wyatt
Jo: Dudley
Rich: Seaton

[codicil] Whereas I Thomas Ingram of Winslow in the County of Buckingham Gentleman have made my last Will and Testament in writing bearing date on or about the Seventh day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and three Now I do by this writing which I declare to be a Codicil to my said Will and Testament to be taken as part thereof and bequeath unto Thomas Read Mary Ann Read Elizabeth Read Sarah Read and Rebecca Read Son and Daughters of Thomas Read the Younger of Winslow aforesaid Dairyman the sum of One Hundred Pounds apeice of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as money is valued in England to be paid to them [...............] when they shall attain their respective Ages of Twenty one Years And I do hereby expressly charge and make chargeable all and every part and parcel of my Real Estate given and devised to my Son Thomas Ingram in and by my said Will to and with the Payment of the same And I do hereby Ratify and confirm my said Will in all other respects In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Ingram the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of May The Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and eight 

Thom. Ingram

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Ingram the Testator as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses to the same
Lan: Wyatt
Rich: Seaton
Jos: Dudley

The third day of March 1809 Thomas Ingram the Sole Executor of this Will with the Codicil annexed was duly sworn as such and that the personal Effects of the Testator are sworn to be under Two Thousand pounds  before me
Jonathan Brigges Surrogate


Notes

Thomas Ingram wasn't baptised in Winslow and it's not clear how he was related to the other Winslow Ingrams (it was a common name in the area). He could be the Thomas Ingram of Steeple Claydon, farmer, who married Lucy Gilks at Stowe in 1751. He was the tenant of Tuckey Farm until shortly after 1800. He and his son Thomas also ran the Buckingham and Winslow Butter Waggons which went to London.

Thomas Read married Mary Ingram at Winslow in 1800. Presumably she was Thomas Ingram's daughter or granddaughter.