Will of John Jellyman, ropemaker, 1790 (proved 1796)

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In the name of God Amen  I John Jellyman of Winslow in the County of Bucks Ropemaker being in good Health of Body and of Sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding  (praised by God for the same) Do Make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following (that is to say) First I Give devise and bequeath unto my Niece Ann the wife of James Barton of Winslow aforesaid Staymaker All that my Coppyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate in Great Horn Street in Winsow aforesaid and now in my own Occupation And also All that my Undivided Moiety or half part of those two New Inclosed Copyhold Closes of pasture Ground lying and being in the parish of Winslow aforesaid commonly called Orill hill Closes with all and Singular the Appurtenances to the said Messuage or Tenement Moiety or half part of those two Closes ol Pasture Ground and Premisses belonging or in any wise appertaining To hold to her the said Ann Barton for and during the Term of her Natural life and from and Immediately after her Decease Then I Give and devise the same unto her Daughter Kezia Wife of John Morris for and during the Term of her Natural life and from and Immediately after her decease Then I Give and devise the same unto the Heir Male of the said Kezia Morris lawfully begotten and for Default of such Heir Male Then I Give and Devise the same with all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto James Barton Eldest Son of my said Niece Ann Barton To hold the same unto and to the use of the said James Barton his Heirs and Assigns for Ever  Also I Give and devise unto my Nephew William Jellyman (Son of my late Brother Joseph Jellyman Deceased) All that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate Standing and being Near the Butter Market in Winslow aforesaid now in the Occupation of Thomas Matthews Together with all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold the same unto and to the use of my said Nephew William Jellyman his Heirs and Assigns for Ever subject Nevertheless and I do hereby Expressly Charge all that my last Mentioned Messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances to and with the payment of the Sum of Fifteen pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain unto my Niece Sarah the Wife of [blank] Baker and also Chargeable with the payment of Ten pounds each of like lawful Money unto my two Nephews Robert Matthews and John Jellyman And also Chargable with the payment of Seven pounds Ten Shillings each of like lawful Money to my two Nieces Sarah and Elizabeth Pommell also Chargable with the payment of twenty Shillings of like Money to each of my two Nephews John and Richard Fairfax to be paid to each of them my said Legatees respectively by my said Nephew William Jellyman within Eighteen Months next after my Decease also I Give and devise unto William Oveatts of Buckingham Rope-maker my late Apprentice All that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement situate in

[f.2] Great Horn Street in Winslow aforesaid now in the Occupation of [blank] Roberts together with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold the same unto and to the use of the said William Oveatts his Heirs and Assigns for Ever.  Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Matthew Jellyman the sum of five pounds of like Money to be paid to him by my Executor hereinafter Named within three Months next after my decease   Also I give unto the said William Oveatts all my working Tools of all Sorts  Also I have sixty pounds due and Owing to me upon a Note of hand from my said Nephew James Barton of Winslow aforesaid Staymaker  Now my Will is and I do hereby Give and bequeath the said Sixty pounds unto and amongst all his Children that shall be living at the time of my Decease (the said Kezia the wife of John Morris Excepted) to be Divided equally among them each to have share and share alike  And as for all my ready Money and Securities for Money and all my Wearing Apparel of all Sorts I do Give and bequeath unto my said Nephew William Jellyman  And as for all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature or kindsoever the same may be (which shall or may be unbequeathed) whereof or wherein I shall be any ways possessed of Interested in or Intitled unto at the time of my Decease I do give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Nephew William Jellyman and the said Kezia Wife of John Morris to be equally Divided between them each to have Share and Share alike  And I do hereby Expressly charge all my said personal Estate so given to them as aforesaid with the true payment of all my just Debts Legacy on their part to be paid and Funeral Expences  And Lastly I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my said Nephew William Jellyman and the said Kezia Morris Joint Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making Void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made  In Witness whereof I have to this my Will Contained in two Sheets of paper to the first Sheet thereof set my hand only and to this my hand \and/ Seal this Ninth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety.

[signed] John Jellyman

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Jellyman
as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of use who have
hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the
said Testator and at his request and also in the presence of
each other
[signed] Mary Hunt
John Gibbs
Joseph Hunt

[f.3] I John Jellyman of Winslow in the County of Bucks Ropemaker do this first Day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety two make and publish this Codicil to my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my Nephew William Jellyman the Sum of One hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain in Lieu of the Messuage or Tenement before bequeathed to him in my annexed Will and which said Messuage or Tenement is now sold for the said Sum of One hundred Pounds Subject nevertheless, and I do hereby expressly charge the said Legacy so left to him as aforesaid with the Payment of the Sum of Fifteen Pounds of lawful Money unto my Niece Sarah the wife of [blank] Baker and also chargeable with the Payment of Ten Pounds of like Money unto my Nephew John Jellyman And also chargeable with the Payment of Seven Pounds ten Shillings each of like lawful Money to my two Nieces Sarah and Elizabeth Pommell And also chargeable with the Payment of twenty Shillings of like Money to each of my  two Nephews John and Richard Fairfax to be paid to each] [by my Neph]ew William Jellyman within eighteen Months next after [my] Decease  Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Matthew Jellyman the Sum of Ten Pounds of like Money [hi]s Legacy in my said Will being only Five Pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto William Dury Clock-maker Banbury the Sum of Ten Pounds
And Lastly, it is my Desire that my present Codicil be annexed to and made a Part of my last Will and Testament to all Intents and Purposes  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first before written
[signed] John Jellyman

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named John Jellyman as a Codicil to be annexed to his [Last Will &] Testament by in the [presence of]
[signed]
Robert Gibbs
John Gibbs
Jo Hunt

The 7th Day of June 1796, the withinnamed Kezia Morris, wife of John Morris, Executrix of the wtihin mentioned John Jellyman deceased was duly Sworn, both respecting this Wiil and the Codicil annexed, before me Jonathan Brigges Surrogate and that the personal Effects do not amount to £300.  The Executor, reserved.


Notes

John Jellyman of Bloxham, Oxon., roper, married Anne Meaks of Winslow at Banbury on 22 May 1748. Anne Jellyman was buried at Winslow in 1772. She was probably the granddaughter of Joseph Meakes of Addington (d.1732), baptised at Addington in 1720.

Matthew Jellyman, presumably John's brother, was born at Bloxham in 1729, and is recorded there as a "roper" in 1775 (Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures). Joseph Jellyman was buried there in 1769.

Kezia Barton (bap. 1767) married John Morris at Winslow on 25 Aug 1790.

Orill Hill Closes refers to the land on the border between Winslow and Addington allotted to John Jellyman and James Barton at enclosure in 1767.

In 1768 James and Ann Barton surrendered their half of a messuage in Great Horn Street to John and Ann Jellyman (who presumably owned the other half already). This is the messuage bequeathed to Ann Barton

At the 1770 manor court, John Cox of Winslow carrier surrendered the messuage now in the occupation of James Barton (except the staircase belonging to the messuage adjoining, and the cellar under the front floor) with garden, barn or woodhouse adjoining.  And the barn now in James Barton’s occupation in the yard behind the messuages in the occupation of James Barton and Matthew Clarke butcher.  And the west part of the yard or backside next Pillows Ditch as now staked out, with the gates and gateway, subject to the right of way given to Richard Gibbs through the west part and to the use of the pump or well in the yard.  To the use of John Jellyman of Winslow ropemaker. John Jellyman sold this to Abiel Whichello in 1791. It was part of 5 Market Square.

The messuage bequeathed to William Oveatts (or Ovitts) was part of 32/34 Horn Street. William was admitted as tenant in 1794 and sold it in 1795. He must have been the W. Ovitts who ran a rope and sackcloth factory in Buckingham in the 1790s. Was he Winslow's military hero William Ovitts?