Will of George Jones the elder, gentleman, 1823 (proved 1836)

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This is the last Will and Testament of me George Jones the Elder of Winslow in the County of Bucks Gentleman First I give and devise unto my Wife Elizabeth Jones All that my Freehold Close of pasture Ground Situate and being in the Parish of Grandborough in the said County of Bucks containing by Admeasurement five Acres one Rood and twenty two Perches which I sometime since bought and purchased of and from John Chapman With the respective Rights Members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To hold the same premises with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of my said Wife Elizabeth Jones her heirs and Assigns for ever Subject nevertheless to such Incumbrances (if any) as shall at the time of my decease affect the same or any part thereof Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Elizabeth Jones All my household Goods and Furniture Plate Linen China Ready Money and Securities for Money Debts Chattels and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and \of/ what nature or kind soever which I may die possessed of or interested in or intitled unto and over which I have a disposing Power To hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Wife Elizabeth Jones her Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable to and with the payment of all such Debts as I may justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral and testamentary Expences and the Legacy or Sum of three hundred Pounds unto each of my four youngest Sons namely John Jones Williatt Jones Edward Williatt Jones and Robert Williatt Jones And which I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said John Jones Williatt Jones Edward Williatt Jones and Robert Williatt Jones accordingly and do direct the same to be paid to them when and as they shall respectively attain the Age of twenty one years With benefit of Survivorship amongst them as to the Legacy or Legacies of any or either of them dying under the Age of twenty one years and without Issue And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Elizabeth Jones full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said George Jones the Elder and Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and twenty three

Geo(rge) Jones Sen(ior)

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the
said George Jones the Elder and Testator as
and for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who in his presence at his
request and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto
Char(les) Willis
Dav(id) Tho(mas) Willis
Fred Willis

Archdeaconry of Saint Alban  
The fourth day of August 1836
Elizabeth Jones Widow the Executrix in the will named was duly sworn as such and that the personal estate of the Testator doth not amount in the whole to the sum of one thousand pounds to the best of her knowledge and belief
Before me
John E. Bradford Surrogate


Notes

See the Blake Family page for more information. George Jones was born in 1771 at Great Horwood, son of John Jones and Elizabeth, nee Williat. He married Elizabeth Blake (1774-1856) in 1794. She was the daughter of Thomas Blake (1715-84), and she and her sister Mary Emerton inherited his property in Winslow. She and George lived at Blake House / Tinker's Corner, Horn Street. George is referred to in some places as a laceman, but his wife's property enabled him to style himself gentleman. He made no provision for his eldest son George because he stood to inherit the property.