Will of Elizabeth Jones, 1841 (proved 1856)

National Archives PROB 11/2243/185

This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Jones of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow and relict of George Jones the elder late of the same place Gentleman deceased  First I revoke all Wills and other testamentary dispositions at any time or times heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament  And I declare that a pair of Gravestones may be erected in my memory similar to those erected to the memory of several of my children and that the cost thereof may be paid out of the residue of my personal estate hereinafter given and bequeathed  And I give and devise unto my Son Thomas Jones his heirs and assigns for ever All that freehold close of pasture ground situate lying and being in the parish of Grandborough in the said County of Bucks which was purchased by my said late husband of John Chapman with the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining  Also I give … unto my … Son Thomas Jones … All that copyhold messuage in two tenements situate and being in Great Horn Street in Winslow aforesaid by me lately purchased of Francis Robinson  With the rights members … subject to and charged with the payment or legacy of the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawful British money unto my Son Newman Jones within twelve calendar months next after my decease whom I hereby give … the same accordingly Also I give … unto my Son Robert Williatt Jones his heirs and assigns for ever All that my copyhold messuage and tenement situate standing and being in Great

[p.2] Horn Street Winslow aforesaid wherein I now dwell with the yard garden and outbuildings thereto belonging to which I was admitted with my said late husband on the surrender of Edward Cleaver and others with the several fixtures in and about the said messuage or tenement and all other the rights … to the said last mentioned hereditaments and premises belonging or appertaining  And in case my said Son Robert Williatt Jones shall happen to die in my lifetime Then and in such case I give and devise the same messuage … unto my daughter Mary Ann Jones her heirs and assigns absolutely subject to and charged with the payment within twelve calendar months next after my decease of the legacy or sum of fifty pounds … unto my said Son Thomas Jones and the Legacy … of fifty pounds … unto my said Son Newman Jones to whom I accordingly give and bequeath the same in  the event only of my said Son Robert Williatt dying in my lifetime  Also I give … unto my … Son Robert Williatt Jones and my … Daughter Mary Ann Jones All that my household goods and furniture plate and linen china beds bedding and other household effects equally to be divided between them part and share alike as soon as conveniently may be after my decease  Also I give … unto my said \Son/ Newman Jones the Legacy … of Fifty pounds … to be paid to him within twelve calendar months next after my decease exclusive of any sums advanced to him previous to the date of this my Will  And unto my daughter Sarah the Wife of George Harrup the legacy … of Fifty pounds … to be paid to her at the expiration of twelve calendar months next after my decease  Also I give … unto my ... Son Robert Williatt Jones and my friend David Thomas Willis of Winslow … Gentleman the Legacy … of Two hundred pounds … Upon trust that they … Robert Williatt Jones and David Thomas Willis and the survivor of them his administrators do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease put and place out the same at interest in their own or his own names or name either in the public stocks or funds or on Government or Real security and from time \to time/ alter vary and transfer the monies so to be laid out and invested as aforesaid for or into other stocks funds and securities of the like nature when and as often as they or he shall think fit  And I do hereby declare that … Robert Williatt Jones and David Thomas Willis and the survivor of them his administrators executors and assigns shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the … trust monies stocks funds and securities and the interest dividends and annual produce thereof  Upon and for the trusts intents and purposes hereinafter declared concerning the same (that is to say) Upon trust that they the … Trustees … for the time being do and shall pay the interest dividends and annual produce of the said sum of Two hundred pounds and the stocks … upon which the same shall be invested unto or permit the same to be received by my … daughter Mary Ann Jones and her assigns during her life for her and their absolute use and benefit And also such proportionable part thereof as shall accrue and become due between the time of the said investment or last payment and her decease  And after her decease In trust for my three grandchildren George Jones Emerton Mary Emerton and Elizabeth Emerton or such of them as shall attain the age of twenty one years of age and to be divided between or amongst them if more than one in equal shares as tenants in common and if but one of them shall attain the age of Twenty one years then the whole to be in trust for him or her who shall attain such age  Also I give … unto my said Grandchildren … the legacy of Five pounds each … to buy them Mourning to be paid to them immediately after my decease And I direct that their receipts shall be sufficient discharges for the same  notwithstanding the minority of them or any or either of them  Also I give … unto my …Son Robert Williatt Jones his executors … all my ready money and securities for money rights credits debts and other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore otherwise disposed of or what shall remain thereof after payment of my just debts funeral expences the charges of proving and establishing this my Will and carrying the same unto execution and the several legacies … hereinbefore given …. And in case of the decease of my … Son Robert Williatt Jones in my lifetime I give … the residue of my personal estate and effects …. unto my … daughter Mary Ann Jones her executors … absolutely provided always and I do hereby declare that after the decease of … Mary Ann Jones during such time as either or any of my … Grandchildren hereinbefore named shall be under the age of twenty one years my Trustees … shall place out and invest his her or their share … of the … sum of two hundred pounds at interest on Government or real security and shall and may from time to time alter and vary the same into other stocks funds and securities of the like nature at their … discretion and shall pay and apply the interest dividends and annual produce for and toward the maintenance and education or otherwise for the benefit of such minor grandchild or grandchildren  And I do hereby declare that the provision hereby made for my … Son Robert Williatt Jones is intended to be in full satisfaction and discharge of any claim which he may have against me under the Will of my … late Husband otherwise howsoever  And I nominate constitute and appoint  my … Son Robert Williatt Jones and … David Thomas Willis Executors of this my Will  provided always and I do hereby further declare that the Trustees and Executors of this my Will and each of them and each of the heirs executors and administrators shall be charged and chargeable for such monies only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts … notwithstanding their or any of their giving or joining in giving any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity  And I direct that none of them shall be answerable or accountable for any banker or broker with whom the said trust monies and premises shall be placed for safe custody or for any default neglect of the other or others of them or for involuntary losses  And also that it shall and may be lawful for them with and out of the monies which shall come into their respective hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to retain and reimburse themselves respectively and also to allow their respective Cotrustee or Cotrustees all costs charges damages expences and fees to Counsel for advice which they or any of them shall or may sustain expend or disburse in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto  And that notwithstanding his appointment as a trustee and Executor of this my Will the said David Thomas Willis shall be entitled to his proper fees and charges for any professional business he may transact in execution of the trusts hereby reposed in him  In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Jones the Testatrix have to each sheet of this my last Will & testament contained on four sheets of paper set my hand on this seventh day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and  forty one Elizabeth Jones [signature]  This sheet of paper and the three sheets hereto annexed were severally signed by the said Elizabeth Jones the Testatrix in the joint presence of us who in her presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the words or any or either of them

[p.3] being first interlined between the fifth and sixth lines of the third sheet Char(les) Willis [signature] W(ilia)m Lee Grace [signature] his Clerk

Proved at London 12th December 1856 before the Worshipful  Alfred Waddilove Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Robert Williatt Jones the Son and David Thomas Willis the Ex(ecut)ors to whom Adm(inistrati)on was granted having been first duly sworn to administer


Notes

See the Blake Family page for more information. Elizabeth (1774-1856) was the daughter of Thomas Blake (1715-84), and she and her sister Mary Emerton inherited his property in Winslow. She married George Jones (d.1836). Her daughter Mary Ann Jones predeceased her.

wherein I now dwell: Elizabeth Jones lived at 20 Horn Street, which she and her husband bought in 1829.