Will of Sarah Jones, widow, 1899

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN that Sarah Jones of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Widow, died on the Twentieth day of October 1899, at Winslow aforesaid, and at the time of her death had a fixed place of abode at Winslow aforesaid, within the district of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham, AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN  that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Thomas Price Willis Solicitors Clerk and William Samuel Neal, Hotel Keeper both of Winslow aforesaid, the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated the 6th day of December 1899
Gross value of Estate                     £124-7-0
Debts exceeded the value of Personal Estate    
Extracted by Willis & Willis, Solicitors, Winslow.

This is the last Will of me Sarah Jones of The Bull Inn in Winslow in the County of Bucks. I appoint my friends Thomas Price Willis of Winslow aforesaid Solicitor and William Samuel Neal of Winslow aforesaid, Hotel Keeper (hereafter called my Trustees) to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will. I devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate unto my Trustees Upon trust that my Trustees shall sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts  and shall divide one moiety of the residuary monies unto and equally among all the Nephews and Nieces of my late Husband William Jones deceased who shall be living at my decease and shall the divide the remaining moiety of the said residuary monies unto and equally among all my own Nephews and Nieces who shall be living at my decease And I declare that the said Thomas Price Willis and any future Trustee of this my Will who may be a Solicitor shall be entitled to charge my Estate for all business done by him in relation to my Estate or the Trusts of this my Will in the same manner as he would have been entitled to charge my Executors and Trustees for the same if he had not been himself an Executor or Trustee but had been employed by my Executors and Trustees to do such business as their Solicitor  In witness whereof I the said Sarah Jones the Testatrix have hereunto set my hand this Twenty fifth day of July one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine
Sarah Jones [signature]

Signed and acknowledged by the above named Sarah Jones the Testatrix as her Will in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request and in her presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
William N. Midgley [signature] Clerks to Messr Willis & Willis,
Stanley W. Midgley [signature] Solicitors Winslow.

On the Fifth Sixth day of December 1899, Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Thomas Price Willis and William Samuel Neal, the Executors.
It is hereby certified that the above is a correct Copy


Sarah Jones and her husband William kept The Bull from 1865. It was already up for sale when Sarah died. These Joneses came from Marsh Gibbon and were probably connected by marriage to the Blake family. They kept the Crooked Billet at Marsh Gibbon before coming to Winslow, where they also kept the Crooked Billet before moving to The Bull..

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