Will of Sarah King, widow, 1719/20

Herts RO 157AW10

In the Name of God Amen I Sarah King of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widdow being Weake in Body but of sound Minde doe make and Ordayn this my last Will and Testament First I Bequeath my Soul to God that gave it and my body to be buried at the Discretion of my Executrix And for my Worldly Goods I dispose thereof as Followeth Impr(im)is I give All that Messuage or Tenement \with the Appurtenances thereto belonging/ now or late in the Tenure of Henry Firth To Sarah Goodman my Daughter upon Condition that the said Sarah Goodman \my/ her daughter upon Condicon that the said Sarah shall pay or cause to be paid unto George Firth infant Sonn of Henry Firth of Winslow in the County of Bucks Brassiar the sum(m)e of Tenn Pounds \and the interest thereof/ And unto George Goodman Sonn of the aforesaid Sarah the like Summe of Tenn pounds and the Interest thereof To be paid to the said George Firth and the said George Goodman att their respective ages of Two and Twenty years and if the said George Firth doth not live to attain the said age of Two and Twenty years I Doe Doth Give give the same the to John Goodman Eldest sonn of William Goodman and Sarah his wife and I doe make the said Sarah Goodman Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I doe revoke all Former Wills  by me heretofore madde In Wittnesse I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Ninth day of February and in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain &c Annoq(ue) D(o)m(in)i 1719/20.

The marke of Sarah King

Signe(d) Sealed Published and declared in the presence of us who have herewith Subscribed our names in the p(re)s(e)nce of the Testator the said Interlineation in the 5th line (with the Appurtenences thereto belonging) and in the 8th line (and the Interest thereof) and the 12th line (I Doe) before the sealing and delivery thereof
Tho(mas) Foster
Jos(eph) Turner
Nicho(las) Cotton

[Latin] 9 June 1720 probate to Sarah Goodman executrix before Philip Stubbs Archdeacon, at Winslow.


Sarah was the widow of Charles King sr (d.1708) but they were only married in 1703, and her previous name was Jennings. She was probably the widow of George Jennings (bur. 15 Jan 1698/9). William Goodman of Buckingham married Sarah Jennings the daughter at Winslow on 23 May 1715; their son George was bap. 25 Oct 1717. William later ran the Rose and Crown; see his will which was proved in 1749. Sarah Goodman was buried on 11 June 1733.

Henry Firth married Ann Jennings in 1706. Their son George was bap. 28 Dec 1710, and Ann Firth was buried on 23 Jan 1718/19.

Copyright 23 August, 2015