Will of Josiah King, yeoman, 1861 (proved 1864)

Oxford Probate Registry


21 Jan 1861

Left everything to his niece, Ann Viccars, widow.

Witnessed by David Thomas Willis, solicitor and Thomas Price Willis his clerk.

Proved by Ann Viccars at Oxford on 18 July 1864.

Effects under £300


Josiah King's burial was registered at Winslow in the first quarter of 1864, aged 75 [sic]. He was probably the brother of Matthew King (d.1841). In the 1861 Census he was a retired farm bailiff aged 77, born at Winslow and living with Ann Viccars and her son Thomas at her house, 83 High Street. He owned 42-44 High Street which he bought in 1835 and ?43 Sheep Street which he bought in 1837 and lived in until about 1859. Ann Viccars sold all these properties and bought Staniford House.

Ann Viccars nee King was born at Watford c.1810, but all her children were born at Winslow, and she was running a school by 1851. She got married at Abbot's Langley in 1833, and was probably the daughter of William King. Her husband Thomas was a plumber and they lived at 8 High Street in 1841. He died in 1847 aged 35.

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