Will of Peter Lowndes, yeoman, 1727

National Archives, PROB 11/617/391

In the name of God Amen May the 22d in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven I Peter Lowndes of Winslow in the County of Buckingham Yeoman being weak in body but whole in mind and of good and perfect remembrance thanks be given to Almighty God do make this my last Will and Testam(en)t in manner following Imprimis I commend my soul to almighty God and my body to be buryed Decently att the Discrecc(i)on of my Execu(tor) hereafter to be named Item I give and bequeath to my sister Dinah Palmer of Ramsey in the County of Essex the sume of fifty pounds to be paid after the terme of one year after my Decease Item I give and bequeath to Edmund Palmer of Ramsay aforesaid the sume of Fifty pounds to be paid him as soon as he shall arrive att the age of One and Twenty years Item I give \and bequeath/ to Susannah Palmer of Ramsay aforesaid the sume of ten pounds to be paid her when she is arrived att the age of twenty one years Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Lowndes of Ramsay in the County of Essex the sume of ten pounds Item I give \and bequeath/ to Mary Lowndes of the parish of Ramsay in the County of Essex the sume of twenty pounds Item I give and bequeath to William Welch of the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks all that messuage or tenement in the towne of Winslow aforesaid now in the Occupacon of William Welch abovemenc(i)oned during the terme of his natural life after his Decease I give and bequeath it to his Son William Welsh and in case of his Decease to the next heir att Law Lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my Brother William Lowndes of the parish of Ramsay in the County of Essex Executor administrator and assigne of this my last Will and Testament and I do revoke \disallow and/disannull all other Testaments will or bequests whatsoever by me made heretofore witness my hand and seale the day and year above written Peter Lowndes Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of the Testator Peter Lowndes and us whose names are underwritten and likewise declared
Susan Palmer
Dinah Palmer
John Hull
Willm Lowndes

[Latin] Probate at London 10 October 1727 to William Lowndes brother and executor


Notes

Peter Lowndes was bap. 31 Oct 1668, the eldest son of Peter Lowndes d.1711 (q.v. for details of the family). He was not buried at Winslow, and had probably moved to Ramsey near Harwich with most of his siblings. The Elizabeth and Mary Lowndes mentioned in the will were probably the widow and daughter of his brother Robert. William Welch of Winslow was the husband of his sister Elizabeth.

William Lowndes the brother, of Ramsey, made his will in 1743 and it was proved in 1749 (National Archives, PROB 11/775/344). It does not mention Winslow, but he left to "William Welch of Ramsey all the money for which the house is sold in which his father lately dwelt", some of it to be paid "when he is out of his apprenticeship". There is a bequest of £5 to "my sister Dinah Boggis of Weleigh [Weeley] in the County of Essex", "to be paid to her only and to no other person for her". He left £200 to Mary and John Hull, children of John and Mary Hull of Quidenham, Norfolk, when they came of age, and a stack of clover to Edmund Palmer of Ramsey (presumably his nephew). The executrix was Elizabeth Lowndes of Quidenham. She was probably his sister-in-law, and Mary Hull his niece. John Hull was rector of Quidenham from 1731 until his death in 1779. William made his mark rather than signing the will.

Dinah, wife of Edward Boggis, was buried at Weeley on 4 April 1758.

 

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