Will of George Maydon, butcher, 1767

Herts RO 207 AW6

In The Name of God AmenI George Maydon of Winslow in the County of Bucks Butcher being at present in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding for which I bless God and being desirous to settle my worldly Affairs whilst I have strength and capacity so to do Do therefore make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as to such Temporal Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to intrust me I dispose of the same as followeth  First I Give devise and bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Maydon All that my Copyhold  Messuage  or Tenement situate and being in Winslow aforesaid wherein I now dwell with all and every  the Appurtenances there unto belonging To hold to my said Son John Maydon his Heirs and Assigns for ever the rents and profits of which said Messuage or Tenement I do hereby order and direct shall be had and received by my wife Ann Maydon during the Minority of my said Son for the better support and Maintenance of herself and Family  Also  I Give devise and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Maydon All and every my Copyhold Messuages or Tenements situate and being in Winslow aforesaid now in the several Occupations of Benjamin Brooke, Thomas Capp, Richard Shelton and John Deblois with their and every of their Appurtenances To hold unto my said wife Ann Maydon for and during the term of her natural Life (She keeping the same premises in good and sufficient Tenantable repair) And from and immediately after her decease I Give and bequeath the same Messuages or Tenements with their and every of their Appurtenances unto my Younger Children Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Robert and Hannah Maydon  To hold  unto them their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants Also I Give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Ann Maydon All that my new inclosed Freehold and Copyhold Close or parcel of Meadow ground situate and being in the parish of Winslow

Geo:  Maydon [signature]

[page 2] Aforesaid with all and every the rights members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold unto my said wife Ann Maydon for and during the term of her natural Life And from and immediately after her decease I Give and bequeath my said new inclosed Close or parcel of Meadow ground with the Appurtenances unto my said Son John Maydon To hold to him his heirs and Assigns for ever Subject Nevertheless and charged and chargeable to and with the payment of the Legacy or Sum of Fifty pounds which I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary Maydon to be paid to her within Twelve Months next after my said wife’s decease, But in case my said Daughter Mary Maydon shall happen to depart this Life before the said Legacy becomes due and payable then and in such Case the said Legacy shall sink and lapse and not be paid or payable Also I Give devise and bequeath unto my said Children Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Robert and Hannah Maydon the Sum of Fifty pounds each of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them by my Executrix hereinafter named out of my Personal Estate when they shall severally and respectively attain the age of Twenty one years Provided always and my Will and mind further is that in case any or either of my said Children Mary, Elizabeth Ann, Robert and Hannah Maydon shall happen to depart this Life before his her or their Legacy or Legacies shall become due and payable as aforesaid That then and in such Case the Legacy or Legacies of him her or them so dying shall go and be paid to and amongst the Survivors or Survivor of them as an Addition to his her or their portion and provisions hereby made  And lastly All the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever (After payment of my just debts Legacies Funeral Expences charges of proving this my Will and all other Charges and Expences incident thereto) I Give and bequeath the

Geo:  Maydon [signature]

[page 3] Same and every part thereof unto my said wife Ann Maydon her Executors Administrators and Assigns And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my said wife Ann Maydon sole Executrix of this my last Will and testament And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said George Maydon have to this my Will contained in three sheets of paper to the two first sheets thereof set my hand only and to the Third and last my hand and Seal this Twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Seven

Geo: Maydon [signature]

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
George Maydon the Testator as and for his last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed
our Names as Witness thereto at the request and in the
Presence of the said Testator and also in the presence of
each other

John Hawkins [signature]
William Maydon [signature]
James Burnham [signature]


Note

George Maydon is mentioned in the Winslow Enclosure Act of 1767. He lived in Cow Street, and his property in Sheep Street became Brook Hall. The will was proved in 1769.


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