Will of Richard Mayne, maltster, 1747 (proved 1752)

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In the Name of God Amen I Richard Mayne of Winslow in the County of Bucks Maulster being Weak in Body but of Sound Memory (blessed be God) do make and Ordain my last Will and Testament in manner following First I commend my Soul to Almighty God And as to my Body I committ the same to the Earth to be decently Burried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named And as to my Temporall Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to In Trust me (To the End all Controversies and Disputes relating thereto amongst my Children may be prevented and peace and good Agreement continued between them as is by me heartily wished and desired And for the making a Sufficient provision as well for ye payment of all such Debts as I shall owe at the time of my Decease as also for the Due payment of my Funerall Expences and Charges of proving this my Will and all Charges and Expences Incident thereto I dispose of the same in manner following (that is to say) First I do hereby Will and Order all my Real and Personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (that is to say) either Leasehold Coppyhold or Free) that the same be First made Subject to the payment of my Debts Funerall Expences and other Necessary Charges as aforesaid And that the Remainder thereof shall be to the Use of my Dear Wife Elizabeth Mayne her Heirs and Assignes for ever And I do hereby declare that the reason why I thought Fitt to give the whole of my Estate both real and personall unto my said Wife and to her Heirs and Assignes for ever as aforesaid is to Enable her to bring up Educate and provide for (as farr as my Estates will permitt of) all and every one of my said Children as shall be living at the time of my Decease not doubting of her Care and Conduct in the due performance and Execution of the same And I do hereby constitute Ordain and Appoint my said Dear Wife Elizabeth Mayne Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament (in no wise doubting but that she will truly and Faithfully performe the same And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made And declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament sett my Hand and Seal this Thirtieth Day of November In the Twenty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Forty Seven

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other

John Gibbs
Stephen Gibbs
Ferd. Southam

[signature] Richard Mayne

[another hand] 13 Jany 1752 Sworn the Executrix above named before me
John Stephens Sur(rogate)
No Inv(ento)ry


Richard Mayne lived at 3 Horn Street. He was buried on 24 Dec 1747. He owned half of 2A Market Square until 1747. He was probably the son of Oliver and Ann Mayne, bap. 30 Oct 1704. He was buried on 27 Dec 1747. His wife Elizabeth, who had some property of her own, was the daughter of Thomas Whiteaves (d.1754). Their children included:

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Will of Richard Mayne 1752



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