Will of Richard Mayne, yeoman, 1840

National Archives PROB 11/1935/97

This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Mayne of Winslow in the County of Bucks Yeoman First I give and devise unto my Son Goldsworth Mayne all that my cottage or tenement situate standing and being in Western Lane in the parish of Winslow aforesaid in the occupation of William Jennings and the several closes pieces and parcels of land or ground thereunto adjoining in the occupation of James Hawley and all other my Real Estate whatsoever with the respective rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining To hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of the said Goldsworth Mayne his heirs and assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto each of my daughters Sarah the wife of Thomas Goodman and Rebecca the wife of James Hazzard the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds of lawful British money to be paid to them respectively within twelve calendar months next after my decease and I give and bequeath unto my son Goldsworth Mayne and my said daughters Sarah Goodman and Rebecca Hazzard all my household goods and furniture ready money and securities for money debts rights credits and other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same and every part thereof unto the said Goldsworth Mayne Sarah Goodman and Rebecca Hazzard and their respective Executors adm(inistra)tors and assigns equally to be divided between them part and share alike subject nevertheless to the payment of all such debts as I may justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral expences the charges of proving and establishing this my Will and carrying the same into execution and the several legacies or sums of money by me herein before given and bequeathed And I nominate constitute and appoint my friend Charles Willis of Winslow aforesaid Gentleman and John Morecraft of the same place Butcher joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament provided always and I hereby declare that my said Executors and each of them and each of their Executors and adm(inistrat)ors shall be charged and chargeable for such monies only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the Executorship of this my Will notwithstanding their giving or joining in giving any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and I direct that none of them shall be answerable or accountable for any Banker or Broker with whom the said monies and premises shall be placed for safe Custody or for any default or neglect of the other or others of them or for involuntary losses and also that it shall and may be lawful for them with and out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of this my Will to retain and reimburse themselves \respectively/ and also to allow their respective Cotrustees or Cotrustee all costs charges damages expences and fees to counsel for advice which they or any of them shall or may sustain expend or disburse in or about the Executorship of this my Will or in relation thereto and that notwithstanding his appointment as an Executor of this my Will the said Charles Willis shall be entitled to his proper fees and charges for any professional Expences he may transact in the Execution of the trust hereby reposed in him And I revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me heretofore made In witness whereof I the said Richard Mayne \the testator/ have to each sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained on two sheets of paper set my hand this ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine forty.

Richard Mayne

This sheet and the sheet of paper hereto annexed were several\ly/ signed by the said Richard Mayne the Testator in the joint presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereof the word “forty” being first substituted for the words “thirty nine” at the end of the above written Will.
Dav(id) Tho(mas) Willis                                  William Lee Grace

Proved at London 8th Oct(ober) 1840 before the Judge by Charles Willis and John Morecraft Executors.


Richard Mayne was the son of William Mayne, saddler (1733-1811) and his wife Sarah, nee Dudley (d.1816), and brother of Sarah Mayne (1775-1852). He was 78 when he died in 1840. The closes mentioned in the will were freehold by 1835, qualifying Richard as an elector.

Richard Mayne, bachelor of Winslow, married Mary Ives, widow, at St Luke Finsbury in 1796. Mary (d.1837) was the niece of Edmund Cox (d.1820) and previously married to James Ives.

In the 1851 Census, Goldsworth Mayne (bap. 1797) was a carpenter in Edmonton. Sarah Goodman (bap. 1799) was a carpenter's wife in Tottenham with a son called Goldsworth Goodman. Rebecca (bap. 1803) and her husband James Hazzard lived at 25 Market Square.

Copyright 19 July, 2020