Will of Sarah Mayne, spinster, 1852

National Archives PROB 11/2163/296

This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Mayne of Winslow in the County of Bucks Spinster I give and bequeath unto my nephews and nieces Goldsworth Mayne Sarah Goodman and Rebecca Hazzard children of my late brother Richard James Mayne Richard Mayne and Elizabeth Markham children of my late brother William and Alice Dudley Hazzard daughter of my late brother Thomas All my household goods and furniture wearing apparel plates linen china and other household effects to be divided between them by my executors in equal shares and proportions I devise unto my friends George Maydon of Winslow aforesaid Maltster and Grant King of the same place Draper all the real estates of which I stand seized at the time of my death and bequeath unto them all the Residue of the Personal Estate to which I shall then be entitled to hold the same and personal estates unto and to the use of the said George Maydon and Grant King their heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively upon trust to sell my real estate together or in parcels by public auction or private contract and to convert and get in residuary personal estate and out of the monies to arise from such real estate and residuary personal estate in the first place to pay all such debts as I may justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral and testamentary expences and to pay share and divide the clear residue of the same monies unto and among my nephews and nieces hereinafter named in equal shares and proportions I empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will to give receipts for all monies and effects to be paid or delivered to such trustees or trustee by virtue of my will and declare that such receipts shall exonerate the persons taking the same from liability to see to the application or disposition of the monies or effects therein mentioned or exempt every trustee of my will from liability for losses occurring without his own willful default and authorize him to retain and allow to his Co-trustees or Co-trustee all expenses incidental to the trusteeship I appoint the said George Maydon and Grant King to be Executors of my will and revoke all other wills In witness whereof I the said Sarah Mayne the testatrix have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two

Sarah Mayne

Signed by the said Sarah Mayne the testatrix in the joint presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof
Dav(id) Tho(mas) Willis Solicitor Winslow                              Tho(mas) Perkins his Clerk

Proved at London 23rd December 1852 before Herbert S[    ] Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Grant King, George Maydon having first renounced.


Sarah Mayne was the daughter of William Mayne, saddler (1733-1811) and his wife Sarah, nee Dudley (d.1816), and sister of Richard Mayne (d.1840). She was baptised in 1775. She inherited 27 Market Square from her parents, and kept a school there. In 1851 her niece (presumably her great-niece) Fanny Markham was living with her as a teacher.

There were many Maynes in Winslow but most of Sarah's close relatives had moved away. The only beneficiaries recorded in the 1851 Census in Winslow were Alice Dudley Hazzard, aged 52, living at 6 Horn Street with her husband John, an ostler, and Rebecca Hazzard, living at 25 Market Square with her husband James, a confectioner. Goldsworth Mayne was a carpenter in Edmonton. Sarah Goodman was a carpenter's wife in Tottenham with a son called Goldsworth Goodman.

Copyright 2 November, 2017