Will of Robert Mitchell of London, painter and stainer, 1695

London Metropolitan Archives: Archdeaconry Court of London, Register 16 f.150

In the Name of God Amen the twenty eight day of March in ye yeare of o(ur) Lord God 1695 I Robert Mitchell of ye parish of St Andrew Holborne in the County of Middx Painter and Stainer … give and bequeath unto my well beloved Kinswoman and her daughter Elizabeth Arnold [sic] of ye parish of Ludgate in London and after their deceas to Samuell Wilson and William Beazley an Appothecarier & Vintner of London and to their Heires \to be equally divided betwixt them/ ye house and Land commonly known by the Signe of the Red Bull in ye Town of Winslow in ye County of Bucks Now in ye possession of William Warr w(hi)ch said William Warr I give & bequeath ye sum(m)e of Five pounds to be paid him by the Enjoyers of the said house & Land within ye yeare after my decease for him to continue there Tenant during his life.

Other bequests summarised:

[signed] Robert Michell

Witnesses: [signed] Thomas Wade, G Steele, Peter Slater senr


This Robert Mitchell was the grandson of Robert Mitchell, weaver, of London, who inherited the Winslow property of his brother Nicholas Mitchell in 1665. According to the 1696 manor court, Robert's heir in Winslow was his second cousin once removed Richard Lettman son of Joan Lettman daughter of his grandfather's brother Ralph Mytchell. There was a dispute in Chancery about the inheritance.

The Red Bull is the same as the inn usually known as The Bull.

William Warr was buried at Winslow on 8 Feb 1700/1.

See also: Mitchell family



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