Will of Thomas Paxton, innholder, 1713/14

Herts RO 15/AW18

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Paxton of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Inholder being Indisposed in Body but of sound and perfect Minde and Memory All possible praise be given to Almighty God for the same and not knowing how itt will please God to dispose of me for Life or Death but wholly submitting myself to his Blessed Will and humbly with hearty sorrows for my Sinns recomending my Soul into the hands of my Gracious God trusting for Salvation by and through the Merritts of the Death and Passion of my Lord and only Saviour Jesus Christ as touching my Worldly Estate Doe make this my Last Will and Testament as followeth Impri(m)is I Give and Bequeath unto Ann West my Wifes Daughter five pounds to be paid her by my Executrix herein after Named within Six Weeks after my Decease All the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattells and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresover I Give and Bequeath the same unto my Loving Wife Ann Paxton whom I make full and sole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and I Doe hereby Revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made and Doe Declare this only to be my Last In Wittnesse whereof I have to this my Last Will sett my hand and Seal this Eighth Day of March Anno D(omi)ni 1713 [Latin:] and in the thirteenth year of the reign of Queen Anne now of Great Britain etc.

Tho. Paxton [signature]

Signed Sealed Published and Declared
in the presence of us who have hereunto
subscribed our Names in the presence of the
Testator.  The Marke of
Benjamin Sanders
John Markham [signature]
James Dundass [signature]

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Will of Thomas Paxton


Thomas Paxton was buried at Winslow on 14 March 1713/14. He kept The Swan in Sheep Street in 1697 according to the manor court rolls, but moved to 14 High Street (Royal Oak) by 1699.

He may have been the grandson of Joan Paxton bap. 1658, but if so he doesn't seem to have inherited any of the family property.

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