Will of Benjamin Quaringdon, carpenter, 1742 (proved 1743)

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In the name of God Amen This Fifth day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and forty two and in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second of Great Britain &c I Benjamin Quaringdon of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Carpenter being Indisposed in Body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory all possible praise be given to God for the same and considering the Certainty of Death and the Uncertain time thereof Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following First and principally I Commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping through the Meritorious Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to be made partaker of everlasting Life And my Body I Committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executrix herein after named And as for such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to Bless me withall I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth That is to Say I Give Will Devise and Bequeath unto Sarah my Loving Wife All my Estate Right Title \Interest/ and Equity of Redemption \Claim and Demand whatsoever in Law and Equity/ of in and to All and every the Copyhold Messuages or Tenaments in Winslowe aforesaid with the Outhouses Barns Stables and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise Appertaining which were Surrendered into the Hands of the Lord of the Mannor of Winslowe with its Members by Thomas Hogson late of Winslowe aforesaid Yeoman deceased one of the Customary Tenants of the Mannor aforesaid By the Hands of Thomas Worrall and John Goldsworth Gent both deceased two other Customary Tenants of the Mannor aforesaid Or by any other Copyhold Tenants of the same Mannor To the Use and Behoof of such person and persons and for such Uses as the same were or should be Given directed or Appointed by the last Will and Testament of him the said Thomas Hogson and Subject to such payments and Conditions as were or should be therein or thereby mentioned or Declared To Hold to the said Sarah my Wife and her Heirs Also I Give and Bequeath unto the said Sarah my Wife All my Estate Right Title and Equity of Redemption of in and to all and every my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments Situate in Wingrove in the said County of Bucks To Hold to her and her Heirs Also I Give and Bequeath unto the said Sarah my Wife All and every my personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever for the payment of my Just Debts Whom I make sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Revoking hereby all former Wills by me heretofore

[f.2] made In Witness Whereof I have to this my last Will Contained in two sheets of paper to the first Set my Hand and \to/the last my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written

[signed] Benj: Quaringdon

Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presence of us These Words (Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever in Law and Equity) being first Interlined between the Eleventh and twelfth Lines in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and each other

[signed] Charles Bowler
Henry Dubison
Wm Sympson

[verso] The 26th of September 1743 Sarah Quaringdon the sole Executrix of this Will was sworn to the truth of it before John Cole Archdeacon

[written on outside] P(er) Matt: Clark Winslow Waggoner from the Bell Inn in Warwick Lane London


Will of Sarah Quarringdon, widow, 1749 (proved 1753)

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In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Quarringdon of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow being Indisposed in Body But of Sound Mind and Memory Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I Give and Bequeat [sic] unto my Sister Dinah Bowler Wife of Charles Bowler the Sum of Forty Shillings Also I Give Unto my Neice Dinah Bowler Daughter of my said Sister the Sum of Twenty pounds to be paid her within Twelve Months after my Decease But if the said Dinah my Neice shall Depart this Life Before the said Legacy of Twenty Pounds shall become payable Then I Give the said Sum of Twenty Pounds to my Nephew Charles Bowler the son of my said Sister Also I having made a surrender of all my Copyhold Tenements held of the Mannor of Winslow with the Members to such uses as I should Declare by my last Will I Give and Devise unto the said Charles Bowler my [Nephew] and his Heirs All and ev[ery] my Copyhold Tenements held of the said \Mannor/ Paying my Just Debts Legacys and Funeral Charges All the Rest and Residue of My re[al] and Personal Estate I Give and Bequeath to the said Charles Bowler my Nephew whom I make Sole Executor of this my last Will and I do hereby Revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made Witness my Hand and Seal the 23d July 1749
[signed] Sarah Quarringdon
Signed Sealed published and Declared by the Testator in the presence of us who have hereunto sett our Hands as Witnesses in the presence of \the Testator and/ each other
John Cox
Christopher Bigg
Wm Sympson

[Endorsed]
23d July 1749 Mrs Quarringdon's will Prob 16 Augst 1753
sent out by Mr Shelton the 24 Octr 1754

[Reverse]
16th Augt 1753
Sworn the executor within named before me John Stephens Snr
No invry
Proved the 16th day of August 1753 before John Stephens Clerk Surrogate by the oath of Charles Bowler Nephew and sole Execr to whom Ad(ministra)c(i)on was com(m)ited he being first sworn duely to Administer


Notes

Benjamin Quaringdon was buried at Winslow on 18 Sep 1742. His wife Sarah was the sister of Thomas Hogson (q.v. for more about the family), who murdered his wife in 1739.

The property which Sarah left to Charles Bowler was described in the 1802 court book, when Charles' death was recorded, as a messuage (heretofore 2 messuages) with orchard & garden in Sheep Street formerly in the occupation of John Crockett, John Dimmock & Henry Burley, now of Mary Bowler, 2nd wife and now widow of Charles.


Copyright 26 July, 2016