Will of Samuel Rowe, labourer, 1881 (proved 1885)

Oxford Probate Registry

ON the Second day of October 1885, the Will of Samuel Rowe late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Labourer, deceased, who died on the Eleventh day of September 1885 at Winslow aforesaid, was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty’s Court of Probate at Oxford by the Oath of Jane Rowe of Winslow aforesaid, Widow, the Relict of the deceased  the sole  Executrix named (in the said Will) she having been first sworn duly to administer.

It is hereby certified the above is a correct Copy. Dated this Eighth day of October 1885.
Personal Estate Gross £27 : 00 : 06.
No Leaseholds.
Extracted by Willis and Willis, Solicitors, Winslow, Bucks
Under 33rd Section.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Samuel Rowe of Winslow in the County of Bucks, Laborer. I devise and bequeath unto my Wife Jane her heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely All the real and personal Estate of which I shall be seized or possessed at the time of my death but as to the estates vested in me upon trust or by way of mortgage subject to the equities affecting the same respectively And I appoint my said Wife Jane sole Executrix of this my Will and revoke all other Wills.  In Witness whereof I the said Samuel Rowe, the Testator have hereunto set my hand this Sixth day of December One thousand eight hundred and eighty one
The mark of Samuel Rowe

Signed, by the said Samuel Rowe the Testator in the joint presence of us who at his request in his presence and the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the said Will having been first read over by the undersigned Arthur Stead Midgley to the said Samuel Rowe in our presence who seemed thoroughly to understand the same and expressed to us his full knowledge of the contents thereof
Arthur S. Midgley [signature]
William N. Midgley [signature]

Proved at Oxford, the Second day of October 1885, by the Oath of Jane Rowe, Widow, the Relict the sole Executrix, to whom Administration was granted.
The Testator Samuel Rowe was late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Labourer, and died on the Eleventh day of September 1885 at Winslow aforesaid.
Personal Estate Gross £27 : 00 : 06.
Willis and Willis, Solicitors, Winslow, Bucks
It is hereby certified the foregoing is a correct Copy. Dated this Eighth day of October1885.


Notes

Samuel Rowe was born at Stewkley c.1815. He kept The Boot with his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Gibbs, whom he married in 1848 when she was a widow named Walker. They moved to Verney Road and Elizabeth died in 1876 aged 75. He then married (1877 in London) Jane Cook from Swanbourne (nee Pitkin, widow of George Cook). Jane's daughter Jane Cook (b.1851) apparently inherited the house in Verney Road after her mother died in 1886.

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