Will of Ann Scott, widow, 1703 (proved 1704)

Herts RO 141AW239

In the name of God Amen I Ann Scott of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widdow being Weake in body but of a perfect minde and memory thanks bee to God for the same and knowing that it is apoynted for all men once to die and not knowing how short my life may bee in this transitory world and being willing to sett my house in order while I have time and space I doo make this my Will and testament in manner and forme following first and principally I comend my soule into the hands of allmighty God who gave it mee and my body I comitt to the earth from whence it came to bee buryed in such a decent manner as my executor hereafter shall thinke fitting and as for such wordly goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon mee I doo give grant and devise of as followeth Imp(rimi)s I give unto my daughter Ann Scott the sum of twenty pound and to my daughter Mary the sum of twenty pounds. Item I give unto my sonn Beniamin Scott one shilling as for the rest of my houshold goods of what sort or keind they bee I doo give and bequeath unto my two daughters Ann and Mary [deletion?] to bee equally devided betweene them Who I doo constitute and apoynt to bee my full and whole executors of this my Will and testament revoking and makeing voyd all other wills and testaments before by mee had made constituted and appoynted and doo constitute and appoynt this to be my last Will and testament In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the two and twenty day of October in the second yeare of the reign of our Sovereigne Lady Ann by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland queen defender of the faith and in the yeare 1703

the mark of Ann Scott

Signed Sealed and declared
and delivered in the presence of us
the marke of William Bigg
the marke of Catheren Eden
Richard Ginger

Ann Scott’s will made October 22nd 1703
[Latin] 8 June 1704
Ann Scott daughter & one executrix
sworn before John Croft cur. sur.

Inventory of Ann Scott, 1703

Herts RO A25/4556

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattells & money and Creditts of Ann Scott of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widdow lately deceased as  they were vallued and preased by Robert Eden {and} and Richard Ginger the second day of december in the second yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lady Ann by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland queene defender of the faith

Imprimis In the Chamber over the house one bedsted & bedding and other lumbar one pound sixteene shilling [sic] 6 pence
It(em) in purse and Apparell
It(em) in the parlour one table & other lumbar
It(em) in the kitchin brasse and pewter one table and other lumbar
Item upon bond

Robart Eden
Joseph Bigg
Richard Ginger

[Presented by Ann Scott one executrix 8 June 1704]

A true Inventory of the goods of Ann Scott lately deceased as they were preased Decemb the 2 1703
[exhibited 8 June 1704]


Ann was born in 1641, the daughter of Bennet Glenister (d.1673) and widow of Robert Scott, d.1695. She was buried on 30 Nov 1703.

Some of the figures in the inventory were altered, and the total does not agree with the individual entries.

Copyright 31 August, 2015