Will of John Seaton, carrier, 1693

Herts RO 130AW17

In the name of God Amen I John Seaton of Winslow in the County of Bucks Carrier being ill and Indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and Memory Praised be God for the same yet Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof do therefore make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) Inpr(im)is I give devise and bequeath All that my Coppyhold Messuage Tenement or homestall and all Barnes Stables Outhouses Orchards Gardens and appu(r)ten(an)ces thereto belonging  And also all those Six acres of arrable Coppyhold land lying in the Comon feild called New Mill field in a furlong there called Furnandage al(ia)s Long Mead leys furlong And also all those two acres of Coppyhold land lying in Old Mill feild one of them lying in a furlong there called Old Millfeild furlong abutting upon the lands of John Townsend on the West and the other acre abutting upon the lands of Richard Wooton on the South and of Richard William Elliott on the West being part of my Coppyhold Lands held of the Mannor of Winslow in the said County of Bucks unto my Deare and loving wife Mary Seaton for and during the term of her naturall life And after her decease Then I give my said Coppyhold Messuage and Lands unto my Eldest Son John Seaton and his heires and assignes forever Item I Give devise and bequeath All those my five Coppyhold Closes of arrable and pasture Land containing Eight acres more or less lying and being in the Comon feild called old Mill feild aforesaid abutting upon the way leading to Great Harwood on the West and the Lands of William Spooner on the East being other part of my said Coppy hold lands held of the Mann(o)r aforesaid unto my Son Hugh Seaton and his heires and assignes for ever And my Will and Mind is that my said wife Mary Seaton shall receive and take the Rents and proffitts of my said Lands last menconed until my said Son Hugh shall attaine his age of Twenty One years towards his bringing up and maintenance  Item I give devise and bequeath All those Eight acres more or less of Pasture and arrable Coppyhold Land which I lately purchased of William Hancock lying in the Common feilds called the Old Mill feild the New Mill field and the Demoram feild within the said Mannor of Winslow in the said County of Bucks being the residue of my Coppyhold Lands held of the said Mannor To my Youngest son Robert and his heires forever after the decease of my said wife Mary Seaton It being my Will and intent that the Rents and proffitts of the last menconed Lands shall be received by my said wife during the minority of my said eldest son John and afterwards by my said Son John during the naturall life of my said wife.  All which Coppyhold Messuage and Lands before menconed are lying and being within the said parish of Winslow in the said County of Bucks And are already Surrendered by me into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor of Winslow by the hands of two Customary Tennants of the said Mannor To such uses as I should by my last Will Give bequeath Direct or appoint Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Seaton Fifty Pounds sterling to be paid in Four years after my decease And also I do give and bequeath unto my mother Katherine Seaton twelve pence a week during her naturall life to be paid to her weekley by my Executor hereafter named And all the Rest and residue of my goods Chattells ready mony and estate whatsoever after my debts funeral charges and any legacyes before menconed are fully paid and satisfied I Give and bequeath unto my said wife and my said Eldest Son equally between them share and share alike And I do make ordain and appoint my said wife and my said Eldest Son Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament And do revoak all former Wills by me made and appoint this pre(se)nt writeing to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Testator John Seaton have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seale the Twelvth  day of August Anno D(omi)ni 1693 And in the Fifth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraign Lord and Lady William & Mary by the grace of God King and Queen of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c

[signed] John Seaton

Signed sealed published and declared by
the said Testator John Seaton for and as his last
Will and Testament on the day of the date in
the p(re)sence of us, who did subscribe our names
in the p(re)sence of the said Testator

[signed]
William Kirbey
Richard Seaton
John Preston

[Probate 18 Jan 1693/4]


Notes

John Seaton was buried at Winslow on 23 Aug 1693. He was bap. 21 April 1639, son of Hugh and Katherine Seaton. There were several John Seatons in Winslow at the same time. The children mentioned in the will are: