Will of William Sellar, cordwainer, 1830 (proved 1831)

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This is the last Will and Testament of me William Sellar of Winslow in the County of Bucks Cordwainer. First I Give and Devise unto my wife Martha Sellar All and every my Copyhold and other Messuages cottages tenements hereditaments real estate and premises whatsoever situate standing and being in the parish of Winslow aforesaid or elsewhere with the respective rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining To hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of my said wife Martha Sellar her heirs and assigns for ever  Nevertheless as to the Copyhold parts thereof according to the custom of the Manor whereof the same are holden Also I Give and bequeath unto my said wife Martha Sellar All my household Goods and Furniture plate linen china and ready money and securities for money  and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same may be which I may die possessed of interested in or intitled unto and over which I have a disposing power  To hold the same and every part thereof & all my estate and interest  therein and thereto unto my said wife Martha Sellar her Executors Administrators and assigns absolutely Subject nevertheless to the payment of all such Debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my Decease my Funeral and testamentary Expences And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Martha Sellar full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made  In witness whereof I the said William  Sellar the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty

[signed] Wm. Sellar

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by William Sellar the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as Witnesses thereof
Dav Tho Willis
Joseph Hinton
Samuel Cater   

The eighteenth day of February 1831     
Archdeaconry of St Alban
Martha Sellar the Executrix in this will named was duly sworn as such and that the personal estate  of the testator doth not amount in the whole to the sum of two hundred ponds to the best of her knowledge and belief
(Before me) James Preedy Surrogate


Henry Sellar owned The Forge in Bell Alley and adjacent houses, as the following advert shows. He inherited in 1823 from his sister Mary Sellar, when he was described as cordwainer of Headington. He and Martha had a number of children baptised at Headington from 1794. Martha (maiden name Blears) the widow sold up in 1835. Henry Sellar, later plumber & glazier of Winslow, was their son, born at Headington in 1812.

Northampton Mercury, 25 April 1829

Two substantial Messuages or Tenements,
With Blacksmith’s and Glazier’s Shops in full Trade
By Samuel Dudley,

At the GEORGE INN, WINSLOW, on Friday the 1st of May, 1829, between the Hours of Four and Five in the Afternoon (unless previously disposed of by Private Contract, of which due Notice will be given);

A Newly erected brick-built and tiled MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, situate near the Centre of the populous MARKET TOWN of WINSLOW, in the Occupation of Mr. WILLIAM SELLAR, the Proprietor, consisting of two good front Parlours, a sitting Room, and Kitchen on the ground Floor, with three lofty Chambers, and two dry Attics.

Also another MESSUAGE adjoining the above, in the Occupation of Mr. JOSEPH GRACE, Blacksmith, and Mr. GEORGE HARRUP, Plumber and Glazier, comprising a Glazier’s Shop fronting the Street, convenient Kitchen, and other Offices, and three good bed Rooms.

Also a commodious BLACKSMITH’S SHOP adjoining, extensive Warehouse, and small court Yard, with a Pump of never-failing Water.

The Premises are in a complete State of Repair, and are Copyhold of Inheritance, held of the Manor of Winslow, with its Members, subject to a Fine of 10s. only on Death or Alienation, and an annual Quit Rent of 3d.

Part of the Purchase Money may, if required, remain on Security of the Premises, and early Possession may be had.

For further Particulars and to treat for the Purchase, by Private Contract, apply, if by Letter, Post <p>aid, to Mr. SELLAR, on the Premises, who will show the same; or to Messrs. WILLIS & SON, Solicitors, or the AUCTIONEER, Winslow.

Copyright 19 January, 2019