Will of Richard Seaton, yeoman, 1706

Herts RO 143AW14

In the name of God Amen I Richard Seaton of Winslow in the County of Bucks Yeoman being weakly of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Praise be therefore given to Allmighty God do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God and my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as touching the disposition of all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth

Imprimis I will that my Debts and funeral Charges shall be paid and discharged  Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Richard Seaton one shilling of lawfull money of England to be paid him within one year after my decease   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Augustine Seaton one shilling of like lawfull money to be paid him within one year after my decease  Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Richard Tayler one shilling of like Lawfull money to be paid him within one year after my decease All the rest and residue of my Personal Estate goods and Chattells rights and Credits whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Elizabeth Seaton whom I constitute and appoint full and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke  dissannull and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me how so far made    In witness whereof I the said Richard Seaton to this my present Last Will and Testament have sett my hand and seal this fifth day of April in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen defender of the Faith &c

Annoque Domini 1706                        The mark of Richard Seaton

Signed sealed published owned and declared by the said Richard Seaton to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of

William Eden
John Chandler
Tho. Wainright

Inventory of Richard Seaton, 1706

Herts RO A25/4583

An Inventary of the Goods and Chattells of Richard Seaton of Winslowe in the County of Bucks  Yeoman Deceased made and Approved by Robert Gibbs the Elder and Daniel Gyles the nineteenth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1706

  £   s d
Imprimis his wearing apparel and money in his purse at 02 00 00
The furniture in the kitching belonging to his dwelling house at 00 10 00
The furniture in the Hall at 00 15 00
The furniture in the Parlour at 01 00 00
The furniture in the Milk House Drink House and Oatmeale House at 01 00 00
The furniture in the Chamber over the kitching at 01 00 00
The furniture in the Chamber over the Hall at 00 05 00
Two Quarter of Oates in the same roome at 01 04 00
The furniture in the Roome over the Parlour at 00 05 00
One Quarter of Beanes in the Mill House at 01 00 00
Twelve Bushells of Oates there at 01 04 00
Oatemeale there at 00 08 00
One Draft Rake and other Lumber there at 00 15 00
Lumber in the Barne at 00 01 00
Two Carts a Waggon and Wheele Barrowe at 07 10 00
Two Hovells of Wheate at 15 00 00
Wood in the Yard at 00 02 06
Two Cowes and a Sow at 04 00 00
Four Horses at 12 00 00
The Plowe Harrowes Horse Harnesse and Pannells at 01 05 00
The Dung  Horse Trough Ladders and other Lumber in the Yard at 00 12 00

Cropp on the Ground

Fourteen Ridges of Corne in the Wheate Feild at 10 00 00
Three and Twenty Ridges of Corne in the Beane Feildes at 09 04 00
Booke Debts Sperate and Desparate at 08 10 07
Sum total 79 11 01

By us Robert Gibbs
Daniel Gyles

[Latin] Exhibitum fuit huiusmodi Inventarium Decimo Sexto die mensis Maij Anno Domini 1706 per

[Translation] This inventory was presented on 16 May 1706 by


There are two copies of the inventory in different hands, one using arabic and one roman numerals. There is only one significant difference, given in square brackets.

Richard was the brother of Robert Seaton (d.1676), and eldest son of Hugh and Catherine, bap. 1632. His son Richard was bap. 3 Dec 1658. The 1683 manor court records him inheriting 1 acre on Hugh's death, but he had already received a messuage and 20 acres in 1661. He received them again in 1671; perhaps he married a second Elizabeth then. In 1684 he entailed his messuage and 10 acres of land to his son Richard and Richard's wife Ann after the deaths of himself and his wife Elizabeth.

His son Augustine married Mary Worrall of Winslow at Granborough in 1704; she was the sister of Thomas Worrall d.1742.

Richard Seaton of Winslow, yeoman, was one of a number of men from all over Bucks reported for trading as a badger (i.e. pedlar) without licence in 1698 (Bucks Quarter Sessions Calendar, vol.2). He was buried on 9 April 1706.

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The will:

Will of Richard Seaton


The inventory:

Inventory of Richard Seaton





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