Will of Thomas Urlin, dealer, 1735 (proved 1744)

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In the name of God Amen I Thomas Urlin of Winslow in the County of Bucks Dealer being very Sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the certainty of Death and the uncertain time of dying Do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it hoping for a joyful resurrection thro(ugh) the meritts of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ our Lord And As for my Body I give and recomend the same to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named And as to my reall and personall Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give and dispose thereof as followeth Item I Give and bequeath to my Dear and well beloved Grandson James Ford All those that my Messuage Cottage or Tenement situate standing and being in a Street called Sheep Street in the Town and parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks now in the tenure or occupation of Benjamin Quaringdon And also all that Messuage Cottage or Tenement wherein I now dwell together with the orchard next adjoining to the said Messuages Cottages or Tenements containing by Estimation half an acre now also in my occupation together with all Fronts Lights Easements Buildings Barns Stables Hedges Ditches ways mounds Fences and all other the premisses with the appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining To the only proper use and behoofe of him the said James Ford his Heirs and Assignes forever Item I Give and bequeath to my said Grandson James Ford all my Goods Woolen Linen Bedding furniture and Household Stuff and also my large black Mare with all my hounds now being and remaining in the House where I now dwell and in the Stable and Kennell now Standing and being on one part of the orchard now in my possession to the only use and behoofe of James Ford his Heirs and Assigns Upon Condition That the said Goods Woolen Linen Bedding furniture and Household Stuff Black Mare and Hounds be sold for the best price that can be gotten for the same and that the money thereby ariseing to bear pay and discharge my funeral Expences and the overpluss to be to the use of the said James Ford His Heirs and Assigns And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my loving Brother James Urlin of Shreeding Green in the parish of Iver in the County of Bucks Gentleman and my loving freind John Coles of Winslow aforesaid in the said County of Bucks \farmer/ Executors of this my last will and Testament And I do hereby revoke all former and other Will and Wills by me heretofore made Declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this first day of May in the Eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain And in the year of our Lord 1735

[Signed] Tho(mas) Urlwin

Signed Sealed published and Declared
by the Testator Thomas Urlin as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto
Sett our hands as Witnesses in the presence of the said
Testator Witness our hands
Richard Bendbow           
William Bence
Thomas Swift
John [illegible]

The Sixth Day of October 1744 James Urlin and John Coles the Executors named in this Will were sworn to the truth of it before John Cole Archdeacon


Thomas Urlwynn of Tring married Ann Jones of Winslow at Winslow on 12 Jan 1695/6. Ann Urlwin was buried at Winslow on 5 July 1734 but there is no record of Thomas' burial (the records seem to be incomplete for 1744). Thomas and Ann had a number of children baptised between 1697 and 1712. The surname was normally written Urlwin, which is how Thomas signed it, or Urlwyn(n).

Copyright 3 April, 2015