Will of Sarah West, widow, 1830

Herts RO, 266AW5

This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah West of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow First I give and devise unto my daughters Mary Elizabeth West and Harriet Wilson Widow All and every my freehold and copyhold messuages cottages closes lands tenements and hereditaments parts and shares of messuages cottages . . . whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy situate standing lying and being in the several parishes of Winslow aforesaid and Swanbourne in the said County of Bucks or elsewhere And all other my real estate and premises whatsoever With the respective rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of the said Mary Elizabeth West and Harriet Wilson their heirs and assigns for ever or according to the custom of the manor of which the said copyhold estates are holden and they to take hold and enjoy the same as tenants in common and not as joint tenants Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughters Mary Elizabeth West and Harriet Wilson all my wearing apparel and ornaments of my person 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 disposing power or what shall be and remain thereof after payment of my just debts and funeral testamentary expences To hold the same unto the said Mary Elizabeth West and Harriet Wilson their Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely equally to be divided between them part and share alike And I do hereby constitute nominate and appoint the said Mary Elizabeth West and Harriet Wilson joint executrixes 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 and declare this only to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I the said Sarah West the Testatrix  have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty  

S West [signature]

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Sarah West the   
Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us       
who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribed our named as witness thereof    

Mary Bowler
Jno Cowley
Dav Tho Willis

[verso] Archdeaconry of St Alban
The first day of September 1830.
Mary Elizabeth West and Harriet Wilson Widow the Executrixes in this will named were duly sworn as such and that the personal estate of the testatrix doth not amount in the whole to the sum of twenty pounds to the best of their knowledge and belief
Before me [signed] J Preedy surrogate


Sarah was the widow of George West (d.1826). She was the daughter of Charles Bowler, will proved 1802 and mother of Mary Elizabeth West (d.1878). George's will did not mention his wife or daughters, and Sarah's did not mention their son George, so presumably the Wests were estranged.

Sarah died before her mother so never inherited her father's property, but her half of it was granted at the 1833 manor court to her daughters Mary Elizabeth West spinster and Harriet Turner (formerly Wilson) wife of Rev. Power Turner.

Harriet Wilson's daughter Louisa married Samuel Burnham Dudley of 5 Horn Street.

Copyright 2 January, 2020