Will of Robert Wyatt, butcher, 1717

National Archives, PROB 11/559

In the name of God Amen I Robert Wyatt of Winslow in the County of Bucks Butcher being weake of body but of sound mind and memory praised be God for the same hereby declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former and other Will and Wills Testament and Testaments by me formerly made and declare this to be my only Last Will and Testam(ent) in Writing as follows  Viz.  Imprimis I give devise and bequeath unto my deare beloved wife Dinah all my Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments scituate standing lying and being in the Towne and parish Fields precincts and Territoryes of Winslow aforesaid in the said County of Bucks  To have and to hold the said Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenances unto my Beloved wife Dinah for and during the terme of her naturall life and then after her decease  To such uses intents and purposes hereinafter named  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew Robert Beckly and to my Neice Mary Beckly the sum(m)e of ten pounds apiece to be paid them within six Months after the decease of my wife Dinah out of the Lands herein named (that is to say) Three Ridges of Arrable Land containing by estimation One Acre be the same more or less lying and being in a Furlong called or knowne by the name of Upper Cottshill the Land of William Lowndes Esq on the South parte thereof and the Land of Mr Thomas Blake on the parte North and one Acre of Sweard Ground lying together upon a place called Deanehill the Land of Mr Richard Bigg on the North part thereof  And in case either of the Legatees should happen to depart this life before such Legacye becomes due and payable then such Legacy to go to the Survivor of them And if it should happen that both the Legatees departe this life as aforesaid  Then to the Right Heires of the said Robert Wyatt  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Neice Elizabeth Wyatt immediately after the decease of my wife Dinah All that Messuage or Tenement scituate standing and being in the East End of Winslow foresaid now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Hogson together with all Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Barnes Stables Orchards Yards Gardens Backsides with their and every of their appurtenances  To hold the said premisses unto the said Elizabeth Wyatt her Heires and Assigns  Subject the said premisses to and with the payment of the sum(m)e of five and twenty pounds unto my Neice Rebecca Thorpe within six Months after the said Elizabeth Wyatt her Heires or Assignes shall be poss(ess)ed thereof and upon the said Elizabeth Wyatt her Heires Executors or Administrators refusall to pay the said Sum(m)e of five and twenty pounds  Then the said Rebecca Thorpe her Heires or Assignes to enter into and enjoy the said premisses without any disturbance or molestation whatsoever  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew John Wyatt immediately after the decease of my wife Dinah  All those two Yeards of Arable Land lying together in a Furlong called or known by the name of Bukle Gore in the newe Mill Feild the Land of his father John Wyatt on the South parte thereof and the Land of Mr Richard Bigg on the North part thereof  To hold the said premisses unto the said John Wyatt my Nephew his Heirs and Assignes for ever  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Brother John Wyatt immediately after the decease of my wife Dinah All my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments not herein before bequeathed  To hold the said premisses with their and every of their appurtenances unto my Brother John Wyatt his Heires and Assignes for ever  Item my Will mind and meaning is that my deare beloved wife Dinah to be sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament  In witnesse whereof I Robert Wyatt the Testator have hereunto sett my hand and seale this four and twentieth day of May in the third yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King George over Great Britaine &c.  Annoq(ue) domini 1717.  Robert Wyatt. 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by Robert Wyatt the Testator in the presence of us who subscribe our names as Witnesses in the Testator presence and sight.   

William Shelton  John Chandler  Tho(mas) Gataker

[Probate at London, 16 July 1717, on oath of Dinah Wyatt executrix]


Notes

Robert seems to have been a younger son of Henry Wyat (butcher, d.1670), bap. 17 April 1664 along with his (twin?) brother Benjamin. His niece Elizabeth, daughter of John, was bap. 7 Feb 1689/90. Robert had a son Robert baptised the same month and buried in March.

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