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 Last Will and Testament of
Barnard Turney
- 1712

In the name of God Amen the five and twentieth day of April in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann over England and Queen and Anna Dui 1704 I Barnard Turney of Cranfield in the County of Bedford being thanks be to the Lord of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner form following that is to say First and chiefly I commend my soul to God also my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named

Item I give and bequeath to Margaret Turney my daughter my freehold tenement situate in Borne End in the Parish of Cranfield aforesaid with the appurtenances and also the tighlle of sward ground thereto adjoining and also all other my freehold lands whatsoever lying and being in the Parish of Cranfield aforesaid with their and every of their appurtenances to hold to the said Margaret my daughter and to her heirs and assigns forever And whereas I have on the day next before the day of the date hereof surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the Manor of Cranfield aforesaid by the hands of Thos Kirkbridge a customary tenement and one of the head borrows1 of the said Manor all those my copyhold close of arable and sward ground lying in Bourne End in the Parish of Cranfield aforesaid called or known by the names of Burley? Hills with a piece or slip of meadow ground thereto adjoining Chappell Closes and Radcroft containing together by estimation thirty acres more or less and are now in the tenure or occupation of me the said Bernard Turney or my assigns with all and every of their appurtenances to such uses intents trusts and purposes as shall be expressed appointed limited and declared in and by the Last Will and Testament of me the aforesaid Bernard Turney and to and for none other uses intents trusts or purposes whatsoever And now my will is and I do hereby express appoint limit and declare the said surrender is made as aforesaid to be and enure and to be deemed construed taken and be and cause to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the above named Margaret Turney my daughter and to her heirs and assigns forever

And my will is that Ann my dear and loving wife shall receive the rents issues and profits of my above named freehold and copyhold lands tenements and employ the same for the education use and benefit of the said Margaret my daughter until she the said Margaret shall attain her age of fourteen years without giving any account for the same

All the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever my debts being paid and funeral expenses discharged I give and bequeath to the above named Ann my loving wife hereby appointing her to be my executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and I desire my loving brother Thomas Turney and my trusty friend Mr Baker jnr. of Cranfield aforesaid Gent to be assistant to my executrix and oversee the true performance of this my Last Will

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
Bernard Turney

Signed sealed published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the above named Bernard Turney in the presence of
Thos Partridge, Joshua Wheeler, Mary Partridge

Codicil

My last will as within is written and being minded to make some alterations and additions in and to the same do further declare my will whereas by certain articles of agreement made at or before my marriage with my now wife I did covenant and agree that Thos Baker sen. Gent and Thos Partridge who then did and yet do stand seized of certain copyhold lands and tenements of the Manor of Cranfield in trust for me and my heirs but charged with the payment of a certain sum of money yearly to my mother during her life should from and after aforesaid marriage stand thereof seized amongst other uses in trust for my said wife during her life but charged with the payment of the said yearly sum of money to my said mother during her natural life now I do by this my Last Will confirm and ratify the said agreement made for the benefit and provision of and for my said wife and the issue of our two bodies and for want of such trust my lawful heirs and I do hereby direct my said trustees to do all and every act and acts that shall be requisite and necessary to be done on their parts for the confirmation of the said agreement and as to the several other copyhold lands surrendered to the use of my will as within is mentioned and as to the freehold lands tenements in my said will devised my will and mind is that if daughter Margaret shall die without issue of her body begotten my said wife shall also have hold and enjoy all and every my said freehold and also all and every my said copyhold lands last mentioned for during the term of her natural life and in that case of my said daughter dying without issue of her body I do hereby give and devise the same unto my said wife to be holden by her for and during the term of her natural life and my will and mind is that this codicil or addition be adjudged and taken as part of my last will

In witness whereof I have to this present codicil set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and four
Bernard Turney

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Bernard Turney in the presence of us who have also set our names as witnesses in the presence of the presence of the said testator
Thos Partridge, Joshua Wheeler, Mary Partridge

Proved 20 May 1712 to Ann Turney relict of the deceased.

1 borough - (hist. English) - Tenure in some parts of England, by which all lands & tenements fell to youngest son. Concise Oxford


Arch Of Bedford Wills : TURNEY, Barnard; Cranfield, 1712/53
Acknowledgement to Beds & Luton Archives Service


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