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Last Will and Testament of Thomas THORPE 1727

In the name of God amen I Thomas Thorpe of Hogson [Hoggeston] in the County of Bucks Yeoman being indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Praised be Almighty God therefore and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainte tyme thereof doe this seventeenth day of August Anno Dom 1727 make and ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker hopeing through the meritts death and passion of Jesus Christ my saviour to be made pertaker of everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buryed att the discretion of my executor herein after named And as for the temporall estate as itt pleased Almighty God to bestowe upon me

I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give will devise and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Thorpe all my goods and furniture in the chamber which I usually lye in (except the clock there) and also all my goods and furniture in the bed roome below staires (except the bed bedstead and furniture belonging to the bed there) And also one of the beds in the chamber over the hall and the bedstead and furniture thereto belonging And also the pewter which was here before I marryed her to be delivered unto her by my executors herein after named within one month next after my death

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto Thomas Thorpe my sonn the sume of three score and tenn pounds of lawful mony of Greate Brittaine to be paid unto him by my executors hereinafter named att such tyme as he the said Thomas Thorpe my sonn shall have paid off and satisfied the mony I am bound with him for to John Merrill

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto the said Thomas Thorpe my sonn and his heires [heirs] forever all my lands and commons in the Parish of Swanbourne in the said County of Bucks and the appurtenances thereunto belonging

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto John Thorpe my sonn and his heires forever the reversion (expectant upon the death of the said Mary my wife) of and in all that close of pasture ground in the Parish of Oveing (Oving) in the said County of Bucks and the appurtenances thereto belonging

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto the said Mary Thorpe my wife the sume of tenn  pounds of lawful mony of Greate Brittaine to be paid unto her by my executors herein after named within one month next after my death

Item I give will devise and bequeath into Deborah Thorpe my daughter the sume of five pounds of lawful mony of Greate Brittaine to be paid unto her by my executor herein after named within twelve months next after my death

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto William Thorpe and John Thorpe my sons a Guinea each to be paid unto them by my executor herein after named within one month next after my death

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto Alice Hancock my daughter the three cowes and fifteene sheepe which I heretofore lent her and her husband and which is now the stock in Platts

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto Mary Seare my daughter in case she happens to outlive Elizens Seare her husband yearly and every yeare after the death of the said Elizens Seare one annuity or yearly sume of fifty shillings of lawful mony of Greate Brittaine for the terme of her natural life to be paid unto her by my executor herein after named the first payment to be due and payable twelve months next after my death or the death of the said Elizens Seare her husband which shall last happen

Item I give will devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth Stanley my daughter in case she happens to outlive Thomas Stanley her husband yearly and every yeare after the death of the said Thomas Stanley one annuity or yearly sume of fifty shillings of lawful money of Greate Brittaine for the terme of her natural life to be paid unto her by my executor herein after named the first payment to be due and payable twelve months next after my death or the death of the said Thomas Stanley her husband which shall last happen

Item I will give devise and bequeath unto John Seare my grandson the sume of tenn pounds of lawful mony of Greate Brittaine to be paid unto him by my executor herein after named att such tyme as she shall attained the age of one and twenty yeares

Item I give will devise and bequeath all the rest of my goods chattels and personal effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said Joseph Thorpe my sonn he paying my debts legacyes and funeral expences and I doe hereby ordayne and appoint the said Joseph Thorpe my sonn full and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament

And lastly I doe hereby revoake and make voide all former wills by me before made and doe declare this to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have to this my will conteyned in two sheetes of paper to the first sheete sett my hand and the last sheete my hand and seale this seventeenth day of August Anno Dom 1727.
Thomas Thorp

Signed sealed subscribed and delivered in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator
Peter Goldsworth, Rebeccah Goldsworth,  John Goldsworth

Probated 27th Nov 1827

Wills in the Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham D/A/WI/75

 


 

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