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Help reading a Buckinghamshire will please

Postby TCJ » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:10 am

Hello, I was wondering if anyone might please be able to help me to read this newly located will? I believe that the will belongs to one of my ancestors but so far know very little about him so would be really thrilled to learn anything that I possibly can from his will. All I currently know is that his name was Nathaniel Matthews and that he was from Wraysbury in Buckinghamshire. Thank you so very much in advance.
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Re: Help reading a Buckinghamshire will please

Postby ciderdrinker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:22 am

Here's the first bit
In the Name of God Amen
I Nathaniel of Wraysbury in the County of Bucks
Yeoman being of sound and disposing ? memory and
Understanding considering the Certainty of death and the
Uncertainty of the time thereof do make publish and declare
This my Last Will and Testament in manner following
First I order and direct that all my just debts funeral
And Testamentary charges be in the first place fully
Paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after
My Decease.I give and bequeath unto my son Nathaniel
Matthews of windmill street Finsbury Square tallow
Chandler all that barn or tenement together with the
Orchard field and all other the appoints thereto belonging
Called Paulrotts? Close containing about two acres (more or
Less)and situated in Wyresbury aforesaid near the Church
To and for the use and befalf of the said Nathaniel
Matthews his heirs and assigns for ever.I give and
Bequeath unto Christina Donell? Daughter of Christian
Donel? Of Wyresbury the sum of five pounds to be paid
Her at the age of twenty one years by my Executors
Hereinafter named and the sum of fifty nine pounds now in the
Hands of Mr Thomas Ashby and for which I hold his ?

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Re: Help reading a Buckinghamshire will please

Postby ciderdrinker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:35 am

Here's the rest
Of hand at four per cent interest I bequeath unto my
Said son the residue of the said sum of fifty nine pounds
After payment thereof of my debts funeral expenses
And Testimony charges aforesaid .I also give and
Bequeath onto him all the ? residue and remainder
Of my Estate and Effects of what nature or kind whatsoever
And do nominate constitute and appoint him (my said son
Executor of this my Last Will and Testament herby
Revoking and making and making said all other Wills by
Me any time heretofore made and do declare this only
To be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof
I have to this my said Will contained in two sheets of
Paper set my hand and seal this sixteenth day
Of August in the thirty third year of the Reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great
Britain France Ireland King Defender of the Faith
And so forth in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
Hundred and ninety three.
Nathaniel Matthews
Wit Jos Wilkinson John Buckner William
M? Burton
Proven 27th Jan 1794



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Re: Help reading a Buckinghamshire will please

Postby ianbee » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:39 pm

ciderdrinker wrote:the appoints thereto belonging

That'll be appurtenances, you can see the abbreviation mark above.

ciderdrinker wrote:all the ? residue and remainder

Rest

Well done, by the way!
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Re: Help reading a Buckinghamshire will please

Postby TCJ » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:57 pm

This is absolutely amazing. Thank you so very, very much. I am so grateful to know what they say.
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