In the name of God Amen. I Anne Winch of East Oakley in the parish of Bray in the County of Berks widow being in perfect health and of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be God do make constitute ordain and to the world publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following vizt First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping through the sole merits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to obtain remission of all my sins and life everlasting. My body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named in hopes of a blessed and happy resurrection. And as to the temporal estate which God hath given me I dispose of as followeth. Imprimis I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne King the bed which I lie upon bedstead and all the furniture thereunto belonging and the trunk in the hall chamber with the linen pewter and all other things therein and all my wearing clothes linen and woollen. ITEM Whereas I and my son John Winch as executors to my late husband Simon Winch deceased are entitled unto the fourth part of a debt of two thousand and two hundred pounds principal money lent to John Goodchild deceased and secured by a mortgage for a term of years of several lands and tenements in Kimble Wick in the parish of Great Kimble in the County of Bucks and by the inheritance of the same lands and also by a judgement for one thousand pounds And whereas I am likewise entitled unto several sums of money as one of the administrators of George Bishop gent my late brother deceased secured by bonds mortgages in fee and other securities therefore I do hereby give devise and bequeath all my estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of in and to the said lands and tenements and all and every of them and all the moneys due or to grow due upon the same and all and every of them and also all and singular other my goods and chattels and all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever to my said son John Winch his heirs executors administrators an assigns for ever (excepting the goods abovesaid bequeathed to my daughter Anne King) he my said son John Winch paying my debts legacies and funeral charges. And lastly I do hereby make ordain and appoint my said son John Winch sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of January in the fifth year of the reign of Queen Anne over England etc Anno Dmi 1706 – Anne Winch – Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said Anne Winch in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testatrix – Tho Shefford John Harewood Tho Rutter
Memorandum that over and above what I have given to my son John Winch I do further give and bequeath to my said son John Winch and to his heirs for ever all those several parcels of land that is called Sparkbarrow Long Close [guelins] and Askins lying and being in the parish of Bray aforesaid late the lands of my brother George Bishop deceased and my will is that this codicil is taken for part of my will
Probate 10/11/1712 – Probatum fuit…constitute decimo die mensis novembris anno dmi millesimo septiugentesimo duodecimo…
Comments or questions are welcome.