LANCHBURY Wills - Original Language

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184.369 (1562/1568) Testamentu‘ Roberti Lanchepraye de Chadlington pareche de Charleburye

In dei no‘i‘e amen the xxxth daye of November in the yere of our Lorde god 1562 I Robert Lanchepraye of the parisshe of Chadlington beyng sycke in body and of good and parfytte memorye thancks be to allmyghtye god, doo make this my last wyll in maner and forme following ffyrst I gyve and bequeth my soule to allmyghtye god my maker and redemer and my body to be buryed in the churche yarde of Chadlington Itm I gyve and bequeth to the poore mens boxe of the same parisshe iiijd Itm I gyve unto my sonne Richarde the potte that is [channgied?] and a payre of wheeles and a bonde for one of theym Itm I gyve and bequeth to the forenamed Richarde two sheepe with halffe a quarter of corne Itm I gyve to the same Richarde a yereling of a yere old Itm I gyve and bequeth to Wyllyam my sonne fyve sheepe Itm to the same Wyllyam halffe a quarter of corne Itm I gyve and bequeth to Jone my daughter two sheepe Itm I gyve and bequeth to fforten my daughter four sheepe Itm to the same forten one heyfor of three yeres old Itm I gyve and bequeth to the foresaid forten halffe a quarter of corne Itm I gyve and bequeth to Thomas my sonne the best potte and my carte after his mothers deceasse Itm the rest of my other goodes unbequeathed I gyve to Alice my wyffe and Thomas my sonne, of whiche said goods I doo make Thomas my sonne and Alice my wyffe to be my executor and executrix and these parcells above bequeathed to be delyvered within one moneth next after my departure And to the p‘formance of this my wyll I doo make Thomas Drake? and my cosynne Wyllyam Lanchepraye my overseers

Probate 12 Mar 1568 . . . . executoribus in dicto? Testamento no‘nate in p‘sona Willm Busby de Enstone . . .
Inventory xvjli xs ijd
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185.68 (1570/1570+) Testamentu‘ Ricardi Lanchepray de Chadlington in cou‘ Oxon

In the name of god Amen the xth daye of Aprill in the xijth yere of the reigne of o‘r Soveraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god Quene of Englande ffrance and Ireland defender of the ffaythe &c I Richard Lanchepraye of Chadlington in the county of Oxon husband man beinge sicke in bodye and of good memorye thanks be geven unto god doo make my last will and testament in maner and fourme followinge ffirst I bequeathe my soule unto almighty god and my body to be buried in the churche yearde of chadlington Itm I geve to the poore mens box xijd Itm I geve and bequeathe to Margaret my daughter xvj sheppe two kyne? and halffe the howsehoulde of all my implements, and the residewe of my goodes to be equallye devided Amongest my iij sonnes that is to saye Willm John and Robert Lanchepraye and the saide Robert I make my sole executor to paye my detts and legacies made and confirmed in the p‘sence of Anthonye Sambage? Thomas Carter and John Carter wh other

Probate 17? March 1570 . . . . . executor in eodem no‘i‘at in p‘sona Willm Busby . . . . .
Inventory xjli xiiijs vijd
Note: 12th regnal year is April 1570.
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185.321 (1574/1575) Testamentu‘ Alicie Lanchepraye de Chadlington in cou‘ Oxon

In the name of god Amen the xxth daye of Maye in the xvjth yeare of the Raigne of oure Soveraigne Laide Elizabeth by the grace of god Quene of Englande ffrance and Irelande Defender of the ffaithe etc I Alice Lanchepraye of Chadlington in the countie of Oxforde Widowe beinge sicke in bodye and of good and parfytt memorie tha‘ks be unto god doo make my last wyll and Testament in manner and forme ffollowinge ffirste I bequeathe my soule unto allmightie god my maker my redeemer ------------------------- and my savioure in Whom my wholle hope is to rest? And my bodye to be buryed in the churcheyearde of Chadlington by my late husbande Imprimis I give to the poore mens boxe xijd Itm I give to my sonne Richarde my seconde best beaste and my steybell? payle? Itm I give to my daughter fortun one heffer and the beste be_er? a barrell a potte a posnett and a fryinge panne Itm I gyve to my daughter Jone one Cover? a barrell and a ____? Itm I give to my sonne Thomas b_ye? the beste? of my sheepe and to my daughter Margarett clarcks children the other foure, the best to Will‘m the seconde to Margerie the thirde to Jone and the fourthe to Doritie Itm I give to my daughter Margarett a pinte? kettell and all my woollen apparel savinge one peticote that I give to fortune my daughter ffurther I give to Margarett my daughter two carches? a Sheate and a Smocke, The residewe of my goodes unbequethed my detts payed my legacies discharged I give unto Will‘m my sonne whom I make my sole executor to paye my detts and legacies made and p‘fectlye __ed before and in the p‘sence of Willm Lanchepraye the elder and John Lorde the husbandman w‘h other A‘o d‘n‘i 1574

Probate 7 May 1575 . . . . in p‘sona Will‘m Shawe . . .
Inventory xxli xijs vjd
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W187.144 (/1582+) Testamentu‘ ffortune Lanchpraie de Chadlington

In Dei no‘i‘ne Amen The fyfth daie of Januarie I ffortune Lanchpraie being sicke in my bodie
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but of p‘fecte memory thanks be to god doe make my Last Will and Testament in mane‘ and forme followinge first I comitt my soule into the hands of my Redemer Jesus Christ by whose meryts I hope to have remission of all my sinnes and my bodie to be buried in the church yarde of chadlington Itm I geve and bequeath to the poore mens box of Chadlington ijs Itm I geve and bequeath to my brother Richard Lanchpray a Cowe? w‘ch is in the hands of my brother Willm Lanchpraie that he sett to the hyer? Itm I geve to my brother Thomas Lanchpraie thirtie shillings w‘ch is in the hands of my brother Willm Itm to the same Thomas I geve a kettle w‘th a litle? pott Itm to the same Thomas my brother I geve a Cowe? Itm to the same Thomas ij platters Itm I geve and bequeathe to the children of Margarett Clarcke my sister all that remaneth unbequeathed in my brother Willm‘s hands to be devided amongst them Itm the rest of my goods I geve to Thomas my brother w‘ch I have not bequeathed whome I make my whole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Witnes hereunto John Higgens Curate Willm Cross W‘th other

Probate 23 Mar 1582 . . . . Administrac‘ Executori in dicto Testamento no‘i‘at in p‘sona Willm Shawe . . . .
Inventory iijli xvjs
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W187.332 (1596/1596) Testamentu‘ Willm Lanchbery senior de Chadlington in cou‘ Oxon husbandman

In the name of god Amen the xiiijth day of June the yere of o‘r lord 1596 I Wm Lanchbery senior of the p‘ish of Chadlington husbandman beinge of whole mind & in good & perfit remembrance laude? unto almightie god doe make my last will & testament in mane‘ & forme forme [sic] following ffirst I comitte my soule unto almightie god my maker & redeemer & my body to be buried in the churchyard And I bequeath unto the said church foure pence Itm I give to the pore mans box iiijd Itm I geve & bequeath to Arthur Cooke? the half land of barley w‘ch we sowed at the batt? Itm to my Daughter Mary if shee be alive a quarter of Barley after har vest next Itm I give to Arthur Cooks three Children lawfully begotten of the bodie of Anne Cooke my daughter 3s vid xijd a peece to be paid them at the age of sixteene All the rest of my goods as well moveable as unmoveable I give & bequeath to Elizabeth Davies my Daughter whom I constitute & ordain my whole & alone? Executrix of this my last will & testament And I appoint Willm S_or man? Robt? Carter Jn _____ & Isay? Harris? my ov‘seers

Probate 26? Oct 1596 [no legible names]
Inventory vijli iiijs


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W 190.263 (1596/1597) Testamentu‘ Willm Lanchbery p‘ch de Charlebury in cou‘ oxon husb

The second day of September 1596

In the name of god Amen I Willm Lanchberry sicke in body but hole in memory thanks be unto almighty god doe make my will and last testament in mane‘ and forme followinge ffirst I bequeath my soule unto almighty god my maker and Redeemer who hath sheed his most p‘cious blood for mee and for all people and my body to be buried in the Church yeard of Charlebury. Imprimis I geve and bequeath all my goods unto my wiffe Margarett. I make her my Executrix to see? me brought whome [home?] as a Christian manne should ever? Be Itm I geve unto my three daughters that is to say Margarett one besteed? Itm I geve unto Elizabeth my daughter one table bord Itm my sonne? El__s hath granted unto my three daughters unto Margarett my daughter vjli It‘ unto Elizabeth my daughter vjli Itm unto Ursula my daughter iijli and for that he shall have my house and the howse shall pay it Wittnes Willm Rose Anthony Ryman Edward ffillis? w‘th others

Probate 27 Sep 1597 . . . . Executrix in eode‘ no‘i‘at . . .
Inventory iijli xviijs
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W 191.128 (1601/1601) Testamentu‘ Thoma Lanchberry __d Chadlington in Count‘ Oxon husbandman

The sixtenth Day of August 1601 in the three & fortieth yere of the reigne of Queen Elizabeth Etc In the name of god Amen I Thomas Lanchberry of Chadlington in the County of Oxon husbandman, being sicke in body yet of p‘fect memory I thnake [sic] god therfor doe make my last will & testament in ma‘ & forme followinge, first I bequeath my soule unto allmighty god my Creator and redemer & my body to be buried in the chu rch yerde of Chadlington my smale? Goods my Debts beinge payed I Dispose in manner followinge Inprinis [sic] I give unto ----------------------------unto Thomas my sonne my Iron bound Carte, my Ces[te__?] & a shepike? Ite‘ I give unto John my sonne my G?al[___] & a shepike? Ite‘ I give unto Willia‘ my sonne twoe bush ells of barly my leaste pott & a shepike Ite‘ I give unto Katherin my Daughter twoe bushells of barly & a littell pott, Ite‘ I give unto D?r?i?ggett my Daughter twoe bushells of barly, Ite‘ I give unto Jane my Daughter twoe bushells of barly, Ite‘ I give unto Susan my Daughter twoe bushells of barly the sd ten bushells of barly to be payd unto my sd five Children in manner followinge viz unto ye eldest of them twoe bushells of barly at michaell mas next & unto the next eldest twoe bushels of barly at michaellmas come twelve month & soe? yearly accordinge to their ages untill the sd barly shalbe all pd. Ite‘ I doe request & give in charge unto my lovinge wife Grace that she pay[e?] all my debts w‘ch as I remember are these, unto Willia‘ Norman of Chadlington iijli, unto widdowe whitinge? of ffinstoke xls, unto wm Crosse my brotherinlaw xls, unto John Lanchbery my Co[sin?] xxs, Into John Allin of Chadlington viijs, in consideracon of the payment of w‘ch Debtes I make my sayd wiffe my sole executrix & doe give unto her all the rest of my goods moveable & unmoveable Ite‘ I doe appoint my lovinge brothers in law Thomas Crosse & Willia‘ Crosse to be overseers that this my last will may p‘formed wittnesses here[of] William Osbaston, Thomas Crosse Andrew ffood__? Willm Crosse

Probate 25 Sep 1601 [executrix in eodem . . .]
Inventory xixli ijs
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W191.145 (1600/1601) Testamentu‘ Margarete Lanchbery de Charbery in Countit‘ Oxon widdowe

In the name of god Amen the xth of August 1600 I Margarett Lanncbery of Charlbery in the County of Oxon widdowe beinge sicke of body but of p‘fect understandinge god be praised for it doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge ffirst I bequeath my soule to allmighty god my maker, hopinge by the merritts of Jesus Christ, my Saviour, to be p‘taker of life everlastinge, & my body to be buried in Charlebury Church yeard, Itm I geve unto ursula my Daughter, one pillowe, one Joynde borde, in the sellar, one aperne, one Cerchiffe? & one p‘tlett, one bedsteed in the soller, the lesser barrell, one kettell beinge ye greate[r?] the littell panne & one sheete, one platter & one saltseller & a Candlesticke all these p‘cells before named to be delivered unto Margery the Daughter of the said Ursula when she is xvj yeares old, & in the meane time to remaine in the use & occupasion of ursula my Daughter & in like manner one newe? Chaffer? All the rest of my goods unbequeathed I geve unto Elzabeth Lannchbery my Daughter whome I make my Executrix of this my will & testament In wittnesse wherof I have sett to my hande and seale the Daye and yeare above written Margaret Lannchbery X In the p‘nse of Peter Toma‘ [Sema‘?] Richard Joyne[r?] T?homas G?e___g?
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Probate 8 Oct 1601 [executrix in eodem no‘i‘at . . .]
Inventory iijli iijs viijd

Note: sollar = solar? partlet is a neck-covering, ruff, or kind of shirt.
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W59/1/34 (1610/1612) T Em Symons de Wootton vidua

In the name of God Amen The seventen daye of August in the yere of oure Lord God one thousand sixe Hundred and ten I Em Simones of Wotton in the Countye of Oxford widow beinge sike in bodye but of good and perfit memorie od be thanked I do ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in maner and forme as folloethe first I do geve my soule unto Allmightye god my Creator and Redemer by whose merci and merites I trste [sic] to be saved secondly I do geve my bodye to the earthe and to be buried in the Churche yeard of Wotton Item I d geve to the mother Churche of oxford iiijd Item I do geve to thre Children of Thomas skasbrits? Thirten shillinges and fourpence A peese to be payd unto them at the age of sixten yeres the whiche Thomas skasbrit dothe owe unto me Item I do geve to Thomas skasbrit him self ten shillinges and to his wyfe all my wearinge Aparell except my best pettycote whiche I do geve to my sister Elyzabethe Lanchburie all so I geve to her two Copell of henes? Item I do geve unto my brother Anthonye Lanchburie two Loodes of wode? and my longe Lader Allso I do Apoynt ___ pettye and Robert paron? my overseeres of this my Last will and I do geve them ffull possesion of all my goods and Cattell to sell and to paye my dettes and for their paynes I do geve them thre shillings and fourpence A peese All the Rest of my goods unbequethed my dettes payd and all thinges discharged I do geve unto my sonne John Taylor whom I do make my sole executor of this my last will and testament
signed
The marke X of em simones
John X baret?
witnesses to this my last will
Thomas Carter Edmond Kylbe

11 Apr 1612

Hoc testamentu‘ non fuit probatu‘ . . . . . quod executor in eode noiat in m‘nore ___
etate? existit Sed . . . . . Thome Skarsburroughe marito Jane Skarsburrowe als Lanchbury sororis n‘ralis et
____ Em Symons als Lanchbury . . . testatricis supradicte . . . testamento . . . annex‘
May 1612

Note: Em L == John Taylor 1598 Chadlington, John T bur 1602, Em T == John Simmons 1603 Chad, John S bur 1610.
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WI196.10 (1612/1612) Gratia? Lanchbery de Chadlington

In the name of God Amen, the vijth day of Aprill in the yeare of o‘r Lord one Thousand six hundreth and twelve. I Grace Lanchbery of Chadlington in the County of Oxford wydowe beinge of good and p‘fecte memory doe ordaine and make this my t‘stam‘t and last Will in manner and forme followinge ffirst I bequeath my Soule unto the hands of Almightie god my maker and my body to be buryed w‘thin the Churchyard of Chadlington aforesaid Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas Lanchbury my Table board standing in the hall and the formes and benches belonging to the same Item I give unto my sonne in lawe Anthonie Carter my next beste tableboard one forme my best Coffer excepting one my storepigg my best pott my posnett one salte? my twoe worst? platters, one Saucer the? great? forme in my Chamber my ___ing? trough? w‘th his Cover? my round? doe? kee_ve? one Tubbe one payre of Sheetes one Table Cloth one Towell my bed one pillowe one pillowbeere & one Twillicloth Item I give unto my sonne Willia‘ one table board and one payre of sheetes Item I give unto my daughter Bridgett one table board my best ketle my best platter my best open? barrell my worst Coffer my bedsteed one payre of sheetes & one Twillicloth Item I give unto my daughter Sysan one paire of sheetes one Tableboard my best table Cloth one towell one twilly Cloth one p_ewter platter one brasse Candlesticke my best pillowbeere one boulster my Cupboard my best Coffer & my least ketle Item I give unto my daughter Katherine five? bushells of Barley Item I give ---------------------- unto everey one of my Childrens Children xijd Item [___] Corne and wood I appointe to be solde & out the s[____] other? debts to be paid & that w‘ch remayneth to be equally de[vided] & payd to my ffower? Children (that is to say) William [Bridgett??] John and Susanna Item I doe ordaine and make my sonne Thomas Lanchbery my sole executor & my twoe brethren? Th[omas?] Crosse & William Crosse my Overseers Witnesses to this my [last] will and t‘stam‘t John? Drake? and John Crosse w‘th others

Probate 26? Sep 1612 [executor in eode noiat]
Inventory [rest of line appears to be blank]


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WI139/1/29 (1624/1627)
My Will made the tenth day of December in the year of our Lord god 1624

In the Name of god amen I John Lanchbury Chadlington Carpenter Sike and weake in body but of god [sic] memory god be thancked for it doe make this my Last will and testamente in manner and forme following firste I bequeth my soule into the mercifull handes of allmighty god the father which hath Crated mee and the Sonne which hath redemed mee and the Holy ghost which Sanctified mee puttinge all my hope of Sallvation in the merites of the Death and passion of our Saviour Jesus Christe and my body to Expaine buriall in the Church yard yeard of Chadlington aforesaid Imprimise I give to the Church or Cappell of Chadlington 6d Item to the pore of Chadlington xijd I give to my Sonne John Lanchbury one Sheep one Irnebound Carte one Shute of Reparrell being the best I give to my Sonne Hercules Lanchbury apeare of Carte bridel Eyes? I give to my Sonne Thomas Lanchbury five Shillings and one Shute of reparrell I tem I give to my daughter Mary three pound one featherbed and one sheep I give to my wife one prese one pote being hur owne and one Cettelle I give to my daughter Ann one Cobbert &? one kifferlid: I give to [cupboard & coverlet?] my daughter frances twelfe pence I make my wife and my daughter Ann my whole and sole Executors I give to them all my goodes whatsoever withind dores and with out movable and unmovable wah what soever to be requalidealed betwixte them Saving that is promised to others to performe this my Last will and testamente
X John Lanchbury mark
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Probate 5 April 1627 [ . . . filia Anne . . .]
Inventory 17li 18s
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Inventory taken by Thomas Lander Anthony Crose & Thomas Lardner 26 Mar
Exhibited 5 Apr 1627
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WI139/2/5 (1633/1633)

In the name of god Amen I Thomas Lanchbery of Chadlington in the County of oxford husbandman being Sicke in body but in good & p‘fecte memory Thankes be to god doe make this my last will & Testam‘t in manner & forme as followeth October the xxxth Anno do‘ini 1633 Imprimis I bequeath my Soule to the Allmighty god my Maker and in Jesus Christ my Redeemer in whom only I hope to be saved & my body to be buried in Christian buriall in the Church yard of Chadlington Item I give unto Anne my wife the Sume of forty poundes & all the houshold stuffe that shee brought w‘th her when wee were married only that or at her Choice yf she leave the houshold stuffe to Receave the Sume of fifty poundes and? to Accquit my executor from all Obligations & bonds wherein I am bound Concerning her portion after my deceasse. Item I give unto her my wife on Cow my executor to make Choice of three and she the next to her Liking Item I give unto her my wife two quarters of Corne halfe a quarter of wheate & halfe a quarter of mault & a quarter of barly. Item I give unto the foure children of John Townsend to each of them a Sheepe a yew sheepe to be deliverd at our lady day next after my deceasse Item I give unto my two Sisters Bridgett & Katherin to each of them on bushell of barly Item I give unto Thomas Holloway the Sonne of John Holloway on ye Sheepe Item I give unto Thomas Widdowes the Sonne of William Widdowes on Sheepe Item I give unto Dorithy Crosse the daughter of Richard Crosse & to Thomas Lord the Sonne of John Thomas Lord and to Hester Carter the daughter of Robert Carter to each of them xijd Item I give unto the pore of the towne of Chadlington the Sume of vs whereof ijs unto Elizabeth Esey? but the Rest to be distributed by the ov‘seers at Cristmas next after my deceasse Item I give unto Anthony Carter and Thomas Harris to each of them vs whom I doe appoint overseers to this my will & testam‘t. All the Rest of my goods and Cattell I leave w‘th John Lanchbery my Sonne whom I doe make whole and sole executor paying & discharging my depts & legacies

The marke of X Thomas Lanchbery

Wittnesse Anthony Carter X and Thomas Harris

Probate 23 Nov 1633 [. . . Johis Lanchbury filii . . . ]
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Inventory . . . . praised 12 Nov 1633
[Major items are:]
Corn 45
5 kine & 2 breeders 12
35 sheep & hay 10
4 horses & harness 11
Cart etc 6/13/4

Total 123/16/8

Anthony Crosse
his X marke
Anthony Carter
Thomas Harris

Exhibited 23 Nov 1633
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Bd107.65 (1641)

ffrideswide Lanchbury undecimo die mens‘s Januarii Ano d‘ [1641]
de Chilston dest
___ Juris? Pasche? Johe Godfrey Maria Godfrey Cleevely
______ Johis?
[Mostly indecipherable]
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BdI107.85 (1645)

Lanchbury Hercules de Nono die mens‘s Sept 1645
Chadlington dest _______________________
____ Sti Thome _______________________
bonor‘ &c Isaaco Lanchbery filio &c
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WI139/2/34 (1649/1650)

Adie?? thys 14th of December 1649
In the Name of God Amen I Anthonye Lanchberye of Bradwell in the Countye of Oxon Yeoman being in full Sense and perfect Memorye thanckes bee to God doe hereby declare my Laste Will and Testament as foll‘ Firste I rende[r] my Soule into the hands of the almightie God my Creator hop[ing] to bee saved throughe the merritts and precious blood of my S[aviour] Jesus Christe; And my Bodye unto the Earth desiring the [same?] to be decently interred in Christian buriall And for my tempo rall Estate I doe hereby appointe and desire as foll‘ firste I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Whi Marchery Whitting and her Chyld my two Houses and all ye ap‘tenances therunto belonging lying and being in the Parishe of Chatlynton in the Countie of Oxen aforesd Ite I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Thomas Lanchberye of Little Faringdon in the Countie of Berks the Sume of twelfe pence of Lawfull monie of England And to my aforesaid Daughter Marcherye Whittinge all my Severall debts oweing mee as by a p‘ticuler ap‘reth being? twelfe p‘ds? seaventeene shill‘s Ite‘ I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Marye Greenehelufe my Cowe and Calfe already in her possession And unto Mr Edward Yate and John Hamlyn whome I doe hereby appointe and desire to bee Oversees to the full p‘formance of thys my laste will and Testam‘t the Sume of five Shill‘s a peece for two paire of gloves And to my Daughter Marchery Whitting all my other Goods whatsoever and doe hereby make the my said Daughter Marchery Whitting Sole Executor of thys my Will and Testament In Wittnes Wherof I have hereunto put my hand the day and yere above written Signed in the p‘sence of
Edw: Yate Junior the merke of X Anthonye Lanchberye
the Merke of X Mary Goodinough abovesd
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Inventory . . . . . deceased 14 Dec 1649
[Mostly a list of creditors:]
Mr Edward Yeat 3
John Keafe? of Kencott 17/- [or Kease]
Richard Rudson of Chadlington 2
John Godfrey of Millton 10/-
William Stickle of Filkins 2
Francis Sheary alias Taylor of Kencott 7/-
Robert Burdock 1
John Vernham of Kencott 13/-

Total Inventory 18/7/-
Praysed by John Hamlin and Richard Hughson

Exhibited 19 Oct 1650 [Marcherice Whittinge filia]


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WI203.140 (1680/1680) Lanchbury Isaia: de Chadlington

In the name of God Amen the sixteenth day of Aprill in the yeare of o‘r Lord God one thousand six hundred & Eighty I Esay Lanchbury of Chadlington in the County of oxon Husbandman being weake in body but of p‘fect mind and memory prayse bee therefore given to Almighty God I doe make & ordayne this my p‘sent last Will & Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) ffirst and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merritts death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sinns and to inheritt everlasting Life And my body I committ to the Earth to bee decently buried at the discretion of my Execu‘ hereafter named And as touching the disposition of all such temporall Estate as it [hath] pleased Almighty God to bestow upon mee I give and dispose thereof [as] followeth ffirst I will that my debts & funerall charges shall bee payd & discharged It‘ I give & bequeath unto my Sonne W illiam Lanchbury the Summe of twenty pounds to bee paid to him by my Executor at the end of two years after my decease and one halfe yard Land after the de[cease] of my wife namely that halfe yard Land which I formerly purchased of John Toolley It‘ I give & bequeath unto my daughter Joane Lanchbury the Sume of fforty pounds to bee paid to her by my Executor three y[ears] after my decease It‘ I give & bequeath unto my Sonne Esay Lanchbury one band? of ffifty shillings and all that Estate houses & all the Appurte[nances] belonging to that yard Land commonly called Spooners Yard Land upon condition that hee shall pay or cause to be payd three pounds a year to his Sister Mary Lanchbury during her naturally or see that shee [is?] carefully provided for or otherwise halfe that Estate aforesaid during h[er life?] but in case my Sonne Esay Lanchbury dieth & never marrieth [the?] Estate shall bee to & for my Sonne William Lanchbury and m[____] hee bee the longer liver and if it shall happen soe, then hee shall p[ay] or cause to bee payd unto my daughter Mary Lanchbury the [sume of] foure pounds yearly and every during her Life and taking Suff?[____] of her and see that shee bee noe ways wronged It‘ I give [& bequeath] unto Elizabeth my wife & my Sonne John Lanchbury my [____] --------------------------- all my Chatles and Corne and doe make him Coexecutor with Elizabeth my wife in all things except my household goods that shall bee to my wife Elizabeth & at her disposing except one bedsteed and all the furniture belonging to one bed or bedsteed to my Sonne John Lanchbury And I doe hereby revoke disanull and make voyd all former Wills and Testaments by mee heretofore made In Wittnesse whereof I the said Esay Lanchbury to this my last Will & Testament have hereunto putt my hand & seale, the seaventeenth day of Aprill Anno Dom‘ 1680 Esay X Lanchbury his marke Witnesseth o‘r hands
Tho: Holloway John Garnar

Probate 3 Oct 1680 [Johis Lanchbury fil‘ et Eliza‘ R‘lict‘]
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BdI107.313 (1709)

Lanchborow Tertio die mensis Decembris 1709 ____
Jac: de Shipton _____________________________
subter W‘chwood Admin‘ Margarette Relicta _____
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WI205.377 (1708/1709) Lampory Johannis de Kingham

In the name of God Amen May the Seventh Anno Dom‘ One Thousand Seven hundred & Eight according to ye Compu__tion of ye C____ of England I John Lampory of Kingham in ye County of Oxon husbandman being of perfect memory and remembrance praised be God I Doe make and ordeine this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following ffirst I bequeath my soule into ye hand of Almighty God my Maker hoping through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Savio‘ & Redeemer to receive free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins & as for my body to be buried in Christian buriall at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter
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Impr‘i I give unto my Bro‘r William Lampory all the Goods Lands Tenements and Cattell whatsoever I die possessed of for the terme of the two lives yt be upon the Chattell Lease Upon Condicion that he the aforesaid William Lampory shall pay all my debts & what remaineth yearly afterwards shall be at my Bro‘r William Lamporys disposeing for ye use of my wife & Children& I make him ye aforesd my Brother William Lampory whole & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament revoking all other Wills & Testaments In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day and yeare first above written John Lampory Witness hereunto Sho:? Kite Thomas Boulter Edward Gillett

Probate 9? May 1709 [Gul Lampory frater]
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WI94.87 (1726/1726) Lanchbury Jos: de Ramsden

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Lanchbury of Ramsden in the parish of Shipton under Whichwood being in perfect health & memory praised be God do make this my last Will and Testament as followeth Impri‘s I give unto my beloved wife Sarah Lanchbury all the goods that she brought to me and three Guineas in money & all her Cloaths ---------------likewise Item I give unto my two sons Joseph & Stephen Lanchbury all the residue of my goods & Chattles & all my money be it little or much Item I give unto my beloved wife supposing she be with Child proportionable with my two sons toward the breeding up of the Child Item if my t[wo] sons should dye before their substance be spent? I give my beloved wife three pounds in money & I do make George Lanchbury my Brother sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament to be in trust for my Children In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seale this four[th] day of July An‘o D‘ni 1726 Jos: Launchbury sealed published & declared in ye p‘sence of [us?] the marke of John Lanchbury the mke of John Cooke Tho: Dix

Probate 7 July 1720 [amended to 1726] [Geo: Lanchbury fratris]
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78/3/40 (1729)

The first section is a pre-printed form, in Latin, with gaps for the insertion of names etc.

Noverint Universi per praesentes, nos [Robertum ffisher de ffaringdon parva in Cou‘ Berks yeoman et Johannem ffisher de ffaringdon p‘dict yeoman et Georgium Radbourn in _____ de Letchlade in Comit? Gloucester Inholder] teneri & firmiter Obligari [Jacobo Bouchier Leg__ D___at peculiar? Sive Exempt‘ Jurisdictoris? de Langford in Coun‘ Oxon et Berks et membrorum? ejus? ___ Officiali? sive Comissario legitimo constitut__ certum??] bonae & legalis monetae Mag. Brit> solvend eidem [Jacobo Bouchier] aut suo certo Attornato, Successoribus, Executoribus, Administratoribus, sive Assignatis suis. Ad quam quidem solutionem bene et fideliter faciendum obliga- mus nos & [quamlibet] nostrum per se pro toto & in solido Haeredes, Execu- tores & Administratores nostros firmiter per praesentes. Sigillis nostris Sigillatas Dat [Vicesimo Quinto] die mensis [Aug____] Anno Regni [Domini nostri Georgij Secundi] Dei Gratia Mag. Brit. Franciae, & Hiberniae [Regis] Fidei Defensor &c [Tertio] Annoque Domini [1729]

The second section is also pre-printed, with gaps for insertion, but is in English.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if [Eliz: ffisher als Lanchbury wife of the abovebound Rob: ffisher the daught‘r &] Administrat[rix] of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of [Henry Lanchbury late whilst he lived of Little ffaringdon within the parish and peculiar Jurisdiction of Langford abovenamed widower & yeoman] deceased do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattles, and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said [Elizabeth ffisher als Lanchbury] or unto the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for [her] and the same so made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited in the Registry of the above-named [peculiar Jurisdiction of Langford] at or before the [Last day of November] next ensuing And the same Goods, and Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased at the time of [his] death, which at any time after shall come to the Hands or Possession of the said [Administratrix] or unto the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for [her] do well and truly Administer according to Law. And further, do make or cause to be made, a true and just account of [her] said Administration at or before the [last day of July in the year 1730] And all the rest and residue of the Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Judge or Judges, for the time being, of the said Court, shall deliver, and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively, as the said Judge or Judges by his or their decree or sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of an Act of Parliament, in that behalf made and provided, shall ___t and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named, do exhibit the same unto the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said [Eliz: ffisher wife of Robert ffisher] above bounden, being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said Letters of Admini-stration (approbation of such Testament being ___st had and made) in the said Court, then this Obligation to be void and of none effect, as ______________________________________

Signatum, Sigillatum, & deliberatum
adulum dict. [___ Bouchier] Robert ffisher O [seals]
praesentia
E Davis ____ John Fisher O

George Radburn O
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__ John X _____
Jno Kinge?
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The third section is hand-written in Latin, which I have not transcribed.
It is headed "Jacobus Bouchier" and contains the following names:
Edward Davis sen; Edward Davis jun (Langford); Geo: Cooper; Henry Lanchbury; Jo: Greenway Reg‘r;
Elizabeth ffisher als Lanchbury uxor Robert ffisher filia naturali et legitima . . . 16 Aug 1729
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The fourth section is hand-written in English

The fforme of the oath to be ad‘m‘stred to Elizabeth ffisher als Lanchbury laying
her hand upon the holy Evangelist
Your oath is and you shall swear that the abovenamed Henry Lanchbury your late ffather dec‘ed dyed intestate and made no Will as farr as you know or believe and that shall well and truely administer the goods credits and Chattells of the said deceased by paying his Debts soe farr as his said goods credits and Chattells will thereunto Extend And the Law requireth And that you will make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods credits and Chattells of the said deceased that shall come to your hands possession or knowledge and make a true and just Account and Exhibit them into the Registry of this Court when you shall be thereunto Lawfully required Soe help you God
Kiss the Book

This Comission was Executed and the Oath above written duly administred unto the abovenamed Elizabeth ffisher als Lanchbury the twentyfifth day of August Anno D‘ni 1729

By me E Davis Junr


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WCod96.62 (1735-37/1738) William Lanchbury of Chadlington. June 9 1735

In the name of God Amen I William Lanchbury of Chadlington in the County of Oxford Yeoman being in indifferent health of body and of sound mind and memory Do for the disposing of such Worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with make this my last Will and Testament in Manner following First I give and Devise unto my son Hercules Lanchbury during his natural Life my Messuage and Lands which I hold by Lease of Sr [William] Osbaldeston Bart if the said Lease shall so long continue And after his Decease I give and Devise unto Mary his now wife during her widowhood the Bakehouse with the Room over the same the Barne adjoyning to the stable and one half of the Garden, part of the said premisses with Liberty of Ingress Egress way [and?] passage at all times to and from the same through the Backsides belonging [to?] the said premisses, and after the death of my said son and Death or marriage of his said wife I give and Devise my said Messuage and Lands unto Isaiah Lanchbury and John Lanchbury two of the sons of my said son Hercules for all the Remainder of the said Lease which shall be then to come to be Equally divided between them Also I give and Devise unto William Lanchbury one other of the sons of my said son Hercules all that my Messuage or Tenement and Lands which I hold by Lease from William Rollinson Esq and also the? Cropp of Corne that shall be growing thereon at the Time of my death To h[old?] to him his Exec‘rs Adm‘s and Assignes for all the Remainder of the Terme therein then to come __ the said William Lanchbury paying to my said son Hercules Twenty shillings a year during his Naturall life by Two Equall halfe yearly payments to witt at Michaelmas and LadyDay and Also pay all such sumes of money as shall Appear at my Death to be charged on the said premisses by way of Mortgage Also I give and Devise unto my G[rand]-son John Burden his Exec‘rs Adm‘s and Assignes my Messuage or Tenement at Ramsden in the said County of Oxford with the Garden and Barne there -unto belonging for all the Remainder of the Terme which I have to [run?] therein he paying such moneys as the same stand as a Security? for ___ I give unto my daughter ffrances Burden my Bedstead which is now in [the?] --------------------- house [William Lanchbury sig for page 2] __________ my Looking Glass, and the ____________________________ give unto my Grandaughter Sarah? Burden _____________________________ after the Death of her mother All the rest of my ________________ bequeath unto my said Grandson William Lanchbury ________________ my Goods Chattles credits ready money and Personall _______________ not hereinbefore mentioned and? funerall? Expenses _________________ and bequeath unto my said son Hercules Lanchbury whom? I? make? __ Appoint sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament _____________ all former and other Will or Wills by me at any Time heretofore? _______ In Witness whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament _________ of Two sheets of paper set my Hand and Seale this ninth day of June? ___ Eighth Yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the _____ faith? and in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty [five?] William Lanchbury X his Marke Signed sealed published and Declared by the said William Lanchbury as and for his Last Will and Testament ___ the presence of us who in his presence subscribed our Names as witnesses hereunto Thomas Maj[or?] Abell Issard Tho: Bulley

A Codicill to be annexed to and taken as part of my Last Will and Testament First I hereby Ratify and confirme my Last Will and Testament bearing date the Ninth day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty ffive ___ every Article Clause and thing therein Except as follows # # # # # # # # # Whereas I have by my said Will charged the Messuage and Land Devised to my Grandson William Lanchbury with the payment of an Annuity of Twenty shillings a Yeare to my son Hercules Lanchbury during his Life Now I do hereby Revoke the said Annuity [of?] Twenty shillings a Year and give and devise my said Messuage and Lands and Croppe that shall happen to be thereon as in my Will unto my said Grandson William Lanchbury absolutely discharged from the said Annuity In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this Twenty Third Day of January In the Yeare of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Seven Willaim Lanchbury his marke Signed sealed and Declared by the said William Lanchbury as a Codicill to his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto Henry Ward John Burden Wm Dolton?

Probate 19?/3/1738+ [Hercules Lanchbury]
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Bd111.191 (1825)

Lainchbury Ann On the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord of Southleigh 1825 Letters of Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Ann Lainchbury late under of Southleigh in the County of Oxford deceased were 20 granted to James Lainchbury the natural and lawful son and next of kin of the said deceased being first sworn duly to administer James Lainchbury the lawful Husband of the said deceased surviving but dying without taking out Letters of Administration
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WPec18.40 (1842/1843)

I James Lanchbury of Towersey in the County of Bucks, Farmer, being weak in health, but of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, do this fifteenth day of April in the Year of Our Lord one thousand, eight hundred, and fortytwo, make this my last Will and Testament in manner, and form following That is to say I give and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named the whole of my Estate and Effects whatsoever, and wheresoever, and of what _al_e_ and kind soever, after payment of my just debts, and Funeral and Testamentary expences, Upon Trust, to use the same in such way, and manner, as they shall from time to time think advisable, for the benefit of my Wife and Child during the whole of my Wife‘s natural life, should she remain so long Whole and Soley? unmarried, subject notwithstanding to the allowing to my Father Thomas Lanchbury a maintenance out of the same during the whole of his natural life.

I further devise and bequeath that in case my Wife marry, then upon my Son William Lanchbury obtaining his majority, I give and bequeath to my Rebecca my dear Wife one third of my Property for her own absolute use and benefit; And the other two parts to my Son William Lanchbury, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns to and for his own absolute use, benefit and disposal. And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my kind friends Robert Juggins of Emmington in the County of Oxford, and Richard Borden of Towersey in the County of ------------------ Buckingham, to be the Executors for carrying this my last Will and Testament into effect.
Signed my me the the [sic] testator James Lanchbury O

Signed by the testator James Lanchbury in the presence of us, present at the same time who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this fifteenth day of Thomas Juggins
April 1842 William Bowden

1843. Feby 4th Robert Juggins. One of the Executors above named was sworn? as usual and that the Personal Estate of the deceased is under the value of Four hundred and fifty Pounds
Before me
(the other Executor reserved)
W H Apthorp ?
Official Commissary
Proved the 4th day of February 1843 Before the Reverend William Hutchinson Apthorp Clerk BA Official Commissary by the Oath of Robert Juggins one of the Executors to whom Administration was committed he being first sworn duly to Administer (power being reserved of making the like grant to Richard Bowden the other Executor named in the said Will when he shall apply for the same)
184.369 (1562/1568) Will: Robert Lanchepraye, Chadlington 30th Nov 1562
Probate 12/3/1568
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PROB11/1743 (1654/1654) Mary Lainchberry

In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Lainchberry of Chadlington in the County of Oxon widow doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament this sixteenth day of July one thousand six hundred fiftie fower in manner & forme as followeth ffirst I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Allmighty god who gave it not doubtinge but believeing that throughe the merritts of Jesus Christ my alone saviour to be made partaken of life everlastinge and such worldly goods as god hath bestowed one mee as followeth ffirst I give unto Alice Baylies the sume of tenn shillings and I give unto her foure children the sume of tenn shillings a peece, if either of them fortune to dye it shall remayne unto them Also I give my daughter Alce my best wastcoate? and my best pettycoate and my shorte Coate and one smocke one Crestclate?? alsoe I give my daughter Anne Hanckes? my best gowne my greate Coffer and one smocke and ye twenty shillings that I lent unto Joseph Hanckes her husband I give unto their Children equally to be divided betweene them Alsoe I give unto my sonne William Lainchberry the bond of five pounds that hee oweth mee payinge out of the aforsaid bond the sume of twenty shillings unto my Ex‘or hereafter to be named Alsoe I give unto John Lainchberry my grandchild the Garner? and one bedsteed & one tablebord & frame and one Cisterne after the death of his ffather alsoe I give unto Esay_Lainchberry my grandchild one bedsteed one cupboard & the Iron barre? after his ffathers death and I give him one Ewe sheep p‘sent and all ye rest of ye things yt bee at my sonne Esay Lainchberrys I give him excep tinge my great pott if either John Lainchberry or Esay_Lainchberry my grandchil dren fortune to dye afore they come to ye age of one & twenty it shall remaine unto the other of them Alsoe I give unto Mary_Lainchberry my grandchild my great kettle when she comes to ye age of sixteene Alsoe I give unto Mary Harrys my Grandchild one Flockbeed? & one bolster two pillowes two paire of sheets & two blanketts one Cov‘led? w‘th the bedsteed & one brazen Chaffing dish one kettle one little coffer & forty shillings of money Also I give unto my grandchild John Harris the sume of twenty shillings & one little bottle Also I give unto Robert Harrys my grandchild ye sume of twenty shillings & the great brasse pott of myne that is at my sonne Esay Laynchberryes Alsoe I give unto Alice Harrys my grandchild the sume of Twenty shillings Also I give unto Anne Norman & Eliz: Norman one Ewe sheepe a peece Alsoe I give all the rest of my weareing apparrell not before bequeathed I give unto my daught‘ ffrancis Harris & my cowe and my breweing barrell Alsoe I give unto my sonne Esay Lainchberry the sume of Two shillings All the rest of my goods lands and chattles not before bequeathed I doe give & bequeath unto my sonne in law Humfrey Harrys whome I doe make and ordaine to bee my Whole & sole Executor of this my will and Testament soe? desiring the Lord to bee mercyfull unto my soule I rest Mary Lainchberry her m‘ke Witnes[ses?] John Smithe John Norman his marke

This will was proved at Westminster the Twentieth day of September in the yeare of our Lord god according to the computation? of the church of England one thousand six hundred fiftie fower before . . . . by the oath of Humfrey Harrys sole Executor . . .
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(1725/1728) Edward Lainchbury

The Will of me Edward Lainchbury of Mount Skippett near
Ramsden in the parish of Shipton under Wychwood in Oxfordshire yeoman
is as follows ffirst I give devise limit? and appoint unto John Williams Clinch of Witney
Banker and David Newman? of Ramsden aforesaid Carpenter and their heirs
executors and administrators upon trust as hereinafter is mentioned all that
my messuage or dwellinghouse with the Barn Stable Garden Orchard and
appurtenances thereunto belonging at Mount Skippett aforesaid fformerly two Cottages
or tenements and now in my own possession To hold the same unto them the said
John Williams Clinch and David Newman? their_heirs executors and
administrators Upon trust and to the intent that they and the survivor of them
and his_heirs executors or administrators do and shall as soon as conveniently
may be grant? sell and absolutely dispose of the same to any purchaser or
purchasers his her or their_heirs and assigns and by and out of the purchase
money to arise thereby do and shall pay and apply to my neighbour Charles Leake
of Witney aforesaid his executors administrators or assigns the principal sum of
thirty pounds now due and owing from me to him upon Security of the said
premises and for which sum and interest he now holds a lien? in the nature
of mortgage thereupon and on my Documents of Title relating thereto and do
and shall pay to the said Charles Leake all such further monies as are or
shall be due and owing to him from me or my Estate and after payment
thereof and of my funeral and testamentary expences Upon trust to pay and
apply the remainder of the said Purchase Monies in payment and discharge
to the said John Williams Clinch and David Newman? of the Monies I now
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owe to each or either of them And then in payment to any other my Creditors of
the debts or demands subsisting or which may stand against me or to any such
Creditor or Creditors lastly described? in the __tion or discretion of my said trustees
or trustee or the heirs executors or administrators of the survivor of them as far
as such residue of purchase money may extend and in full or pari passu amongst
all or any of them the said Creditors It being my desire and intention that
the receipt or receipts of my said trustees or either of them or of his heirs executors
or administrators shall be a good and sufficient discharge to the purchaser or
purchasers of the said messuage and premises or any part thereof And that such
purchaser or purchasers shall not be required to see to the application or
non?application of his her or their purchase money or liable to any misapplication
of the same And as to any clear? and nett? monies to remain in my said trustees
hands the produce of the said purchase money after payment of all expences
of sale and of Title and as aforesaid upon trust for the benefit of the two
children now under my roof namely Edward Lewis Ryman and Hester or Esther
Ryman lately respectively born of the body of Susanna Ryman living at this
time with me at such time or times and in such manner and for such
maintenance or other purposes as my said trustees or the survivor his heirs
executors and administrators shall judge discreet it being my desire that the
whole thereof shall if requisite be disbursed in the maintenance or support
of the said Children or of the survivor of either dying at the full discretion
of my aforesaid trustees or trustee during the minority of such Children or
Child and I give and bequeath to the said Susanna Ryman my household
Goods and wearing apparel within my said dwellinghouse at Mount Skippett
aforesaid and subject to the payment of my said debts I give and bequeath to the
said John Williams Clinch and David Newman? my Mare and Colt my
___ or? Whiskey? and Harness and all other my Effects undisposed of in or about
my said house and premises And also all _____ Dividends and Property
which shall or may be due or belonging to me at the time of my decease
from any person or persons except my property or Effects at Lynn Regis in
Norfolk which last mentioned property consisting of household ffurniture
wearing apparel household goods and other effects in or about my house
there ___ occupied by my wife Phoebe Lainsbury together with any other
property under her control I hereby give release and bequeath to her
provided and upon condition only that she and my said Estate intended for
her do and shall indemnify my other Estate fully against any debt or claim
and all or any demands upon me? from that Neighbourhood or on her account
and upon further condition that she forthwith absolutely releases and discharges
in an effectual manner my said Messuage and Premises at Mount Skippett and
all? other my real estate from all dower or thirds at the Common Law or
otherwise and from all or any claim right or demand by her whatsoever and
in default thereof I give my said property and Effects at Lynn Regis or
elsewhere and whether or not under her control unto my said trustees in trust
for the purposes of this my will and ultimately for the benefit and sustentation
of the said two children and of the survivor of either dying to the uses and in
manner aforesaid And I give to my Nephew the now eldest son of my sister
Mrs Sarah Moore the Gold Watch Chain and Seals which she some years since
kindly gave to me And all the residue of my Estate and effects whatsoever I
give devise and limit? to my said trustees their heirs executors and administrators
hereby appointing them Executors of this my will In witness whereof I have
to each of the two sheets thereof set my hand and seal the second day of
September one thousand eight hundred and twentyfive [Edward Lainchbury O]
signed sealed published and declared by the testator as and for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who in his and each others presence have set our names
as witnesses James Cook Wm Ferriman Samuel Ferriman

Proved at London 10th July 1828 before the Judge by the oaths of John
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Williams Clinch & David Newman? the Executors to whom admon was granted
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Probate;TNA no. PROB11/1375 James Lainchbury

In the Name of God Amen
I James Lainchbury of Grays Inn London being in good health and sound and disposing mind Do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament
resigning my sincere thanks to Almighty God for the many blessings and mercies by him vouchsafed to me and recommend to him my Soul in a comfortable
hope of pardon and forgivness of my manifold Sins and Ignorances through the Merits of my Saviour and my Body to be interred by daylight in the
most plain and private manner and with as little Expence as the strictest decency will permit in Saint Andrews Burial Ground in Grays Inn Lane
provided I dye in London in the same Grave with my good and worthy late ffriend Isaac John Bearley? the ground having been purchased by me
at his death for the purpose and on the same flat Stone that now covers his Grave no other Memorial of me than my Name Age and the day
of my death inscribed thereon And as to the little Money and Effects with which the Almighty Creator in his great Goodness has intrusted me I dispose
thereof as follows that is to say ffirst I order my set of Chambers wherein I long have lived to be sold within twelve Months after my decease otherwise they
will be forfeited to the Society as per order some time since made by said Society for that purpose together with such part of my ffixtures Books and
ffurniture as may not be wanted and not hereinafter disposed of And altho' hard to say and still more strange here to relate I have a Brother who
from Impudence in the early part of Life and through a long course of more than forty Years has neither been sociable or comfortable as I could
have wished Yet still he is my Brother and as such I here leave unto my said Brother William Lainchbury all my Houses ffarm Lands and
Estate both ffreehold and Copyhold situate at Ramsden and ffinstuck in the County of Oxford for and during the term of his natural Life (all of
which said several Messuages or Tenements Lands and Premises being Copyhold have been by me surrendered to the use of my Will) and if my said
Brother William should happen to dye before his present Wife Martha then and in such case I leave unto his said Widow Martha Twenty pounds
a Year payable Quarterly during her Life as a reward for her attention and kindness to my late ffather in his last Illness out of my Landed Estate
above mentioned by the Person or Persons next after in Possession and which after my said Brothers Death I leave all the said Houses ffarm Lands
and Estate as aforesaid unto my Nephew James Lainchbury for and during the term of his natural Life he keeping the same in good
tenantable repair and committing no waste and after the death of my Nephew James then I leave the same to my Sisters Eldest Son
Edward Lainchbury for and during the term of his natural Life he keeping the same in good tenantable repair and committing
no waste and after the death of my Nephew Edward then unto his Brother William for and during his Life he keeping the same in good
repair without waste and after the Death of my Brother and three Nephews as herein above described I then leave all the said Houses
Lands ffarm and Estate both ffreehold and Copyhold situate at Ramsden and ffinstuck in the County of Oxford aforesaid unto and amongst
my five Nieces or as many of them as shall or may then be living share and share alike Item unto my Brother's Eldest Daughter
Elizabeth the Wife of John James in consideration of her large ffamily I leave an Annuity of fforty pounds a Year for and during the
term of her natural Life and which said Annuity I here declare it to be for the sole and separate use benefit and advantage
of my said Niece Elizabeth free and clear of and from the Debts Engagements and controul of her present Husband John James and that her
own Receipts shall be deemed a sufficient discharge for the same and unto my Brothers other Daughter Mary the Wife of Edward
Clifford? I leave one other Annuity of ffifty pounds a Year for and during the term of her natural Life and also the use of my late ffathers House
Gardens and Premises for to dwell in with the use and benefit likewise of the adjoining Cot for any one of her Daughters to live in or
otherwise as she shall think fit by keeping the same in proper repair for and during the term of her Life and ten Guineas for Mourning
Also unto my Nephew Edward Lainchbury (notwithstanding his inconsistent impudence and ingratitude) I nevertheless here leave him an
Annuity of ffifty pounds a Year for and during his Life and unto his Brother William Lainchbury after he attains the Age of Twenty one
Years I leave him one other Annuity of fforty pounds a Year during the Remainder of his Life And unto my Sisters Second Daughter Elizabeth I leave
one other Annuity of Thirty pounds a Year for and during her Life And unto my Sisters third Daughter Mary the Wife of William Doare
I leave one other Annuity of Thirty pounds a Year for and during her Life And next? be it known to my Executors and others whom it may
concern that there is fifty pounds a Year Imperial Annuities at the Bank standing in the joint Names of myself and Sarah Austin And
also another small Account in the three per cent Reduced Annuities in the same joint Names for the purpose of investing the Interest
arising from said Imperial Ann's as the same shall become due both of which said Sums in the Imperial and Reduced Annuities so
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Standing in our joint names I do hereby acknowledge and declare to be the sole property of the said Sarah Austin
my name being thereto only as a Trustee And therefore it is my request and desire that both Imperial and Reduced Ann's may be soon
after my decease transferred into her own Name and I here also leave unto the said Sarah Austin an Annuity of Twenty pounds a Year during
her Life and ten Guineas for Mourning and I do leave unto and for the joint use and equal benefit of the said Sarah Austin and my Niece Sarah
Lainchbury whatever part of my Books Goods and ffurniture they may jointly choose to have in order that they may reside and dwell comfortably
together as heretofore they have done and it is my further Will and desire that all the said Annuitants hereinmentioned may be paid
quarterly and that the first payment thereof may be made to each on the first usual quarter day after my decease and that I do
hereby also charge all and every of my ffreehold and Leasehold Ground Rents that now do or that shall or may hereafter belong to
me in London or elsewhere with the several payments of all and every of the said Annuities hereinmentioned and my further express Will and
desire is that none of the said Annuities in whole or in part shall at any time hereafter be sold assigned or any otherwise disposed of
to any person or persons whatsoever for if they are they shall cease determine and be no longer paid or payable it being my intent
and meaning that the said several Annuities shall be payable to the respective parties alone for the sole respective use and benefit of each
of them as being the produce of much care and industry on my part for to make a small provision for the several ffatherless
Children left young totally unprovided for And whereas I have reason to suppose that the two Grounds and a little Strip of
Woodland formerly belonging to the late John Joyners Estate which I purchased of his Nephew Edward Bird must inevitably be sold after
the death of Mrs Smith of Brize Norton the present Owner and as the Owner of said Grounds has a Right to a Road to and through
my Lands to theirs it may be justly deemed advisable for me or my Heirs to become the purchaser in order to lay them
together as heretofore they have been and if it should ever so happen it is my wish and desire to have them purchased and add them
to my other adjoining property and to hold the estate during the several Lives as herein before I have left and bequeathed my other
Lands And for that said purpose I here leave and bequeath the Sum of ffive hundred pounds in Trust for to purchase said two Grounds
and Strip of Woodland when a fair opportunity shall offer and in the mean while it is my request that the said ffive Hundred pounds so left
to be invested in the three per cent Consols in my Nephew James's Name and by him held in Trust untill such time as said purchase
can be obtained with with a proviso and provided the same can be had and accomplished in the space or course of Ten Years after my decease
and if not I then leave the said ffive hundred pounds with all Interest due and belonging thereto unto my said Nephew James for to
dispose of as he shall then think fit I leave unto my good and worthy ffriends Jane and Mary Wellington of Willcott in Oxfordshire five
Guineas each for a Ring as a small token of my Affection and regard for their kind and uninterested ffriendship to my self and ffamily
thro' the course of many Years also beg that Mr John Noble and Mr John Morgan will each accept of a Ring And unto Mary Dubourg? of Red
Lyon Passage I leave ten Guineas for and in consideration of the many charitable and other good qualities when in better circumstances she then
I believe really had My Gold Watch Key and one Seal I leave unto my Niece Sarah Lainchbury and my Gold Chain and other two Seals unto
my Nephew James And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Money Stock property and Effects of what kind or nature soever the same
may be at the time of my decease I leave and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Nephew James and my Niece Sarah
Lainchbury for to be divided equally between them share and share alike and I do hereby also nominate constitute and appoint my said
Nephew James Lainchbury and my Niece Sarah Lainchbury Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and likewise joint
and equal residuary Legatees hoping and relying on their being kind and ffriendly to all and to each other In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my Hand and Seal written with my own hand this thirteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred
Jas Lainchbury O Signed Sealed and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the within named James Lainchbury in the presence of
us - Rich'd Barry Wm Dodd Jno Dunn

Extracted by John Cobb
Proctor Doctors Commons

John by Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all
England, and Metropolitan, do by these presents make known to all Men, that on the
third Day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and two at London before the ........................................
...............................................................................
..................................... Prerogative Court of Canterbury
lawfully constituted the last Will and Testament of James Lainchbury
late of Grays Inn in the County of Middlesex
Deceased
hereunto annexed, was proved, approved and registered, the said Deceased having whilst
living, and at the Time of his Death, Goods Chattels or Credits in Divers Dioceses
or Jurisdictions, by reason whereof the proving and registring the said Will, and the granting
Administration of all and singular the said Goods Chattels and Credits, and also the auditing.
allowing and final discharging the Account thereof, are well known to appertaon only and wholly
to us, and not to any inferior Judge; and that Administration of all and singular the Goods,
Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased, and in any way concerning his Will was granted to
James Lainchbury the Nephew and Sarah
Lainchbury Spinster the Niece of the said
Deceased the Executors
named in the said Will, having been already sworn well and faithfully
to administer the same, and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said
Goods Chattels and Credits, and to exhibit the same into the Registry of our said Court, on or
before the last day of November? next ensuing, and also to render a just and true Accompt
thereof. Given at the time and place above written and
witnessed.

Sworn under thirty thousand pounds.
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