The Will of William Brown Grocer & Draper of Spratton 1734-1817

Saturday, 3 November 2012 07:45 PM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

 This Will helps to confirm the Wife of Thomas Bunting was not Martha Brown but was Martha Goodfellow.

 This is the last Will and
Testament of me William Brown of Spratton in the
County of Northampton Draper and Grocer as follows
first I give and devise unto Thomas Bunting who now
lives with me and Martha his wife my Niece and to their
heirs and assigns for ever all that my Messuage Tenement
or Dwelling house with the outbuildings Shops Yard Garden
Orchard and appurtanences to the same belonging situate
standing and being in Spratton aforesaid and now in my
own occupation and also all other my messuages Cottages
Closes Lands Tenements hereditaments and real Estate
whatsoever situate standing and being in Spratton aforesaid
{ ] also I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Bunting
and Martha his wife their Executors admons and assigns all
and singular my household Goods Furniture Plate [] China
Dairy and Brewing vessels [] and implements in trade

monies and securities for money whether on mortgage
Bond Note or otherwise Book and other Debts Cattle Chattels
and personal Estate of what nature kind or sort soever he she
or they paying [] out my just debts Funeral expenses and
the charges of proving this my last Will and Testament and
also the several legacies or sums hereinafter by me given
and bequeathed and I do hereby charge my said real & personal
Estate with the payment thereof accordingly also I give & bequeath
the sum of two hundred pounds unto my Niece Hannah
Freeman the wife of Langton Freeman of Brixworth in the said
County of Northampton Grocer [] her assigns also I give and
bequeath unto my nephew John Goodfellow of Welford
aforesaid the sum of Fifty pounds alsi I give and bequeath unto
my Niece Mary Sudbury of Welford aforesaid the sum of Fifty pounds
also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Hannah Robinson
the wife of John Robinson of Guilsborough in the said County
of Northampton Blacksmith the sum of Fifty pounds also I
give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Jones wife of John
Jonesof the Town of Northampton the sum of Fifty pounds
all which said several legacies or sums I do hereby direct shall
be paid within twelve months next after my decease by my
Executor and Executrix herein after named and Lastly I do hereby
nominate constitute and appoint the said Thomas Bunting and
Martha his wife joint Executor and Executrix of this my last
Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former
& other will & wills by me at any time or times heretofore
made and do declare this and this alone to be [] my
true last will & testament In witness where of I the said William
Brown the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this
eleventh day of February in the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred & Fourteen, Wm Brown signed
sealed published and declared by the above named William Brown
the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of
each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Thomas Eyre // John Hollis?// [ ] Long Buckby,//

Proved at London 4th December 1817 beford the Judge
by the Oaths of Thomas Bunting and Martha Bunting / wife of
the said Thomas Bunting / the Niece and Executors to whom
admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admon.

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