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John Slade of Aston Upthorpe - his Will - 1716

I believe John was my 6x Great Grandfather but I am still checking details. This will is unusual in that the Executor was only about 12 years old. In the probate statements I have included the Latin originals and English translations. In the Name of God Amen
I John Slade of Aston Upthorpe in the County of Berks Yeom
being Sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect Memory and
understanding (thanks be to Almighty God for the same) do make
this my Last Will and Testament in manner following and first
I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my
Creator hoping to be saved by and through the precious death
and Merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to
the Earth its Original Matter to be buried in a devout and Christian
like manner at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named
and as to my Worldly Goods and Estate I give dispose limit? and
bequeath the same in manner and form following (that is to say)
Impris I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Martha for
and during her natural Life the yearly rent or Sum of Forty
pounds Issuing and payable out of all that my Messuage or Tenement
and Farm commonly called Thrupp Farm and other my
Lands Hereditaments and Premises Situate lying and being in
the Liberty and precincts of Aston Upthorpe aforesaid or elsewhere
in the said County of Berks to be paid unto my said Wife Martha
or her Assigns at four the most usual Feasts or days of payment
in the year (that is to say) The Feast of St Thomas the Apostle
the Annunciation of our blessed Virgin Mary St John the Baptist
and St Michael the Archangel The first payment there of to
begin on such of the said Feast days as shall happen next after
my decease And my Will and meaning is that the said yearly
rent or Sum of Forty pounds shall go and be in full Satisfaction
of all the dower and Thirds which She can or may have or claim
by the Common Law out of any my Lands or Estate whatsoever
and that therefore the said yearly REnt or Sum of Forty Pounds
shall be paid unto my said Wife without any deduction or

abatement for any Taxes assessments or otherwise howsoever
Item I give and bequeath unto my Two Daughters Martha
and Mary the Sum or Legacy of Eight hundred Pounds apiece
to be paid unto them respectively at their respective Ages of
One and Twenty years and my Will is that in case either of my
said Daughters shall happen to die before the said Legacy of
Eight hundred Pounds shall become payable that the said
Legacy of her so dying shall go and be paid equally between
the Surviving Daughter and my Son John And I do hereby
accordingly devise the same And my further Will and meaning
is and I do hereby declare that in case my said daughters or
either of them shall Marry without the consent of my said Wife
and One of my Overseers and Trustees hereinafter appointed that
then One Moiety or half part of her or their Legacy so Marrying
without such Consent shall go and be paid equally to and between
my other daughter and my Son John Item my Will is that my said
Daughters and each of them shall have the yearly Sum of Thirty
Pounds a piece for their Maintenance and Education until their
said respective or Portions shall become payable
according to the true meaning of this present Will and I do
hereby Will and declare that the said respective Sums of Thirty
Pounds shall be paid to my said daughters respectively at such
days and times and in such manner as the yearly sum of
Forty Pounds is hereby before directed to be paid unto my said
Wife Item I devise and bequeath unto Edward Neale and
Gabriel Holden and to each of the the yearly Sum of Twenty
Shillings a piece during? the term of their respective natural
Lives to be paid to them respectively in such manner as the said
yearly Sum of Forty Pounds is hereby before directed to be
paid unto my said Wife Item I give and bequeath unto my said
Wife all that Messuage or Tenement called Smiths and the
Orchards thereunto belonging Situate in Aston Upthorpe aforesaid
To hold to her and her Assigns for and during her natural Life
if She shall so long continue a Widow and unmarried And Impris
do Will and declare that in case my said Wife shall Sue or
molest my Son or his heirs for her Dower or Thirds out of any of
my Lands Hereditaments and Premises whatsoever That then
the devise of the said Messuage called Smiths and of the yearly
Sum of Forty pounds herein before made to my said Wife shall
cease and be utterly void Item I do give and devise unto my eldest
Son all my Messuages Lands Hereditaments and Premises whatsoever
Situate in Aston Upthorpe or elsewhere in the said County of
Berks To hold the said Messuages and Orchards devised to my said
Wife from and immediately after her decease or Second Marriage
which shall first happen to my said Son his heirs and assigns
for ever. and to hold all other my said Messuages Lands Hereditaments
and Premises to my said Son is Heirs and Assigns
for ever immediately after my decease Subject nevertheless to
and Charges and Chargeable with the Payment of the several
yearly Sums of Money Legacies and bequests in such manner
and form and at the days and times as the same are herein
before respectively given devised Ordered Limited and Appointed

to be paid. Item I do hereby further give and Bequeath unto my said
Wife One Moiety or half part of all the Linen Beds Bedding Brass
Pewter and of all my Household Goods and Household Stuff whatsoever
in the Messuage or Tenement wherein I now dwell Except the Brewing Vessels
and Implements of Husbandry which I do hereby give to my Son Item
all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels Bills Bonds Specialties Mortgages
and other my real and personal Estate whatsoever not herein before
disposed of after my debts and Legacies are first paid and discharged
I give and bequeath unto my said Son John whom I do make and
ordain full and whole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament
and I nominate and Appoint my loving Brothers Mes John Humfrey
and Joseph Slade to be Overseers and Trustees of this my Last Will and
Testament desiring them to be Aiding and Assisting unto my said
Executor in the due and faithful Execution there of And Lastly I do
hereby revoke all former and other Will or Wills by me made and
in Testimony that this is and shall Stand as and for my Last Will
and Testament of the said John Slade the Testator have to this my
Will contained in One Sheet and an half of paper Set my hand and
Seal to each of them the Two and Twentieth day of October Anno
Domini 1715 (The Mark of John Slade) Sealed Signed Published and
declared by the said John Slade the Testator as and for hisLast Will
and Testament in the presence of us who Subscribed our names in the
presence of the said Testator Richard Neale Senr Richard Herd Seyr
Richmond.

Decimo Quinto die Mensis Junij anno Domini
Millesimo Septingentesimo Decimo Sexto Emanavit Commissio Marthae
Slade Viduae Johanni Humfry et Joseph Slade Curatoribus sive Guardian(is)
legitime Assignatis Johanni Slade (Minori) Filio naturali et legitimo
et unico Executori nominato in Testamento Johannis Slade nuper de
Aston Upthorpe in Comitatu Berks defuncti habentis &c ad administran-
dum bona jura et credita dicti defuncti juxta tenorem et effectum
Testamenti ipsius defuncti in usum et beneficium et durante Minoritate
dicti Executoris de bene et fideliter Administrando eadem ad Santa
Dei Evangelia Vigore Commissionis Jurat’ Ex.

On the fifteenth day of the month of June in the year of the Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixteen there issued a grant to Martha Slade, widow, John Humfry and Joseph Slade, the lawfully assigned curators or guardians of John Slade, a minor, the natural and lawful son and the sole executor named in the will of John Slade, lately of Aston Upthorpe in the county of Berkshire, deceased, having etc.,* to administer the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased according to the tenor and effect of the will of that deceased, for the use and behoof and during the minority of the said executor; sworn on the Holy Gospels of God, by power of commission, to well and faithfully administer the same. Examined.

probatum Londini &c coram
Domino &c nono die mensis Nov(em)b(r)is
anno domini 1724o Jur(amen)to Johannis
Slade filij dicti defuncti et
Executoris &c Cui &c de bene &c
Vigore Com(missio)nis jurat(o) Literis
Adm(inistracio)nis bonorum &c dicti def(unc)ti
cum dicto tes(tamen)to (...) al(ia)s (...)
mense Junij Anno D(om)ini 1716o
Quibusdam Marthae Slade viduae,
Johanni Humfry, et Josepho Slade
Curatoribus sive Guardianis l(egi)time
assignatis dicto Johanni Slade
tunc minori in Ejus usum
et beneficium et donec Ipse
ad decimum septimum
aetatis suae annum attigerit
concessis, dicto Johanne Slade
modo ad dictam aetatem
provecto cessatis et expiratis
prout ex Actis Curiae Liquet

Proved at London etc. before the lord etc. on the ninth day of November in the year of the Lord 1724 by the oath of John Slade, son of the said deceased and executor etc., to whom etc., sworn by power of commission to well, etc. Letters of administration of the goods etc. of the said deceased were (...) with the said will elsewhere (...) in the month of June in the year of the Lord 1716, to a certain Martha Slade, widow, John Humfry and Joseph Slade, the lawfully assigned curators or guardians to the said John Slade, then a minor, for his use and behoof and until he will have reached the age of 17 years; (these) are now granted to the said John Slade having reached the said age, (the others) having ceased and expired, as in Acts of Court appears.


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