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John Boyce of Winkfield Will 1772

 

 

In the name of God Amen

I John Boyce in the parish of Winkfield in the County of

Berks Clerk do make and declare this my last Will and Testament

in manner and form following / that is to say // First I give

and devise all those ? two Closes pieces or parcels of

Arable and Meadow commonly called or known in

the Name of Tangleys with the appurtenances situate lying

and being in the parish of Winkfield aforesaid unto my son

George Boyce his heirs and assigns for ever / And I give and

Devise all that Close piece or parcel of Meadow land commonly

Called or known by the name of Newlands together with the

three Barns Stable Carthouse and all buildings by me lately

erected thereon with the appurtenances situate lying and

being in the parish of Winkfield aforesaid and also about three

acres which was formerly called or known by the name of

the Row and which joins to the last above mentioned

Meadow Land called Newlands and has for several years been

annext to the same unto my son William Boyce his Heirs

and assigns for ever And I also give and devise all that Close

piece or parcel of Meadow Land commonly called or known

by the name of Noakes with the appurtenances situate

lying and being in the parish of Winkfield aforesaid unto my

Daughter Mary the wife of John Milton her heirs and

assigns for ever And I give and bequeath my four Cart Horses

and all my Waggons ploughs Carts Carriages Store(?) utensils

and Implements of Husbandry unto my said son William

Boyce his Executors Administrators and assigns And as to

All and singular the Rest and Residue of my personal

Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature

Kind soever whereof or wherein I shall be any ways possessed

or interested at the time of my decease I give and bequeath

the same unto my said son George Boyce his Executors

administrators and assigns / All my just debts ffuneral and

Testamentary Expenses being first thereout paid and dischargd

And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said

 

Son George Boyce sole Executor of this my last Will and

Testament And Lastly I do hereby revoke disannul and

make void all former Wills and Testaments by me at any

time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said John Boyce

have to this my last will and testament contained

in two sheets of paper set my hand and Seal as follows / to

wit / my hand to the preceding sheet near the bottom and

to this last sheet my hand and seal also my seal to

the thread which fastens the two sheets together this

eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand

seven hundred and seventy one John Boyce  Signed

sealed published and declared by the said John Boyce (illegible)

(illegible) as and for his last will and testament in his presence and in

the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our

names as witness the words And also three acres which was

formerly called or known by the name of the Row and

which adjoins to the last above mentioned Meadow land

called Newlands and has for several years been annext to

the same- being first interlined about the middle of the

first Sheet of the said last Will and Testament Thomas

Wells Gardener to his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester

Henry Low (?) Gardener to Andrew Lindegreen of Winkfield Esq r.

Step:n Rounds Attorney and Winsor

 

This Will was proved at London on the eighteenth

day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven

hundred and seventy two before the Right worshipful George

Way Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the

Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the

oath of George Boyce the son of the deceased and sole

executor named in the said will to whom administration

of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the

said deceased was granted he having been first sworn by

Commission duly to administer

 

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