Will of Charles ANDREWS of Bampton
Will undated Probate 18 Apr 1803
The will is undated -- it stops dead after "... set my hand and seal this"|
The spelling is so strange that it is sometimes hard to guess what he means:
Is "leaf silvers" the name of the house, or what?
Is "leat Bridges" the name of the piece of ground, or should it be "late Bridges", ie formerly the property of Mr Bridges?
Is "Barington Poor" a person, or the poor of Barrington? -- there are a few POOR(E)s in Bampton PRs, though no Barrington P.
The following details are believed to be true but should not be totally relied upon:
"simon Dackon" is thought to be Simon DEACON who married Ann ANDREWS Bampton 1796
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with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Charles Andrews of Bampton ... collarmaker ...
Effects under £300
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In the Name of god Amen I Charles Andrews of Bampton in the County of oxford Collarmaker beeing of asound mind and Desposing memory and understanding and Considering the uncertinety of my so Contining and of this mortal lief Doo make poublish and Declear this my last will and testment in manner and form Fowloing, that is to say) first I will that all my Just Debtes and Funerl Expences be paid and Discharges allso I give and bequeath Elizabeth Andrews my wief my Esteats and afects and all that I have to hur Dwering hur Naterl lief and after hur Deceas) I give to my son Robert Andrews the Ground in Broxfors forlong, allso I Give to my son William Andrews the hous I had bilded leaf silvers, only paying my daufghter Charlet the sum of Ninety Four pounds ---£94 0S 0D I give to my Dauftghters Charlet and Mary Andrews all the plowed land in the 4 feilds and half yard meadow ground in Bampton meadow to bee Equaly Devided between them only paying one pound a year to Barington Poor and one pound a year to mr minshen London Dwering hees lief I give my dauftgher ann wief of simon Dackon Faringdon the Ground ind Bampton meadow leat Bridges only paying one pound a year to Barington Poor, fifty pounds I ow? to mr Thailer of stanharcot to bee paid out of my stock I doo hearby Nomincat Constytute and apoint my said Wief Elizabeth Excutrix to this my last will and Testement hearby revoking and making void all former Wiles and bequested by me hearto foor mead and Declearing this and no other to bee my last will and Testement
in Witness whearof I heave hear unto set my hand and seal this [see Note]|
Signed Sealed published and Deliverd by the said Testator Charles Andrews and for my last will and Testament in the Presens of us who at my request and in the presens of each other have subscribed our Neams as witnes hear to
April 18 1803.
Elizabeth Andrews widow the Relict and sole Executrix in this will named was sworn to the truth thereof and as ___ and also that the effects are under three hundred pounds before me W Brown