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Will of Bennett BRUDENELL of Chinnor

Will 10 May 1634   Probate 14(?) Jun 1634

Source: TNA no. PROB11/165
Contributed by: Bob Britnell Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Bennett Brudenell of Chinnor ... bonelace buyer ... sick of body ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Bennett BRUDENELL Chinnor
Frances BRUDENELLWife (Exec)
Christopher BRUDENELLEldest Son
Francis BRUDENELLSon
Bennett BRUDENELLYoungest Son
Elizabeth BRUDENELLDaughter
John ALLENMention
Richard WOODLegateeBKM Amersham
Sarah WOODLegatee[wife of Richard, with children]
Francis SHRIMPTONTrustee & Overseer
John TOVEYTrustee & OverseerChinnor
Christopher LEWESTrustee & Guardian of son
Elizabeth MEADESister
Robert MEADENephew[s Elizabeth]
Bennett MEADENephew[s Elizabeth]
 
Richard MEADEWitness
William GOLDSMITHWitness
 
Probate 14? Jun 1634 London (PCC) ... Frances Brudenell relict ...
Transcriber's Notes
The following details are believed to be true but should not be totally relied upon:
Testator was father of Francis (1721 qv).
John ALLEN (1630 qv) was his father-in-law, father of his second wife Elizabeth.
Christopher was his son by Elizabeth, the rest were by his third wife Frances nee TOVEY.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Bennett Brudenell of Chinnor ... bonelace buyer ... sick of body ...
  • Whereas by the will of John Allen late of Stokenchurch there was 85 due to him from divers men [and] committed to me in trust for Richard Wood of BKM Agmondisham, cooper, and Sarah his wife and their children. After my decease the 85 shall be paid by my Executrix into the custody of Francis Shrimpton and John Tovey of Chinnor, yeoman, there to remain for the use of Richard Wood, Sara his wife and their children, and at the last to be paid to them by Francis Shrimpton and John Tovey and their assigns according to the will of John Allen as fully as I might have done. Francis Shrimpton and John Tovey [shall give] security for the performance thereof [and] for the discharge of my Executrix.
  • I give my eldest son Christopher Brudenell the 30 which was given to him by the above will ofJohn Allen, to be paid by my Executrix into the hands of Christopher Lewes of Chinnor. He shall keep and bring up my son Christopher with the profits of the 30 during his minority and pay him the 30 at age 21. Christopher Lewes shall give security to my Executrix for her discharge thereof [and] for the true payment of the money.
  • I give my son Christopher and my son Francis Brudenell their heirs and assigns for ever all that my tenement or cottage, lands etc wherein I now dwell equally divided between them when Francis reaches 21, they paying to their mother Frances my wife 8 in lieu of her third, and to my daughter Elizabeth and to my younger son Bennett Brudenell 8 apiece.
  • If Christopher and Francis refuse to pay the sums of 8 to their mother and my other children, then [the property] shall go to Elizabeth and Bennett and their heirs etc forever.
  • I give my son Christopher 3 more at age 21 with one bedstead that was his grandfather's and one great chest and two pewter platters.
  • If Christopher dies before 21 then 15 of his torke? of 30 shall be paid by Christopher Lewes among the children of Richard Wood, and the rest of his torke? equally among the rest of my children.
  • I give my son Francis 3 to be paid at age 21, my cupboard in the hall and two pewter platters.
  • I give my daughter Elizabeth Brudenell 3 to be paid to her and her assigns at age 21, with my joined bedstead and two pewter platters.
  • I give my youngest son Bennett 3 to be paid to him and his assigns at age 21, with my table board and frame and two pewter platters.
  • If any of my children die before receiving their legacies, his/her part shall be equally paid amongst the survivors.
  • I give Robert Meade the son of my sister Elizabeth Meade 3s 4d.
  • To Bennett another son of my sister 20d.
  • All the residue of my goods not already disposed of I give to Frances my loving wife whom I make sole Executrix ... to pay my debts, legacies and funeral expenses.
  • I appoint Francis Shrimpton and John Tovey to be overseers ... for whose faithful care therein I give each of them 12d.
  • I revoke all former wills.

  • Witnesses Richard Meade his mark, William Goldsmith.
Probate 14? Jun 1634 London (PCC) ... Frances Brudenell relict ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
Benedicti Brudenell

In the name of God Amen The
tenth daie of May Anno Dm one thousand six hundred thirtie foure I
Bennett Brudenell of the parish of Chynnor in the Countie of Oxon
Bonelace buyer being sicke of bodie but sound of mynd and memorie thanks be
to God therefore doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament in
manner and forme following vizt That is to say ffirst and principally I
commytt my Soule into the hands of allmightie God my mercifull Creator
being constantly assured of the free pardon of all my sinnes through the
mercies and meritts of Jesus Christ hys deere Sonne our Lord and only Savyour
And my Bodie to the earth from whence it came And as touching such my
wordly estate as the Lord in mercie hath lent mee I do dispose thereof as followeth ffirst that
whereas by the last will and Testament of John Allen late of Stokenchurch in the Countie
of Oxon deceased there was four score and five pounds of lawfull money then due unto the said
John Allen upon penalties from dyvers men comytted to mee the said Bennett in trust for
and to the onely use and behoofe of Richard Wood of Agmondisham in the Countie of Buck
Cooper and Sarah his wife and the children of the said Richard and Sarah as by the
said Will under probate upon record more at large may appeare concerning which said
some of ffour score and ffive pounds my will is that the said ffour score and ffive pounds
shall bee presently after my decease paid or put over by my Executrix into the hand and
custody of ffrancis Shrimpton and and John Tovey of Chynnor aforesaid yeoman with them
there to remayne for and to the use of the said Richard Wood Sara his wife and their
children and at the last to be paid unto them by the said ffrancis Shrimpton and John Tovey
and their assignes according to the forme and effect of the said last will and Testament of
the said John Allen as fully and thoroughly in every respect as I the said Bennett might
have held or should have paid done or enjoyed the same by force or vertue of the said Will and
Testament of the said John Allen deceased or otherwise howsoever They the said ffrancis
Shrimpton John Tovey and their assignes yeelding paying doeing and performing for and
concerning the same in every respect as I the said Bennett and my Executrix stand charged or
chargeable by force or vertue of of the said last Will and Testament of the said John Allen
to yield beare pay or perform in or about the same And also then the said ffrancis
Shrimpton and John Tovey and their assignes giving sufficient security as well for the
performance thereof as also for the discharge of my Executrix from the same Item I give unto
my eldest sonne Christopher Brudenell the Thirtie pounds of lawfull money which was
given unto him by or in the foresaid last will and Testament of the said of the said John Allen
deceased to be payd by my Executrix into the hands of Christopher Lewes of Chynnor
aforesaid And my will is that the the said Christopher Lewes shall take keep and bring up
my said sonne Christopher Brudenell for and with the profitts of the said Thirtie
pounds during his mynority and pay him the said Thirtie pounds at his lawfull age of one
and twenty years And that hee the said Christopher Lewes shall also upon the receipt
of the said Thirtie pounds give sufficient security unto my Executrix as well for her discharge
thereof as also for the true payment of the same according to the true intent and meaneing
of this my last will and Testament Also I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Christopher
and my sonne ffrancis Brudenell their heirs and assignes for ever all that my tenement
Cottage lands and premises belonging with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell equally to
be devyded betweene them when my said sonne ffrancis shall come to the age of one and
twenty yeares They my said sonnes Christopher and ffrancis then paying unto their
mother ffrances my wife in lieu of her Third eight pounds of lawfull money and to my
daughter Elizabeth and to my younger sonne Bennett Brudenell eight pounds apeace
of like lawfull money Yet notwithstanding my will is That if my said sonnes Christopher
and ffrancis shall refuse to pay the said somes of eight pounds to their mother and my
other children as aforesaid that then my said cottage or tenement lands and all other the
premises with their appurtenances before mentioned thereto belonging shall goe and remayne
to my said daughter Elizabeth and my youngest sonne Bennett and to their heirs and
assignes for ever anything conteyned to the contrary notwithstanding Item I give
unto my said sonne Christopher three pounds more of lawfull money at his age of one
and Twenty yeares with one bedstead that was his Grandfathers and one greate Chest and
two pewter platters And my will is that if my said sonne Christopher dye before hee bee
of age of one and twentie yeares that ffifteen pounds of his foresaid [torke] of thirtie
pounds shall be paid amongst the children of of the foresaid Richard Wood and Sara his
wife by the said Christopher Lewes and his assignes and the rest of his said [torke] equally
amongst the rest of my said children Item I give unto my sonne ffrancis Brudenell three
pounds of like money to bee paid to him at his age of one and twentie yeares and my
cupboard in the hall and two pewter platters Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Brudenell
three pounds of like lawfull money to bee paid unto her and her assignes at her
lawfull age of one and twentie yeares and my joyned bedstead and two pewter platters
Item I give unto my youngest sonne Bennett Brudenell three of like money to
bee paid to be paid unto him and his assignes at his lawfull age of one and twentie yeares with my
Table board and frame and two pewter platters And my will is that if any of these my said
children happen to dye before they have had and received their said legacies That then his
or their part and porc'on soe deceasing shall goe and bee equally paid amongst the rest of them
surviving Item I give unto Robert Meade the sonne of my sister Elizabeth Meade three
shillings four pence And to Bennett one other sonne of my said sister twentie pence Item
all the rest and residue of my goods whatsoever not in this my [pate] Testament given or
disposed of I give and bequeath to ffrances my loving wife whom I doe make and ordeyne sole
Executrix of this my last will and Testament to pay my debts and legacies and to
discharge my ffuneral expenses And I doe nomynate entreate and appoynt ffrancis
Shrimpton aforesaid and the said John Tovey to bee the overseers of the due execution of
this my last will and Testament for and towards whose faithfull care therein I give unto
each of them twelve pence And I doe revoke disanull and make void all former wills
by me at any tyme heretofore made or published and do acknowledge this and none other
to be my very true and last will In wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and
seale dated the day and yeare first above written. Signe of Bennett Brudenell Wittness
hereunto Richard Meade his mark and William Goldsmith.

Probated at London in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 14th (?) June 1634, Administration granted to ffrancisse Brudenell relicte of the deceased.