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Will of Anne FLEXNEY of Witney

Will 13 Feb 1699/1700   Probate 27 Sep 1706

Source: OHC no. W. 93.294; 127/4/13
Contributed by: Steve Bumstead Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Anne Flexney of Witney ... widow ... aged in body ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Anne FLEXNEY Witney
Daniell FLEXNEYSon
John FLEXNEYSon (Exec)
Anne SESSIONSDaughter
William SESSIONSSon-in-law
Sarah COLLINSDaughter
Dorothy DUTTONSister
Richard JORDANWitness
Matthew ROSEWitness
William HAYDONWitness

Probate 27 Sep 1706 ... affirmation of John Flexny Executor ...
Transcriber's and Editor's Notes
A Quaker family.
The following details are believed to be true but should not be totally relied upon:
Testatrix: Wife of Justinian (1675 qv).
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Anne Flexney of Witney ... widow ... aged in body ...
  • I give my son Daniell Flexney 20, to be paid within one month after my decease.
  • I give my son Daniell Flexney all my household goods which are now in his possession if I die while residing with him.
    If I die while residing with any of my other children, those of my household goods which are in Daniell's possession are to go to that other child.
  • I give my son-in-law William Sessions 5s, to be paid within one month after my decease.
  • I give my daughter Anne Sessions 5, to be paid at 12d a week towards her maintenance until the 5 is fully paid, and her receipts are to be a sufficient discharge.
  • I give my daughter Sarah Collins 5 to be paid within one month after my decease.
  • My Executor is to pay 5 to the Trustees of the Town of Witney within three months after my decease (if it then remains unpaid).
    It is money that my daughter Sarah Collins borrowed from them. My son John stands bound for it, and I promised him to see it discharged.
  • I give my two daughters Anne Sessions and Sarah Collins all my wearing apparel equally divided.
  • I give my sister Dorothy Dutton 40s, to be paid at 12d a week until the 40s is fully paid.
  • I give all the rest of my goods, chattels and cattle to my son John Flexney whom I make sole Executor ... revoking all former wills.

  • Witnesses Richard Jordan; Matthew Rose; William Haydon
Probate 27 Sep 1706 ... affirmation of John Flexny Executor ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
In The Name of God Amen This Thirteenth day of February in the yeare
of our Lord God one Thousand six hundred nynety & nyne I Anne Flexney of
witney in the County of Oxon widow being aged in body but of sound & p'fecte
memory thankes be given to Almighty God doe make this my last will & testament
in manner & Forme Following Inprimis I give & bequeth my soule into the
hands of God my Creator hopeing through the merits death & passion of my
Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to receave p'don of all my sins & my body to the
Earth From whence it came to be buried in decent manner at the discretion
of my Executor hereafter named & as For the worldly goods w'ch God of
his goodnes hath been pleased to bestowe uppon me I give & bequeath
as Followeth Inprimis I give & bequeath unto my sonne Daniell Flexney
the sume of Twenty pounds of Currant English money to be paid unto
him by my Executor hereafter named within one month next after my
decease Item I give & bequeath all my houshold goods now in the
possession of my sonne Daniell Flexney unto him the said Daniell Flexney
if I shall departe this life whilst I reside or dwell with him but if I shall
departe this life when I shall reside or dwell with any other of my children
my will is that those of my houshold goods w'ch are in his Custody or possession shall
goe to that p'son with whome I shall reside or dwell with at the tyme of my death
Item I give & bequeath unto my sonne in law William Sessions Five
shillings of Currant English money to be paid unto him by my Executor
hereafter named within one month next after my decease Item I give &
bequeath unto my daughter Anne Sessions the sume of Five pounds of
Currant English money to be paid unto her by my Executor hereafter named
by a weekely payment of Twelve pence a weeke & soe weekely & in every weeke
towards her mainetenance Untill the said sume of Five pounds shall be fully
paid & that her receipte For the same shall be a good & sufficyent dischardge
to my Executor Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Collins the
sume of Five pounds of Currant English money to be paid unto her by my
Executor hereafter named within one month next after my decease & my will
Farther is that my Executor hereafter named shall pay to the trustees of the
Towne of witney the sume of Five pounds of Currant English money within
Three monthes next after my decease (if the same shall be behinde & unpaid at
time of my decease) it being soe much money that my daughter Collins borowed
of the trustees of the said Towne & For which my sonne John standeth bound and
indebted & which I promised him to see dischardged Item I give & bequeath
unto my said Two daughters Anne Sessions & Sarah Collins all my wearing
apparell to be Equally devided between them share & share alike Item
I give & bequeath unto my sister Dorothy Dutton the sume of Forty shillings
of Currant English money to be paid unto her by my Executor hereafter
named by a weekely payment of Twelve pence a weeke & soe weekely & in every
weeke untill the said Forty shillings shall be Fully paid All the rest of my
goods Chattles & Cattle whatsoever unbequeathed in this my will I give & bequeath
unto my sonne John Flexney whome I make whole & sole Executor of this my last
will & testament Revokeing & makeing voide all Former willes by me made & this
to be my last will & testament In witness whereof I I have hereunto sett my hand &
seale the day & yeare First above written
Signed sealed published & declared
to be the last will & testament of the                   The marke of
said Anne Flexney in the presence                             X
of: Richard Jordan                                             Anne Flexney
Matthew Rose
William Haydon

Probat' 27 Septembr' 1706 Coram Ven'li
Viro Tho Stafford LL D're et D'ni Arch. Archinat' Oxon Offi'li
Affirmatione juxta Actur parliament' Johis Flexny Ex'toris &c
Cui Com'issa fuit et est Admin &c salvo &c
Geo Cooper Reg. ..