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Will of William FOSTER of Bucknell

Will: 17 Apr 1792   Probate: 6 Jun 1792

Source: TNA no. PROB11/1220
Contributed by: Donnette S Smith Go to Translation Go to Transcript
William Foster of Bucknell, yeoman

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
William FOSTER Bucknell
Sarah FOSTERWife
Michael FOSTERSon
Charles FOSTERSon
Sarah FOSTERDaughtersee Note
Ann FOSTERDaughter[no surname given]
Elizabeth FOSTERDaughter
Eleanor FOSTERDaughter
Sarah Eagles FOSTERDaughtersee Note
Thomas FOSTERSon (Exec)
William FOSTERSon (Exec)
Thomas DAVISWitness
Henry CHURCHILLWitness
Probate 6 Jun 1792 to Thomas Foster and William Foster sons ...
Transcriber's Notes
It appears that some words were inserted between lines, but were not mentioned when the will was signed. One of the witnesses then had to swear that the insertions were in the testator's own writing and were made before the signing.
It is likely that daughters Sarah FOSTER and Sarah Eagles FOSTER are the same person.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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William Foster of Bucknell, yeoman
  • To my son Michael Foster 250
  • To my son Charles Foster 250 plus 50 to put him apprentice, to be paid by my executors
  • To my son John Foster 100
  • To my daughter Sarah Foster 150
  • To my daughter Ann 150
  • To my dau Elizabeth Foster 150
  • To my daughter Eleanor Foster 150 plus 50 for her education
  • The above legacies are to be paid to my sons and daughters who have reached 21 within 6 months after my death, and to the others as and when they reach 21. If any child dies, his/her legacy to be divided equally among the survivors.
  • To my wife Sarah 50 to be paid within the month after my decease, also the best bedding and furniture, chest of drawers, dressing table and the glass, half a dozen chairs, looking glass, night stool, a pair of dog irons in the parlour, a two-fold mahogany dining table, a tea table, tea chest, and waiter china, half a dozen wine glasses, two goblets, two glass decanters,half a dozen walnut tree chairs, two elbow chairs, half a dozen silver teaspoons, two silver table spoons, ten pairs of sheets and such other linen as she thinks proper, and the chest in the room we generally sleep in.
  • To my daughter Sarah Eagles Foster my best bed with furniture belonging at my house in Souldern, also the chest of drawers in the room in Bucknell where she usually sleeps.
  • All the rest of my goods, cattle, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate to my two sons Thomas and William Foster equally.
  • My wife is appointed guardian to my sons and daughter until they are 21 years old.
  • Thomas and William to be executors.

  • Witnesses Thomas Davis and Henry Churchill
Affidavit 26 May 1792

Henry Churchill, gent of Bicester, viewed the will and agreed the interlining.

Probate 6 Jun 1792 to Thomas Foster and William Foster sons ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
No Transcript is available: the above was abstracted long ago from micro-film at Salt Lake City.
Where the meaning is not clear, the contributor regrets that she cannot now recall the full wording, and users are recommended to check the full version from TNA.
It is believed that no names have been omitted.