Will of James PRESTON of Oxford
Will 20? Mar 1826 Probate 17 Oct 1827
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... I James Preston of St Thomas Oxford servant ...
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In the Name of God Amen
I James Preston of the parish of Saint Thomas in the Suburbs of the City of Oxford
Servant do make this my last Will and Testament first I give and bequeath to my Son Richard
Kersey Preston my eight day Clock and case after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my
son Charles Preston all my wearing apparel such as coats waistcoats breeches stockings
hats shirts and handkerchefs also I give and bequeath unto my Sons Joseph Preston and
Richard Kersey Preston and James Kersey Preston and John Preston and Charles Preston
and my daughter Sofia Hutton all my household Goods and furniture my large silver tankard
and other plate linen woollen ready money and money in the public stocks or funds as
well as book debts Chattels and the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate
and effects whatsoever and wheresoever at the time of my decease and not by me herein
before otherwise disposed of to be sold and to be equally divided amongst my Sons and daughter
share and share alike and lastly I do hereby make nominate and appoint my Son Joseph
Preston and my son Richard Kersey Preston my Executors of this my last Will and
Testament hereby revoking and making void all and every former Will and Wills by me
at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty [blank] day of March
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six James Preston.
his request in his sight and in the presence and sight of each other hereunto subscribed
our names as witnesses to the same William Moore John Preston
Proved at London 17th October 1827 before the Judge by the Oaths of Joseph
Preston and Richard Kersey Preston the Sons the Executors to whom admon was granted
having been first sworn by Com'on duly to adm'r