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Will of Smith STILGOE of Deddington

Will 17 Jan 1706/07   Probate 1707 (see Note)

Source: ORO no. W. 205.284; 150/2/54
Contributed by: Graham Loveday King Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Smith Stilgoe of Dadington ... yeoman ... weak in body ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Smith STILGOE Deddington
Katherine STILGOEWife (Exec)
Zacharia STILGOEFather Overseer
Zacharia STILGOESon[under 21]
Anne STILGOEDaughter[under 21]
Hugh STILGOEBrother
Zacharia STILGOEBrother
Nathaniel STILGOEBrother
James STILGOEBrother Witness
Mary GRIFFINSister
John CRIFFINBrother-in-law
Elizabeth STILGOESister
Anne STILGOESister
Hannah MAYNARDSister-in-lawClifton
Samuel MAYNARDBrother-in-lawDeddington
Giles HANWELLBrother-in-law Overseer
Edward BATES?Witness
Nathaniel APLETREEWitness

Probate 1707 (see Note)
Transcriber's and Editor's Notes
Probate note (if any) is lost due to damage -- date taken from OHC Index.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Smith Stilgoe of Dadington ... yeoman ... weak in body ...
  • My debts and funeral expenses are to be paid.
  • I give my loving son Zacharia Stilgoe 60 and my loving daughter Anne 100, both to be paid at age 21.
    If either of my children die before 21 leaving no issue, I give his/her legacy to the survivor at age 21.
  • If both die before 21 leaving no issue, I give my loving brothers Hugh, Zacharia, Nathaniel and James Stilgoe, and my loving sisters Mary the wife of John Griffin, Elizabeth and Anne Stilgoe 20 apiece, to be paid within three months after the decease of the survivor of my children.
    If any of my brothers or sisters die leaving no issue before the legacy becomes payable, that legacy is to be equally divided between the survivors.
  • Also if both my children die as above, I give 20 to my sister-in-law Hannah Maynard of Clifton, spinster, to be paid within three months after the decease of the survivor of my children.
    If she dies leaving no issue before the legacy becomes payable, I give the 20 to my brother-in-law Samuel Maynard of Deddington, brazier.
  • My loving wife Katherine is to have the use of all my stock and personal estate while she remains my widow, she providing for the maintenance and education of my children Zacharia and Anne.
    If she remarries, she is forthwith to pay the above 60 and 100 to my father Zacharia Stilgoe and my brother-in-law Giles Hanwell, whom I appoint Overseers, or is to give them such security as they approve of for the payment of the money as described above.
  • At age 21, my son Zacharia is also to give security to my Overseers to pay my daughter Anne 60 when he becomes entitled to the lands and tenements which were settled upon my marriage with my wife.
    If he refuses to give such security, I give the 60 above bequeathed to him to my daughter Anne, to be paid at age 21.
  • I give my Overseers 10s apiece, desiring them to help my wife and children as much as they can.
  • I give all the rest of my goods, chattels and personal estate to my loving wife Katherine whom I make sole Executrix ... revoking all former wills.

  • Witnesses Edward Bates? James Stilgoe; Nath'll Apletree
Probate 1707 (see Note)
  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 I Smith Stilgoe of Dadington in the County of Oxon yeoman being
weake in body but of sound and perfect mind memory & understanding (praised be God therefore) doe
make my last Will and Testament in manner & forme ffollowing (Viz't) ffirst & principally I Com'itt my soule
into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly ffather hopeing assuredly through the merritts death and
passion of my blessed Lord and Saviour to Jesus Christ to have full and ffree pardon and forgivenesse
of all my sinns and to Inheritt everlasting life and my body I Com'itt to the Earth to be decently
buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and as touching the disposition of such
Temporall Estate God hath been pleased to blesse me with I give and dispose of the same as ffollows
Impr'is I will that all my debts and funerall Expences be paid and discharged Item I give and
bequeath unto my Loveing sonn Zacharia Stilgoe the sum'e of sixty pounds of lawfull English
money to be paid him when he shall Attaine the Age of One & twenty yeares Item I give and
bequeath unto my Loveing daughter Anne the sum'e of One hundred pounds of like money to
be alsoe paid her when she shall Attaine her Age of One & twenty yeares But incase either of
my said Children Zacharia or Anne shall depart this life before they shall Attaine their Age of
One and twenty yeares leaving noe issue behind them then I give the legacie or portion of such
of them as shall soe happen to die unto the survivor of them the said Zacharia and Anne to be paid
when they shall Attaine the Age of One & twenty yeares But incase both of them shall happen
to die before they Attaine their respective ages of One & twenty yeares leaving noe issue behind
them then I give and bequeath unto my Loveing brothers Hugh Zacharia Nathaniel & James
Stilgoe the sum'e of twenty pounds apeece of lawfull English money And alsoe to my Loveing sisters
Mary the wife of John Griffin Elizabeth and Anne Stilgoe the sum'e of twenty pounds apeece of
like money to be paid unto them respectively within three months next after the decease of the
survivor of my said Children Zacharia & Anne And incase either or any of my said brothers or sisters
shall happen to die before the legacie herein before bequeathed shall become due and payable
unto them leaving noe issue behind them then I give & bequeath such legacie or legacies herein before
bequeath unto such brothers and sisters as shall soe happen to die unto my surviving brothers and
sisters to be equally devided between them share & share alike And alsoe incase of Death of both my
said Children without issue as aforesaid I doe further give & bequeath unto my Sister in Law Hannah
Maynard of Clifton Spinster the sum'e of twenty pounds to be alsoe paid her within three months
after the decease of the survivor of my said Children Butt incase she shall happen to die before the
said legacie shall become due leaving noe issue behind her then I give the said sum'e of twenty pounds
unto my brother in Law Samuell Maynard of Dadington aforesaid Brassier And my will & meaning is that
My Loveing wife Katherine shall have the use & advantage of All my Stock & personall Estate whatsoever soe
long as she continue a wid: she provideing for the maintenance & education of my said Children Zacharia & Anne
But incase she shall happen to marry I will that she forthwith pay the said sum'es of sixty pounds & one hundred
pounds unto my ffather Zacharia Stilgoe and Brother in Law Giles Hanwell whome I doe hereby appoint
Overseers of this my last will & testam't or give such security as they shall approve of for the paym't of the
same att such time as is herein before menc'oned & appointed for paym't thereof And my further will & meaning
is that my s'd sonn Zacharia att his age of One & twenty yeares shall alsoe give security unto my s'd Overseers to
pay unto my daughter Anne the sum'e of sixty pounds of lawfull money when he shall be possessed of or
Intitled unto the lands and tenements settled upon my Intermarriage with my said wife and incase he
shall refuse to give such security then I give the s'd sum'e of twen sixty pounds herein before bequeathed unto
him unto my said daughter Anne to be paid her att the Age of one & twenty yeares Item I give & bequeath unto
my s'd Overseers Tenn shillings apeece desiring them to be aiding & assisting to my wife & Children what in them lies
All the rest of my goods chattles & personall Estate whatsoever I give & bequeath unto my Loveing wife Katherine
whome I make sole Executrix of this my last will & testam't hereby revoaking all former wills by me att any time
heretofore made In Witnesse whereof I the s'd Smith Stilgoe have to this my last will & testam't sett my hand & seale this
seaventeenth day of January Annoq' D'ni One thousand Seaven hundred and Six

Signed sealed published & declared as & for the last
will & testam't of the s'd Smith Stilgoe in the p'sence o                  Smith Stilgoe (O)
Edward Bates? James Stilgoe Nath'll Apletree
[Probate note (if any) lost due to damage]