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Samuell Ironside

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 12th January 1694/5
Probate Date: 13th July 1696
Proved by Frances Ironside, widow of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/432

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen the twelfth day of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninety and four I Samuell Ironside of Heath and Reach in the Parish of Laighton Bussard in the County of Bed[for]d Esq[uire] being weak of body but of good and perfect mind and memory (praise be God) and calling to mind the uncertainity of this life and hereby revokeing & makeing void all former Wills by me made and particularly a Will by me made and left in the hands of one George Newland of London Scrivener which is as the said George Newland informes me by some person unknowne surrepticiously gotten out of his hands pretending that I sent him for it when in truth I did not and doe hereby particularly declare the same Will to be void doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and forme following (that is to Say) First I comend my Soul to Amighty God that gave it and my body to be decently buryed at the discrec[i]on of my Executrix herein after named Item I give and bequeath unto Frances my loveing wife all my Silver plate whatsoever And doe by this my Will and Testament declare that I have bargained and sold unto Joseph Gurney the Mannor of Gleadley the Capitall messuage and the ground and warren called Gleadley wood and all other lands and tenements with their appurtenances in the Parish of Soulbury in the County of Buck[ingham] which I had and purchased of Edward Merydale Esq[uire] the Father and Edward Merydale the Sonn To have and to hold after the death of me the said Samuell Ironside and Frances my wife and the Survivor of us to the said Joseph Gurney and his Heires for ever Item I bequeath unto my Sonn in Law Robert Archer Esq[uire] six pence Item I bequeath unto my daughter Ann Archer wife of the said Robert Archer six pence Item I give to Margarett Archer my grandaughter six pence Item I give to Joseph Archer my grandson six pence Item I give to my grandaughter Anne Archer six pence Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Pawlett six pence Item I give and bequeath to my loveing Friends Jacob Penington gent[leman] and Mary his wife each of them a twenty shilling peice of Gold called Guineas to buy each of them a Ring Item all the rest and residue of my householdstuff goods and chattells not herein before bequeathed my debts and Legacyes my Funerall and this my Will discharged and performed I give and bequeath to my said loveing wife Frances if she doe not marry after my death but if my said wife marry another Husband then I give the said rest and residue of my goods and chattells unto my grandaughter Frances Disney to have and enjoy presently after such marriage And of this my last Will and Testament I doe make and ordaine my said loveing wife Frances Sole Executrix In witnesse whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and Sett my Seale the day and yeare first above written Sa[muell] Ironside. Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us Jacob Penington Tho[mas] How Joseph Gurney John Penington ./.

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