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The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Umney

The Archdeaconry of Buckingham, 1711, Will #99

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In the name of God Amen I, Thomas Umney of Sherington in the County of Bucks, matmaker, being of a perfect mind and memory, praise be given to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my p[re]sent last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the meritts death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have forgiveness of all my sins, and my body I commit to the earth to be buryed at the discrecon of my executors hereafter named of and as touching the disposition of all such temporall state God hath bestowed upon me I give and dispose of as follows: First I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid. Item: I give and bequeath all my lands tenements & personal effects whatsoever or wheresoever unto my loving wife for her life and make and ordain her sole executrix of this my will and after her decease I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Thomas Umney all that Pightle or Close purchased late of James Brienly with one single common he paying unto my grandchild Mary Umney the sum of twenty pounds for a legacye out of the land when he shall come to heir it. Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren John Umney and Richard Umney all that parcell of land late Jenkins with two single commons or common for one cowe in the common fields of Sherrington and to their heires and assignes forever to be equally divided between them or their heires. But in case any of my aforesaid grandchildren shall die before they shall attain the age of one and twenty years then I give and bequeath his or her part or parts to be equally divided amongst the survivor or survivors of them and I do hereby make void all other wills and make and ordain this my last will and testament. In Witness thereof I the said Thomas Umney have set my hand and seal this 18th day of December in the year of our Lord 1711.. The mark of Thomas Umney. In the presence of us John Babbington. The mark of Thomas Tandy. The mark of Mary Umney.

Probate (originally in Latin): The will of Thomas Umney, late of Sherington, in the Archdeaconry of Buckingham, was proved, approved and favoured and the force and validity of the same was correctly and lawfully pronounced and declared on 23 Oct 1712 before the Worshipful Thomas Wood, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of the Worshipful Thomas Aylofte, Commissary and official lawfully constituted in and throughout the whole of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham the burden of execution of the said deceased was granted to Isabella Umney, widow, relick of the said deceased, the executrix named in the will. A declaration in the presence of Almighty God, according to Act of Parliament enacted and provided in this regard, having first been made in due form of law by the said Isabella Umney.