Articled clerkship of Francis John Budd (1802)

In the Kings Bench
James Clarke of Olney in the County of Bucks Draper maketh Oath that he was present and did see John Garrard of Olney aforesaid Gentleman one of the Attorneys of his Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench at Westminster and Francis Budd of Winslow in the said County and Francis John Budd (Son of the [sic] Francis Budd severally sign and seal and as their several acts and deeds in due form of law deliver certain articles of Agreement indented bearing date the fifth day of November last and made between the said John Garrard of the one part and the said Francis Budd and Francis John Budd of the other part whereby it was agreed that the said Francis John Budd should serve the said John Garrard as his Clerk in the practice of an Attorney for the term of five years to be accounted from the day of the date of the said articles And this Deponent further saith that the names John Garrard Francis Budd and Francis John Budd set or subscribed opposite to the several Seals affixed to the said Articles as the parties executing the same are of the several proper and respective hands writing of the said John Garrard Francis Budd and Francis John Budd and that the said Articles were executed on the day of the date thereof and that the names James Clarke and Sarah Wilkinson set as the subscribing Witnesses thereto are of the several and respective hands writing of this Deponent and the said Sarah Wilkinson

James Clarke [signature]

[Official          Sworn at Olney aforesaid the twenty seventh    }
stamp]          day of December in the year one thousand         }
eight hundred and two before me a Comr. &c    }

Wm: Lucas [signature]


The Budds were a well-established Winslow family of butchers and farmers. Francis Budd (1750-1823) the father clearly wanted to advance his sons; the other, William, became a hat merchant in London.

Francis John Budd was a gentleman (i.e. lawyer) living in Bedford when he made a very brief will in 1828 leaving everything to his wife Ann. It was proved in London in 1831 (National Archives, PROB 11/1787/227).

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Copyright 31 January, 2019