Will of James Budd, lacebuyer, 1761 (proved 1764)

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In the Name of God Amen I James Budd of Winslow in the County of Bucks Lacebuyer being Somewhat Indisposed in Bodily Health but of a Sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding And Considering the Mortality of this Life Do make and Publish this my last Will and Testament as follows; And First I desire that my Body may be decently Interred at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named, And as to all my Estates both Real and Personal I dispose of the Same in manner following (that is to Say) I Give and bequeath unto my two Sons William Budd and Fransis Budd the Sum of One Shilling each Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Budd and her Heirs All that my Messuage or Tenement in Winslow aforesaid and now in part in the Tenure or Occupation of John Alderman and the other part Unoccupied with all the Outhouses Buildings Barns Stables Yards Gardens Orchards Backsides Profits and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage belonging or in any wise Appertaining (being Copyhold of Inheritance held of the Manor of Winslow aforesaid and which together with the Land Meadow and Sweard Ground hereinafter mentioned and all other my Copyhold Lands and Tenements I have already Surrendered to the Use of my Last Will and Testament or to that Effect) To Hold the said Messuage or Tenement and premisses with the Appurtenanses unto and to the Use of my said Daughter Elizabeth Budd her heirs and Assigns for Ever, Freed and Discharged of all conditions Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever; I having Sometime Since paid unto each of my Sons William and Francis and also to my Daughter Mary Deceased in her Lifetime the sum of Ten Pounds a piece Provided or Conditioned to be paid thereout in and by a Surrender made by me and my late Wife Mary on the First day of March One Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty four Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Budd and her Heirs and Assigns All and Singular my Several Pieces and Parcels of Arable Land Meadow and Sweard Ground lying and being dispersedly within the said Manor and parish of Winslow aforesaid in the Several Common Fields there Containing together by Estimation Ten Acres and an half (be the Same more or less) being also Copyhold of Inheritance and Parcel of the said Manor or holden of the Same with all and Singular the Commons and Appurtenances to the Same belonging or in any wise appertaining now in my own Occupation And Also all other my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever with their Appurtenances To hold unto and to the Use of my said Daughter Elizabeth Budd her heirs and Assigns for Ever; Freed and Discharged of all right Title Interest Claim and Demand and whatsoever of my said Son William Budd as my Heir at Law or otherwise of in and to the Same Also I Give and bequeath unto my said

James Budd [signature]

[page 2] Daughter Elizabeth Budd All and every my Bills Bonds Mortgages Notes of hand and all other Securities for Money Stock in Trade, Plate Linnen China Houshold Goods and Furniture whatsoever and all other My real and Personal Estate of any Nature or Kind whatsoever the Same may be which I Shall be in any wise Possessed of Interested in or Intitled unto at the time of my Decease To Hold unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Budd To and for her own proper Use Benefit and Disposal for Ever Also I do hereby Charge all and every part of my Real and personal Estates with the true payment of my Just Debts and Funeral Expences And Lastly I do hereby make Constitute and appoint my said Daughter Elizabeth Budd full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do Publish and Declare this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my Will Contained in two Sheets of paper to the first Sheet thereof Set my hand only and to the last Sheet thereof my hand and Seal this Twenty third day of August In the year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven hundred and Sixty one

[signed] James Budd

 Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator James Budd as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence and also in the Presence of each other have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto
[signed] Stephen Gibbs Senr
[signed] Jno Harris
[signed] Joseph Hunt

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Will of James Budd p1


Will of James Budd p2


James Budd (bap. 7 Oct 1694) was the son of Philip Budd, butcher (d.1718). He married Mary Shelton on 9 April 1719 and lived with his father-in-law William Shelton, linen draper (d.1727). Their children were:

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