Will of Edward Reddall the elder, tailor, 1717 (proved 1721)

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In the Name of God Amen I Edward Reddall the eld(e)r of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Taylor being weak of Body and Mindfull of my Mortality Doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner followeing First & principally I recom(m)end my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that Gave itt hopeing for Salvation through the Merritts only of Jesus Christ my Saviour As touching the Disposi(ti)on of such temporall Estate as itt hath pleased God to bestowe upon me I Give & Dispose thereof as followeth I Give and Bequeath unto my sonn Silvester Reddall Tenn pounds of lawfull British money to be paid him within One Year after my Decease I further Give and Bequeath unto my said Sonn Silvester my halfheaded Bedstead my best Cofer and One Table and Frame I Give & Bequeath unto my Sonn Edward one Coffer standing above staires I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Viccars the sum(m)e of Twenty Shillings of like lawfull money to be paid her within one year after my Decease Item I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Sonn Humphrey and his heires All that my Copyhold Cottage or Tenement with the Appertenances holden of the Mannor of Winslowe aforesaid scituate in the Town of Winslowe & now in the Possession of John Allen and Thomas Goodier To the Use & Behoofe of the said Humphrey my Sonn and his heires forever according to the Custome of the Mannor aforesaid My Mind Neverthelesse is and I Doo hereby Charge my Cottage or Tenament soe as aforesaid devised unto my s(ai)d Sonn Humphrey with the payment of the severall Legacyes herein before Bequeathed and also with the payment of all my Just Debts which I owe to any person or persons whatsoever and which my Personall Estate shall not amount to satisfie All the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Goods Chattells and Personall Estate whatsoever & wheresoever I Give and Bequeath the same unto my said Sonn Humphrey whome I make full & sole Executor of this my Last Will And Lastly I Doe hereby Revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made and Doe Declare this only to be my Last In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this Three and twentyeth Day of October in the fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defend(e)r of the Faith &c Annoq(ue) D(omi)ni 1717o

The Mark of Edward Reddall ye eld(e)r

Signed Sealed published & Declared
in the p(re)sence of us who have hereunto
subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the p(re)sence
of the Testat(o)r
Tho(ma)s Henly
Peter Lowndes
John Markham

[Latin] 1 June 1721 Humphrey sworn before me Philip Stubbs Archdeacon of St Albans


Edward Redell of Winslow married Mary H[?]umphrey of Sulgrave, Northants, in 1656. He must therefore have been well into his 80s when he made his will. He was buried on 6 March 1720/1. They had these children: