1713 the will of JOHN BANDY of Beachampton Bucks


In the Name of God, Amen, the first day of September in the thirteenth [in error for twelfth; see date of probate] Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann, by the grace of God, over England, Defender of the Faith etc, Annoq[ue] D[omi]ni 1713,

I, John Bandy, of Betchamton, in the County of Bucks, Grasier, being sick in body but of p[er]fect mind and memory and remembrance, praised be God for it, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following.

First I com[m]end my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God my Maker and Redeemer, hopeing assuredly by the meritts of Jesus Christ my only Lord and Saviour to be made p[ar]taker of everlasting life, And I comend my body to the Earth whereof it was made, to be buried in such decent sort as my Exec[uto]r hereafter named shall think fitt. Of my Worldly Goods w[hi]ch the Lord hath been pleased to bestow upon me, I dispose of in manner and forme following.

Impr[im]is I give, will, devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Bandy the sum[m]e of one hundred pounds w[he]n she comes to the age of one and twenty Years, and her Mother to have the use of it till then to breed her up, and she shall have the goods in my house to be left for her now p[re]sent, and the Messuage at Nash after her Mothers decease.

Item all my other goods, w[ha]tsoever and wheresoever, undisposed of, my debts paid and my funerall expences discharged, I give, will, devise and bequeath unto my loveing wife Eliz[abeth] Bandy of Betchamton, whom I do make full and sole Exec[uto]r, And my Mess[uage] at Nash during her n[atu]rall life,

And so I do make this my last Will and Testament to my dear wife,

And I do make void and disanull all other wills w[ha]tsoever.

In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and Year first above written.

The mark of John Bandy

Signed, Sealed, published and declared in the p[re]sence of; 
John Burges  the mark of Ann Grimes John Capp

Probate of Will of John Bandy, 1714

[in latin] The will of John Bandy, late of Beachampton, in the Archdeaconry of Buckingham, deceased, was proved, approved and favoured, On the twenty fourth day of the month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourteen, Before the worshipful Thomas Wood, Doctor of Laws, Official in and throughout the all the Archdeaconry of Buckingham, lawfully constituted, And the strength and worth of the same correctly and lawfully pronounced and declared, And the burden of execution of the said will was committed etc to Elizabeth Bandy, widow, the relict of the said deceased, and the executrix named in the same will, she being first sworn in due form of law. Saving all right whatsoever.

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