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1741 John Buckwell

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Date: 1741 to 1741
Location: Angmering, Sussex, Englandmap
Surname/tag: Buckwell
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Buckwell Wills

Transcript of the Will of John BUCKWELL

(ca. 1675 - 1741)

In the name of God Amen

I John Buckwell of the Parish of Angmering in the County of Sussex Taylor being of perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God Do here make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following (that is to say).

First I Will and Bequeath my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it hoping for pardon of All my Sins through the alone Merritts of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I Committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named.

And as for my Temporal Estates wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give and dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say)

I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son John Buckwell and also unto my Son Thomas Buckwell both of the Parish of Angmering aforesaid Tailors

And also unto my Daughter Mary the Wife of Adam Smith of Littlehampton in the County of Sussex aforesaid Baker

And also my Daughter Ann Buckwell of the City of Chichester in the said County Spinster

And also unto my two Grandsons John Buckwell and James Buckwell being the Sons of my Son James Buckwell d’ceased

All and every my Household Goods Chattells Money Rings (? ? ) Bonds Bills Notes of B and Book Debts Dues and Demands and All other my personal and real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever to be evenly divided between them in five equal Shares or parts so that my said Two Grandsons shall have one Equal fifth Share or part to be divided by my Executor hereinafter named immediately after my decease and the decease of Mary my loving Wife and further my Will meaning and desire is that proviso (sic) any or either of my said Sons or Daughters shall to dye before the decease of me and my Wife aforesaid that then the Child or Children of such Son or Daughter so deceased shall have his her or their Equal Share and part But in case any or either of them shall happen to dye as aforesaid and leave no child then such his or her or their Equal Share and part shall be equally divided between the Survivor hereof

And Lastly I do herein and hereby make Constitute nominate and Appoint my above named Son John Buckwell the full whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do herein and hereby utterly revoke disallow and disanull all former Bequests Wills and Legacies by me in anywise left or made declaring ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Twenty Eighth day of March in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine.

John Buckwell His Mark

Signed Sealed published and declared by the within named John Buckwell the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who Subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testator. Richard Ledbeter John Gallager Tho. Marsh

This Will was proved before Mr. Thomas Ball Clerk Master of Arts Surrogate the Sixth Day of February in the year of our Lord 1741 By the Oath of Robert Berie Principal Creditor of the Deceased And Administrator of his Goods etc With this Will above written annexed.

John Buckwell the Son and Executor having been duly Cited and not appearing to accept or refuse the Burthen of the Execution of this Will and Mary Buckwell Widow Relict of the said deceased having renounced etc

Did, being one of the people called Quakers, make his Solemn Affirmation etc to whom etc well and truly etc sworn saving etc.


1. I believe this to be the Grandfather of Mary Buckwell, daughter of Thomas Buckwell, who married John Lintott in 1770.

2. It would appear as if John was bankrupt at the time of his death and therefore his creditors stepped in to gather in and administer his estate.

3. Note that the Quakers were permitted to “affirm” and did not have to swear on Oath.

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