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1769

 

WILL OF JOANA MUCKLESTON

Source: Public record Office. Prob 11/952

 

In the name of God Amen I Joana Muckleston of the town of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop Spinster being in reasonable good health but considering the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last will and testament (that is to say) I give and bequeath to my several nephews Joseph Jones, Thomas Jones and William Hawkins Muckleston and to each and every of them the sum of one hundred pounds a piece Also I give to the trustees of the Salop Infirmary ten pounds Also I give to my brother Richard ten pounds and to his wife five pounds to my sister Jones ten pounds and to my nephew and niece William and Mary Jones five pounds each for mourning Also I give to my cousin Mrs Bridge two pounds Also I give all my linnen and china to be equally divided between my said nephews Joseph and Thomas Jones all the rest and residue of my estates real as well as personal whatsoever and wheresoever I give and devise to my nephew and Godson Joseph Muckleston and his heirs assigns for ever and do make my said brother Richard and nephew Thomas Jones joint executors of this my said will hereby revoking all former and other in witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this third day of October one thousand seven hundred and sixty six - Joana Muckleston - (Seal) - Signed sealed and published by the testatrix as for her last will and testament before us who set our names as witnesses in the presence of us and of each other - Edward Muckleston - E. Mercer - Isa: Hawkins

Bror. I desire Mr Wm Jones of the farm may have twenty pounds Mr and Mrs Hawkins five pounds apiece, my work't bed to my nephew Joseph Jones and when he dies to go to Tommy Jones, what china I have here at the farm to Jo: Jones the napkins to Tommy Jones - Joana Muckleston - 9th January 1769

January 13th 1767

I desire Mr Hawkins to accept of five pounds Mrs Hawkins the same, my work't bed and watch to my Godson Jos: Muckleston my china that is at the farm to my sister Muckleston - Joana Muckleston -

January 11th 1768

Mrs Jones of Wolverhampton to have my workt bed and Mrs Hawkins to have poor Mrs Griffiths workt screen - Joana Muckleston -

9th October 1769

Which day appeared personally Mary Muckleston (wife of Richard Muckleston) of the parish of Stoke Newington in the County of Middlesex Mary Langhorn of the parish of st Mary Islington in the county of Middlesex aforesaid Widow and being sworn on the Holy Evangelists to depose the truth made oath as follows that they these depondents know and were well acquainted with Joana Muckleston formerly of the town of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop but late of the parish of Stoke Newington aforesaid Spinster deceased for several years before and to the time of her death whereby they and each of them became acquainted with her manor and character of handwriting and subscription having often seen her write and subscribe her name and having now viewed and perused the three several paper writings hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain three several codicils and additions to her last will and testament the first bearing date May the 13th 1767 beginning - I desire Mr Hawkins - ending to my sister Muckleston - and subscribed Joana Muckleston - the second bearing date January 11th 1768 beginning - Mrs Jones of Wolverhampton - ending - Mrs Griffiths worked screen - and subscribed Joana Muckleston - the third bearing date 9th January 1769 beginning - Bror I desire Mr Wm Jones - ending - the napkins to Tommy Jones - and subscribed Joanna Muckleston - they these depondents do severally depose that they do verily and in their consciences believe that the several subscriptions set to the said codicils to be all of the proper handwriting of the said deceased - Mary Muckleston - Mary Langhorn - same day the said Mary Muckleston (wife of Richard Muckleston) and Mary Langhorn widow were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit - before me - Geo: Harris surrogate present Thos Adderley Noty. Pubc.

This will was proved at London (with three codicils) on the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine before the worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Hay also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper a Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Richard Muckleston the brother of the deceased and one of the executors named in the will to whom administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased was granted he having first being sworn to duly administer - power reserved of making the like grant to Thomas Jones the nephew of the deceased and the other executor when he shall apply for the same. Exd.

[The next section mainly illegible on the copy, is in small writing in the margin. It looks like notes shadowing the formal statement of probate - last section]

On the fourth day Admon with the will and three codicils annexed of the goods chattels and credits of Joana Muckleston formerly of the town of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop but late of the parish of Stoke Newington in the county of Middlesex Spinster all was *** Richard *** brother *** *** *** *** named in the said will he having first sworn duly to *** the like *** and the other executor [named] in the said will *** *** thereof

 

 

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Will Summary

Date: Written 3rd October 1766 Proved London 13th October 1769 Codicils 13 Jan 1767, 11 Jan 1768, 9th Jan 1769

Premises: None noted as owned.

Bequests: £100 each to nephews Joseph Jones, thomas Jones and William Hawkins Muckleston, £10 to Salop Infirmary, £10 to brother Richard Muckleston £5 to his wife, £10 to sister Jones, £5 each for mourning to nephew and niece William and Mary Jones £2 to cousin Mrs Bridge, linen and china to nephews Joseph and Thomas Jones, residue to nephew and godson Joseph Muckleston.

1st Codicil - £5 each to Mr and Mrs Hawkins worked bed and watch to godson Joseph Muckleston, china at farm to sister Muckleston.

2nd Codicil - worked bed to Mrs Jones of Wolverhampton, poor Mrs griffiths worked screen to Mrs Hawkins.

3rd Codicil - £20 to William Jones of the farm, £5 each to Mr and Mrs Hawkins worked bed to nephew Joseph Jones and when he dies to Tommy Jones, china at farm to Joseph Jones, napkins to Tommy Jones.

Executor: brother Richard Muckleston and nephew Thomas Jones.

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Genealogical Information

Joanna Muckleston [Ref 0221]

Baptised: February 1711/2 at St Chads Shrewsbury

Died: 15th February 1769

Parents: Joseph Muckleston Grocer and Mary