1844 thomas winkworth hidden hungerford brk PCC will 6549
Will of thomas winkworth, farmer of hidden farm hungerford
To my reputed son sidney john barnes otherwise winkworth who is now an apprentice with mr james bodman, draper of hungerford, the freehold messuage built by john paty on a piece of land at edington called 'the pound' together with land adjoining containing together about 4 1/2 perches , purchased about 1816 from joseph and mary matthews. Also the freehold inclosure in edington called 'the orchard' adjoining the above containing about 1/2 acre and purchased from my brother jesse winkworth late of edington, yeoman about 1818. All of which messuage and premises are now in the occupation of martha barnes single woman. All my farm stock and interest in any lease of the farm at hidden which i rent of the reverend doctor caisford ( except the household goods in the farm house and my pony and chaise) to sidney john barnes on condition that within 3 months of my decease he shall secure to my wife mary an annuity of £30 per annum for the term of her natural life.. If he shall neglect or refuse to do so i direct £500 to be paid out of the farm stock and effects to the executors and the interest paid by them to my wife. After her decease the £500 to be divided equally between sidney john barnes and my other reputed son thomas barnes otherwise winkworth. Also £400 to be paid out of my farming stock and effects which i direct sidney john barnes to pay to thomas barnes in two instalments £200 after 12 months and £200 plus interest at 4% per annum after 3 years.. Sidney john barnes also to pay a legacy of £20 to my nephew john trueman lately living with me and £50 to my nephew jessie winkworth of hungerford newtown, yeoman 12 months after my decease. My pony and chaise, household goods, money in the house, etc (except an old family clock on the staircase which i give to sidney barnes) to my wife mary. If she should not wish to have the whole thereof i recommend her to divide the remainder between sidney john barnes and thomas barnes equally. The residue of my real and personal estate not otherwise disposed of to be divided equally between sidney john barnes and thomas barnes. Executors to be my friends richard allen of denford farm kintbury, farmer, stephen king the younger of hayward in the parish of chilton foliat farmer and james bodman, draper of hungerford.
The mark of the testator (with seal). Dated 31 july 1844. Wit: ann corby, w r hall of hungerford.
Proved london 4 nov 1844 on oaths of richard allen, stephen king the younger and james bodman the executors named in the will