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Will of Eleanor Wyborn

of Deal, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11/1006 Image ref 218, Probate 2 March 1775
Transcribed by Roger Brewitt
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN
I, Eleanor Wyborn of the Town and Borough of Deal in the county of Kent widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first my will and desire is that my body may be wrapt in Linnen and put into a Leaden coffin and be decently interred in the vault belonging to me in the Chapel Yard of the Town of Deal aforesaid

also I give and devise all and singular my freehold Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and hereditainments whatsoever situate lying and being in the several parishes of Deal aforesaid Sholden, Ringwould, Ripple, Great Mongeham and Woodnesborough otherwise Kinsborough (?) or elsewhere in the said county of Kent and all other my Real Estate whatsoever unto my son Hercules Wyborn and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such Issue unto my son Bethel Wyborn and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue unto my son James Wyborn and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to the right heirs of the survivor of them my said three sons for ever.

Also I give and bequeath all that my Tenement or dwelling house and the Outhouses Yard Backside and Ground thereunto belonging with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in Lower Deal in Deal aforesaid and now or late in the Tenure or Occupation of Mary (H)odges Widow or of her assigns with all that Building Storehouse or Stable and the appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lying and being. Also in Lower Deal in Deal aforesaid and now or late in the Tenure or occupation of Richard Knocker (?) or of his Assigns which I hold by lease from his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and also all that my tenement or Dwelling house and the outhouses, Yard and Ground thereunto belonging with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the Lower Street in Lower Deal in Deal aforesaid and now or late in the Tenure or occupation of Margaret Bagley, widow, or of her assigns which I also hold by lease from his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and all the Estate Right Title Interest and Term and Terms of years which I now have or shall or may have therein at the time of my decease with the several leases thereof which shall be then subsisting unto Eleanor Denne, Spinster, niece of my late husband William Wyborn Esquire deceased her executors administrators and assigns and I direct that the said several leases thereof which shall be subsisting at the time of my decease shall be accordingly assigned by my Executor herein after named to her the said Eleanor Denne, her Executors, Administrators and Assigns within six calendar months next after my decease

also I give and bequeath unto my said sons Bethel Wyborn and James Wyborn and my sisters Elizabeth Goodere and Mary Goodere Spinsters and to the said Eleanor Denne to each and every of them the sum of Ten pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them severally and respectively within six months next after my decease
and I also give unto the said Eleanor Denne my wearing apparel of all sorts and kinds including all my wearing Linnen

and as to all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels Effects Debts out and owing to me Money Securities for Money and all other my Leasehold and personal Estates whatsoever and whensoever and of what kind or nature never (?) the same shall exist and be at the time of my decease not hereinbefore by me otherwise disposed of (all my just Debts funeral Expenses the several Legacies aforesaid and the Charges of proving and executing this my Will being thereout first paid and deducted) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said son Hercules Wyborn his Executors Administrators and assigns to and for his and their own use and benefit and I make constitute and appoint my said son Hercules Wyborn full and sole executor of this my last will and Testament

and lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I the said Eleanor Wyborn have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper affixed together to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the second day of November in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland king defender of the faith ___ and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy two./. [signed] Eleanor Wyborn
signed sealed published and declared by the said Eleanor Wyborn as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in her presence and at her request
[signed] Thomas Horwood, John Cannon Junior, John Middleton

Notes:
Eleanor (abt 1720-06 Jan 1775) was married to Colonel William Wyborn (1705-1769) of Sholden Kent.
Eleanor was the mother-in-law of Rebecca WYBORN of Sholden (see will 1839).
Eleanor's father was Sir Samuel Dineley-Goodere 3rd Baronet of Charlton (Worcestershire)
who was hanged 15 April 1741 Bristol for the murder of his older brother John 2nd Bart.
There was a dispute between them over John's will, which left everything to John's (and Samuel's) nephew John Foote (brother of the Famous Dramatist etc. Samuel Foote) on condition that John Foote changed his surname to Dineley.
Eleanor's younger brother Sir John Dineley-Goodere 5th Bart (1731-1809) was known as the "Poor Knight of Windsor" He never married and died penniless and without issue.


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