Will of Richard Fairbrother of Helm(s)don
PROB 11/1661 3rd September 1822
Banbury 5 Dec 1821
This I declare to be my will and at my ? I do dispose of my property that I may be possessed of. First I do will and bequeath to William Fairbrother of Woodford £50 and to Mrs Blackwell of Farndon £50 and to John Fairbrother of Eydon £50 and to Mrs Jessop the interest of £50 and at her death to be divided to her 3 daughters and to Edmund Fairbrother £100 the ? I bequeath to Geo. Edmund. The linen to be equally divided between brothers and sisters, and the wearing apparel to John and Edmund, and any other property falling to me after my decease to be divided in the same manner. To see that this and any other property that I have to leave is disposed of to my wish, I do appoint as my trust my two friends Mr Jonathan Adams of Banbury and Mr William Fairbrother of Woodford. This is my act and deed as witness my hand this 5 Dec 1821. Richard Fairbrother. Witness Jonathan Adams
Appeared personally Richard Fairbrother of ?indon in the county of Northampton, Farmer and James Manning of Banbury in the county of Oxford, Grocer and made oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Richard Fairbrother, late of Banbury aforesaid, Grocer, deceased and having often seen him write and subscribe his name and thereby also become well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having with care and attention viewed and perused the paper writing hereto annexed purporting to be the last will and testament of the said deceased beginning thus “Banbury 5 Dec 1821 This I declare to be my will” and ending thus “As witness my hand this 5 Dec 1821” and thus subscribed “Rd. Fairbrother”. These deponents said they do verily in their ? believe the whole of the said will subscription thereto to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said deceased – Richard Fairbrother – James Manning.
On the 29 Aug 1822 the said Richard Fairbrother and James Manning were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit by virtue of the commission hereto annexed before me. George Smalley commissioner.
Proved at London 3 Sept 1822 before the Judge, by oath of Jonathan Adams out of the executors according to the ? to whom Admon was granted being first sworn by Comon duly to aduct. Power reserved to William Fairbrother the brother according to the ?