Wills, Administrations and Inventories
of The Mintern Family
of Hook, Chedington and Batcombe, Dorset
Henry Mintern (1699 – 1738)
The Last Will and Testament of Henry Mintourne
Rector of Chedington
Written; 5 June 1723
Written, sealed and published shortly after his appointment as Rector and the death of his late father Henry Mintern (1660 – 1723) also Rector of Chedington (there are a few missing words in this transcription, which I will complete when I manage to decipher the entire document / some text are as written in the document – Henry is my 8th great grand uncle)
In the Name of God Amen the fifth Day of June in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and twenty three I Henry Mintourne of Cheddington in the County of Dorset Clerk. Being of sound and of mind & memory (prayers be to God) I made This my last Will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) first commend my soul to God my master and my Body to the Earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of my executrix herein after named Hen
I give and donate unto my loving wife Mary Mintourne the perpetual advowson of and right of parsonage to the Rectory of the Church of Chedington aforesaid together with all sure Royalties of right members and appoint as to the same advowson and right of parsonage to of right belong or appertain —— was held enjoyed by my late Lord father, to have and to hold the said advowson right of parsonage with all & singular other the right members ——– to the same belonging or appertaining my said wife Mary how haved be assigned forever Hen
I give & bequeath unto my said loving wife Mary all singular my Goods and —– rights —— in forever whence I made —— ————- and burden whole and sole executrix of this my last Will & testament witness where of I have hounard sett my hand & seals the Day and year first above written.
Signed; Henry Mintern
Signed sealed published ———
by the above named Henry Mintourne to be my last will & testament in the presence of
Transcribed by Stephen Dawe-Kuta – 19 June 2014
The Mintern manuscripts is out of copyright, but the compilation, the annotation and the textual, editorial, and introductory matter are the copyright of the editors, whose work should be acknowledged in any quotation or reproduction of this work.