Date of Will: 3 March 1841
Proved on 29 July 1842

This is the last Will and Testament of me JOHN HIRONS of Chetwode in the County of Bucks Farmer made and published this third Day of March in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty one. I give and devise All that my copyhold messuage or Tenement situate at Gawcett in the Parish of Buckingham in the said County of Bucks with the appurtenances and also all other my messuages Lands and Tenements whatsoever and wheresoever (if any) unto my wife JANE HIRONS and her assigns for her life without Impeachment of waste the keeping the premises properly repaired and insured and upon her Decease I give and devise the same unto my said Wife’s niece JANE HARRIS GRANTHAM her heirs and assigns forever. And I give and bequeath all my household goods and furniture Plate Linen China and Liquers and also my wearing Apparel unto my said wife JANE HIRONS for her absolute use And as to all my live and dead farming stock implements of Husbandry monies Effects Rights Credits and personal Estate (not hereinbefore bequeathed and remaining after payment of my just Debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and also the Legacy of Thirty pounds to my said wife to whom I give and bequeath the same accordingly) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Brother CHARLES HIRONS and my Nephew THOMAS HIRONS (Son of my said Brother CHARLES HIRONS) Upon Trust to convert into money all such part as shall not be of a pecuniary nature and to stand possessed of the whole Upon Trust to pay or apply the Income thereof unto or for the benefit of my said wife during her life and I direct my said Trustees to pay to my said wife out of the principal of my said personal Estate any sum or sums of money she may require not exceeding in the whole the sum of fifty pounds and which sum or sums of money I bequeath to my said Wife accordingly and from and after the Decease of my said Wife I give and bequeath to my said Brother CHARLES HIRONS and his said Son THOMAS HIRONS the Legacy of fifty pounds apiece and to my Brother WILLIAM HIRONS the Legacy of Twenty Pounds but in case the said WILLIAM HIRONS shall not be then living Then I give and bequeath the said Sum of Twenty pounds unto his child or several children living at the decease of my said wife to be equally divided between them if more than one All the residue of my said personal Estate I direct my said Trustees to pay unto the several children of my Brother CHARLES HIRONS who shall be living at the decease of my said Wife to be equally divided between them and I give and bequeath the same accordingly and I appoint my said Brother CHARLES HIRONS and his said Son THOMAS HIRONS joint Executors In Trust of this my Will and I invest them with the fullest discretionary powers in the management of my property and the investment thereof and in varying the stocks or Securities on which the same shall from time to time be laid out and I direct that they shall not be answerable for any involuntary loss happening to my Trust property nor shall be chargeable with any more monies or Effects than they shall actually receive nor shall one of them be answerable for the other of them and I declare that it shall be lawful for them to reimburse themselves all charges and expenses which they shall be put unto in the execution of the Trusts hereby reposed in them In Witness whereof I the said JOHN HIRONS have hereunto set my hand the Day and year before written – JOHN HIRONS

Signed published and declared by the said JOHN HIRONS as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as witnesses thereto – GEO. NELSON Solr Buckingham – ROBERT GRANTHAM Chetwode

Proved the 29th day of July 1842 before The Reverend William Thomas Lyre Clerk Surrogate by the oaths of CHARLES HIRONS and THOMAS HIRONS the natural and lawful brother and nephew to whom administration was committed they being first sworn duly to administer