Hartley Wills - Edward Potter (1702)
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Edward Potter inherited Hartley Manor Farm from the Hickmotts, his aunt and uncle. He says he is not more generous to his daughter Elizabeth, because of the marriage settlement on her marriage to Ralph Egerton. He sold the farm to the Lethieulliers in 1726.


Will of Edward Potter of Hollywell in Oxford, gentleman (1702)

He leaves his soul to God Almighty, body to be buried in St Peter in the East Church near his dear relations.

To son Christopher: (1) farm at Baldington, Oxon, held on lease for 3 lives. (2) 64 acres of arable land at Cuddesdon, Oxon (3) Farm at Little Milton, Oxon. EP's brother in law Francis White of Oxford, BD, to be trustee. Provisions as to reversion: sons, then daughters then daughter Mrs Elizabeth Egerton, then nephew William Longbaine (4) Indian Silk Counterpane; (5) farm at Abingdon, Berks

To daughter Elizabeth: (1) all the furniture in any two rooms she chooses, dining room excepted; (2) all linen and pewter

To nephew William Longbaine: annuity of 10 for the joint lives of him and his mother Mary.

To Mrs Joan Burnham, widow of John Burnham: annuity of 4.

To Susannah, wife of Mr Preston: 5

To poor of parish of St Peters in the East, Oxford: 20; to poor of East Balden: 40s; to poor of Hartly in Kent: 20s; to poor of Blackmore: 20s; to poor of Little Milton: 40s; to poor of Wertham: 20s; to poor of Chibbenhurst and Cuddesdon: 40s; to poor of Hollywell in Oxon: 4

To children of his cousin Charles Gyles of Sattwell, Berks, gent: 20

To his brother Whites; sister Longbane; nephew William Longbane; niece Mrs Alcock and her husband; sister Mrs Katharine White; brother and sister Burrows; tenants Humphrey Briaris and William Munt and their wives: a ring of 20s each

To daughter in law Phillis Potter: 5

"Item: I give unto my son and daughter Eggerton rings of 20s a piece, and to each of them such mourning as my executor hereinafter named shall think fit (and the reason I am not more liberal unto my said daughter Elizabeth is for that I have lately married her unto the said Mr Eggerton, and did then give with her a considerable fortune)."

To trustees for the building of the church of All Saints parish: 5

(provisions re tithes on Cuddesdon estate)

Remainder of estate to son Christopher Potter, who is appointed sole executor.

Dated: 28 August 1701

Proved at London: 20 March 1701/2