BADNALL WILLS AND INVENTORIES 

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JOHN BADNALL OF WAPPING, MIDDLESEX, VICTUALLER: 1769

I John Badnall of the parish of St. John Wapping in the County of Middlesex, victualler, being of sound and perfect memory and understanding praise be to almighty God for the same do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I commend my soul to almighty God who gave it hoping through the merits of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ to obtain pardon and remission of all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath unto my loving and affectionate wife Mary Badnall, now of the parish of St. John Wapping aforesaid and whose maiden name was Mary Skrymshaw and who at the time of my intermarriage with her lived with Robert Fell esquire of Red Lyon Street in the parish of St. John, Wapping   aforesaid, all my all my estate and effects of whatever nature or kind soever or wheresoever situate, lying and being. To hold her my said wife Mary Badnall formerly Skrimshaw her heirs, executors, administrators, assigns forever and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said loving wife Mary Badnall my sole executrix of this my will hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me heretofore at any time made and declare this only to be my last. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this seventh day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six and in the sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign lord George the third by grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. John Badnall.  Signed, sealed published and declared by the said John Badnall as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us and at his request and in  presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses  John Grant, Robert Grant 1766.

 Whereas I the within named John Badnall have in and by my last will and testament bearing date seventh day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixty six constituted and appointed my said wife Mary Badnall sole executorix of this my said will, Now I the said John Badnall do hereby constitute and appoint William Brackstone of Red Lyon Street in the parish of St. John, Wapping in the County of Middlesex, distiller, executor of my said will jointly with my said wife and do hereby confirm every part of my said will and desire that this may be added to and taken as a codicil to my said will . In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 24th day of May one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine. The mark of John Badnall. Signed, sealed published and declared by the said John Badnall as and for a codicil to his said will in the presence of us Robert Tudman, Thomas Owen.


Probate was granted in the PCC London on 26 May 1769 to Mary Badnall, widow and relict of the deceased. A power to make a similar grant to William Brackstone was reserved to the Court.

PRO Probate 11/948