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William Foxton's Will


William Foxton was born about 1725 in England, and died on 2 February, 1792 in Newport, Shropshire, England. He married Mary Hodges, who was born in 1725,  on October 25, 1752 in Newport. His occupation was listed on a daughter's baptismal certificate  as an "Officer of the Excise".

William and Mary had four children:

  • William - born about 1855 in Shropshire; died about 1831 in London 
  • Mary - born in 1757 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire; died in 1832 in Newport, Shropshire
  • John - born in 1759 in Newport, Shropshire; died in Gloucester
  • George - born in 1761 in Newport, Shropshire; died in 1844 in Newton, Montgomeryshire.

In his will, he made the following bequeaths:- 

  • to his wife, Mary Foxton - 200 pounds plus a 20 pounds annuity to be paid from a "Tenement in King Street, Cheap side, London" by her brother William.
  • to each of his four children - an equal share of the sale of his property
  • furniture could be purchased from part of each child's dividend

The four children were joint executors of the will that was written in 1790.


Mary Foxton , his daughter, married William Turner on 11 April 1793 in Newport, Shropshire. He was born in 1752 and died in 1836 in Newport, Shropshire. Both were buried at St. Nicholas', Newport. They had one child, Ann Foxton Turner, who was born about 1826, and died in 1829, at the age of 3 years. 

[This information implies that Mary was 36 years old at her marriage; and 69 years old at the birth of her daughter. The author believes that Ann Foxton Turner must be  a grand-daughter of Mary and William, not a daughter.]

The Will of William Foxton, dated 1790

Diocese of Lichfield, England (in his own hand)

In the Name of God Amen. I William Foxton of Newport in the County of Salop, being of Perfect sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding Do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and from following.  

First I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Foxton the sum of Two Hundred pounds of Lawful Money of England to be paid her, or Receive the Interest of it from the time of my Death, over and above the Twenty pounds a year by way of an Annuity during her Natural Life paid out of a certain House Messuage or Tenement in King Street, Cheap Side London by her Brother William Foxton.  

All the rest, Residue and Remainder of my Estate whether Real or Personal, I Will that they be sold and the money arising therefrom be equally divided amongst my Four Children William, Mary, John  and George Foxton share and share alike, and if any of 'em have a mind of any of the Furniture let them take it at a fair appraised price towards their part of the Dividend.  

And further I do hereby appoint my four children above named to be joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament.  In witness where of I have hereunto by my hand and Seal this 10th day of January 1790      

William Foxton

On the 16th Day of March 1792 This commission was fully executed and the above named George Foxton, clerk, was sworn according to the form of the above written oath. Before me.