Attested copy will (dated 6 August 1736) of John Gurden the elder of Leckhampstead, co. Buckingham, Yeoman. Testator devises the messuage which he now lives in and 4 closes of pasture ground (two of which were purchased by one Crow and the other two of one Goodwin) lying in the parish of Leckhampstead to his grandson John Gurden, dec. and his heirs, and in default of issue to his grandsons Stephen Gurden and Richard Gurden, two closes of pasture ground which he purchased from John Ingram lying in Leckhampstead to his said grandson Stephen Gurden and his heirs and in default of issue to John and Stephen Gurden; a close of pasture or inclosed ground and the meadow thereto belonging called the Great Meadow, which he lately purchased from Richard Backhouse, lying in the parish of Beachampton,co. Buckingham, to his daughter Mary Gurden and her heirs, and in default of issue a moiety to the children of his son William Gurden and the other moiety to the children of his son George Gurden; a messuage and 4 acres of land lying in Denshanger in pa. Passenham, co. Northampton and in the common fields thereof and two closes of pasture lying in Leckhampsted and called Goodwins and Cole's Close one of which was purchased with two other closes of one Goodwin to his son William Gurden and his heirs and in default of issue to the rightful heirs of testator. Bequeaths a lease of the farm at Powkesley Green in the parish of Passenham to his son William Gurden and £10 each to his grandsons John and Stephan Gurden to apprentice them to a trade.
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- Dates of Creation4 April 1747