(Note: James Markham was the husband of Ellen Markham, who moved to Manor Farm, Castlethorpe in April 1907 after James' death)

 James Markham 1906

This is the Will of me James Markham of Hanslope in the County of Buckingham Farmer I give all my Real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto my Wife Ellen Markham for her absolute use and benefit and for the maintenance and education of my children until they shall attain the age of Twenty one years and appoint her sole Executrix of this my Will and Guardian of my children until they shall attain the respective ages of Twenty one years or marry before that period In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Third day of Novr One thousand nine hundred and three.

James Markham
Signed by the said James Markham as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Herbert Edward Bower, Nov 3/1903. Ivy Farm, Knockholt Kent
John Jones, Chilton Grounds, Thame Oxon Nov 3rd 1903

On the Twenty first day of August 1906.
Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Ellen Markham. Widow the Relict the sole Executrix

BE IT KNOWN that James Markham of
Hanslope in the County of Buckingham
who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode
Hanslope aforesaid, within the District
of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham
died on the 12th day of July 1906
at Hanslope aforesaid
AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry
of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford
and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests
in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid
Court to Ellen Markham of Hanslope
aforesaid, Widow, the Relict of the Deceased,
the sole Executrix

named in the Will

Dated 21st day of August 1906

Gross value of Estate £3912.17.0
Net value of Personal Estate £3305.2.7
Extracted by Whitehorns & Law Solicitors, Buckingham