William Price's Will and Legacy

William Price jnr.'s will, written on 24th August 1721 is the best document about him, his legacy, and the foundation of the school and charitable trust. The Hampshire Record Office in Winchester holds the original will, signed sealed and delivered by William, as document 1725B/52.

The will is written in "Secretary Hand", a style of handwriting used in the 18th Century for legal documents. To modern eyes, it's hard to read without practice, and laid out as without paragraphs or much punctuation, so the link at the bottom of this page is to a PDF transcript that's easier to read.


Hampshire Record Office 1725B/5

A higher resolution image is on the Society of Old Pricean's web site.

A transcript of William Price's will in a PDF document - opens in a new window.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License