Source: TNA, PROB 11/1775
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Young Bird now of the Town and County of Poole Gentleman but lately residing in the Town of Portsea in the County of Southampton I nominate constitute and appoint my friend The Reverend Peter William Jolliffe of the Town and County of Poole Clerk and my Nephew William Brewer Best of Poole aforesaid Draper Executors of this my last Will and Testament I give and bequeath to my said friend The Reverend Peter William Jolliffe the sum of one hundred pounds and to my friends The Reverend George Tito Brice Mr William Young Mr Samuel Clark and his brother Mr John Clark and to Mrs Mary Dean Daughter of my friend Mr John Waldron the sum of twenty pounds each and to my friend Nicholas Diddams Esquire the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath unto Mrs Ann Spurrier and unto my friend The Reverend Thomas Durant the sum of five guineas each for a ring I give and bequeath unto my Nephew William Butler of Wareham in the County of Dorset Draper the sum of one hundred Pounds I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Butler Widow of my late Nephew George Butler late of Swanage in the Island of Purbeck Mercer deceased the sum of five hundred pounds for her sole use and benefit and I direct the same to be paid to her within six calendar months after my decease I give and bequeath unto Ann Bird Butler George Clark Butler Elizabeth Butler Thomas Butler Mary Butler and Martha Butler Children of my said Nephew George Butler the sum of two hundred pounds each to be paid to them respectively upon their attaining their respective ages of twenty one years and in the mean time I direct my Executors and the survivor of them and the Executors Administrators or assigns of such survivor to lay out and invest the same in their or his names or name in the public stocks or funds of Great Britain and pay the interest dividends and annual produce arising from each of the said legacies unto my Niece the said Elizabeth Butler their Mother until they respectively attain the said age of twenty one years towards their maintenance education and support But in case the said Elizabeth Butler shall depart this life leaving any of her said Children under the age of twenty one years then I direct that my said Executors and the survivor of them and the Executors administrators and assigns of such survivor shall appropriate all or any part of the interest dividends and annual produce arising from the respective Legacies of the Child or Children who may be so under the age of twenty one years at her death in the maintenance education and advancement in the world of such Child or Children respectively and shall invest the residue of such interest dividends and annual produce (if any) or the whole (if no part thereof shall be applied for the purposes aforesaid) in their names or name in such or the like stocks and funds as aforesaid so that the same may accumulate in the nature of compound interest and become payable at such and the same times as the original legacy is herein directed to be paid provided nevertheless that in case either of them the said Ann Bird Butler George Clark Butler Elizabeth Butler Thomas Butler Mary Butler and Martha Butler Children of my said Nephew George Butler shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years leaving issue one or more Child or Children then I direct that the legacy of him or her so dying as well orginal as accruing under or by virtue of this my Will shall go and be paid to such Child if only one or all such Children if more than one in equal shares but in case of the death of either of them the said Ann Bird Butler George Clark Butler Elizabeth Butler Thomas Butler Mary Butler and Martha Butler Children of my said Nephew George Butler under the age of twenty one years without leaving any issue then and in that case I give and bequeath the share of him or her so dying unto and equally amongst the survivors or survivor and others or other of them the said Children of my said Nephew George Butler who shall attain the age of twenty one years or dying in the mean time shall have left issue one or more Child or Children such last mentioned Child or Children taking only the share which the parent would have taken if living I also give and bequeath to Sarah Bird Butler Daughter of my late Nephew Thomas Butler of Poole aforesaid Grocer deceased the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to and for her own use benefit and disposal and in case the said Sarah Bird Butler shall be under the age of twenty one years at my decease then the said sum of five hundred pounds shall be placed out or invested for her benefit by and in the names of my said executors in the public stocks or funds of Great Britain the dividends or annual produce of which shall during her minority be paid to her mother Susanna Butler wife of my said Nephew Thomas Butler deceased for her maintenance education and support but in case the said Sarah Bird Butler shall depart this life under the age of twenty one years leaving issue one or more child or Children then in trust for and I give and bequeath the said legacy or sum of five hundred pounds unto the child if only one or all the children if more than one of the said Sarah Bird Butler shuch Children if more than one to take in equal shares but in case the said Sarah Bird Butler shall depart this life under the age of twenty one years without leaving any issue then I give and bequeath the said Legacy or sum of five hundred pounds unto the said Susannah Butler the Mother of the said Sarah Bird Butler her executors administrators and assigns for ever I also give and bequeath unto the said Susannah Butler the sum of two hundred pounds to her within six Calendar Months after my decease I also give and bequeath unto my female servant Elizabeth Barnett in case she shall be in my service at my decease but not otherwise the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling and to my female Servant Ann Abarrow the like sum of two hundred pounds sterling in case she shall be in my service at my decease and not otherwise and I direct that both the said last mentioned legacies to my servants shall be free of legacy duty which I direct shall not be paid by them but shall be paid out of my Residuary Estate and I further direct that the last mentioned Legacies shall be paid to the Legatees respectively by my said Executors within three calendar months after my decease I also give and bequeath unto my Niece Martha Best all and singular my household goods and furniture of every sort and kind and my printed books and Manuscripts plate glass linen china wines and spirits and the casks and bottles containing the same to and for her own use benefit and disposal I give and devise all and every my messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate lying and being at Poole aforesaid unto and to the use of the said William Brewer Best his heirs and assigns forever And Whereas I lately sold and conveyed to George Kemp the Younger of Poole aforesaid Merchant for a valuable consideration a piece or parcel of Land on Canford Heath in the said County of Dorset allotted or intended to be allotted to me under the Canford and Poole Inclosure Act in right of my Land and Premises in or near Church Street in Poole aforesaid Now I do confirm the said sale and do give and devise all my Estate and Interest in the said piece parcel or allotment of Land unto and to the use of the said George Kemp his heirs and assigns for ever & I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Law Mary the wife of Charles Barton one annuity or clear yearly sum of twenty five pounds to be paid and payable to her by my Niece Martha Best wife of the said William Brewer Best out of the Residuary property hereinafter bequeathed to her and to be payable half yearly on the sixth day of January and the sixth day of July the first payment whereof shall be made on the first of those days which shall happen after my decease and I request that no particular sum be set apart for that purpose trusting as I hereby do to the ability and integrity of my said Niece I give devise and bequeath all and every other my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore devised whereof wherein or whereto I am any wise siezed possessed or entitled or over which I have any disposing power and also all and singular the Rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate Goods Chattels and Effects (after payment satisfaction and discharge of my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary expences and Legacies) unto and to the use of the said Martha the wife of the said William Brewer Best her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the different natures and qualities of the same respectively And I hereby declare that they my said Trustees and and Executors their executors and administrators or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for more monies than they shall respectively actually receive nor with or for any loss which may happen to the said trust monies and premises so as such loss shall happen without their respective wilful default nor one of them for the other of their or for the acts receipts defaults or disbursements of the other of them but each for his own acts receipts defaults and disbursements only and also that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees and Executors their executors and administrators to reimburse themselves respectively and also to allow and pay to each other all such loss costs charges and expences as they respectively shall sustain expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my Will or the trusts hereby in them reposed I give devise and bequeath unto the said William Brewer Best all such Lands Tenements and Hereditaments as I now hold as Trustee To hold unto him the said William Brewer Best his heirs executors and administrators subject nevertheless to such trusts as shall be then subsisting therein respectively And lastly revoking all former Wills by me at any time or times made I publish and declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament only In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Young Bird the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper set my hand and seal (that is to say) to the first three sheets I have subscribed myname and to this fourth and last sheet I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two T. Y. Bird LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Young Bird the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof Thos Parr H. M. Aldridge Rd. W. Parr Proved at London 20th September 1830 before the Judge by the oaths of The Reverend Peter William Jolliffe Clerk and William Brewer Best the Nephews the Executors to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn (by Commission) duly to Adminsiter
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