24 March 1758 Will of Aaron Durell, doctor of divinities (proved 21 April 1761)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/864

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In the Name of God Amen
I Aaron Durell of the town and County of Poole Ironmonger
being in health of Body and of Sound Mind and Memory Do make
and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following
(that is to say) First and principally I comit my Soul into the
hands of Almighty God hoping for a pardon of all my Sins thro'
the Merits of Christs Death and my Body I commit to the
Earth to be buried in a Decent manner at the Discretion of my
Executrix hereinafter named And as touching the Distribution
of such Worldly Goods and Estate as I Shall have or Shall
Dye possessed of I Give and Dispose in manner following that
is to say First I Will and Direct that all my Just Debts and
Funeral Expences be paid and Discharged Also I do hereby Give
and Devise unto my loving Wife Martha All and Singular
the Messuage Tenement or Dwelling House which I now live
in and also the Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house which
I purchased of and from Messrs Robert and Spence Young with
the Appurts thereunto respectively belonging or appertaining
To have and To hold the said Messuages Tenements Lands
Hereditts and Premisses with the Appurts unto my said loving
Wife Martha and her Assigns for and during the Term of her
natural life without Impeachment of Wast and from and
Imediately after her Decease I do hereby Devise the said
messuages Tenements Lands Hereditts and Premisses with
the Appurts unto Thomas Bird of Poole aforesaid Mercer and
his Heirs for and during the natural life of my Daughter in
Law Sarah Hawkesford to the Intent to Support and preserve
the Contingent remainders of this my Will hereinafter limitted
that the same may not be Distroyed But in Trust Nevertheless
that he the said Thomas Bird and his Heirs Shall and may
Permit and Suffer her the said Sarah Hawkesford and her
Assigns to have receive and take all and Singular the rents
Issues and Profits of the said messuages Tenements Lands
Hereditts and Premisses and every part thereof to and for her
and their own use and benefit for and during the Term of her
natural life And from and Imediately after her Decease I
Do hereby Give and Devise the said Messuages Tenements



Lands Hereditts and Premisses with the Appurts unto and
amongst all and every Child and children of the Body of the
said Sarah hawkesford lawfully begotten and to be begotten
if She Shall leave any such child or children at her Death
To hold the same unto such Child or children (of more than one)
and to their respective Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants
in Common and not as Joint Tenants But if it Shall happen
that such Child or children (if more than one) of the Body of
the said Sarah Hawkesford as aforesaid Shall dye before
he She or they Shall respectively attain the age of Twenty
one years Or if the said Sarah Hawkesford Shall happen to
Dye leaving no Child or children of her Body as aforesaid
That then and in either of the said Cases last mentioned
my Will is and I do hereby from and Imediately after the
Death of such Child or Deaths of such Children (if more
than one) so dying before he She or they shall attain the
respective ages of Twenty one years as aforesaid Or
the Death of the said Sarah Hawkesford so Dying without
leaving any Child or children as aforesaid such of them
as Shall first happen Give and Devise the said messuages
Tenements Lands Hereditts and Premisses with the Appurts
to my Nephew Thomas Pyke Durell To hold the same unto
my said nephew Thomas Pyke Durell his Heirs and Assigns
forever Also I Give and bequeath unto my said loving Wife
All and Singular my Household Goods Linnen Rings and Plate
to have and Enjoy the use thereof for and during the Term
of her Natural life and from and after her Death I do hereby
Give and bequeath the same unto my said Daughter in Law
Sarah Hawkesford her Executors Admors and Assigns to and
for their own use and benefit for ever Also I Do hereby
Give and bequeath unto the said Sarah Hawkesford the
Sum of One thousand pounds to be paid to her by my Executrix
hereinafter named within twelve Months after my decease
Also I do hereby Give and bequeath unto my Nephews
David Durell and the said Thomas Pyke Durell the Sum
of Ten pounds each And also all my Wearing Apparel to
be Equally Divided and parted between them Share and
Share alike Also all the rest and residue of my Goods
Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever or wheresoever I
Do hereby Give and bequeath unto my said loving Wife
Martha whom I do hereby make and Appoint Sole Executrix
of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and
making Void all former and other Will and Wills by me at
any time heretofore made hereby Declaring this and no
other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
I the said Aaron Durell the Testator have to this my last
Will and Testament hereunto set my hand and Seal this
Twenty fourth day of March In the year of our Lord One
thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Eight  Aaron Durell
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator
above named as and for his last Will and Testament in the
Presence of us who have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses



hereto in the presence of the said Testator and at his request
and in the presence of each other  Alexr Campbell  John Oliver
Henry Linscombe

This Will was proved at London the Twenty
first day of April In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven
hundred and Sixty one before the Right Worshipful Edward
Simpson Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissary of
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by
the Oath of Martha Durell Widow the Relict of the deceased
and Sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration
was Granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and
Credits of the said deceased She having been first Sworn by
Commission duly to Administer   Exd



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