Source: TNA, PROB 11/991
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In the Name of God Amen I Richard Edwards of Margaret Street in the Parish of Saint Mary le bone in the County of Middlesex Esquire Rear Admiral of his Majestys Navy Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Writing in manner and form following (that is to say) I give to my Executors hereinafter named the Capital Sum of Two Thousand Pounds three per Cent Bank Annuities reduced Upon the Trusts nevertheless hereinafter mentioned that is to say In Trust to pay to or permit and suffer my dear Wife Priscilla Edwards to receive the Interest Dividends and Proceed thereof for her Life and after her Decease In Trust to pay to or transfer the same sum of Two Thousand Pounds three per Cent Annuities unto my Grandson George Richard Marton at his Age of twenty one years and in the mean time to pay and apply the Interest and Dividends thereof for his support maintenance and Education And in case the said George Richard Marton shall die before his said Age of Twenty one years Then In Trust to pay to or transfer the same Captial Sum of Two Thousand Pounds Annuities unto my Grandson Oliver Marton at his Age of Twenty one years And in the mean time to apply the Interest and Dividends thereof for his support Maintenance and Education And in case my said Grandson Oliver Marton shall die before his Age of twenty one years Then in Trust to pay or transfer the said Two Thousand Pounds three per Cent Annuities in manner following (that is to say) Five hundred Pounds part thereof unto my Niece the eldest Daughter of the Reverend Edward Lund of Lewes in the County of Sussex Clerk and One Thousand five hundred Pounds the Residue thereof unto and amongst the four younger Daughters of the said Edward Lund equally between them share and share alike And from and after Payment of my ???? Debts and Funeral Expences I do hereby give and bequeath all the Rest and Residue of my real and Personal Estate Goods Chattels and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said Wife Priscilla Edwards her heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns to and for her and their own use absolutely And I do hereby constitute and appoint my Son in Law the Revd Oliver Marton John Eames Esquire one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery Arthur Stert of John Street Bedford Row the Reverend Doctor William Baker of the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square and Oliver Stevens of Dorset Court Westminster Esquire Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke and make void all former Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this alone to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal the third day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and seventy one Rd Edwards LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Richard Edwards as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence have herto set our Names as Witnesses thereunto Peter Prevost Serle Street James Herbert Josi Larhe Clerks to Mr Prevost This Will was proved at London the twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and seventy three before the Right Worshipful George Hay Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of the Reverend Oliver Marton Clerk John Eannes Esquire Arthur Stert Esquire and the Reverend John Baker Doctor in Divinity by mistake in the said Will called William Baker four of the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer that is to say the said Oliver Martin and John Eames before the Worshipful Andrew Coltee Ducarel the said Arthur Stert before the Worshipful Francis Simpson and the said John Baker before the Worshipful Thomas Bever respectively Doctors of Laws and Surrogates of the said Commissary Power reserved of making the like Grant to Oliver Stevens Esquire the other Executor named in the said Will when he shall apply for the same
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