Source: TNA, PROB 11/1403
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This is the last Will and Testament of me John Gawler of Ramridge Weyhill in the County of Southampton and of Essex Street London Esqr I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and much esteemed wife Caroline Gawler the Oldest surviving Daughter of the late John Low Bellenden and to our dear and only Children John Bellenen Gawler and Henry Gawler and to the Heirs and assigns of the said Caroline Gawler John Bellenden Gawler and Henry Gawler all that my Manor or Lordship of Ramridge with the Rights Members and appurtenances and also my capital Mansion of Ramridge and all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate lying and being at Ramridge Weyhill Duck Street Nutbin and Poulton Grafton & in the Parish of Weyhill or elsewhere in the County of Southampton and at Chats Pollards or elsewhere in the County of Wilts with the Rights Members and Appurts thereunto respectively belonging To have and to hold such and so much of the same Heredits and other of the Premises as are of the Nature of Freehold of Inheritance or of which I am seized in Fee simple or any Person or Persons In Trust for me to the only proper use and Behoof of the said Caroline Gawler John Bellenden Gawler and Henry Gawler their Heirs and Assigns for ever and to have and to hold such and so much of the said Manor Lands Heredits and Premises as are of the Nature of Leasehold for Lives or of which I am seized or any Person or Persons In trust for me for the Lives or Life of any Person or Persons to and to the use of the said Caroline Gawler John Bellenden Gawler and Henry Gawler their Heirs and Assigns for and during the Lives and Life of such Person or Persons and of the Survivors and Survivor of them and for and during such further or other Estate or Estates Interest or Interests which I have in the said last mentioned Heredits and Premises respectively Nevertheless In Trust as to the whole of the said Manor Lands Heredits and Premises herein before devised or mentioned so to be as well of the Nature of Freehold of Interitance as those holden for Lives or Life they the said Caroline Gawler John Bellenden Gawler and Henry Gawler and the Survivors and Survivor of them her or his Heirs or Assigns do and shall as soon as conveniently may be and Circumstances will permit after my Decease make Sale of the whole of the said Manor Heredits and other the Premises either together or in Parcels as they or the Survivors or Survivor of them shall think proper and to make Conveyances thereof accordingly and it is my Will and Intent that the Receipt or Receipts of my said Wife and Sons or the Survivors or Survivor of them shall be good and effectual Descharges to the Purchaser or Purchasers for the Money so to be paid and that such Purchaser or Purchasers shall not after such Receipt or Receipts given be answerable for the Application or Misapplication of the Monies specified in such Receipt or Receipts and I hereby declare and direct that the Monies to arise by Sale of the said Lands hereditaments and Premises so devised In Trust to be sold and also the Rents and Profits thereof to arise and accrue from the Time of my Decease until such Sale or Sales shall be had and perfected shall go to and be paid and applied to the person and for the Purposes herein after mentioned concerning the same Also I give unto my dear and esteemed wife her Diamonds Pearls Watches Trinkets and other her Personal Ornaments and also our own and min and our Sons Pictures all by Sir Joshua Reynolds and also so much of my plate Furniture and Household Goods not exceeding the value of three hundred pounds for her own use Also I give unto my said wife and Sons all the Rest and Residue of my plate Furniture Household Goods Carriage Horses the Monies which I may have in the Funds at the Time of my Decease or due or owing to me upon Mortgages and all other my personal Estate of what Nature or Kind soever which I may be possessed of or intitled unto at the Time of my Decease and also the Monies to arise by Sale of the Lands and other my real Estate so devised by me In Trust to be sold as aforesaid and the Rents and Profits thereof until such Sale or Sales shall be had and perfected To the use Intent and Purpose that my said Wife shall have receive and take thereout or by and out of the Interest thereof the yearly Sum of three hundred pounds for and during the Term of her natural Life by half yearly payments the first payments to be made within two Months next after the Time of my Decease and to be paid clear of all Taxes and other Deductions whatsoever and subject thereto to pay to my only Sister the wife of The Revd Mr Robert Simpkinson of Lenton in the county of Hereford and also to their Daughter one hundred pounds apiece and also to my oldest Son John Bellenden Gawler five thousand pounds for his own use and subject thereto to divide and pay the Residue and Surplus of the said Monies unto my said two Sons Share and Share alike and I appoint my said Wife and Sons Executors of this my Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this seventeenth Day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine John Gawler Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testor John Gawler in the presence of us who in his presence and at his Request have hereunto set our Names as witnesses the Date ?????? first made the 17th Day of Feburary 1799 Wm Wingfield Margaret Eyre Ewen Jones This Will was proved at London on the tenth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before the Worshipful Charles ??te Doctor of Laws Surrogate of The Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws & Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Henry Gawler the Son of the Decease and one of the surviving Executors named in the said will to whom Admon of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased was granted he having been first sworn duly to administer Power being reserved of making the like Grant to John Bellenden Gawler the Son also of the Deceased and the othe rsurviving Executor named in the said Will when he shall apply for the same
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