Source: TNA, PROB 11/1791b
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Benjamin Green of the Town and County of Poole Master Mariner First I direct my just debts funeral expences and the charges of the probate of this my Will to be first paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth Stanworth the Sum of ten pounds Also to my niece Maria Stanworth the sum of Five pounds Also to my said nieces Elizabeth and Maria All my linen equally to be divided between them I give and bequeath unto my niece Jane Young the Sum of Two pounds and ten shillings and I recit the said legacies to be paid to my said nieces respectively as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Benjamin Green my Quadrant I give devise and bequeath unto my two sons Benjamin Green and William Green all my Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever real ?? personal or otherwise of which I shall be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease not hereinbefore disposed of equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants And lastly revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament and do hereby appoint my brother William Green of Poole aforesaid Gentleman and George Sibley Frampton of the same place Master Mariner joint Executors of this my Will Provided always that my said Executors respectively and their respective heirs executors and administrators shall be charged and chargeable with such sums only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the Trusts hereby reposed in them notwithstanding their joining in or signing any receipts or being any other act for the sake of conformity and that they or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any misfortune loss or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid Trusts or in relation thereto except the shall happen by or through his or their own wilful act neglect or default and in that case each person alone shall be answerable for any loss or damage which shall arise from his own act neglect or default Provided also that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Executors and their respective heirs executors and administrators from time to time by or out of my Estate retain to and reimburse themselves respectively and also to allow and pay to each other all such costs charges and expences as they or either of them shall pay expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will In Witness whereof I the said Benjamin Green the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty one Benjn Green LS Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Benjamin Green the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the pre- sence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof W Green of Poole Gent H M Aldridge Atty Poole In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Goods of Benjamin Green deceased November 12th 1831 Appeared Personally Richard Buck of No 36 Saint Mary at Hill in the city of London Merchant and made oath that he knew and was well acquainted with the said Benjamin Green late of the Town and County of Poole master mariner deceased for several years before and nearly down to the time of his death and during such his knowledge of and acquaintance with the said deceased he has often seen him write and also write and subscribe his name and has thereby become well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription And the deponent having now with care and attention perused and inspected the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and testament of the said deceased beginning thus "This is the last Will and Testament of me Benjamin Green" ending thus "set my hand and seal this wenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty one" and thus subscribed "Benjn Green LS the deponent saith that he verily and in his conscience believes that the subscription "Benjn Green" set and subscribed to the said Will to be of the proper handwriting and subscribing of the said deceased Richd Buck Same day the said Richard Buck was duly sworn to the aforegoing affidavit before me C Coote Surr Pt John Nelson not pub Proved at London 14th Novr 1831 before the Judge by the oaths of William Green the Brother and George Sibley Frampton the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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