Source: TNA, PROB 11/459
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In the name of God Amen the Sixth day of November in the twelfth yeare of the Reigne of King William the third over England &c Anno?? Dni 1700 I Daniell Moody of Portsmouth in the County of Southton gent being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory doe make and declare my last Will and Testamt in manner following (that is to say) I give my soul to God hopeing for pardon of my Sinns and inheritance of eternall life through the alone merrits of Jesus Christ my blessed saviour and Redeemer my body I give to the Earth to be buryed at the discrecon of my Executors my Worldly Estate I give as followeth ImpRs upon this expresse condition that Mary my wife shall and doe within one moneth next after my decease make seale and execute to my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named for the use of my Heires one or more Release or Releases of all her Dower or thirds which she shall then have or ought to have of in and to all my messuages tenements and hereditaments whatsoever I doe give devise and bequeath to the said Mary my wife for and dureing her naturall life all those my two Tenements with the Backsides and appurtenances scituate lying and being on the Northside of the High Streete in Portsmouth aforesaid the one on the East and the other on the West sides of my new built messuage or tenement now in the possession of Walter Harford and upon the same Condition above expressed I alsoe give to my said wife one annuity or yearely Rent charge of twenty pounds PER Ann?? dureing her naturall life payable and issueing out of my said New erected Messuage or Tenement and the Malthouse and appurtenances now in the possession of the said Walter Harford and of the Barne and Storehouse thereunto belonging now in the possession of the Office of Ordnance by half yearely payments to begin the first Six monethes after my decease with power to enter and discraine for the same from Six monethes to Six monethes fore and dureing her naturall life in cas of non payment thereof And I give her tenn pounds to buy her mourning But in case she shall neglect or refuse to release her Dower or Thirds as aforesaid in the time above expresst then all Legacyes and bequests herein by me given to her shall cease and be utterly void and of none effect to all intents and purposes whatsoever and then and in that case I give the said two Tenements above menconed and alsoe the said Annuity of twenty pounds PER Ann?? to my daughter Anne Moody Itm?? I give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Anne Moody all that my said new erected Messuage or Tenement with the Malthouse Barne and Storehouse in the possession of the said Walter Harford and the Office of Ordnance backside Garden and the two Tenements above menconed after the death of my said wife if she performes the conditions above written and all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging To have and to hold all and singular the said messuages or tenements Malthouse Barne Storehouse backside garden and premisses with th'appurtenances unto my said daughter Anne Moody and the Heires of her body lawfully to be begotten And for want of such Issue I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof with theappurtenances to my daughter Mary Moody and the Heires of her body lawfully to be begotten And for want of such Issue I give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcell thereof with th'appurtenances unto to my Grand daughers Elizabeth Harford and Mary Harford daughters of the said Walter Harford and to the Heires of the said Elizabeth Harford and Mary Harford for ever Itm? I give devise and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary Moody all that my Now dwelling house in Portsmouth aforesaid with the Garden and appurtences which I purchased of William Cozens and alsoe all that my messuage tenement or Inn called the Waggon and Lamb in Portsmouth aforesaid with the stables backsides garden and appurtenances To have and to hold the said messuages or tenements and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to my said daughter Mary moody and the Heires of her body lawfully to be begotten And for want of such Issue I give the same and every part and parcell thereof with their and every of their appurtenances to my daughter Anne Moody and the Heires of her body lawfully to be begotten And for want of such Issue I give devise and bequeath my said dwelling house with th'appurtences to the said Elizabeth Harford and Mary Harford and their Heires for ever And the said messuage or tenement called the Waggon and Lamb with the stables backside garden and theappurtences I give devise and bequeath to my Grandson Daniell Harford and his Heires forever Itm? I give devise and bequeath unto Thomas White of Portsmouth aforesaid Baker Samuell Hentie of Portsmouth aforesaid Chandler and Roger Seager of Portsmouth aforesaid Taylor and to the survivors and survivor of them and to the Heires and Assignes of such survivor All my messuages or Tenement Barnes Stables backsides and gardens with all and singular their and every of their appurtenances scituate lying and being on the Southside of St Thomas's Streete in Portsmouth aforesaid formerly my Aunt Cleverlys To be sold as soon as they conveniently can by them the said Thomas White Samuell Hentie and Roger Seager or the Survivors and Survivor of them or by the Heires or Assignes of such Survivor to the best advantage they can and with and out of the money raised by the sale thereof to pay off and discharge the Mortgage of one hundred pounds that is thereupon and the Interest thereof and to pay and apply the overplus money that shall be made thereof towards satisfacion of the Mortgage of one hundred and fifty pounds which I owe to Mrs Sarah Hall widdow upon my now dwelling house and whatsoever shall fall short thereof I desire may be paid out of my personall Estate it being my expresse will and desire that the said mortgage may be paid off and dicharged as soon as may be that the said messuage or tenement may come cleare of incumbrances to my said daughter Mary Itm? I give to my said Grandson Daniell Harford a Guinea and to my Servant Anne Long forty shillings Item I will and desire that my said wife may have the keeping of my children at such price and dureing such time as my Executors their Guardians or two of them shall agree and see fitting And I doe give unto my said wife the use of the severall householdgoods which are menconed and sett downe in a schedule entitled the goods whereof my wife is to have the use according to the direccon and appointment in my last Will and Testament which said schedule is signed by my owne hand which Goods I will my wife shall have the use of all the said goods while she keeps my Children and remaines my widdow But my will is that when my Executors hereafter named takes my Children from her or when she shall marry or when they shall come to their full ages or be married which soever shall first happen the said goods shall all be returned by my said wife to my said Children or to their Guardians for their use reasonable weareing only excepted Itm? I make nominate and appoint my Friends Thomas White of Portsmouth aforesaid Baker Samuell Hentie of Portsmouth aforesaid Chandler and Roger Seager of Portsmouth aforesaid Taylor to be Executors in Trust on behalf of my Children of this my Will and when my Debts are paid and my goods not herein otherwise given are sold by my Executors if there be any thing of my personall Estate left I give it equally to devided between my children Itm? I doe make and appoint the said Thomas White Samuell Hentie and Roger Seager to be Guardians to both my said Children till they shall attaine their severall ages of one and twenty yeares apeice or be lawfully marryed which shall first happen And I give them a Guinea apeice for their care and paines therein In witnesse whereof revoakeing and makeing void all other and former Wills by me made and declared both by word and writing I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten DMoodey signed sealed published and declared by the said Daniell Moody to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us after the words (and she remaines my widdow) and these words (or when she shall marry) were interlined Will: Ward Michll Russell Tho Fulham John Suffeild Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon on 6 March 1700] sexto die mensis Marcii Anno Dni (Stilo Ang?) millimo Septingesimo [to] Samuelis Hentie et Rogeri Seager
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