Source: TNA, PROB 11/360
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In The name of God Amen The Third day of December in the Seaven and Twentieth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Kind defender of the Faith &c Anno?? Dmi 1675 I John Moody of Portsmouth in the County of Southton Maltster being sicke in body but of sound and perfect sence and memory and of a disposing mind being seriously intended to settle my worldly Estate Doe make and ordeine my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following Inprimis I give my soule to God And my body to the Earth Item I give and devise All my Lands Messuages and Tenement with thappurtenncs whatsoever in Portsmouth and Portsea in the County of Southton unto my daughter Elizabeth Mills To have and to hold the said Messuages or Tenements Lands and premisses and the Rents and proffitts thereof untill that she the said Elizabeth Mills shall and doe out of the Cleer Rents issues and proffitts of the said Messuages Lands Tenements and premisses raise and receive soe much money as will Together with my goods Chattells and personall Estate pay and discharge all the debts whatsoever which I owe and the legacies which I have and doe give and bequeath in and by this my last Will and Testament and my Funerall Expences Item when and as soone as the said debts and Legacies and Funerall Expences are paid upon Condition That my sonne Daniell Moody doe not in any kind obstruct impede or hinder the performance of this my last will and Testament And upon Condition also: That my said sonne Daniell doe and shall quietly and peaceably permitt and suffer my Executrix hereafter named To have use and enjoy The Messuage or Tenement Malthouse Backside garden and appurtenncs wherein I now dwell for and during the space of Six moneths next after my decease And in that time to remove take downe and Carry away All and singular my goods wares Merchandizes and Chattells whatsoever of and from the said premisses Then I doe give devise and bequeath unto the said Daniell Moody All that my Great Malthouse next St Thomas streete in Portsmouth aforesaid now in my owne possession And all that Tenement with th'appurtenncs in Portsmouth aforesaid now or lately in the possession of John White And also all that Messuage or Tenement with th'appurtenncs in Portsmouth aforesaid now or lately in the Possession of John Ray To have and to hold All and singular the said Messuages or Tenements Malt- house and premisses with th'appurtenncs under the Condition aforesaid unto my said sonne Daniell Moody and his heires for ever But if the said Daniell Moody shall by any wayes or meanes whatsoever endeavour Contrive or goe about to frustrate annihilate invalid or make void this my last will and Testament or any part thereof or any Clause Article devise or bequest therein Conteyned or shall obstruct or hinder the performance thereof or shall deny or any wayes hinder or disturbe Disturb my Executrix hereafter named from the Free use and enjoyment of the said Messuage or Tenement Malthouse Backside Garden or any other of the premisses where I now dwell by the space of six moneths next after my decease or shall hinder of deny her from takeing down removeing off or carrying away from any part of the premisses any of the goods Chattells wares or Merchandizes or shall take away deteine keepe or withhold from my said Executrix any of the said goods or any Deeds writings or Escripts which belong or apperteine to any of the Lands Messuages or Tenements in this my last will and Testament Given devised or bequeathed unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mills Then and in such case and imediatly from and after any such Act by him my said sonne Daniell done attempted or Comitted The devise above written of the said Malthouse and the other Two Messuages or Tenements and all other things therein meconed or intended And also the legacie of Two hundred pound herein after to him given and bequeathed shall cease determine be utterly void and of none effect to all intents and purpo- ses whatsoever as if the same had never beene made any thing herein to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding And then and in any such case abovemenconed upon and present by from and after any such Act Deed or thing by my said sonne Daniell made done attempted or Comitted I doe give devise and bequeath the said Malthouse and the said other Two Messuages or Tenements and the Legacie of Two hundred pound herein after menconed to my said daughter Elizabeth Mills To have and to hold the said Malthouse & Two Messua- ges or Tenements unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mills and her heires for ever Item I doe upon the Condicon above menconed give and bequeath unto my said sonne Daniell Moody the sume of Two hundred pound of lawfull money of England To be paid to him by my Executrix hereafter named Twelve moneths after my decease Item untill that my debts Legacies and Funerall expences are paid and discharged I will that my Executrix out of the Rents and proffitts of my Messu- ages lands and Tenements shall pay and allow the sume of Tenn pound per Ann?? toward the keeping and maintenance of my Two Grandchildren John Moody and Mary Moody Item my debts Legacies and Funerall Expences being paid and discharged I doe give and bequeath unto my Cousin John Haberley one Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of Fourty shillings To be issueing out of my messuages or Tenements in Portsmouth aforesaid which I purchased of Clement Kent To be paid unto him at Two halfe yearly payments That is to say Att Micha- elmas and our Lady day during the Terme of his naturall life And in case the said sume of Forty shillings or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of Tenn dayes next after or over any of the said Feasts or dayes on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid being lawfully demanded Then it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said John Haberley or his Assignes into the said Messu- ages or Tenements Charged with the said Annuity or into any part thereof to enter and distreine And the distresse and distresses then and there to be found the same to take lead drive carry away and keepe untill the said yearly Rent Charges with the arrearages thereof if any be then behind and unpaid shall be full satisfied and paid Item my debts Legacies and Funerall expences being paid and discharged I give and devise unto my said Grandsonne John Moody All those my before menconed Messuages or Tenements with the Gardens and appurtenncs which I bought of Mr Kent Andd the Two new Tenements which I lately built upon part of that ground and part of the ground I purchased of John Roaker And alsoe all those six Tenements with th'appurtenncs in Portsmouth aforesaid in the severall possession of White leafe Lillie Carpenter Bishop Gregory or their assignes Built upon part of the Lands I bought of Henry Elligere being the six Tenements within within the Court To have and to hold All and singular the said Messuages or Tenements Gardens and appurtenncs unto my said Grandsonne John Moody and his heires forever Item my debts Legacies and Funerall Expences being paid and discharged I give and devise unto my Granddaughter Mary Moody All those Three Messuages or Tenements with the Gardens and Appurtenncs in Portsmouth aforesaid which were built on part of the said Land which I purchased of the said Henry Elliger faceing against the High streete To have and to hold the said Tenements Gardens and premisses with theappurtenncs unto the said Mary Moody and her heires forever Item my will and meaning is And I doe hereby nominate and appoint my said daughter Elizabeth Mills to be the Guardian of my said Two Grandchildren John Moody and Mary Moody And I doe hereby Constitute and appoint the said Elizabeth to lett sett and dispose of the said severall Messuages or Tenements to them herein devised and to repaire the same when need requires and to receive take employ and bestow the Rents issues and proffitts thereof for their use and behoofe and for their maintenance and Education untill the said John Moody shall sttaine unto his age of one and Twenty yeares And untill the said Mary Moody shall attaine her age of one and Twenty yeares or be lawfully married which of the Two shall first happen Item I give and devise unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mills All those my Two Tenements with th'appurtenncs built alsoe upon part of the said Land late Elligers now in the possession of the widdow Buxton and William being the Two outmost Tenements against the High way And alsoe those Messuages or Tenements with the Gardens and appurtenncs which I purchased of John Rooke and were late Comptons upon the North side of St Thomas Streete in Portsmouth aforesaid And alsoe All that Messuage or Tenement with the Barne Stable Backside Garden and orchard scituate lying and being in Kingstone in the parish of Portsea and County of Southton And all those Thirty Acres of Arrable land more or lesse thereunto belonging with Th'appur- tenncs lying dispersed in the Comon Feilds of Portsea and Portsmouth And alsoe All those Fowerteene Acres and a halfe of land with th'appurtenncs lying likewise dispersedly in the Comon Feilds of Portsea and Portsmouth To have and to hold All and singular the said Messuages or Tenements Barnes Stables backsides Gardens orchards Lands and all other the premisses with th'appurtenncs unto the said Elizabeth Mills and her heires for ever Item I give and devise unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mills All that messuage and Tenement with the Garden and appurtenncs lying and being neare the Towne Mount in Portsmouth aforesaid which I purchased of Thomas Carter And alsoe All those my Messuages or Tenements with the Gardens and appur- tenncs scituate and being in a street called Oyster street in Portsmouth aforesaid And alsoe All that my Barne and backside which I pruchased of Richard Lardner gent And the Malthouse which I thereupon lately built To have and to hold All and singular the said Messuages or Tenements Malthouse Barne backsides Gardens and premisses with thappurtenncs unto the said Elizabeth Mills and the heires of her body lawfully to be begotten for ever And for want of such issue To my said Grandsonne John Moody and his heires for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Eleanor Cleverley and to my Brother Robert Inwood and to his sonne John Inwood To each of them Five pounds apeice And to my Cousin John White and to Mary Carter of Southwicke daughter of Peter Carter To each of them Ten pound a peice And to my Cousin Anne Smith Three pound And to her sonne Joseph Thompson Forty shillings To be paid and delivered to every and each of them Three yeares next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Portsmouth where I now live the sume of Tenn pound And to the poore of the parish of Katerington where I was borne the sume of Three pound to be given unto and distributed amongst the poore of each of the said parishes at the discretion of my Executrix Executrix and the Churchwardens and overseers of the poore of each parish the First Christmas Eve after my decease Item all other my goods Chattells and personall Estate whatsoever not herein before bequeathed of whatsoever nature Kind or property and in whose ever hands possession and Custody the same is my debts and Legacies being Firrst paid and Funerall Expences discharged I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mills whom I doe make nominate and appoint The full whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testa- ment And I doe hereby Revoake and make void All other and former wills by me made and declared both by word and writing Item I doe further give unto my said daughter Elizabeth Mills my silver Tankard marked with I:C:M: Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Daniell Moody att the end of the six Moneths next after my decease and then to be delivered unto him All my Bedding Brasse Pewter Lynnen Caske Cupboards and Tables which I now have and use in my said dwelling house Item I give and bequeath unto my sister in Law Margarett Gardner the sume of Forty shillings In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare First above written Jo: Moody Signed sealed published and declared To be the last will and Testament of the said John Moody in the presence of us Amos Jeffery William White John Suffield Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon on 12 July 1679] Duodecimo die mensis July Anno Dni millimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo nono [to] Elizabetha Hicks als Mills filia dicto defuncto et Executricis
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