5 September 1719 Will of Thomas Perkins of Portsmouth yeoman (proved 7 April 1720)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/573

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In the Name of God Amen
this Fifth Day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven
hundred and Nineteen I Thomas Perkins of Portsmouth in the County 
of Southton Yeoman being Sick and weak in Body but of Sound mind
and memory Do make my last Will and Testament in manner following
vizt First I commend my Soul to God and my Body to the Earth Item
I give and bequeath to Thomas Hamond of Portsmouth aforesaid Gent
Caleb Whiteho??e of the same Tallowchandler Thomas Barrow of the 
same House Carpenter and William Pike my Clerke Ten Guineas or
Ten pounds and Ten shillings each Item all the rest residue and remainder
of my Goods Chattles and Personall Estate my Debts and Funeral Expences
being first fully satisfied and paid I give and bequeath to Sarah my Wife
whom I make whole and Sole Executrix of this my Will And for as much
as I have many dubious and deperate Debts owing unto me or it may
otherwise fall out that my personall Estate may not be sufficient to pay
all my just Debts I do therefore give devise and bequeath all my
Freehold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments with their and
every of their rights members and appurtenance unto them the said
Thomas Hamond Caleb Whiteho??e Thomas Barrow and William
Pike their Heirs and Assigns in Trust nevertheless that they the said Thomas
Hamond Caleb Whiteho??e Thomas Barrow and William Pike and the
survivors and survivor of them and the Heirs and assigns of such survivor
shall and may forthwith as soon as conveniently may be after my Death sell
intirely or by parcells all the said Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
vested in them by this my Will or otherwise for the best price or prices that can be
reasonably got for the same and with the Money ariseing by sale of all my
said Messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments and the Rents issues and
profits thereof which they can in the meane time gain or raise out of the
said premisses untill such Sale or Sales (first retaining to themselves out of
the Money to be raised by the sale of the said messuages and Tenements
and hereditaments all their costs charges disbursements and expences which
they shall sustain expend or be put unto in the management and sale of 
the premisses or in the execution or performance of the Trust hereby in them
reposed or in or about or by reason of this my Will or any ways concerning
the same which they are hereby impowered to retain) do and shall pay over
the clear Rents issues and profits before such sale made to my said Wife
for her own use and all the money ariseing by the sale aforesaid other than
such Money as they shall retain as aforesaid do and shall lay out and



disburse as followeth That is to say so much thereof as shall be sufficient to
pay all my Debts Legacys and Funeral Expences that my personal Estate
shall not be sufficient to pay And all the rest residue and remainder of the
Money ariseing by sale as aforesaid do and shall lay out and disburse in
the purcashing of other Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
to be by them settled or procured to be settled in due form of Law to the
uses intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned That is to say to and
for the only sole and proper use of benefit and behoof of the said Sarah
my Wife for and during her naturall Life and from and after her
decease one Moiety there rest to and for the only use benefitt and behoof of
all the Children of my Brother in Law Henry Stratland that the had
by Mary his first Wife who was my Sister and their Heirs and Assigns
for Ever equally to be divided between them as Tenants in Comon and not
as joint Tenants And the other Moiety thereof to the use benefit and
behoof of such and so many of the Kindred and Relations of my said
Wife and of their Heirs as she by any Instrument or instruments or by
her last Will and Testament in writing to be by her executed in the presence
of three or more credible Witnesses shall direct limitt and appoint and for
default of such limitation and appointment to and for the only use benefit
and behoof of the Heir or heirs at Law of my said Wife and his her 
and their heirs and Assigns for Evermore and to and for no other use
intent or purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof (revoking all other
Wills by me made) I have to this my last Will and Testament sett my
hand and seal the Day and year first within written  Tho: Perkins
Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will
and Testament in our presence who in his presence subscribed our names
as Witnesses hereunto  Saml Potner Cha Bissell Jos Bissell

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon on 7 April 1720]
Septimo die Mensis Avrilis Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo
vicesimo 
[to] Sara Perkins Relictae dicti defuncti et Executricis



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