Source: TNA, PROB 11/1081
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In the Name of God Amen I Edward White Store Keeper of his Majestys Ordinance in the Island of Newfoundland being of Sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time then of do make and ordain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say Imprimis I give to Master Bullock and to his Sister Hannah Myles Brown the Wife of Mr Francis Brown of Tower Street London a Ring of a Guinea Value each all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever I give and bequeath to my Uncle John Bullock of the Town of London Gentleman and to my Good friend John Gaskell of the Parish of Saint Mary le Grand in the county of Middlesex Ma??s Mercer or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor In Trust as soon conveniently may be after my decease to get in the same and dispose thereof for the most Money that they can get for the same and to lay out and invest all such Sum and Sums of Money as shall come to their Hands by virtue hereof on Government or real Securities and pay and apply out of the Interest Dividends or produce thereof an Annuity or Yearly Sum of twenty Pounds of Good and lawfull Money of Great Britain to my honoured Mother Mary Smart of Amplmay in the County of Gloucester Widow for and during the Term of her natural Life by equal half yearly payments without any deduction or abatement whatsoever agreeable to the condition of a Bond from me to her bearing ?? date herewith in the p???al Sum of five hundred pounds and upon further Trust to pay the residue of such Interest Dividend or Produce during the Term of my said Mothers Life to my Wife Mary White for her maintenance and support and also for and towards the maintenance and Educacion of such Child or Children by me the said Edward White on the Body of my said Wife to be begotten as shall be living at the time of my decease untill they shall respectively attain their Age of twenty one in case my said Mother shall so long live and from and immediately after her decease In Trust to pay and Transfer one Moiety or half part of my said Estate to my said Wife to and for her sole and Separate use and as to the other Moiety thereof In Trust to pay and apply the same for and toward the maintenance and Education of such Child or children as aforesaid till they shall attain their Ages of twenty one and as often as either of them shall attain that age In Trust to pay and Transfer for such Child his or her share of the said Moiety (the same to be equally divided among them to and for his or her Sole and separate use and If I should happen to survive my said Wife and should leave a Child or children at the time of my decease then In Trust to pay and apply the residue of the said Interest Dividends or Produce (after payment of my Mothers said annuity for and towards their maintenance and Education till they shall arrive at twenty one and as often as one shall attain that Age then to pay and transfer the share of the principal of such Child to him or her for his or her sole and separate use and in case there shall be no such Child or Children living at the time of my decease then In Trust to pay to my said Wife the residue of the said Interest Dividends or produce for and during my Mothers Life and from and immediately after her decease to pay and transfer the principal to my said Wife to and for her Sole and separate use But if neither my said Wife nor any such Child shall be living at the time of my decease then I give and bequeath to my said Mother Mary Smart all the said rest and residue of my said Estate and Effects of what Nature or kind soever or wheresoever And if neither my said Mother Wife nor Child shall be living at the time of my decease then and in such case I give and bequeath the same to my said Uncle John Bullock his Executors Administrators and of this my last Will and Testament I make constitute and appoint the said John Bullock and John Gastrell Executors and my mind and Will is that my said Executors or the Survivor of them or the Executors or administrators of such Survivor may if he or they shall think fit sell and dispose of Exechange and alter any stocks or Securities * and * which he or they shall be so from time to time sell the same gain and vest the intrusted with by virtue hereof Money thereby arising so as the same be done with the and vest and lay out any consent of the Person or Persons for the time being entitled Moneys thereby arising ?? to the Interest or Proceed thereof if he she or they be of years any other Government publick or of discretion and if not then with consent of his her or other Funds Stocks or Securities their nearest Relations and also shall or may with the like consent put or place out at Interest or vest in or on ??? such Funds or Securities as aforesaid from time to time all or any part of such Monees as he or they shall have in his or their Hands by virtue hereof in Trust for the Benefit and advantage either absolutely or presumptively of any person or persons under the age of twenty one years untill the same shall be payable to him her or them respectively and pay or apply the same or the Interest or proceed thereof or of any part thereof for or towards the Maintenance and Education or other sooner necessary use or uses of the person or persons for whose benefit and advantage the same shall so be in Trust respectively and if as he or they shall think fit or proper sell Exchange or alter the same or any part thereof and take and procure others in the Room thereof from time to time till the same shall be payable as aforesaid and likewise that neither of them my said Executors nor either of their Executors or Administrators shall be chargeable with or liable to make good any loss or Damage which shall or may happen by putting or placing out at Interest or vesting or laying out any Monies or disposing exchanging or altering ?? Securities as aforesaid or otherwise acting in the Execution of this my will or any Trust herein contained without his or their Wilful Neglect or Default respectively or shall be answerable the one for the other of them or any act deed or default of the other of them ^ and the Executors ^ for or relating to any such or Administrators of such Survivor may deduct and retain Trust or Trust Moneys or to themselves all such Monies out of the said Trust Monies Securities as aforesaid and and Securities respectively as he or they shall expend or that they my said Executors lay out in or about the Execution of any Trust hereby and the Survivor of them in him or them reposed or by reason or means thereof and hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made I declare this only to be and contain my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Edward White have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty first day of April in the fourth year of the Reign of his present Majesty King George the third and in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four and at the same time I executed a Duplicate hereof Edward White LS Signed Sealed and published by the abovenamed Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and also in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto Richard Clark Old South Sea House London Richard Haviland of the Tower On the twenty fifth day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty one Administration with the will annexed of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Edward White late of Kensington in the County of Middlesex and Storekeeper of his Majesties Ordnance in the Island of Newfoundland Esqr deceased was granted to Mary White Widow the Relict of the said deceased and one of the residuary Legatees named in the said Will having been first Sworn duly to administer John Bullock and John Gastrell the Executors and Residuary Legatees in Trust named in the said Will dying in the Life time of the said Testator
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