30 January 1721 Will of John Durell of Poole, mariner (proved 4 November 1741)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/713

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Durell of the Town and County of Poole Marriner
being in perfect Health Mind Memory and understanding and
calling to Mind the Frailty and uncertainty of this Mortal Life
Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following That is to say First and chiefly I recommend my
Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping through
the Meritorious Death and bitter passion of my Lord and only
Saviour Jesus Christ to inherit Eternal Salvation and my Body
I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the Discretion
of my Executrix herein after named And as touching such Worldly
Estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose
of as followeth Item I give devise and bequeath unto my
loving Wife all my Lands Tenements Goods Chattells
Household Stuff Money at Interest Shipping of all Sorts
Shares and proportions of Shipping Plate Money Mortgages
Bonds and other Securitys Rights and Credits whatsoever and
wheresoever To hold to her and her assigns for and during 
so long time as She shall continue a Widow and unmarried
for and towards the breeding up educating and maintaining
my said Children and if it should happen that the Rents
Issues and Proffits of all such Lands Tenements Hereditaments
Goods Chattells Money at Interest &c should not be sufficient
for the placing out maintaining educating and providing for my
Children That then and in such case it is my Will that my
said Wife may and shall sell (and I do hereby empower her) or
otherwise dispose of such or what parts of my Lands Tenements
Goods or Chattells whatsoever She shall think fit The Money
thereby arising being only to and for the uses aforesaid Provided
my said Wife shall at the time of such sale be my Widow
and unmarried I do hereby give unto my said Wife full
power and Authority In and by her last Will and Testament
to give devise and bequeath all such Lands and Tenements
Goods and Chattells whatsoever which She shall be by vertue
of this my said Will possessed of or interested in to and amongst my
Children and in such manner and proportion as She shall
think fit them that behaves themselves dutifull to her but him
or her of my Children that shall not please my said Wife
in their Marriage or be anyways undutifull Then my said Wife
shall give them but one Shilling provided that my Wife be
at the time my Widow And my Will further is that in case
my said Wife shall marry that then all and singular my
said Lands and Tenements Goods and Chattells whatsoever
herein before devised to her shall and will immediately after

such Marriage descend go to and be divided amongst such my
Children as shall be then living And if it shall happen that
either of my said Children should die before attaining one and
Twenty years That then such Childs share shall go amongst
the Survivors share and share alike But my Will is that my
Wife shall and may in case of such her Marriage reduck?
and reserve to herself an equal share with my said Children
of all and singular the said Lands Tenements Goods and
Chattells whatsoever And in case such her Marriage I do
appoint my Brother Aaron Durell to secure each Child his
and hers proportion and proportions and I do empower
him to sue for the same and on Receipt to discharge for
the same or any part thereof And lastly I do hereby revoke
and make void all former Will and Wills Testament and
Testaments by me made at any time heretofore hereof I do
appoint my said Wife full and sole Executrix In Witness hereof
I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Thirtieth of January
in the seventh year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lord George
by the Grace of God of Great Britain &c And in the year of our 
Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty one
Jno Durell  Signed and sealed published and declared by the
said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence
of Robert Tito  Jane Keizar  Mary Austin

Poole ye 8th Jany 1725/6 breaking open my Will and perusing
him on the other side I found my dear Bror Aaron my Trustey
and is now dead and have been sometime buried for want of
him I do opound my loving Friends Mr Wm White and Mr
John Derbey to be my Trustees for my Will and Testament
on the other side Witness my Hand the day and Date above
mentioned Jno Durell

This Will was proved at London the fourth day
of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven
Hundred and Forty one Before the Right Worshipfull John
Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted By the
Oath of Elizabeth Durell Widow the Relict of the Deceased and
sole Executrix named in the said Will To whom Administration
of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said
Deceased was granted being first sworn by Commission duly
to administer

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