22 April 1831 Will of Benjamin Green of Poole, master mariner (proved 14 November 1831)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1791b

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This is the last Will and Testament 
of me Benjamin Green of the Town and County of Poole Master Mariner

First I direct my just debts funeral expences and the charges of the probate of this
my Will to be first paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth
Stanworth the Sum of ten pounds Also to my niece Maria Stanworth the sum 
of Five pounds Also to my said nieces Elizabeth and Maria All my linen equally to
be divided between them I give and bequeath unto my niece Jane Young the Sum of
Two pounds and ten shillings and I recit the said legacies to be paid to my said
nieces respectively as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and
bequeath unto my Grandson Benjamin Green my Quadrant I give devise and
bequeath unto my two sons Benjamin Green and William Green all my Estate
and Effects of what nature or kind soever real ?? personal or otherwise of which
I shall be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease
not hereinbefore disposed of equally to be divided between them share and share
alike and to their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns
as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants And lastly revoking all former
Wills by me made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament and do
hereby appoint my brother William Green of Poole aforesaid Gentleman and
George Sibley Frampton of the same place Master Mariner joint Executors
of this my Will Provided always that my said Executors respectively and their
respective heirs executors and administrators shall be charged and chargeable
with such sums only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the
Trusts hereby reposed in them notwithstanding their joining in or signing any
receipts or being any other act for the sake of conformity and that they or
either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any misfortune loss
or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid Trusts or in
relation thereto except the shall happen by or through his or their own
wilful act neglect or default and in that case each person alone shall be
answerable for any loss or damage which shall arise from his own act neglect
or default Provided also that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said
Executors and their respective heirs executors and administrators from time to
time by or out of my Estate retain to and reimburse themselves respectively
and also to allow and pay to each other all such costs charges and expences as
they or either of them shall pay expend or be put unto in or about the
execution of this my will In Witness whereof I the said Benjamin Green
the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal
this twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty one
Benjn Green  LS  Signed sealed published and declared by the above named
Benjamin Green the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the pre-
sence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof
W Green of Poole Gent  H M Aldridge Atty Poole
			In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
			  In the Goods of Benjamin Green deceased
						     November 12th 1831
Appeared Personally Richard Buck of No 36 Saint
Mary at Hill in the city of London Merchant and made oath that he knew
and was well acquainted with the said Benjamin Green late of the Town and
County of Poole master mariner deceased for several years before and nearly
down to the time of his death and during such his knowledge of and
acquaintance with the said deceased he has often seen him write and also
write and subscribe his name and has thereby become well acquainted with
his manner and character of handwriting and subscription And the deponent having
now with care and attention perused and inspected the paper writing hereunto
annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and testament of the said
deceased beginning thus "This is the last Will and Testament of me Benjamin
Green" ending thus "set my hand and seal this wenty second day of April one
thousand eight hundred and thirty one" and thus subscribed "Benjn Green LS the
deponent saith that he verily and in his conscience believes that the subscription

"Benjn Green" set and subscribed to the said Will to be of the proper handwriting 
and subscribing of the said deceased  Richd Buck  Same day the said Richard
Buck was duly sworn to the aforegoing affidavit before me  C Coote Surr
Pt John Nelson not pub

Proved at London 14th Novr 1831 before the Judge by the oaths of William
Green the Brother and George Sibley Frampton the Executors to whom admon
was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer

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