Source: TNA, PROB 11/737
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In the Name of God Amen I Joan Green of the Town and County of Poole Widow being weak of Body but of sound Mind and Memory (blessed be God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged Also I give unto my Daughter in Law Martha Green Widow on Gold Ring Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandson John Green my Silver Coffee Pott two silver Salvers and my largest silver Tankard Also I give and bequesth unto my Grandson Young Green my smallest silver Tankard and one silver Tea Pott Also I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Green the remainder of my Plate all my China Ware and my best House Linnen Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Mary Durell Daughter of my late deceased Nephew David Durell one silver pint Cup Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Ann Green the Daughter of Chas Green of ?hettle in the County of Dorset the Sum of ten pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executor herein after named within one Month after my decease Also I give grant and devise unto my Son Young Green All that my Messuage Farm and Lands with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging scituate lying and being at Cow grove in the Parish of Winborne Minster in the said County of Dorset sometime since purchased by me of Thomas Carlton and now in the Occupation of John Galpin To hold the same and every part and parcell thereof unto my said Son Young Green and his Assigns for and during the Term of his natural Life and from and immediately after his Decease I give grant and devise the said messuage Farm and Lands with the Appurtenances unto my said Grandson John Green his Heirs and Assigns for ever But my Will is and I do hereby order that the Sum of forty Shillings shall be paid and payable out of the said Messuage Farm and Lands yearly and every year from the time of my decease untill my said Grandson John Green shall attain unto the Age of one twenty years unto the Minister of the Gospel for the time being of the Protestant Dissenting Congregation who shall officiate at the Meeting House or place of Worship I now frequent scituate in Poole aforesaid And I hereby charge the said Messuage Farm and Lands with the payment thereof during my said Grandsons Minority and no longer Also I give and devise unto my said son Young Green All those my Messuages Tenements or Dwelling Houses with the Gardens Courts Yards Cellars Outhouses Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging which I purchased of George Lewen Esquire scituate in and near the High Street in the said Town and County of Poole and now in the several Occupacons of myself George Tito and William Downer To hold the same unto my said son Young Green and his Assigns for and during the Term of his natural Life and from and after his decease I give and devise the same and every part thereof with the Appurtenances unto my Daughter in Law Susannah Green the Wife of my said son Young Green for and during her Widowhood and for so long time and Term only as she shall remain and continue the Widow of my said Son Young Green and from and immediately after her decease or Intermarriage which shall first happen then my Will is and I do hereby give grant and devise the said last mentioned Messuages Tenements Dwelling Houses with the Gardens Courts Yards Cellars Outhouses Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto and among all and every the Chidlren of my said Son Young Green that shall be living at the time of the decease or Intermarriage of my said Daughter in Law Susannah Green which shall first happen as aforesd and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever to be equally divided between them share and share alike All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Lands Tenements and all and singular my Effects and Estate whatsoever and wheresoever both Real and Personal not herein before given devised or bequeathed I Give Grant and Devise unto my said Son Young Green his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever And Lastly I do nominate constitute and Appoing my said son Young Green sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do ratifye and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Joan Green have hereunto set my hand and seal the third day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty one Joan Green Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us (the Words not herein before given devised or bequeathed being first interlined Jean Downer William Downer Hester ????ard W Daman This Will was proved at London the seventh Day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty four 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 Young Green the Son and sole Executor in the said Will named to whom Administration was Granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to administer the same
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