2 August 1720 Will of John Green of Poole, apothecary (proved 31 October 1720)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/576

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Greene of the Town and County of Poole Apothecary being sick
and weak of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and
understanding and calling to mind the uncertainty of this frail life Doe
make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
First and Chiefly I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God
hoping through the merits Death and passion of my Saviour Jesus
Christ to inherit Eternall salvation  and my Body I committ to the
Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix herein
after named and as to such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased
Almighty God to bless me withall I dispose of as followeth Imprimis I
give devise and bequeath unto my Son John Greene the sum of two hundred
pounds and to my Son Young Green the like sum of Two Hundred
pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid them (without
any deduction for education) by my Executrix hereinafter named when
they shall respectively attaine their ages of one and twenty years if
my Executrix hereinafter named and my Trustees shall think it proper
and a fitt time so to doe and if not at that time then after at such times
and in such manner and payments respectively as they my said
Executrix and Trustees shall think fitt and convenient Item I give devise
and bequeath unto my Brother Charles Green and Aaron Durell the
sum of Twenty pounds to be paid by my Executrix within six months
after my decease to be by them putt out at interest and the interest
thereby arising to be paid half yearly to my Kinswoman Mary Gerret
Daughter of Peter Gerret of Corfe Mullen in the County of Dorsett
during so long time as she shall live But in case my said Kinswoman
should at any time be indigent or necessitous that then my said Trustees
may from time to time allow her soe much of the said principall sum of
Twenty pounds as they in their discretion shall think necessary and my
Will is that the Remainder of the said principall money after her
decease shall go to my said two Sons share and share alike or to him that
shall then be living Item I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved
Wife all that my Leasehold Estate lately purchased of John Plumer
lying at Cowgrove in the parish of Winborne in the County of Dorsett
and is part of Mr Banks Mannor To hold to her for and during her
naturall life and from and after her decease I give the same to my two
Sons John and Young Green share and share alike for and during the
remainder of the term then to come and unexpired as by the Lease is
determinable And my Will is that in case my said Wife should again
marry that she shall and will pay to each of my said Sons one Annuity

or yearly rent of ten pounds apeice in such manner and at such times
and proportions as my said Wife and Trustees shall think fitt and my
Will is that such payment shall begin and commence from the time of
their attaining their respective ages of one and twenty years And my
Will further is that in case my said Wife should at any time before
my said Sons attaining their respective ages as aforesaid meet with
or suffer any unforeseen loss or Misfortune in her Stock debts
securities shipping or otherwise that then she shall and may deduct
and keep back to her selfe an equall share and proportion for such
out of the Legacys soe given my Sons All the Rest Residue and
Remainder of my Lands Tenements Household stuffe plate Linnen
Woollen Stock in Trade Druggs shares in Shipping money at Interest or
otherwise money in Stocks goods chattles rights and credits whatsoever
and wheresoever and not hereinbefore given I give devise and bequeath
unto Joan my beloved Wife whom I make and ordain full and sole Exrx
of this my last Will and Testament hereby making void and revoking all
former Wills by me made And I doe desire and appoint my Brother
Charles Green and Aarn Durell Trustees to see this my Will
performed In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal
this second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and Twenty John Green Signed Sealed published and Declared
by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of
Eliz Green  John Spicer  Tho Stokes

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant probate
on 31 October 1720]
Tricesimo primo die Mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo Vicesimo 
[to] Joanna Green Relicta dicti defuncti et Executricis 

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