Source: TNA, PROB 11/1434
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This is the Will and Testament of me Young Green Lieutenant in the Royal Navy for the disposing of all my worldly Estate in manner and form following First I desire to be decently itnerred at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and that all my just Debts together with my funeral Expences may as soon after my decease as conveniently can be fully paid and discharged by the said Executors and Trustees I give unto my beloved Sister Ann Green the Sum of Two thousand pounds Sterling now held in Bond by my Brother Thomas Green and also to my beloved Sister Harriett Margarett Green I give the Sum of Two thousand pounds Sterling now likewise held on Bond by my said Brother Thomas Green to be paid them at their request on their separately attaining the age of twenty one years but if either of them the said Ann Green or Harriet Green departs this Life before she attains the age of twenty one years then the survivor of them Ann or Harriett Green shall receive the whole Sum of four thousand pounds partly bequeathed to herself and to her the deceased Also in case of the death of them both Ann Green and Harriett Green before the age of twenty one years the whole Sum of four thousand pounds Sterling shall go to the benefit and Estate of my beloved Brother Thomas Green Also I give and bequeath unto my dear friends Benjamin Pead and Godin Shiffner Esquires their Heirs &c the Sum of two hundred pounds Sterling each which Money is now vested in the 3 per Cent Funds as part of the residuary property of my late Father Young Green Merchant of Pool in Dorsetshire Also all the other property (which by the last Will and Testament of my late Father the abovementioned Young Green and at my present disposal now in the said Funds) Sum or Sums Debt or Debts Goods or Chattells of whatever Description whatever I give and bequeath to my said Brother Thomas Green Also intending he should hold (paying annually the legall Interest of 5 pr Cent to my before mentioned Sisters Ann Green and Harriett Green respectively) the severall Sums before bequeathed to them or the survivor of them till they seperately arriving to the age of twenty one years they the said Ann Green and Harriet Green having it in their own power at arrival of such Age to continue it in the possession of my said Brother Thos Green or to draw it from thence and deposit it at their option elsewhere also in case my before mentioned Brother Thomas Green does not survive my youngest Sister Harriet Green become of age of 21 years and leave no Issue by his present Wife then and in that case my before mentioned Sisters Ann Green and Harriet Green or the Survivor of them shall receive the whole of the funded property herebefore bequeathed to him in case of his surviving my youngest Sisters attaining the age of twenty one years and further in case of the decease of my Brother before mentioned Thomas Green previous to my youngest Sister coming of age or the survivor of Ann or Harriet then the hereinafter mentioned Executors will with conveniencey to the Estate of my Brother Thomas Green collect and dispose of the two several Sums of two thousand pounds bequeathed to my Sisters Ann Green and Harriet Green to the best advantage by their joint Judgement in the public Funds or some other Government Security for the mutual Good of them my said Sisters Ann and Harriet or the survivor of them Young Green Signed sealed published and declared by the said Young Green the Testator as and for and to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of me who subscribe my Name as Witness hereto in his presence and at his request the words "his Heirs &c" in the second page erased and an Erazure being in the eighth line of the third side on wihch is written the words "to the best advantage by" which were first severally made Witness I W Lander I Yound Green hereby request and appoint the before mentioned Benjn Pead and Godin Shiffner Esqrs to accept and take on them jointly the execution as Trustees of this my will written on one Sheet of vellum Letter paper consisting of three pages under each page having set my hand and Seal this twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three 23 Dec 1805 Appeared personally James Medmore Brickwood of Lime Street London Merchant and John Strettell Brickwood of the same place Gentlemen and made oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Young Green late a Lieutenant on board his Majestys Sloop of War Fly at Sea deceased and having several times seen him write and subscribe his name and thereby came well to know and be acquatined with his manner and character of Handwriting and Subscription and having now carefully viewed and perused the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning thus "This ist he last Will and Testament of me Young Green Lieutenant in the Royal Navy" concluding previous to the attestation thus "for the mutual Good of them my said Sisters Ann and harriet or the survivor of them" and thus subscribed "Young Green" with the continuation at the foot thereof beginning thus "I Young Green hereby request and appoint" and ending thus this twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three" they these Deponents do say they verily and in their consciences believe the whole of the said Will and the Continuation thereof as aforesaid to be all of the proper handwriting and Subscription of him the said Young Green deceased s???e and except the ?????? I W Lander set and subscribed as a Witness thereto J M Brickwood John Smettell Brickwood same day the said James Medmore Brickwood and James Strettell Brickwood were duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavit Before me C Costa Sur?t This Will was proved at London the twenty fourth Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Benjamin Pead and Godin Shiffner Esquires the Executors named in the said Will to whom administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased was granted they having been first sworth by Comon duly to administer
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