Source: TNA, PROB 11/1566
If you came to this page directly, then you might want to know that I have additional family history information on my website.
This is the last Will & Testament of me Solomon Mifflin of the Town & County of Poole Gentleman late a Coal Merchant which I make as follows (that is to say) I order & direct my just Debts Funeral Expences & the Charges of the probate hereof to be first paid & discharged by & out of my personal Estate & Effects hereinafter bequeathed I give & devise unto my Son Sampson Mifflin of Bonavista in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant & to my Grandchildren Joseph James Thomas & Edward sons of my said son Sampson Mifflin & to my Nephews William Steedman Benjamin Steedman and George Steedman now or late of Warminster in the County of Wilts children of my Sister Sarah Steedman by Benjamin Steedman her husband John Mifflin son of my late Brother John Mifflin of Warminster aforesd and Samuel Mifflin son of my late Brother Edward Mifflin of Warminster aforesaid & to my Nephew Richard Watts a Sergeant in the Somerset Militia & to Joseph Randall otherwise Best of Lytchett Minster in the County of Dorset Farmer John Bennett Blandford of the Town & County of Poole Accountant George Kemp the Elder James Kemp Martin Kemp Welch & George Kemp the younger all of Poole aforesaid Merchants Henry Kemp of the same place Gentleman Peter Rose of the same place Brushmaker Joseph Moore the younger of the same place Bookseller James Bristowe of the same place Merchant John Bristowe of the same place Merchant John Ficker of the same place Gentleman & Joseph Lawrence Darvall of Basingstoke in the County of Southampton Esquire all that my Messuage Burgage or Tenement now in the occupation of Cornelius Hendy lately erected & built on part of the Scite of a Messuage Burgage or Tenement heretofore commonly called or known by the name of the Fox Public House situate lying & being in Weymouth & Malcomb Regin in the County of Dorset in that part of the Town called Weymouth & in a certain place called the Hope being the Easternmost front House of four houses lately erected on the Scite of the said public House called the Fox all which said four houses are bounded on the North by a Messuage Burgage or Tenement heretofore in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Webb since of Elizabeth Davis & late of Davis Winzor on the south with a Messuage Burgage or Tenement heretofore in the occupation of Richard Pitt late of Joseph Roberts & now delapidated a Street or common High way on the West and on the East a common Highway or Hill (To hold the same Messuage Burgage or Tenement & premises unto my said son Sampson Mifflin my said Grandchildren Joseph James Thomas & Edward Mifflin my my said Nephews William Steadman Benjamin Steadman George Steadman John Mifflin Samuel Mifflin & Richard Watts & the said Joseph Randall otherwise Best John Bennett Blandford George Kemp the Elder James Kemp Martin Kemp Welch George Kemp the younger Henry Kemp Peter Rose Joseph Moore the younger James Bristowe John Bristowe John Fricker & Joseph Lawrence Darvall to be equally divided between & amongst them share & share alike & to take as Tenants in common & not as joint Tenants & to their several & respective heirs assigns resolutely for ever subject nevertheless to a demise granted of the above premises with others dated the 16th day of January 1789 by one William Moure Esquire to William Bower for one thousand years I give devise & bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named all that my Leasehold Estate situate at or near Portsham or Abbotsbury in the County of Dorset now in the possession of Mr Hawkins which I hold for ??? life of Mary Priner widow & also all other my Estate & Effects both Real & personal & of what other nature or kind soever not hereinbefore otherwise disposed of Upon trust nevertheless to permit & suffer my dear Wife Jane to have receive & take the Rents Issues & Profits interest & Dividends of such parts as shall consist of money & to have the use & enjoyment of the Residue thereof for & during her natural life & from & immediately after her decease I give devise & bequeath all my Estate & Effects not herein otherwise disposed of unto my children Sampson Mifflin & Jane Mifflin to be equally divided between them share & share alike & to take as Tenants in common & not as joint Tenants & to their several & respective heirs Exors Admors & assigns absolutely for ever and lastly revoking all former will or wills by me made I do declare this only to be my last Will & Testament & do appoint my said Wife the said Jane Mifflin my said son Sampston Mifflin & Thomas Parr of Poole aforesaid Gentleman joint Executrix & Executors hereof provided always & it is my will and I do further order & direct that my Executrix & Executors & their respective heirs Exors & admors shall be charged & chargeable with such sums only as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby reposed in them notwithstanding their joining in or signing any receipt or receipts or doing any other act for the sake of conformity & that they or any of them shall not be answerable for any loss or damage which shall or may happen in the execution of the Trusts aforesaid or in relation thereto except the same shall happen by or through his her or their own wilful act neglect or default and in that case each person alone shall be answerable for such loss or damage as shall arise from his or their own act neglect or default provided also that it shall & may be lawful for the said Jane Mifflin Sampson Mifflin & Thomas Parr & their respective Exors & Admors from time to time by & out of my Estate to retain to & reimburse themselves respectively & also to all & pay to each other all such Costs charges & Expences as they or any of them shall pay expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or the trutss herein contained In witness whereof I the said Solomon Mifflin the Testator have to this my last Will & Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand & seal (that is to say) to the first two sheets I have subscribed my name & to this third & last Sheet I have subscribed my name & affixed my Seal the Twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & Ten Solomon Mifflen LS Signed sealed published & declared & by the said Solomon Mifflin the Testator as & for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at his requeat in his presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof Edd Pritchett of Poole Sail Maker John Young of Poole Tallow Chandler John A Willis Proved at London 9th Feb 1815 before the Judge by the oaths of Jane Mifflen owe Mifflin Wd the Relict & Thomas Parr two of the Exors to whom admon was granted havg been first sworn by Comon duly to admr power to Sampson Mifflen othrwe Mifflin the son & other Exor
Last Modified: Saturday, 09-Aug-2014 19:27:04 NDT