23 July 1721 Will of Caleb Whitehorne of Portsmouth, tallowchandler (proved 12 September 1721)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/581

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In the Name of God Amen
I Caleb Whitehorne of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton
Tallowchandler being of sound mind and understanding thanks be 
given to Allmighty God for the same do make and Ordain this to be my
last will and Testament in manner followeing that is to say Impris
I Give my Soul to God and my body to the Earth and such worldly
Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I Give devise bequeath 
and dispose thereof as followeth First I Give and Devise All that
Meetinghouse commonly called the Baptist Meeting house with its 
Appurtenances scituate lyeing and being in the Parish of Portsea
in the County aforesaid unto my Friends Mr John How Mr John
Bemister and Mr William Knight of Portsea aforesaid their Executors 
Administrators and Assigns for and during the Term of ten years to 
commence from the time of my decease at and under the yearly rent of 
one Peppercorne payable if demanded to Martha my loving Wife her 
Heirs and Assigns in Trust nevertheless and to the intent and purpose 
that they the said John How John Bemister and William Knight their 
Executors Administrators and Assigns shall from time to time and at
all times during the said term of tenn years permit and suffer the 
Congregation of Protestant Dissenters in and near Portsea and Portsmouth 
comonly called Baptists of which I am a Member to assemble and meet
togeather to worship God in the said Meeting house and from and after 
the Expiration of the said term of tenn years I Give and Devise the said 
Meetinghouse unto the said Martha my Wife her Heirs and Assigns 
for ever Item I Give devise and bequeath all and singular my Messuages 
Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever that are
now in my power to dispose of And also all my Goods Chattles and personal
Estate of what kind and nature soever unto the said Martha my Wife 
her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever subject nevertheless
to and charged with the payment of all such debts as I shall owe at 
the time of my decease upon Bond in the first place and afterwards of all
other my just debts of what kind or nature soever And I do hereby nominate
and appoint the said Martha my Wife sole Executrix of this my Will and
Guardian to all my Children during their severall Minorityes and lastly I 
do hereby revoak all former Wills by me made In Testimony that this is
my last Will and Testament I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the 

Twenty third day of July Anno Dni one thousand seven hundred and twenty
one Caleb Whitehorne Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said 
Caleb Whitehorne for and as his last Will and Testament the day of the 
date in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as
Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator Sam Brady Thos
Binsteed junr Ja White Jno White

Probatum fuit ... apud London ...
[this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 12 September 1721]
duodecimo die Mensis Septembris Anno Domini
millesimo septingentisimo vicesimo primo 
Martha Whitehorne 
Relicta dicti defuncti Et Executricis 

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