Source: TNA, PROB 11/1581
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This is the last Will and Testament of me George Young of Ramsdown in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southampton Gentleman made this twenty second day of June One thousand eight hundred & eight First I give to my Goddaughter Ann Orril the wife of William James Moore Esquire a Captain in His Majestys twenty seventh Regiment of Foot (late Ann Orril Pike Spinster) the Sum of Fifty pounds of lawful money current in Great Britain I give to John Ward of East Cowes in the Isle of Wight aforesaid Esquire the Sum of One hundred pounds of like Money And I do hereby will & direct that the said Legacies shall be respectively paid within three months next after my decease And as to for & concerning all my Leasehold Estates and all the rest residue & remainder of my Goods Chattels Stock Corn Grain Hay Cattle Implements & Utensils of husbandry ready Money Debts & Securities for Money & all other my personal Estate whatsoever & wheresoever & of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be I give leave & bequeath the same unto the said John Ward his Exors Admors & Assigns ^ shall & do as soon ^ Upon this special trust as conveniently may be after my decease either by public Auction or & confidence that he my Private Contract Sell & dispose of all my said Leasehold Estates said Trustee his Exors household Goods Stock of Corn Hay Cattle and Implements and or Admors Utensils of husbandry and all other my personal Estate not consisting of money and convert the same into ready money and shall & do place out & invest the money arising by such Sale and all such other monies as I shall be possessed of or intitled unto at the time of my decease after & subject to the payment of my Debts and Funeral & Testamentary Expenses in his or their own name or names in some Public Stock or Fund or upon sane real or Government Securities or Security and to alter vary & transfer such Stocks Funds & Securities as my said Trustee or Trustees for the time being shall seem meet and shall & do pay the Interests profits & produce of one moiety of the monies so to be placed out unto my brother James Young and his Assigns during his life for his & their own use & the Interest and produce of the other moiety of the said Trust monies unto my Sister Betty Ward & her Assigns for her life for her own use and after the death of either of them which shall first die upon Trust to pay and I do hereby give one moiety of the said Trust Monies and the Dividends & Interest thenceforth to grow due for the same unto the said John Ward his Exors Admors and Assigns to & for his & their own use & benefit and from & after the death of the Survivor of them my said brother & Sister James Young and Betty Ward Then upon trust to pay and i do hereby give the other moiety of the said principal money so to be placed out and the Dividends Interest & proceed thenceforth arising from such moiety unto my nephew the Reverend James Ward now residing at Calcutta in the East Indies brother of the said John Ward his Exors Admors and Assigns to & for his & their own benefit absolutely provided always and my will is and I do hereby declare that the Receipt or Receipts to be by the said John Ward his Exors or Admors signed and given to the purchaser or Purchasers of my said Leasehold Estates shall be a good & sufficient discharge and good & sufficient discharge & good & sufficient discharges to such purchaser or purchasers or other person for so much money as in such Receipt or Receipts shall be expressed and such Purchaser or purchasers or other person shall not afterwards be obliged to see to the application or be answerable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof or any part thereof provided also and my will is that my said Trustee his Exors or Admors shall not be answerable or accountable the one for the other or for the Acts Deeds defaults ????????????????????????????? of ?????????? or chargeable with or accountable ??????? or ??????????? Sum or Sums of money than shall ???????? come to the hands or ??????? received by him or them respectively ??????????? said Trustee his Exors or Admors or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any ?????????????????????????????? to any of the Trust Monies by reason ??????????????????????? or failure of any Security or Securities ????????????????????? shall or may be placed out or invested ??? of any Bank Banker or Bankers in whose hands any part or parts thereof shall or may at any time happen to be placed or lodged for safe Custory and also that it shall & may be lawful to and for him them and each of them from time to time to have receive retain deduct and reimburse in the first place himself & themselves by & out of the Trust Monies all such Loss Charges Damages & Expences as he they or ???? of them shall respectively bear pay ??? sustain or be put unto or which shall or may be to him them or either of them occasioned for or by reason or means or on account of the Trusts hereby in them reposed or the management or Execution thereof or any thing in any wise relating thereto And I do hereby nominated constitute & appoint the said John Ward sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said George Young have to the first Sheet of this my Will the same being contained in two sheets of paper subscribed my name and to the second and last subscribed my name & set my Seal the day and years first above written Geo Young (LS) Signed Sealed published & declared by the said George Young as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us Richd Clarke Tho Sewell I George Young of Ramsdown in the Isle of Wight Gentleman do by this writing or Codicil which I hereby declare to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament bearing date the twenty second day of June One thousand eight hundred and eight give & bequeath unto my nephew John Ward in consideration of the personal attention he has shown me for a series of years and for the trouble I have given him in the management of my affairs the further Sum of Four hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and which I direct shall be paid to him in priority to the other Legacies already by my said Will devised after the just payment of my Debts In all other respects I hereby ratify and confirm my said Will and do hereby declare this to be a Codicil thereto In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fourteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifteen Geo Young (LS) Signed Sealed published & declared by the said George Young as and for a Codicil to his last Will & Testament in the presence of us together who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto respectively subscribed our names at witnesses Philip Hayles Will Wood Proved at London with a Codicil 20 June 1816 before the Worshipful John Danberry Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of John Ward Esquire the nephew and sole Executor to whom Admon was granted being sworn duly to Administer
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