Source: TNA, PROB 11/557
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In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Young of the Towne of Poole Mercht being sick and weake in body but of sound and perfect mind Memory and understanding (praysed be almighty God) and remembring the uncertainty of this Mortal Life doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say) First and Chiefly I recommend my Soul into the hadns of Almighty God my Creator hopeing thro' the Meritts Death and passion of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to receive full pardon of all my Sins and to inherit Eternall Life my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors herein- -after named and my Worldly Estate I dispose of as followeth Imprs I Give devise and bequeath unto my loveing Wife Elianor Young all that my Messuage Tenement or Dwelling House in which I now live Together with the Household goods Linnen and Plate therein or which I shall have at my decease To Hold to her for and dureing soe long time as she shall continue a Widow (an Inventory whereof shall be immediately taken) and from and after her decease or Marriage I give and bequeath the same to my son Thomas Young (Vizt) the said Messuage or Tenement Houshold goods Linnen and Plate) To Hold to him and his assigns for and during his naturall Life and from and after his decease I give the same and every part thereof to be divided to and amongst such of the Children of my said son as shall then be liveing share and share alike and if either of them dye before the attaining the Age of One and Twenty yeares that such Childs share shall goe to and amongst the Survivors. Item I give unto my said Wife the summe of One Hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executors within One Month after my Decease. Item I Give and devise unto my said loveing Wife One Annuity or yearly summe of Five and Twenty pounds per Ann to be paid her halfe yearly for and during her Widowhood by my Executors hereinafter named out of my personall Estate herein after gave to them which said Annuity is in liew of her Thirds at Comon Law and in Case my said Wife doth or shall Claime her Thirds of any of my Lands or Tenements my Will Then is that the said Annuity shall immediately cease and the devise thereof to her void. Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas all that Messuage or Tenement in which he now lives with the Garden Outhouses and Appurtences To Hold to him for and dureing his naturall Life, and from and after his decease To his Wife for her Widowhood and from and after her decease or Marriage to goe to and amongst such of their Children as shall then be liveing and in Case either of them dye before his her or their attaining the Age of One and Twenty years that then such Childs share shall goe to and amongst the Survivors. Item I give and bequeath unto my Sons in Law Aron Durell and John Green and to my Kinsman William Cleeves all that my Messauge or Tenement scituate at Woolson in the Parish of Corfe Castle in the county of Dorsett with the Gardens Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging To Hold to them and their Assignes and to the Survivors of them for and dureing the naturall Life of my said son Thomas upon this Trust and confidence That they pay to and account for the Rents Issues and profitts thereof yearly to or to the use of my said son and from and after his decease I give the said Messuage Lands and premisses to Frances his Wife for and dureing her Widowhood, and from and after her Marriage or decease I give the same to and amongst such of the Children of my said son as shall then be liveing share and share alike, and if either of them dye before their attaining the Age of 21 yeares That then such Childs share shall goe amongst the Survivors. Item I give unto my Sister Eliz Christian Five pounds to buy her Mourning. Item I give to my Son in Law David Durell ths summe of One Hundred pounds to be paid him within Six Months after my decease. Item I give unto my Daughter Eliz Bayly and to my Son in Law John Durell and to his Wife each a Gold Ring and to Mr William Cleeves a Gold Ring of Twenty shillings Value. Item I give to my Daughter Mary Durell and Joane Green a Silver Salt a peice. Item I give to my said son Thomas all my Wearing Apparell both Linnen and Woollen. All the rest residue and Remainder of my personall Estate Goods Chattells rights and Creditts whatsoever I Give devise and bequeath unto my Son Thomas and to my Daughters Mary and Joane equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike subject to the payment of my Wifes annuity. And I make them full and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revokeing all former Will and Wills Testament and Testaments by me at any time made. moreover I give to Joane Bayly Five pounds to be paid her by my Executors before herein named within Six Months after my decease In Wittness where I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ 1716. (Tho: Young) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of Timothy Bird Mary Miller Tho Stokes Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 12 March 1716] duo decimo die Mensis Martii anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo Decimo Sexto [to] Maria Durell et Joanna Green filiarum dicti defuncti
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