Source: TNA, PROB 11/1817
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Pike late of the Town and County of Poole but now of Parkstone in the Parish of Great Canford in the County of Dorset widow I give and bequeath unto my dear sister Ann Manning of Poole aforesaid Widow a China Bowl and one dozen of my best China plates and the sum of twenty pounds I give and bequeath unto my brother Samuel Rundell of Liskeard in the County of Cornwall my Gold watch with its appendages also my Encyclopedia Perthensis and the sum of ten pounds I give & bequeath unto William Stephens of Bridport in the County of Dorset Gentleman my Nephew by Marriage the sum of fifty pounds I give and bequeath unto my Nieces Susan Collier of Plymouth in the County of Devon Spinster and Dorothy Fox of the same place widow the sum of fifty pounds each I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Sarah Morgan of the City of Exeter Spinster the sum of ten pounds by way of remembrance I give and bequeath unto my friends Ann Williams Mary Williams and Rachel Williams all of the said City of Exeter Spinsters and their Sister Priscilla the wife of John Fry of Swansea in Wales the sum of five pounds each I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds Sterling to the trustees or trustee for the time being of a certain School Established at Ackworth in Yorkshire for the Education of children of Friends to be paid and applied for the general purposes of the same Institution or such of them as are not within the Mortmain Act I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds sterling to the trustees or trustee for the time being of a certain Charity School established at Croydon in the County of Surrey also for the Education of the children of friends to be paid and applied for the general purposes of the same Institution or such of them as are not with in the Mortmain Act I give and bequeath the sum of thirty pounds sterling to Robert Davy of Ringwood in the County of Southampton Gentleman In trust to be laid out and applied at his discretion in making a more secure Fence or wall to the Burying Ground at Topsham in the County of Devon where my dear Parents are interred I give and bequeath unto my Servant Rebecca Heckford the sum of one hundred pounds as a reward for her kindness and affectionate attention to me for many years past I also give and bequeath to the said Rebecca Heckford the following Articles of furniture namely Two Best Bedsteads and Coverings two feather Beds two Bolstersand four Pillows four pair of sheets three pair of Blankets one dozen of Pillow Cases a White Counterpane and set of Tea China with yellow in it and a shell pattern all my Mahogany Chairs with brass nails and Horse hair bottoms all my moh bottom Chairs a Looking Glass kept in my Room my black handled knives and forks and Blue earthenware in common use six Table cloths and the Carpet in the little back Parlour and also such other articles of furniture in and about the house in which I now reside as my dear niece Sarah the wife of henry Festing of Parkstone aforesaid Esquire shall in her own discretion think proper I give and bequeath to my Servant James Thompson if living in my service at the time of my decease the sum of nineteen Guineas and I direct that the several pecuniary Legacies or sums of money hereinbefore by me given and bequeathed shall be respectively paid within six Calendar months next after my decease and I give and bequeath unto the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife all my ready money monies in any of the Public stocks or funds and all such sums of money as shall be due and owing to me at my decease upon mortgage or other specialty and by simple conrast and all and singular other my personal estate and effects not hereinbefore by me otherwise disposed of In trust thereout and by selling or converting into money the same or a competent part thereof to pay and satisfy all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences and the several legacies by me given as aforesaid And as to all the Rest and Residue of my said monies securities stocks goods chattels and other personal estate and effects whatsoever and of the monies to arise therefrom which shall remain after answering the sevl purposes last hereinbefore expressed my will is and I hereby direct that the same shall be divided into three equal parts or shares and as to one of the said three equal parts or shares of or in the said residuary trust monies stocks funds and securities Upon trust that they the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife their executors admons and assigns do and shall as soon as convenient may be after my decease raise or set apart thereout the sum of two thousand pounds or any stocks funds orsecurities of that amount or value and if necessary invest the same sum in the names or name of them the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife and the survivor of them their his or her executors or admons in some of the Parliamentary stocks or public funds of Great Britain or at interest upon Government or real securities in England or Wales to be from time to time altered or varied as they he or she shall think fit and do and shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the said sum of two thousand pounds and the stocks funds or securities wherein the same shall be invested upon the trusts and in manner hereinafter declared and contained of and concerning the same for the several benefits of the children of my niece Ann Driver the of Charles Burrell Driver of Clapham Road Place in the County of Surrey Gentleman in the respective shares and properties hereinafter mentioned And as to the residue of the said equald third part or share of or in the residuary trust monies stocks funds and securities which shall remain after deducting the said sum of two thousand pounds so to be set apart for the benefit of the children of my said niece Ann Driver as aforesaid Upon trust that they the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife and the survivor of them his or her executors admons and assigns do and shall during the life of my said niece Ann Driver the wife of the said Charles Burrell Driver pay the interest dividends and annual proceeds thereof unto such person or persons and for such intents and purposes as the the said Ann Driver by any writing or writings to be signed by her own hand shall notwithstanding her present or any future coverture from time to time when and as the same shall become due but not by way of Assignment charge or other anticipation thereof direct or appoint and until and in default of such direction or appointment into her own proper hands for her sole and separate benefit independent of and free fromt he debts controul or interference of her said present or any future husband for which purpose it is hereby agreed that the receipt in writing of the said Ann Driver or of such her appointee or appointees as aforesaid shall notwithstanding her said present or any future Coverture be good and effectual discharges for the same interest dividends and annual proceeds or any part thereof respectively And as to the residue of the said one equal third portion or share of or in the said residuary trust monies stocks funds and securities from and after the decease of my said niece Ann Driver In trust for all and every the several Children hereinafter named of my said niece Ann Driver to be divided between them in equal shares and proportions and with such and the same benefit of survivorship or accruer between them in case any one or more of them shall die under the age of twenty one years or being a daughter of daughters unmarried as are hereinafter expressed and given with respect to their shares of the said sum of two thousand pounds so to be set apart for their respective benefits as aforesaid And as to one other of the said equal third parts or shares of or in the said residuary trust monies stocks funds and securities I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said niece Sarah Festing the wife of the said Henry Festing her executors and admons for her sole and separate benefit independent of and free from the controul or interference of her said present or any future husband and the receipts of her my said niece Sarah Festing or her Appointee or Appointees to be a sufficient discharge for the same And as to the remaining equal third part of share of or in the said residuary trust monies stocks funds and securities I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my niece Mary White Davy the wife of the said Robert Davy her executors and admons for her and their absolute benefit And my will is and I hereby declare that the said trust sum of two thousand pounds so to be set apart for the benefit of the children of my said neice Ann Driver as aforesaid or the stocks funds or securities whereon the same may be invested shall be divided between and amongst the same several children in the following shares and proportions (That is to say) to Charles Driver the eldest son of my said niece Ann Driver the sum of fifty pounds to Thomas Driver Robert Driver and Ann Driver being the three next eldest children of my said niece Ann Driver the sum of three hundred pounds each to Burrell Neale Driver being the next eldest Son of my said niece Ann Driver the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds to Mary Driver Edward Driver Sarah Driver and George Driver being the four remaining children of my said niece Ann Driver the sum of two hundred pounds each the respective shares of such of them as are sons to be pair or transferred to them respectively at their respective ages of twenty one years and the respective shares of such of them as are daughters at their respective ages of twenty one years or respective days of marrige with the consent of their father and mother or the survivor of them and in case of their death with the consent of my said trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will And my will is that in case and one or more of the said several children of my said niece Ann Driver being a son or sons shall die under the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall die under that age without having been married then as to as well the original share or respective shares of such child or children of or in the said sum of two thousand pounds as also the share or shares thereof which may accrue to him her or them respectively under this cross executory trust shall go and be held In trust for the others of the said children equally to be divided between them such accruing shares to be paid or transferred to such children respectively at the same period or respective periods as his her or their original share or shares Provided always and my will is that from and after my decease in the mean time and until the said children of my niece Ann Driver shall severally attain the age of twenty one years or in the instance of either of the said daughters marrying under it, it shall be lawful for the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife and the survivors and survivor of them their his or her executors admons or assigns at their his or her discretion to pay and apply all or any part of the interest dividends and annual proceeds to arise in respect of the share of the said trust sum of two thousand pounds which shall eventually belong to each of the same several children of my said niece Ann Driver as aforesaid in or towards his her or their advancement or preferment in the world or otherwise for the benefit of such child or children respectively and so and shall accumulate and improve the residue or surplus (if any) of the said interest dividends and annual proceeds after answering the last mentioned purposes by investment thereof and of the produce therefrom in their his or her names or name in some of such Public stocks or upon such real securities as aforesaid for the benefit of the child or children of my said niece Ann Driver who under this my will shall become absolutely entitled to the captial of the share or shares of the said trust sum of two thousand pounds from the interest dividends and annual proceeds of which such accumulations shall have proceeded And I hereby nominate and appoint the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife Executors of this my will and I give & devise unto the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing their heirs and assigns all the Lands and Hereditaments vested in me as trustees or mortgagee in fee to hold the same unto and to the use of them the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing their heirs and assigns upon and subject to the several trusts and equities affecting the same hereditaments respectively Provided always and my will is that in case the said Robert Davy and Henry Festing and Sarah his wife or either or any of them or any trustree or trustees to be appointed under this present provision shall died or become unwilling or unable to act in the aforesaid trusts before the same shall be fully performed then and in every such case it shall be lawful for the surviving or acting trustee or trustees for the time being of this my will or if there be none such for the unwilling trustee or trustees or in case all the trustees shall have departed this life then for the executors or admons of the last surviving trustee to nominate any fit person or persons to supply the place or places of the trustees or trustee so dying or becoming unwilling or unable to act as aforesaid and that immediately after every such nomination the said trust premises shall be conveyed and transferred so and in such manner as that the same may vest in the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee or in such new trustees or trustee solely as the case may require and such new trustees or trustee shall be entitled to exercise the same powers and authorities in relation to the said trusts as if he or they had been appointed a trustee or trustees by this my will And I hereby further declare that the trustee and trustees for the time being of this my will shall be charged and chargeable only with such monies as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby reposed in them respectively notwithstanding their joining in any receipt or other act for the sake of conformity only and shall not be answerable or accountable for any Banker Broker or other person with whom or in whose hands the said trust monies or any part thereof shall be placed for the safe custody or otherwise nor for the insufficiency of any security upon which the same shall be invested nor for any other loss misfortune or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts or any of them or in relation thereunto unless the same shall happen by or through their or his own wilful default and also that it shall be lawful for the said trustees respectively by and out of the monies which shall come to their or his hands respectively to retain and allow to each other all costs charges damages and expences and fees to Counsel for advice which they respectively shall sustain or expend in or about the execution of the said trusts or in relation thereto And lastly I hereby revoke all former and other wills Codicils and Testamentary dispositions whatsoever by me made In witness whereof I the said Mary Pike the Testatrix have to this my last will and Testament contained in seven sheets of paper subscribed my name that is to say to the first six sheets I have subscribed my name and to this seventh and last sheet I have subscribed my name andaffixed my seal this nineteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty two Mary Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Pike the testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presenced of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof Rd H Parr Solr Poole Geoe Gally J R Justican Clerks to Messrs Parr Solrs Poole Proved at London 3rd June 1833 before the Judge by the Oaths of Robert Davy Henry Festing Esquire and Sarah Festing (wife of the said Henry Festing) the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer
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