In the name of God Amen I Anne Mabberly of Dirham in the county of Gloucester widow being indisposed of body but of sound minds memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same and considering with my self the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof do this ninth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & twenty three make and ordain this my last Will and Testament inn manner & form following, this is to say, In promise I give & devise unto my eldest son John Mabberly All that my Messuage, Tenement or Dwelling Houses situated standing & being at Luckington in the county of Wilts, with the Orchard, Garden & appurtenances thereto belonging.
To Hold to my said John & to his Heirs & Assigns forever.
Item I give unto my said son John Ten pounds & my biggest Gold Ring at his age of One & twenty years being at Hinton in the said Parish of Dirham to hold to my said son Stephen his Executors Administrators & Assigns for & during all my estate term & Interest therein.
Item I give unto my said son Stephen the sum of Twenty Pounds & my next biggest Ring at his age of One & twenty years. Item I give unto my youngest son William Mabberly the sum of Forty Pounds & two of my small Gold Rings at his age of One & twenty years.
Item I give unto my Daughter Anne Mabberly All the usual furniture of my best Chamber in my now Dwelling House in Dirham aforesaid & Forty Pounds in money & also all my wearing apparel both Linen and Woollen & all my Childbed Linen & all the small money being bout Thirty Shillings in my Net Purse & Thereof my small Gold Rings, a Silver spoon & a Silver Charm at her age of One & Twenty years. And my will is that in case my eldest son John shall happen to dye in his minority then my will is that the Ten pounds & the Gold Ring above mentioned to be given him shall go to his Brother Stephen & that Ten pounds more shall then be paid to my said son Stephen over & besides what is before given to him. And in case either of my three youngest Children shall happen to dye in their minority, Then my will is that Ten pounds part of the fortune of him or her so dying shall go to my eldest son John & the Residue of the Fortune of him or her so dying equally between my other two children. And as for all the rest & residue of my Household Goods, Shop Goods, Chattels & personal Estate whatsoever, not herein before by me given, my Debt, Legacies and funeral expenses being first paid & discharged, my Will is that my Trustee shall apply to & for the placing out & brooding up of my said Four children while they respectively attain their ages of One & Twenty years. And I do constitute & make my Mother Ann Hathaway & my two Brothers, Edward & Francis Hathaway my Overseers in Trust to do so this my Will duly performed. And I do hereby empower & authorise my said Three Trustees to take into their custody & care the Fortunes belonging to all my four children before named & to make what Improvement they can of the same for the benefit of my said Children until they shall become inherited thereto by virtue of this my last will. And lastly I do make my said Mother & my said two brothers joint Executors of this my last Will & Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the day & year above written.
|Signed sealed published & declared||Anne Mabberly|
|by the Testatrix to be her last Will||put her mark & Seal|
|& Testament||in the presence of:
July 15th 1735 From Edward Hathaway one of the Executors & Brother of the Deceased before me
This Will was proved the 15th Day of July in the year of our Lord 1735 before the Worshipful Sir Henry Donimic Knight Doctor of Laws, Vicar General in Spirituals of the Right Reverend Father in God Martin by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and of his Episcopal Consistory Official principal Lawfully constituted by Edward Hathaway one of the Executors and so forth to whom and so forth afore having first Sworn well and Faithfully to administer to the said Will and also to Exhibit an Inventory and render an amount and so forth.
15th July 1735 the Will of Ann Mabberly late of Dirham