In the Name of God Amen. I, William Mabberly of East Garston in the county of Berks Yeoman being in good and perfect health and of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I desire all such just debts which I may owe at the time of my decease together with my funeral and testamentary charges to be paid and discharged by the executors of this my will. Also I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Mabberly All those my two leasehold Messuages together with the Garden Ground Closes of Land Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the same belonging situate at East Shefford in the county of Berks and now in the occupation of Thomas Cannon and James Brown as my Tenants thereof to hold to her my said wife Elizabeth Mabberly her Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely for the residue and remainder of a certain term of nine hundred Years which I have therein. Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Mabberly all that Messuage or Tenement and four acres of Arable Land (be it more or less) with the Appurtenances to the same belonging called Knapps situate at East garston aforesaid which said Tenement and Land I am entitled to by virtue of a Lease granted to me thereof by Sir William Jones Baronet and Dame Elizabeth his wife for the term of ninetynine years if I and my son William Mabberly or either of us should so long live to hold to her my said wife for and during the Term of her natural life If my said son William shall so long live and my Estate and Interest therein so long continue. And from and immediately after the decease of my said wife then I give and bequeath the same lifehold Estate unto my said son William and his Assigns for the remainder of the Term and Interest which I have therein. Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Mabberly all that my Copyhold Estate consisting of a dwelling house and sixty Acres of Arable Land or thereabouts with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the same belonging situate at East garston aforesaid and now in my own Occupation to hold to her during her widowhood according to the Custom of the Manor. Also I give and devise and bequeath all that my other Copyhold Estate called Hossgoods [?] consisting of a Dwelling House about fourteen Acres of Arable Land and assorted pieces of Meadow Ground with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the same belonging ( which I hold for the lives of myself and son William Mabberly with benefit of Widowhood) unto my said wife for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after her decease then I give and devise and bequeath the same unto my said son William Mabberly to hold to him according to the Custom of the Manor. Also I give and bequeath unto my good friends Thomas Palmer of East garston aforesaid Gentleman and Robert Adams of Leckhampstead in the said county of Berks Yeoman the sum of One hundred and five pounds upon this special Trust and Confidence that is to say Upon trust to place out the same upon Mortgages or other good Security and pay and apply the Interest and produce thereof unto and for those uses of my said wife until Elizabeth Kearley the Daughter of Anne Kearley ( a natural Daughter of my said Son William) and my Daughter Elizabeth Mabberly shall respectively arrive at their ages of Twenty one Years or day of Marriage and then upon trust to pay the sum of five Pounds part of the same Trust Money unto the said Elizabeth Kearley and the remaining one hundred pounds thereof unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Mabberly for their own sole Use and Benefit. But if my said wife should happen to depart this life before the said Elizabeth Kearley and my said Daughter Elizabeth Mabberly shall respectively attain the age of twentyone Years or day of Marriage then it is my will and desire that the interest of the said sum of one hundred and five pounds shall be suffered to accumulate and be paid unto the said Elizabeth Kearley and my Daughter Elizabeth Mabberly in proportion to their respective legacies at the time above stipulated and appointed for the payment of such respective legacies. Also I give and bequeath unto my said son William Mabberly one annuity or clear yearly sum of Ten Pounds and Eight Shillings which I direct to be paid to him during the natural life of my said wife by equal weekly payments of four shillings the first payment thereof to be made within a month next after my decease and I do charge and make chargeable the Leasehold and Lifehold Estates hereinbeforeand the residue of my real and personal Estate hereinafter given devised and bequeathed to my said wife with this payment of the said Annuity by weekly payments as aforesaid.
And as to all other my freehold and leasehold Messuages Tenements Lands and Hereditaments and the rest residue and remainder of any Goods Chattels and Effects and personal Estates of what nature or kind not hereinbefore by me given devised or bequeathed or disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Mabberly _____ Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely and forever. And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint her my said wife Executrix of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me at anytime heretofore made and do declare this and the preceding sheet only to form and contain my last will and testament ____ I have to this my last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand to this first sheet and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet the twenty first day of July one thousand and seven hundred and ninety five. William Mabberly .[his mark] Signed sealed and published and declared by the said Testator William Mabberly as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Mary Dandridge, Nat Atherton, Jos Cundell.
The will was proved at Oxford on the twenty eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three before the Reverend John Slatter Clerk Master of Arts Surrogate of the Reverend Arthur Dodwell Clerk Master of Arts Official and Principal of the Reverend the Archdeacon of Berks lawfully constituted by the oath of Elizabeth Mabberly Widow the Relict and sole Executor therein named to whom Admcon [?]was granted being first sworn duly to administer.