Last Will and Testament for Thomas EWENS of Broadwinsor, Dorset - 19 April 1773
I Thomas EWENS of Broadwinsor [much of the top and some of the center is unreadable due to staining and probable water damage]
Belonging unto my wife ???, Executors, Administrators, and A
Goods and plate, ???????, ready moneys in house, stocks of liqueurs , provisions ??????????? shall have by me at the time of my decease, also I give unto my said Wife ??? ???? Annuity or yearly sum of Twenty Five Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to commence from and immediately after my decease for and during the course of her natural life to be paid her by my Executors hereafter named in four equal payments, and I do hereby charge that all my Leasehold Estates being in Broadwinsor or aforesaid while I now hold under St ? Folice Pole ? with and for the payment of the said annuity of twenty five pounds to my said wife. In case of non-payment of any one or more of such quarterly payments I do hereby give my said wife full power to seize and restrain any stock, goods or chattels that may be found thereon and the same keep, sell or dispose of for payment and forewarn of Distress to outer? On the same Leasehold promises and by lease or otherwise to sell or let the same to any person or persons for the best price that can be gotten for the
. of her natural life for her own use and benefit absolutely without any account to be rendered to any person or persons whatever. Also I give my said wife one load of cliff wood yearly during her life to be delivered her by my Executors about Christmas W
.. I have lately agreed to give the sum of Five Hundred Pounds in marriage with my daughter Jane and have sourced The same by Deed dated the sixteenth day of this instant April payable in three months after my decease. Now I hereby confirm the said Deed and direct my Executors herein after married to pay the same accordingly, Also I stand indebted unto W Robert BRYANT my Son in Law in the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds being part of his wife's portion and while I have s
zed to him my promissory note of hand, which note I also hereby also confirm and direct my Executors to pay the same accordingly. Also I stand ????? by bond unto my son Thomas EWENS for the payment of two hundred and fifty pounds unto my Grandson Joseph EWENS when he shall attain his age of twenty one years. Now I do also confirm this bond and direct my Executor to pay the same. Also I give unto my son Henry the sum of Fifty Pounds in case he ever comes home from abroad and want? Money. Also I give to my daughters Jane and Betty Five Pounds each to buy
extra and after my decease.
Also all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels and personal estate and all my messuages, lands
accounts and leased
. Whatsoever and whosoever, and also the aforesaid Leasehold Promises/Subject unto and chargeable with the aforesaid annuity and after the Dat
thereof with all other of [my] effects to the payment of thom.d
. And Debts ho
. Before mentioned.
I Give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my son Thomas EWENS his Ho
Executors Administrators and Al
.. to his and their own use Absolutely Lastly F
.ate and Appoint my Son Thomas EWENS sole Executor of this my last Will
Witness whereof I Thomas EWENS
. To this my last Will and Testament
my hand and seal this Nineteenth day of April 1773
The mark of Thomas EWENS
Signed, Sealed and Published by the said testator
. His last will and testament in the presence thereto
.. his request.
Ann Rendel ?
Robert Gaylor (Taylor)
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