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THE WILL OF JOSEPH MARKEY

1759 - 1845

The 13th September 1845

Appeared personally John Haile Markey of Taynton in the County of Gloucester dealer and alleged upon oath that this paperwriting contained the true original last will and testament of Joseph Markey late of Taynton aforesaid carpenter deceased who died on the second day of April 1845 leaving goods chattels and credits wholly within the district of Gloucester and Bristol and the jurisdiction of the consistory court of Gloucester under the value of one hundred pounds. That he is the sole executor herein named. That he will well and faithfully perform the same and render an inventory and account.

Wherefore he prayed probate let probate pass
sworn under L 100 before me

This is the last will and testament of me Joseph Markey of the Glass House Hill in the parish of Taynton in the county of Gloucester carpenter I devise unto my son Miles Markey all that my cottage or tenement with the outbuildings garden and (inserted) and also all the case (?) of law called the store (there's more, I can't read it) appurtenances thereunto adjoining and belonging situate at Glass House Hill aforesaid and now in his occupation and to hold the same unto and to the use of my said son Miles Markey his heirs and assigns forever. I devise unto my wife Phebe Markey all that my cottage or tenement and garden thereunto adjoining in which I now reside situate at Glass House Hill aforesaid To hold the same unto my said wife Phebe Markey for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I desire the said messauge* or tenement and garden unto my son John Haile Markey his heirs and assigns forever. I devise unto my said son John Haile Markey all that my barn workshops outbuildings and four pieces of land adjoining the said cottage or tenement herein before devised to my said wife for her life situate and lying together at Glass House Hill aforesaid and now in my occupation and also all that my other cottage or tenement with the outbuildings and garden and several pieces or parcels of land thereto belonging also situate at Glass House Hill aforesaid in the occupation of my said son John Haile Markey and which was devised to me in and by the last will and testament of my late father. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto and to the use of my said son John Haile Markey his heirs and assigns forever subject and nevertheless to the payment of the Principal sum of seventy pounds now due on Mortgage of part of the said Hereditaments together with all or any interest that may be due and owing upon the said Principal sum of Seventy pounds at the time of my decease and subject to the payment unto my wife Phoebe in case of her surviving me of an Annuity or clear yearly sum of ten pounds payable half yearly for and during the term of her natural life, the first half yearly payment thereof to begin and be made at the expiration of six months from the time of my decease And I do hereby authorize and empower my said wife Phoebe in case the said annuity hereinbefore devised to her or any part thereof shall be in arrear and unpaid for the space of twenty one days after the day or time on which the same shall become due and payable to enter upon and either by ______ or perception of the rents and profits of the said Hereditements so as aforesaid devised to my said son John Haile Markey to recover payment of the said annuity or any part thereof so in arrears as aforesaid And I do hereby charge and make liable my said last mentioned Hereditements and premises with the payment of the said annuity and also to and with the payment of the legacies or sums hereinafter mentioned that is to say. To my son Joseph Markey the sum of ten pounds. To my daughter Amy Adey the widow of William Adey the sum of ten pounds. to my daughter Ann Acton the wife of Charles Acton the sum of ten pounds. To my son Miles Markey the sum of ten pounds and to my daughter Eliza Sterry the wife of James Sterry the sum of nineteen guineas to be paid to them respectively at the expiration of twelve months from the time of the decease of my said wife. I give and bequeath unto my said wife the whole of my household goods, furniture and effects for her own use and benefit. I devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate not hereinbefore disposed of and also all or any debt or debts sum or sums of money which may be due or owing to me at the time of my decease upon Mortgage Note or otherwise unto my said son John Haile Markey his heirs executors Administrators and Assigns and I appoint my said son John Haile Markey sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty five.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Joseph Markey as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were together signed Joseph Markey present at the same time and who by his direction, in his presence and in the sight and presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Charles Wintts shoemaker Taynton
Edm'd Edwards clerk to Wm Cadle
solicitor _______

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