William Dunkley of Abington Street, Northampton - his Will

Monday, 7 June 2010 08:58 PM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

I can't find link to this William from my Family Tree. In the name of God Amen William Dunkley the Elder of the Town of Northampton in the County of Northampton Butcher do make and ordain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis I Give and devise unto my Daughter Margaret Cuffley and to her Heirs and assigns for ever all that Messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances situate in Abington Street in the Parish of Saint Giles in the said Town of Northampton late in the occupation of Mary Wootton widow but now of myself and Joseph Westley Item
I Give and Devise unto my son William Dunkley his Heirs and assigns for ever all that messuage or Tenement with the Cowhouses Outbuildings and Closes or orchard near adjoining intuate in or near Abington Street aforesaid and also all that Pew or Seat situate over the Nortn Door of the North Isle of the Parish Church of Saint Giles in the said Town of Northampton Which said two messuages or Tenements and Close or orchard I some time since purchased to me my Heirs and assigns of John Harvey Thursby Esquire Charged and chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby charge my said real estate so devised to my said Son with the payment of the sum of one hundred pounds to my Daughter Ann by him his Heirs or assigns in six Calendar months next after my decease and also with the payment of the whole of such mortgage Incumbrances which now affects the same jointly with the said messuage or Tenement so as aforesaid devised to my said Daughter Margaret Cuffley Provided
always and my Will is that my said Daughter Ann and her Family shall have sitting with my said [ ]
nature or kind soever or wheresoever that I shall die possessed of interested in or intitled unto equally to be divided between them share and share alike and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Son William and Daughter Ann Executor and Executrix of this my will hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and it is my particular desire and request that my Brother John Dunkley will assist my said Daughter in sales of my stock and such other efects as there may be occasion to dispose of and also in all such other matters as she may require to consult and advise with him upon and for his troubles therein I Give him the Sum of five Guineas
In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will set my Hand and Seal this thirtieth day of august in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety one
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Wm Dunkley
Testator and for his last will and Testament in the presence
of us who have subscribed our Names as Witnesses at his request
in his presence and in the presence of each other
Thos Collins
John Sob
Beaumte Burnaby

Sealed and delivered / being
first duly { ] / by the within
named William Dunkley the
younger and William Dunkley
the Elder in the presence of
Chas Markham

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