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The Will of George Stonehouse of Standen Hussey 1777

 Georges sister Katherine is the wife of Captain John Pearce.

 This is the last Will
and Testament of me George Stonehouse of Standen
Hussey in the County of Wilts Esquire First I desire that
all my Just debts and Funeral Expenses be first paid and
discharged as soon as conveniently can be after my decease
I give and bequeath unto the poor of the parish of
Hungerford the Sum of Ten pounds to be distributed to
them by my Executors in such manner as he shall think
proper I also give and bequeath unto my Brother
Francis Stonehouse his Executors and Administrators the Sum
of Five hundred pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain
In Trust to and for the sole use of Elizabeth Mathews to be
paid to her at the Age of Twenty one years or day of
Marriage if she shall so long live And I do hereby direct
the said Francis Stonehouse to lay out the same at Interest
on Government or Real Security and pay and apply the
Dividends and Interest thereof in the Duration and bringing
her up I Also give and bequeath to my Sister Katherine
Pearce the Sum of one thousand pounds of like lawful

Money for her sole and seperate Use and to be totally
at her disposal by Deed or Will and to Be paid to her
within twelve Months after my decease I Also give and
bequeath unto my Nieces Maria Ann Pearce and
Elizabeth Juliana Pearce the Sum of one thousand
pounds of like lawful Money apiece unto each of them
and to be paid to them also within twelve months
after my decease and their receipts shall be a sufficient
discharge for the same to my Brother Captain John Pearce
the Sum of Fifty Pounds of like lawful Money for a
Mourning Also I give and bequeath to my Man Servant
James () the Sum of Thirty Pounds of like lawful
Money To my two Maid Servants the Sum of Five Pounds
apiece unto each of them all which Pecuniary Legacies
to my Servants I direct to be paid within one Month
after my decease and as to all the Rest and Residue
of my Estates both Real and Personal whatsoever and
wheresoever together with my Moneys due and owing
to me on Mortgages Bonds and Notes and also my
plate rings Towels Books Furniture Goods and Chattels
whatsoever I give devise and bequeath to my said
Brother Francis Stonehouse his Executors Administrators
and Assigns for ever And I do hereby constitute and appoint
him my said Brother Francis Stonehouse sole Executor of
this my last Will hereby revoking all former and other
Wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this
to be my last In Witness whereof to this my said Will
set my Hand and Seal this twenty second day of February
one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven Geo Stonehouse
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above named
George Stonehouse the Testator vas and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us who
at his request and in his presence and in the presence
of each other have subscribed Our Names as
Witnesses hereto Robt Michell Savile Row Willm Brooks
Servant to Mr Michell = Willm Pierce Servant to Mr Michell

This Will was proved at London the twentieth
day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and Seventy seven before the Worshipful
Thomas Bover Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right
Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight also Doctor of Laws
Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Francis
Stonehouse Esquire the Brother of the deceased and sole
Executor named in the said Will to whom Adminiustration
was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and
Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn
duly to administer.

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