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William Lantsbury of Spratton - his Will - 1821

 This is the Will of the Father of Elizabeth Lantsbury, who married William Bunting. I think the Solicitor must have charged by the word and he really went to town with this Will.

This is the last Will and Testament of me
William Lantsbury of Spratton in the County of Northampton Gentleman whereby?
I give devise and dispose of all my real and personal Estate in manner
following that is to say / I give and devise unto my Son John Lantsbery his
heirs and Assigns All those my Closes or inclosed Grounds with their
appurtenances situate lying and being in Ravensthorpe in the said County
of Northampton in or near a certain place there called the Heath containing
together by Estimation twenty Acres or thereabouts (be? the same more a less}
and now in my own possession being part and parcel of the Lands allotted to
me upon the late division and Inclosure of the open and common Fields of
Ravensthorpe aforesaid in lieu of part of the Estate devised to me and my heirs
in fee Simple in and by the last Will and Testament of my late Uncle []
Andrew Lantsbery deceased To hold unto him my said Son John Lantsbury
his Heirs and assigns for ever I give and devise unto my Son Edward 
Lantsbery his Heirs and Assigns all and every other my Messuages Cottages
Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments aforesaid with their and every
of their rights Members and appurtanences / and not hereinbefore devised to my
said Son John Lantsbury in fee} to hold unto him my said Son Edward Lantsbery his Heirs and Assigns for ever Subject nevertheless
to and charged and chargeable with the payment of thhe Sum of twelve hundred
pounds of lawful Money current in Great Britain unto my Son Joseph
Anthony Lantsbery when and as soon as he shall have attained his
age of twenty one years together with Interest for the said Sum of twelve
hundred pounds after? the rate of four pounds for one hundred pounds
for a year from the day of my death until the same shall be paid unto my
said Son Joseph Anthony Lantsbury and I do hereby give and bequeath the
said Sum of twelve hundred pounds and the Interest thereof after the date
aforesaid unto my said Son Joseph Anthony Lantsbury accordingly But in
Case he my said Son Joseph Anthony Lantsbury shall happen to die
without Issue before he shall have attained his said Age of twenty one
 
Years Then and in such Case the said Sum of twelve hundred pounds
and the Interest thereof as aforesaid shall not be paid or payable unto
the Executors or Administrators of him my said Son Joseph Anthony
Lantsbury but the whole both of the principal and Interest shall lapse
and sink into my said real Estate charged with the payment of the
same for the Benefit of my said Son Edward Lantsbery his heirs and
Assigns I give and devise unto my Son Samuel Lantsbery his Heirs
and Assigns All that my Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house with
the Appurtanences situate and being in Spratton aforesaid And also
all those two little Closes or inclosed Grounds containing together by
Estimation six Acres or thereabouts (be the same more or less) to my
said Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house adjoining and belonging
To hold unto him my said Son Samuel Lantsbery his Heirs and
Assigns for ever. I give and devise unto my Son William Lantsbery
his Heirs and Assigns All and evey other my Messuages Cottages
Closes Lands Tenements Hereditaments and real Estate whatsoever
situate lying and being in the Parish of Spratton aforesaid with their
and every of their Rights Members and Appurtanences and not hereinbefore
devised to my said Son Samuel Lantsbery in Fee To hold the same
(Subject to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the
Annuity clear Yearly rent or Summ of twenty five pounds unto my dear
and loving Wife Alice Lantsbery for her Life as settled upon her previous
to our Intermarriage and likewise Subject to and charged and chargeable
with the further Annuity yearly Rent or Sum of Fifty pounds hereinafter
devised to her my said Wife) unto him my said Son William Lantsbery
his Heirs and Assigns for ever And I give and devise unto the said
Alice my Wife and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life
(Over and besides the said Annuity clear Yearly Rent or Sum of twenty
five pounds by me settled upon her for her Life previous to our Intermarriage
and payable out of the said premises by this my Will devised to my said
Son William Lantsbery in fee as aforesaid) but Annuity clear Yearly
Rent or Sum of fifty pounds of lawful Money current in Great Britain
free and clear of all Taxes and other deductions whatsoever Parliamentary
or otherwise to be issuing and payable out of my said real Estate and
Premises in Spratton aforesaid hereinbefore devised to my said Son
William Lantsbery his Heirs and Assigns and to be paid and payable
by four equal Quarterly payments upon the twenty fifth day of March the
twenty fourth day of June the twenty ninth day of September and
the twenty first day of December in evey year the first payment thereof
to begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen
next after my decease And I do hereby charge and Subject my said
Estate and Premises so devised
to my said Son William Lantsbery in for as aforesaid to and with the
payment of the said Annuity clear yearly Rent or Sum of fifty pounds
accordingly And I do hereby give and devise unto the said Alice my Wife
and her Assigns and do will and declare that she and they shall and
may from time to time and at all times have use exercise and take
such and the same powers and Remedies by Entry on my said real
Estate and Premises hereinbefore devised to my said Son William in Fee
and charged with the payment of the said Annuity clear yearly rent or
Sum of fifty pounds as aforesaid or any part thereof and dispose of any
Goods Chattels or Cattle found thereon and Sale of such distress for
raising and recovering the said Annuity clear Yearly Rent or Sum of
fifty pounds when the same shall be in Arrear by the Space of
twenty one days next after any or either of the said days of payment
as by the Law now in Force are provided for and given to Landlords
or which they may use and take for the Recovery of Back Rents when
 
in Arrear I give and bequeath unto my said dear and loving Wife Alice
Lantsbery to and for her own absolute use Benefit and disposal such part
and parts of my Household Goods Household Stuff Household Furniture 
Plate Linen and China and other Implements of Household as she shall
make choice of not exceeding one half part thereof in Value and the
other half part thereof in value I give and bequeath unto my said Son
Edward Lantsbery to and for his own absolute use Benefit and disposal
and I do hereby will and declare that what I have hereinbefore given to
or provided for the said Alice my Wife as aforesaid is and shall be in
Lieu Bar Recompence and full Satisfaction of and for the Dower and Thirds
at Common Law which she can or may or might otherwise have  or
claim out of in or to all or any of the real Estates whereof I shall die
seized and is upon condition that she my said Wife do and shall [      ]
of such her Dower and Third whenever thereunto required at the respective
Costs of my said Sons Edward Lantsbury William Lantsbury John Lantsbury
and Samuel Lantsbury any or either of them provided always and notwithstanding the said
devise to my said Sons Edward William John and Samuel respectively and
their respective Heirs and Assigns of my said real Estates and premises in
Ravensthorpe and Spratton aforesaid in manner hereinbefore mentioned
my Will is and I do hereby accordingly devise order and direct that my
Friends John Parker of Cottesbrook in the said County of Northampton Grazier
and John Hollick of Creaton in the said County Tallow Chandler and their
Heirs do and shall receive and take the Rents Issues and profits of
my said Real Estates and premises in Ravensthorpe and Spratton aforesaid
so devised to my said four Sons Edward William John and Samuel
respectively as aforesaid and to let set manage and in all respects take
care of the same respective Estates and Premises until my said Sons
Edward William John and Samuel shall severally attain their respective
Ages of twenty one Years if they or either of them shall so long live
And do and shall pay apply and dispose of the clear Rents Issues and
profits of my said real Estates and premises in Ravensthorpe and Spratton
aforesaid (after payment of the said two several Annuities of fifty pounds
and twenty five pounds hereinbefore mentioned and of all Taxes and other
outgoings whatsoever) in manner hereinafter mentioned respecting the
same and the Dividends Interest and proceeds of the Residuum of my
personal Estate And as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my
Goods Chattles Cattle Stock Crops ready Money Mortgages in Fee and
for Means Stocks Funds and Securities for Money Effects and personal
Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or sort 
the same shall or may consist at the time of my decease (and not
hereinbefore disposed of) which shall remain after payment of all my
just debts the before mentioned Bequest my funeral Expenses and the
Charges of proving this my Will I give and bequeath the same and
every part thereof unto my said Friends John Parker and John Hollick
their Executors and Administrators Nevertheless upon and for the several
Trusts Ends Intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned [  ] and
declared of and [] the same (that is to say Upon Trust that they
the said John Parker and John Hollick and the Survivor of them
and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall
either continue and carry on my Businesses of farming and Quayring? at
Spratton and Ravensthorpe aforesaid or otherwise when and at such Time
or Times as they or he in their or his discretion shall think fit sell
dispose of and convert into Money such part of the said Residuum of my
personal Estate which shall not be invested in the Public Funds or
Government Securities or placed out at Interest upon Lands by way of
Mortgage and shall forthwith lay out and invest the same and other my personal
 
Estate at Interest in their own Names in some of the public or
Government Funds or Securities or upon Lands by way of Mortgage
they my said Trustees shall best approve of And upon further Trust that
they the said John Parker and John Hollick and the Survivor of them
his Executors or Administrators do and shall out of the clear dividends
Interest and proceeds of the said Residuum of my personal Estate and also out
of the clear rents Issues and profits of my said real Estate in
Ravensthorpe and Spratton aforesaid after payment out of such rents
of the said two several Annuities or clear Yearly Sums herein before
mentioned pay unto the said Alice my Wife during the Minority of my
daughter Elizabeth Lantsbery One Annuity or clear yearly Sum of two
hundred and forty pounds of lawful Money current in Great Britain being
the Amount of forty pounds a Year for each of my Six Children Edward
William Elizabeth John Samuel and Joseph Anthony Lantsbery by four
equal quarterly payments upon the twenty fifth day of March the
twenty fourth day of June the twenty ninth day of September and the
twenty first day of December every year until such time as my
said daughter Elizabeth shall have attained the Age of twenty one
Years for the Support Maintenance Cloathing and Education of my said
six Children respectively the firsy payment thereof to begin and be
made on such of the said days as shall first happen next after my
decease & do & shall in the meantime from & after my decease until my said daughter Elizabeth Lantsbery shall have
attained her said Age of twenty one Years (after and subject to the
payments and deductions before mentioned) layout and invest all the
Surplus and Remainder of the Dividends Interest and proceeds of the
said Residuum of my Personal Estate and of the said clear Rents
Issues and profits of my said real Estates in Ravensthorpe and Spratton
aforesaid in the purchase of Stock in the Names of them my said
Trustees in some of the Public or Government Funds or Securities or upon
Lands by way of Mortgage as they shall best approve of And so
said shall lay out and invest the Dividends Interest and Proceeds
thereof from time to time as the same shall respectively grow due and
be received in such and the same manner as the aforesaid Surplus and
Remainder of the said Dividends Interest and Proceeds and rents
Issues and profits are above directed to be laid out and invested To the
End and Intent that the said Surplus and Remainder and the
dividends Interest and Proceeds thereof and when converted into Principal
Money the Dividends Interest and Proceeds thereof respectively may be
and become an accumulating Fund and provision for my Children as
hereafter mentioned And when and so soon as my said Daughter
Elizabeth Lantsbery shall have attained her said Age of twenty one
years There upon further Trust that they my said Trustees John Parker
and John Hollick and the Survivor of the his Executors and Admons
do and shall out of the said Residuum of my Personal Estate and the
Dividends Interest and Proceeds thereof and out of the Surplus Rents
Issues and Profits of my said real Estates respectively Pay unto my said
daughter Elizabeth Lantsbery the sum of twelve hundred pounds of
lawful Money current in Great Britain and unto my Son
Samuel Lantsbery the Sum of Six hundred pounds of lawful
Money and unto my Son John Lantsbery the like Sum of Six
hundred pounds on as and when they shall severally attain their
respective Ages of twenty one years at the discretion of my said Trustees
and after and subject to the several payments before mentioned Then
do and shall pay assign transfer distribute and divide all the then
Remainder of the said Residuum of my personal Estate and the
Dividends Interest and Proceeds then due thereon and the Stocks Funds
 
and Securities whereon or in which the same shall be the placed on
interest and also all the clear Surplus Rents Issues and Profits which
shall be then due on or from my said real Estates in Ravensthorpe and
Spratton aforesaid and the Accumulations and Savings thereof respectively as
aforesaid in manner following (that is to say) Do and shall pay assign and
transfer one Moiety or half part thereof unto my said Son Edward Lantbery
and the other or remaining Moiety or half part thereof unto my said Son
William Lantsbery And from and after my said Daughter Elizabeth Lantsbery
shall have attained her said Age of twenty one years or shall die before
attaining that Age which shall first happen I do hereby order direct authorize
and impower my said Trustees John Parker and John Hollick and the
Survivor of them their Executors and Administrators out of the dividends
Interest and proceeds of the said respective Legacies Monies and Fortunes?
hereinbefore given to or provided for my said Sons John Lantsbery
Samuel Lantsbery and Joseph Anthony Lantsbery respectively as aforesaid
to pay unto my said Wife Alice Lantsbery the Sum of forty pounds a
year for each of them my said last mentioned Sons by equal payments on
the days aforesaid in every year until such time as they my said Sons
John Samuel and Joseph Anthony shall die be put
out Apprentice or otherwise placed out in the World or attain the age of
twenty one Years which shall first happen for the Support Maintenance
Cloathing and Education of my said last mentioned Sons respectively the
first payment thereof to be begin and be made on such of the said days
as shall first happen next after the last Quarterly payment which
shall have been made preceeding the day on which my said Daughter
Elizabeth shall have attained her said Age of twenty one Years or die
under that Age as aforesaid And I do further order direct authorize and
empower them my said Trustees afore and subject to such payment as last
mentioned to lay out and invest all the then Surplus and Remainder of the said
Dividends Interest and Proceeds of the said respective Legacies Monies and
Fortunes? of my said Sons John Samuel and Joseph Anthony as aforesaid
in the Purchase of Stock in the Names of them my said Trustees in such
of the Public or Government Funds or Securities or on Lands by way of
Mortgage as they shall best approve of And also to lay out and invest
the Dividends Interest and Proceeds thereof from time to time as the same
shall respectively grow put and be received in such and the same manner as
the aforesaid Surplus of the said Dividends Interest and Proceeds are above
directed to be laid out and invested To the End and Intent that such
Surplus of the said Dividends Interest and Proceeds and the Dividends or
Interest and Proceeds thereof and when reinvested into Principal Money the
Dividends Interest and Proceeds thereof may be and become an accumulating
Fund and Provision for my said Sons John Lantsbery Samuel Lantsbery and
Joseph Anthony Lantsbery respectively and to be paid to them respectively in
the Shares Proprtions and manner in which they are or shall be respectively intitled
to the same under and by Virtue of this my Will Provided always and or
notwithstanding any thing hereinbefore contained I do hereby fully authorize
and impower my said Trustees out of the said respective Legacies Monies
and Fortunes of my said Sons John, Samuel and Joseph Anthony to put
and place out them my said last mentioned Sons respectively to Trades
or Professions or otherwise for their better Advancement in the World as
they my said Trustees shall think proper But so always that the
Sum to be given as or for an Apprentice Fee with either of them so
put (together with the Expennse of their respective Cloathing Washing Making
Mending Pocket Money and Maintenance during such apprenticeship
respectively [] in the whole annual amount of forty pounds for each of
them my said last mentioned Sons from the respective time of their being
 
so placed out Apprentice as aforesaid to the Expiration of their respective
apprenticeships provided always and my Will is that if either of them
my said Children Elizabeth Lantsbery John Lantsbery and Samuel
Lantsbery shall happen to die under Age and without Issue then and in
such Case I give and bequeasth the Legacy of him or her so dying and the
Dividends Interest and Proceeds Accumulations and Savings thereof unto the
Survivors of them equally to be divided between them Share and Share
alike And in Case two of them my said Children Elizabeth John and
Samuel shall happen to die under Age and without Issue as aforesaid
Then and in such Case I give and bequeath the Legacies of such two
Children so dying under Age and without Issue as aforesaid And the
Dividends Interest Proceeds Accumulations and Savings thereof respectively
unto the Survivor of them my said three last mentioned Children to
and for his or her own absolute use benefit and disposal provided
always that in Case all of them my said Children Elizabeth John
and Samuel shall happen to die under Age and without Issue or leaving
Issue and all such Issue shall afterwards die without Issue before any
of them shall attain the Age of twenty one Years Then and in such
Case all the said Residuum of my Personal Estate and the Dividends
Interest and Proceeds then due thereon and the Accumulations and
Savings thereof respectively and the Stocks Funds and Securities whereon
or in which the same shall be then placed or invested shall go and
be paid And I do hereby accordingly give and bequeath the same and
every Part thereof unto my said three Sons Edward Lantsbery William
Lantsbery and Joseph Anthony Lantsbery equally to be divided amongst them
share and share alike or unto such of them my said last mentioned Sons
as shall be then living and the Issue of such of them as shall be then
dead leaving
Issue equally share and share alike But the Issue of any such deceased
Son or Sons shall not have or be intitled to a larger Share or Proportion
amongst them than their parent or parents would been entitled to if
living And from and after my said Daaur Elizth Lantsbery shall have attained her Age of twenty one Years or shall die
before attaining that age which shall first happen I do hereby order
direct Authorize and empower my said Trustees John Parker and John
Hollick and their Heirs out of the Rents Issues and Profits of such part
or parts of my said real Estates in Ravensthorpe and Spratton aforesaid
as is hereinbefore devised to my said Sons Edward and William
respectively in Fee to pay unto my said Wife Alice Lantsbery the Sum of
forty pounds a Year for each of them my said Sons Edward and William
by Quarterly Payments on the days aforesaid in every Year until such time
as they my said Sons Edward and William respectively shall severally attain
their respective Ages of twenty one Years for their respective Support
Maintenance Education and Cloathing during their respective Minorities
the first payment thereof to [] and be made on such of the said days
as shall happen next after the last quarterly payment thereof which
shall have been made provided the day on which my said daughter
Elizabeth shall have attained her said Age of twenty one Years or shall
die under that age as aforesaid And I do further order direct authorize
and empower them my said Trustees after and subject to such payments
as last aforesaid And also to the payment of the before mentioned two
several Annuities and all the Taxes and Outgoings aforesaid to lay out and
invest all the other Surplus and Remainder of the Rents Issues and Profits
of such part or parts of my said real Estates in Ravensthorpe and Spratton
aforesaid or devised to my said Sons Edward and William respectively
in fee as aforesaid in the Purchase of Stock in the Names of them my
said Trustees in some of the public or Government Funds or Securities or
upon Lands by Way of Mortgage as they shall approve of And also
 
to lay out and invest the dividends interest and proceeds thereof from time
to time as the same shall respectively grow due and be received in such
and the same manner as the aforesaid surplus of the said Rents is above
directed to be laid out and invested To the End and intent that such
surplus of the said Rents and the Dividends Interest and Proceeds
thereof and when reinvested into principal Money the Dividends Interest
and Proceeds thereof may be and become an accumulating Fund and
provision for my said Sons Edward and William respectively and be paid to
them respectively at their several Ages of twenty one Years in the Shares
proportions and manner in which they are or shall be intitled to the same
under and by virtue of this my Will provided always and my Will is that
if the said Residuum of my personal Estsate and the Dividends Interest
and Proceeds thereof and the Surplus of the Rents Issues and Profits
of my said real Estates and the Accumulations and Savings thereof
respectively shall not be sufficient fully to pay and satisfy the before
mentioned Legacies of twelve hundred pounds six hundred pounds
and six hundred pounds hereinbefore given to my said Children
Elizabeth Lantsbery John Lantsbery and Samuel Lantsbery as aforesaid
when the same shall respectively become payable as aforesaid Then and
in such Case I do hereby subject and charge my said real Estate
and Premises in Ravensthorpe aforesaid by this my Will devised to my
said Son Edward Lantsbury in fee as aforesaid with the payment
of so much and such part and parts of the said three last mentioned
Legacies or Sums so bequeathed to my said Children Elizabeth John
and Samuel as the said Residuum of my said Personal Estate and the
Dividends Interest and Proceeds thereof and the Surplus of the said
Rents Issues and Profits of my said real Estate and the Accumulations
and Savings thereof respectively shall fall short of and prove deficient
in paying and I do hereby make constitute and appoint the said John
Parker and John Hollick joint executors in Trust of this my last Will
and Testament And I do hereby give and dispose of the Custody Tuition
and Guardianship of all my said Children unto the said Alice my Wife
and the said John Parker and John Hollick during the Minorities of my
said Children respectively And my Will is and I do hereby declare that
they my said Trustees and Executors or either of them their or either or
their Heirs Executors or Administrators shall not be answerable or
accountable for more of the aforesaid Trust Monies and Premises than
they respectively shall actually receive or shall come to their respective
Hands by virtue of this my Will nor with or for any Loss which may
happen by placing out any of the Trust Monies aforesaid at Interest so
they shall have power from time to time as they shall see occasion to
call in any of the Monies which shall been by me or shall by
them be placed out at Interest or sell or dispose of any of the Securities
wherein or in which the same shall be then placed or invested
and to reinvest or lay out the said Trust Monies in any other Public or
Government or Securities or upon Lands by way of Mortgage as they
shall best approved of And that they shall not be answerable or
accountable the one for the other of them or for the Arts Goods Receipts
Defaults and dusbursements the one for the other but each of them
for his own Arts Goods Receipts defaults and disbursements only and I
do hereby further direct and appoint that my said Trustees and Executors
and each of them their and each of their Heirs Executors and Administrators
shall and may from time to time retain to and reimburse themselves
respectively out of the said Trust Monies and Premises all such Loss
Costs Charges Damages and Expenses which they or either of them
shall or may any ways pay bear lay out expend or be put unto for or
 
by Reason or Means of the said respective Trusts hereby on them reposed
or any Matter Cause or Thing in any wise relating thereto and Lastly
I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at
any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this and this alone
to be and contain my true and whole last Will and Testament In witness
whereof I the said William Lantsbery the Testator have to this my last
Will and Testament contained in this and the eleven preceding Sheets of
paper set my Hand and Seal to wit my Hand to the Eleven preceding
Sheets and my Hand and Seal to this twelfth or last Sheet thereof the
Eighteenth Day of October in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and seventeen Wm Lantsbury - Signed sealed published and declared
by the said Willm Lantsbury the Testator as & for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses at his Request in his presence and
in the presence of each other Rd Buswell Wm Buswell Chas Buswell
 
On the 7th day of November 1821 Administration (with the Will annexed) of
the Goods Chattles & Credits of William Lantsbury late of Spratton
in the County of Northampton deceased was granted to Edward Lantsbury the Son
one of the Residuary Legatees named in the said Will having been first sworn
by Comon duly to administer John Parker & John Hollick the exors and Residuary Legatees
In Trust named in the said Will having first renounced the Probate & Execution
thereof & also the Letters of Admon with the said Will annexed of the Goods of the said
deceased.
 
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