William Hazell of Wantage - his Will - 3 June 1777

Thursday, 8 October 2015 08:13 PM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

William Hazell of Wantage was my 5xG Grandfather. I am still reserching more on his life.

 In the Name of God Amen
I William Hazell the Elder of the Parish of Wantage in
the County of Berks Clothier being through the mercy of
God of sound mind Do make this my last Will and Testament
and Dispose of my Temporal Estate in manner following
that is to say First I do give and devise unto my Son
William Hazell all those my Freehold seven Acres of Arable
Land be the same more or less lying and being in a
certain Field near Wantage aforesaid called B?lands five
Acres part thereof I purchased of the Trustees named in the
Will of John Aldworth late of Challow in the said County
of Berks Yeoman deceased and two acres residue thereof In
lately purchased of John Durant together
with all [] ways commons
Advantages and Appurts thereto belonging
or therewith commonly held and enjoyed
To hold the same unto and to the use
of my said Son William Hazell his heirs and assigns for
ever Also I do give and devise unto my said Son William
Hazell so much and such part of All that my Leasehold
Estate situate lying and being in the Parish of Wantage
aforesaid lately in the possession of [] John Butler
consisting of a Close lately in the Occupation of [] Oliver
Mills and a peice of Arable Land called Mountains point
and Cottage laste Locktons and also a Barn and Timber
Yard adjoining to Tanners Street in Wantage aforesaid
now in the Occupation of William Butler Cooper Butler
Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable
with the payment of the Legacy or Sum of twenty
pounds which I give to my Grand Daughter Hester
Hazell at her Age of thirty one years and with the
payment of one pound and two Shillings part of the
Rent reserved by the Lease next after mentioned which
Leasehold Premises with the other part thereof called
the Parsonage I hold by Lease from the Dean and
Commons of Windsor Also I give and devise unto my
Son David Hazell all those my Freehold three Acres of
Arable Land more or less lying together in a certain
Field or place called Long Platt near Wantage aforesd
of [] John Eldridgeand [] Margaret Stamp together
with all [] Moors Leys Commons advantages and
Appurtenances to the same Arable Land belonging or
therewith commonly held and enjoyed To hold the same unto and
to the use of my said Son David Hazell his heirs
and Assigns for ever Also I do give and devise unto my
said Son David Hazell All that my Leasehold Estate
which was my late Fathers and which is now in
my own Possession in the Parish of Wantage aforesaid
called Pryors Head? with the Appurtanences thereto
belonging To hold the same unto my Son David
Hazell his Executors Administrators and Assigns from
and immediately after my decease for and during all
the Estate Term and Interest that I shall then have
therein But subject nevertheless to and charged and
chargeable with the payment of the Legacy or sum of

one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain which I give
to my Son Jonathan at the end of one year after my
decease and of the Legacy or sum of thirty pounds which I
give to my said Grand Daughter Hester Hazell at her Age of
thirty one years Also I do give and devise unto my said Son
David Hazell his Executors Administrators and assigns All
that my Leasehold Spinning house Garden and two Acres of
Land in the Parish of wantage aforesaid with the appurts
and all other my Leasehold Estate that I hold by Lease
under the Government of the Town Lands of Wantage
aforesaid and all that Estate Term and Interest that it shall have therein? at my decease Also I di give and devise unto my Son Lawrence Hazell such part and so much of my Leasehold Estate lying in the Parish of Wantage aforesaid
as is next herein after mentioned that is to say the
Cottage Close Garden and Premises in Wantage aforesaid
now in the Occupation of Mary Harbert Widow and the
Cottage and Tenement and Premisses late in the occupation
of [] Sarah Taylor which I hold by lease from the Dean
and Commons of Windsor aforesaid To hold the same unto
my said Son Lawrence Hazell his Executors Administrators
and assigns from and after my decease for and during all
the Estate Term and Interest that it shall then have therein
[] subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable
with the payment of the Legacy or Sum of twenty pounds
which I give to my said Son Jonathan at the end of
six months after my decease and with the payment of the
yearly sum of fifteen Shillings being part of []
[] reserved by the same Lease Also I do give to my
said Son Lawrence Hazell the use and wearing? only of
all my Tools and art's used in the Cloathing Business
for term of one whole year to commence from my decease without making any satisfaction to his Brother David for the same Also I do give all
my Working Tools commonly used in the Cloathing Business unto
my said two Sons David and Lawrence Hazell equally to
be divided between them share and share alike But
subject nevertheless to such use and wearing? by my said
Son Lawrence for one whole year as aforesaid Also I do
give and devise unto my said Son Jonathan Hazell such
part and so much of my Leasehold Estate called the
Parsonage in Wantage aforesaid late in the several
Occupations of [] Mary Price deceased and Richard
Palmer and now in the Occupations of his Son John
Palmer To hold the same unto my said Son Jonathan
Hazell his Executors Administrators and Assigns from and
after my decease for and during all the Estate Term
and Interest that I shall then have therein But subject
nevertheless to the payment of the yearly Sum of eight
Shillings towards the Rent payable for and in respect of
the premisses by me held by the parsonable? Lease
Also I do give to my said Son Lawrence Hazell the
Household Goods and Furniture in the Room and
Chamber in my Dwelling House where I commonly
lay which I order to be delivered to him within
fourteen days after my decease Also I do give to my
Brother John Hazell all my Wearing Apparel both

Linnen and Woollen and my Shoes and Hatts which I
order to be Delivered to him within one week after my
decease Also I do give to my said Grand Daughter Hester
Hazell the sum of five pounds at the end of six months
after my decease and the Goods and Furniture in the West
Garrett in my said Dwelling House which I order to be
delivered to her within the same time And as to all the
rest and residue of my Household Goods Plate Linnen and
Furniture not herein before by me disposed of and all
my Firewood that shall be ready and fit for burning at
my decease I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann
Hazell which I order to be delivered to her by my Executors
within ten days after my decease provided always and
my Will and Desire is that it shall be lawful for my
said Daughter Ann during her life (if she shall so long
continue sole and unmarried []ably to have hold
and enjoy so much and such parts of my Dwelling
House and Premises in my own Possession as is next
herein after mentioned that is to say the fore Room or
Parlour next to Pryors Road the Pantry thereto
adjoining and the little room on the North side of the
Parlour and the little Garden lying at the East End of
my said Dwelling House and Premises (she my Daughter paying
to her Brother David his Executors and Administrators the
Yearly sum of ten shillings during so long time as she
shall be in Possession thereof) any Devise []
matter or thing herein contained to the contrary
notwithstanding and as for and concerning all my ready
Money Securities for Money Stocks in Trade and Husbandry
And all the rest and residue of my Personel Estate
whatsoever and wheresoever not herein before by me
disposed of except all my Brewing Vessels or Utensils
used in Brewing and my Grindstone which i give to my
said Son David Hazell I give and bequeath the same
and every part thereof unto my said four Sons
William David Lawrence and Jonathan Hazell
equally to be divided between them share and share
alike but Subject nevertheless to and charged and
cha\rgeable with the payment of the Legacy or
Sum of two hundred Pounds of lawful money of
Great Britain which I do give to my said Daughter
Ann Hazell and which I order to be paid to her
within six months after my decease And my express
Will and Meaning is And I do hereby charge and
make chargeable all my said Leasehold Estates
herein before Devised to my said four Sons with the
Payment of the said sum of two hundred Pounds In
case my Personal Estate shall fall short and not be
sufficient for the payment thereof And my Will is

that such deficiency (if any) shall be paid by my said four
Sons in Proportion to the several Leasehold Estates hereby Devised
to them and it is my Will and desire that my said Sons and
Daughter will live in unity and Love during their Lives
and not have any Disputes or Differences touching or concerning
any Devise Clause Sentence Matter or thing contained in
this my Will And I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my
said Sons William and David Hazell joint Executors of this
my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke and
make void all former Will or Wills by me made and do
declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this third
day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and seventy seven Wm Hazell Signed Sealed
Published and Declared by the within named William Hazell
the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the
Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed Our Names
as Witnesses at his request and in his Presence Wm Pratt
Eliz Pratt Wm Prat Junr

This Will was Proved at London the twentieth day of
January in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and seventy eight Before the Worshipful Andrew Colteen?
Duracel? Doctor of Laws 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 Oaths of William Hazell and
David Hazell the Sons of the deceased and Executors named
in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of
all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said
deceased having been first sworn duly to admr

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