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Lawrence Hazell of Wantage - his Will - 5 February 1805

Lawrence was the brother of my 4xG Grandather, David. The property he mentions, in his will, is now the Vale and Downland Museum.

 In the Name of God Amen
I Lawrence Hazell of wantage in the County of Berks
Clothier being of sound Mind and Memory do this
fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and Five make this my last will and
testament in manner and form following First I commend
my soul to God who gave it to me and my body to the
earth from whence it came in hopes of a joyful resurrection
to eternal life through the merits of my Redeemer Jesus
Christ and as for that worldly Estate with which it
has pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows
First [] all my just debts and Funeral Expenses
be fully paid and satisfied. Also I give my dwelling
house Garden orchard? [] Stables Outhouses Buildings
and Premises which I now hold by Lease from the
Dean and Canons of his Majestys Chapel of Saint
George in Windsor to my Beloved Wife Frances Hazell to
[] to her and for her sole use so long as she []
[] remain a Widow and unmarried and also I
Give all my Ready Money Stock in Trade household
Goods and Furniture together with all my Book Debts
Proprietary Interest in the Wilts and Berks canal
Machinery Looms Implements and Tools used by
me in my Trade to my said Wife to hold to her
for ever [] so long as she shall continue a Widow
and unmarried Subject nevertheless to the proviso
hereinafter contained and from and immediately after
her future Marriage of my said Wife or in case

she shall not marry again then from and immediately
after her decease my Will is that my said Leasehold
House Garden Orchard Workshops Stables Outhouses
Buildings and Premises and my said ready Money
Stock in Trade Household Goods and Furniture Book Debts
Proprietary Interest in the Wilts and Berks canal
Machinery Looms Implements and Tools and all
other my property shall be appraised and valued by
two able and qualified persons to be nominated by my
Executors hereinafter named and the Amount of such
valuation to be divided by my Executors in manner
following that is to say In case the appraisment and
valuation be made in consequence of the future marriage
of my said wife Then I Give one third part of the
amount of such valuation to my said Wife and the
remaining two third parts of the amount of such
valuation to such of my Children [] Alfred
Harriet and Henry Share and Share alike But in
case my said Wife shall not marry again and the
appraisment and valuation be made only in consequence
of her decease Then I give the Amount of such
Appraisement and valuation to such of my Children
as shall then be living to be divided between them share
and share alike provided nevertheless that in case of
the Future Marriage or the decease of my said Wife
my Son Alfred shall agree to pay the full amount of
the said valuation to my Executors hereinafter named
local? [] and in such case my said Son Alfred shall
have hold and enjoyball and Singular my said
Leasehold House Garden Orchard Buildings Stock
in Trade and all other thge property which I have
hereinbefore directed to be appraised and valued and my
Executors hereinafter named shall divide such amount
equally among my said Son Alfred and my
other Children who shall then be living share and
share alike But if my said Son Alfred shall refuse
to take to the property at such appraisement and
valuation then I give the whole of my property to
my good Friends Richard Taylor Grocer and Carew? Parker
Glazier both of Wantage aforesaid In Trust to sell and
to divide the Monies arising from such Sale and
disposal equally between such of my Children as shall
be then living Share and Share alike reserving to
themselves out of the said Monies such a Sum or
Sums as shall be sufficient to reimburse them for their
Expenses and Trouble in the disposal of my Property

snd in the Execution of the Trust hereby reposed in
them Lastly I make constitute and appoint the said
Richard Taylor and Carew? Parker joint Executors of
this my Will and revoking all Wills by me made I declare and [] to be my last Will and Testament
In witness thereof I
have to this my Will contained in three Sheets of Paper
to the first and second Sheets set my hand and to the
last sett my hand and Seal this first day of
January One Thousand eight hundred and Five
Lawr Hazell Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the Testator Lawrence Hazell as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of each
other John Goss Richd Goss Thomas Jennings

On the fourth day of September in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Five Admon
with the will annexed of all and Singular the Goods
Chattels and Credits of Lawrence Hazell late of Wantage
in the County of Berks deceased was granted to Frances
Hazell widow the relict of the deceased and Residuary
Legatee during Life or Widowhood named in the said
Will having been first sworn by commission duly to adm
Richard Taylor and Carew? Parker the Executors named in
said Will having renounced the execution of thesaid Will

 

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