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Edward King of Harwell - his Will - 13 October 1807

Edward King was my 4xG grandfather more details of his life can be seen here.

 In the Name of God Amen I Edward King of Hawell in the County of Berks Yeoman do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following First i give and devise unto my Son John King All my Farmhouse with the Yard Garden and other Appurts thereunto belonging situated in Harwell aforesaid and holden by me under Lease of the president and Scholars of Saint Mary Magdalen College in the university of Oxford And all those my two Allotments of Land out in the Ham Common and the other in the Clay Pits in Harwell aforesaid containing together eighteen Acres two Roods & eight perches or thereabouts with the Appurts also holden by Lease of the said president and Scholars And all that and those my Messuage or [ ] Barn Homestead and Old Invlosures called the Orchard and Ham Close lying near the two Allotments aforesaid and containing five Acres one Rood and four perches or thereabouts And all those four Allotments of Land in Harwell aforesaid by Ham Road containing together ten Acres two Roods and twenty perches or thereabouts and bounded by the Ham Road on the East Side thereof And all my Land and Estate in Milton in the said County of Berks To holden all the premises aforesaid unto and to the use of my said Son John King his Heirs Exors Admons and Assigns for ever Also I give and devise unto my Son Francis King All those my Freehold Copyhold and Leasehold Estates whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore disposed of To hold the same unto & to the use of my said Son Francis King his Heirs Exors and Administrators provided and my Will is that if my said Son Francis King shall happen to die leaving no Issue of his body lawfully begotten living at the time of his decease then from and after his death all the said Freehold Copyhold and Leasehold Estates shall go and belong to my said Son John King his Heirs Exors and Admons absolutely provided also and my Will further is that not withstanding any thing hereinbefore contained my Wife Fanny shall be at Liberty to hold and enjoy the House at Harwell wherein I now reside with the Offices adjoining and the pigeon House in the Yard near the said House and also the Garden and large orchard near the same House and therewith by me held for her own use during her natural life as a tenant to my said Son Francis King or whoever shall succeed him paying only one shilling a year out for the same Also I do hereby charge all the said premises given to my said Son Francis as aforesaid with the payment of one Annuity or Yearly Sum of Eighty pounds to my said Wife Fanny during her widowhood [] of Said Cost by half yearly payments at Lady Day and Michaelmas And I further charge the same premises with the payment of five hundred pounds to my Son John King at his Age of twenty three years And I also charge all the said premises herein before given to my said Son John as aforesaid with the payment of one Annuity or Yearly Sum of twenty pounds to my said Wife Fanny during her widowhood clear of Land Tax by half yearly payments at Lady day and Michaelmas day And it is my will that the said Annuities of Eighty pounds and twenty pounds given to my said Wife Fanny as aforesaid shall [] on each of the Feasts aforesaid as shall next happen after my decease and be then payable And in case default shall be made in payment of the said Annuities or either of them by the Space of twenty days next after either of the days aforesaid then and so often I give my said wife full power to levy and raise all Arrears of the said Annuities respectively by distress and Sale upon the Estates respectively chargeable therewith in the same manner as Landlords may by Law distrain and proceed for Rent [] on their Leases And I give and bequeath unto my said Son Francis my Six Cart Horses and all my Sheep Also I give unto my said Wife Fanny and my daughters Sarah King Fanny King Ann king and Jemima King All the Corn which shall be planted on any Lands in my posession at the time of my death with full power to [] and carry away the same And as for and [] all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels stock in Husbandry Shares Securities for Money Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore disposed of I do hereby give and bequeath the same and every part thereof (after and subject to the payment of my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses unto my said Wife Fanny and my said daughters Sarah Fanny Ann and Jemima equally to be divided between them my said wife and daughters share and share alike And I appoint my Friend Francis Elderfield of Sutton Courtenay and my Brother in law John Tubb of henley Farm? the sole Executors in Trust of this my last will and testament and lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four Sheets of paper to the first three Sheets set my Hand and to this fourth and last Sheets thereof set my Hand and Seal this thirteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven - Edward King Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Edward King the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto Sam Sellwood Mary Tubb Thos Curtis.

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