William Bracher of Tisbury - His Will - 28 June 1754

Friday, 10 November 2017 06:40 PM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

William was my 7 times Great Uncle. In the Name of God Amen
I William Bracher of East Hatch in the Parish of Tisbury
in the County of Wilts do by this my last Will and Testament
give and dispose of my Goods Chattles Freehold and Copyhold
Estates in manner and form following First I Give to my loving
Wife Martha the sum of twenty pounds at my decease and? also
the Rents and Profits of my Leasehold Estate at Semley called
Bound Marsh and my Freehold Estate at Semley called[]
pursuant to a Bond by me given to the Reverend Thos
Marchant for the support and maintenance of said Wife Martha
after my decease my wife allowing out of the Estates a []
proportion of all rates Taxes and Payments But my Will is that
my executors hereinafter named do pay to my Wife Martha
Ten Pounds every quarter of a year next after my decease
clear of any manner of deductions whatsoever in Lieu of the
Rents and Profits of the above Estates during her natural
Life and no longer in case my Wife Martha shall nor will
not make any claim to the rents and Profits of my other Estates
and that my Will further is ---- that my wife Martha do have the use of my dwelling house at Hatch? from the
passage westward below and the chambers above and the
Furniture thereunto belonging (Excepting the vessells and Beer
in the cellar as also the Garden and orchard adjoining the Bees?
my little house the use only of the above things during her
natural Life or so long as my wife Martha shall continue
a Widow and no longer and in place where they now stand in
my House so as not to moved to any other House my Will
is that my Wife Martha also? have free Liberty of the
Brewhouse and the vessells there for Brewing Washing and
Water as often as need require as also wood and coal
for fireing. I Give to my Brother Edwards four daughters
namely Elizabeth Pearce Mary Bracher Martha Bracher
and Sarah Bracher the Sum of one hundred pounds to each
and every one of them I Give to John Bracher Son of my
Brother Edward Bracher the Sum of One hundred pounds
go also to the said Johnn Bracher my Leasehold Estate at East Hatch in the Parish of Tisbury called or known by the named
of [] during the lives now on that Estate to receive the
rents and profits thereof from Lady day next after my
decease and not before I Give to the same John Bracher
the household Goods that is in my dwelling house at Hatch
from the Passage Eastward that is [] only those used and
the furniture in the Kitchen Chamber and other Rooms
Eastwards Excepting the Books and other things in the Closet
the Linnen in the Kitchen Chamber not belonging to the
Beds at that end of the House the Looking Glass and
Pictures in the Kitchen Chamber the Chest in the closet
there excepting also the Pump Furnaces and washing fat
in the Brewhouse I give to William Bracher Son of my
Brother John Bracher my Freehold Estate at Semley
called by the Name of [] to him and his Heirs

forever I give also to the said William Bracher my Copyhold
Estate in Tisbury during the Life of my Brother John Bracher and
after the death of [] and John Bracher I Give the said Copyhold
Estate in Tisbury during the Life that is on the Copy to John Bracher
Son of my Brother Edward Bracher by virtue of a Sinecure to me
granted and a Trust to confirm the same I Give Ten Pounds to
buy outside Garments for the oldest and Poorest men and women
in the Tything of Hatch as my Executors shall think fit All the
rest and Residue of my Goods and Chattels ------------ not before
Given my debts and legacys paid I Give to my Brother John Bracher
and to his Son William Bracher whom I make joint Executors
of this my last Will and Testament dated this 28th day of June
1754 W Bracher Signed Sealed delivered declared to be my last will
and Testament in the presence of John Osmond John Combes
Susanna Bracher -- Interlined before [] in the 4 line
(wife) 5 (that) 8 (my) 24 (Hatch) 23 (the) 26 Chamber.

This Will was proved the twenty fourth day of March in the
year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty five
before the Worshipful Andrew Coffee Durand Doctor of Laws
and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight
Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commisary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of William
Bracher the Nephew one of the Executors named in the said
Will to who Administration was granted of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Creditor of the said deceased having
been first Sworn Duly to Administerthe same []
to make the like grant to John Bracher the Brother and
other Executor named in the said Will when he shall
apply for the same

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