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George Baster of Inkpen - his Will - 12 Dec 1780

George was my 6x Great Gransfather

 In the name of God Amen

I George Baster of Inkpen in the county of 
Berks Maltster being weak in body but by the 
goodness of God of sound and disposing mind memory 
and understanding do make and declare my last 
Will and Testament in manner and form following 
that is to say First I will and desire that all and 
singular such just debts as I shall owe at the 
time of my decease the Expenses of my Funeral 
and Testamentary charges shall be full paid and 
discharged by the Executors of this my Will Also 
I give devise and bequeath unto my two sons 
Thomas Baster of Inkpen aforesaid Maltster and 
John Baster of the same place Maltster all 
that my new erected messuage or Tenement with 
the Malthouse Granary Outhouses Meadow Ground 
and Appurtenances there unto belonging situate 
standing lying and being in Inkpen aforesaid in the 
said county of Berks and also all and every other 
my Freehold Lands Tenements and hereditaments 
whatsoever in Inkpen aforesaid or elsewhere within 
the Kingdom of Great Britain To hold the same 
Premises with every part and parcel thereof with 
their and every of their appurtenances unto my 
said sons Thomas Baster and John Baster their 
Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common 
and not as joint Tenants Also I give and bequeath 
unto my son Joseph Baster of Newbury in the said 
County of Berks Maltster the sum of two hundred pounds 
and to my son William Baster of Kintbury in the said 
county of Berkshire yeoman the life sum of two hundred 
pounds and to my son William Baster of Kintbury 
in the said County of Berks yeoman the like Sum
of two hundred Pounds and to my Son James
Baster of Benson in the County of Oxford Maltster 
the Sum of one hundred pounds and to my Son in 
law Thomas Mattingley of Inkpen aforesaid chapman 
the Sum of two hundred pounds and tmy son 
in law Michael Thurller of Inkpen aforesaid 
yeoman the further Sum of one hundred pounds 
to be paid to them my said Sons and Sons in law  
respectively within twelve calendar months next 
after my decease And as to all the rest and 
residue of my Moneys Securities for Money 
Stock in Trade in Husbandry Goods Chattells Effects 
Substance and Personal Estate whatsoever and
wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the 
same shall be after and subject to the Payment 
of my said debts Funeral and Testamentary charges 
and Expenses and the several and respective Legacies 
by me hereinbefore given and bequeathed to the 
several and respective Legatees I give and bequeath 
the same and every part thereof unto my said Sons 
Thomas Baster and John Baster equally between 
them share and share alike and I do hereby make 
constitute and appoint them the said Thomas 
Baster and John Baster sole and whoole Executors 
of this my last Will and Testament and do revoke 
all former and other Wills & Testaments by me 
made and I do declare this only to be my last 
Will and Testament In witness whereof I have 
to each sheet  of this my last Will and Testament 
contained in two Sheets of Paper set my hand
to the first Sheet thereof and my hand and seal to 
the second and last Sheet of this my last Will and 
Testament this twelfth day of December in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty. The Mark of  X John Baster Lit Signed 
Sealed Published and declared by the above named 
George Baster 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 
thereto The Mark of  X Thomas Macherell 
The Mark of Jonathon Chapman Jno
Deadman Junr
Whereas I George Baster of Inkpen 
in the County of Berks Maltster have in and by 
my last Will and Testament given devised and 
bequeathed to my sons Thomas Baster and John 
Baster all and every my Freehold Lands Tenements 
and Hereditaments in Inkpen aforesaid or elsewhere 
within the Kingdom of Great Britain now I 
do hereby give and devise unto my son Thomas 
Baster all that Cottage or Tenement now 
occupied as two Cottages or Tenements with the 
Appurtenances in the Great Common of Inkpen 
aforesaid and now in the possession of John 
Polmer and John Davis To hold to him my said 
son Thomas Baster his heirs and assigns for ever 
Also I give and devise unto my Son in Law 
Robert Mattingley all that Cottage or Tenament 
with the appurtenances situate in the Little 
Common of Inkpen aforesaid and was in the 
possession of Robert Cannon To hold to him my 
said Son in law Robert Mattingley his heirs 
and assigns for ever and I do hereby expressly 
declare my Will to be that the said Robert 
Mattingley together with his wife and several 
children shall have a Residence and being in the same 
Farm House wherein I now dwell and that they shall 
be supported and maintained by the Executors of 
my Will out of my personal Estate and Effects until 
the tenth day of October next In witness whereof I 
the said George Baster have to this my codicil which 
I desire may be annexed to and made a part of my 
last Will and Testament set my hand and seal 
this twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord 
One Thousand seven hundred and eighty The Mark 
of George Baster Signed sealed published 
and declared by the above named George Baster as 
and for his Codicil to be annexed to and made a
part of his last Will and Testament in the presence 
of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names 
as witnesses thereto in his presence at his request 
and in the presence of each other Richd Heddin
      S Wenndy     M J Dedman Esq
This Will was proved in London with a
codicil on the twenty ninth day of January in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty one before the Worshipful Andrew Soltee? Duracell?
Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull
Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or 
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 
lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Thomas Baster
and JOHN BASTER the Sons of the deceased and 
Executors named in the said Will to whom admon
was granted of all and singular the goods Chattels
and credits of the said deceased they having been 
sworn duly to administer.
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