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Edward Eddolls of Chippenham - his Will - 20 April 1742

Edward was my 6x Great Grandfather. More information about Edward can be found here.

 In the Name of God Amen I Edward Eddolls of the parish of Chippenham in the

County of Wilts Gentleman being at present of a Sound Disposing Miind Memory and
Understanding but calling to mind the Certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the
time thereof Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner
and forme following (that is to say) First I give Devise and bequeath unto
my Good Friends Simon Crooke of Garsdon in the County of Wilts Clerk and Thomas
Crooke of Tytherton Lucas Within the parish of Chippenham aforesaid 
Gentleman and to their Heirs All that Messuage or Tenement now in my
possession together with the Backside Barns Stables Outhouse and Garden
Orchards and Appurtenances thereunto belonging And also all those two Closes or
pasture grounds thereunto adjoining commonly Called or knowne by the Name of
Bowyer's Closes Containing by Estimation Five Acres (be the same more or less) and
four Beast Leazes in the Commonable places of Langley Burrell in the said
County And also One Close of pasture Called South Close Containing by
Estimation Six Acres (be the same more or less) And also all that parcell
of pasture ground Adjoining to the Said Close Called South Close Containing by
Estimation Two acres (be the same more or less) and Two Beast Leazes thereto
belonging in the Commonable places of Langley Burrell aforesaid Upon the
several Trusts and to and for the Severall uses here in after mentioned
Expressed and Declared (that is to say) Upon Trust that they the said Simon
Crooke and Thomas Crooke and the Survivor of them and the heirs
and assignes of Such Survivor Do and Shall Permitt and Suffer
my Wife Elizabeth Eddolls and her Assignes to have hold and Enjoy the same
and Receive and take to her owne use the rents Issues and Profits thereof for
and During the Terme of her Natural Life Subject Never the Less to the
payment of Ten pounds a year thereout During my Said Wife's Life to
 
My Son Edward Baker Eddolls And I do hereby Charge the Said Messuage or Tenement
Closes Lands and All and Singular other the premises With the Payment of the
Said Sume of Ten Pounds a year Accordingly And from and immediately after the Decease
of my Said Wife Then I give Devise and bequeath the Said Messuage or
Tenement Closes Lands and all and Singular other the premises And every part 
and parcell thereof with the appurtenances unto my Said Son Edward Baker
Eddolls and his Heirs for ever I also Give Devise and bequeath unto the said
Simon Crooke and Thomas Crooke and their Heirs All that Close of Meadow
or pasture ground Commonly Called or known by the Name of Crookes
Meadow Containing by Estimation Three Acres (be the same more or less) And also All
that Close of Meadow or pasture ground lately Inclosed out of a Common Field Called
Sutton Marsh Containing by Estimation One Acre (be the same more or less)
Upon Trust never the less that they the said Simon Crooke and Thomas Crooke
and the Survivor of them and the Heirs and assigns of such
Survivor Do and shall permitt and Suffer my said Elizabeth Crooke
and her Assignes To have hold and Enjoy the Same Closes with the Appurtenances
for and during the Terme of her Naturall Life and from and after her
decease Upon their further Trust and Confidence that they the said Simon Crooke
and Thomas Crooke and the Survivor of them and the Heirs and Assignes
of Such Survivor Do and Shall permitt and Suffer my Daughter Elizabeth
Eddolls to have hold and Enjoy the said Closes with the Appurtenances for and
during the Terme of her Naturall Life and from and after the severall
Deceases of my Said Wife and Daughter Then I Give devise and bequeath
the said Closes and premises with the appurtenances unto my Said Son
Edward Baker Eddolls and his heirs for ever I also give Devise and
bequeath unto the said Edward Baker Eddolls and his Heirs forever
 
All that Messuage or Tenement with the garden and Orchard there to belonging now
divided into Two Tenements Situate in Langley Burrell aforesaid and now in the
Possession of John Cooper and John Sabin All those Two Closes of Arrable and
Meadow ground Commonly Called or known by the Names of Four foot Hill Containing
by Estimation Seven Acres (be the same more or less) And all those five pieces of
Arrable Land lying and being in a Common Field called Pysemore? Field and all
that Close of pasture ground Commonly called or knowne by the name of Bakers
Butte Containing by Estimation Three Acres (be the same more or less) And also All 
those two pieces or parcells of Arrable Land Lying and being in Chippenham field
Called Cockle borough Furlong Containing by Estimation Three Acres (be the Same
more or less And all that Close of Arrable Land lately Inclosed out of Chippenham
Field containing by Estimation One Acre (be the Same more or less) One other Close
of Arrable Land Also Lately Inclosed out of the said Field Called Chippenham
Field Containing by Estimation One Acre (be the Same more or less) And
also all that Close of Arrable Land also lately Enclosed out of the Same Field
containing by Estimation five Acres (be the Same more or less) And also all that
Close of pasture also lately Inclosed out of the Same Field Lying against Popes
Hill Containing by Estimation Two Acres (be the Same more or less) And Also all
those two Closes of pasture ground commonly Called or known by the Name of
Stockman Containing by Estimation five Acres (be the Same more or Less) All
which said Premisses are Situate Lying and being in the Severall parishe of
Chippenham and Langley Burrell aforesaid or One of them in the said County
of Wilts To hold unto the Said Edward Baker Eddolls his Heirs and Assignes
for ever I also give Devise and bequeath unto my Son John Eddolls and his Heirs
All that Messuage or Tenement with the Backside barne Stable garden Orchard
 
And appurtenances thereunto belonging Situate Lying and being in Langley Burrell
aforesaid and four beast Leaze thereto belonging in the Commonable place of
Langley Burrell aforesaid Commonly Called or knowne by the by the Name of Townsends
And all those five Closes of pasture ground thereunto adjoining Commonly Called
or knowne by the Name of the Home Close containing by Estimation Eight
Acres (be the same more or less) And also all those two Closes of Pasture
Commonly Called or knowne by the name of the Townsend Courtfield? Ground Containing by
Estimation Seven Acres (be the Same more or Less) And all those two Closes of
Pasture Commonly Called or knowne by the Name of New Leaze and
the Butts Containing by Estimation Seven Acres (be the Same more or 
Less) And also all those three Closes of Meadow or pasture ground Lying
near Kellaways Bridge and formerly inclosed out of the Field Called
East Field and also Six Lugg? of Meadow adjoyning to the Same Field which said
Three Closes Contain by Estimation Eighteen Acres (be the same more or
Less) And also all that Close of Meadow ground Adjoyning to Kellaways
Bridge and Allington Mead Containing by Estimation Two Acres (be the
Same more or Less) And also all those two acres of Meadow ground
lying Dispersedly? in a Common Meadow called Black pool containing
by Estimation Two Acres and One Tarrandell? (be the same more or
less) and all that Close of Arrable land Commonly called or known by the Name
of Quarr Leaze near Popes Hill Containing by Estimation three acres (be the
Same more or Less) And also all those two Acres of pasture ground lying
Dispersed in the Common Field called or known by the name of Sutton
Marsh To hold unto my Said Son John Eddolls his Heirs and Assigns for ever
Provided always and it is my Will That if either of my Said Sons
 
Edward Baker Eddolls and John Eddolls Shall happen to Depart this Life before
they attaine their respective Ages of One and Twenty years that then the
Estate hereby given and Devised to him so dying Shall go to the Survivor of
them and his Heirs for ever I also give Devise and bequeath unto my said
Daughter Elizabeth Eddolls and her Heirs All that messuage or Tenement Situate Lying
and being in Langley Burrell aforesaid together with the Backside Orchard
garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging And also All that Close of
pasture thereunto Adjoyning Called the Home Close And five beast Leazes
thereunto belonging in the Commonable places of Langley Burrell aforesaid
And all that Close of Meadow ground Commonly Called or known by the
Name of Water Works Containing by Estimation two Acres (be the Same
more or Less) And all that Close of Arrable or pasture ground Commonly
called or knowne by the Name of the Penn? Containing by Estimation three
Acres (be the Same more or Less) And all that Close of Arrable or
pasture ground Commonly Called or knowne by the Name of
Upper Thornhill Containing by Estimation Seven Acres (be the same
more or Less) more or Less) And all that Close of Arrable or pasture ground
Commonly called or knowne by the Name of Lower Thornhill Containing
by Estimation five acres (be the same more or less) And all that Close of
Meadowground Commonly Clalled or knowne by the name of Raile Mead
Containing by Estimation four Acres (be the same more or less) And also All
that halfe Acre of Meadow ground near to the said last mentioned Close and
Adjoining to Allington Mead To hold unto the said Elizabeth Eddolls her Heirs
and Assignes forever I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter
Elizabeth Eddolls the Sum of One hundred pounds to be paid unto her within
 
Twelve Months next after my Decease And I do hereby Charge the Said Messuage
or Tenement Closes Lands hereditaments and premises herein before devised
to my Son Edward Baker Eddolls with the payment thereof accordingly
I also give and bequeath unto the said Simon Crooke and Thomas Crooke their
Executors Administrators and Assignes All the Corne that shall be Standing
and growing on my Estates herein before Devised and also all my Stock of Cattle
and other Stock whatsoever Upon the Trusts following (that is to Say) That
they the said Simon Crooke and Thomas Crooke and the Survivor of
them And the Executors and Administrators of Such Survivor Do and
Shall with all Convenient Speed Sell and Dispose of the same and the
Moneys Arising by Such Sale I give and bequeath unto my two Daughters
Katharine Eddolls and Mary Eddolls Equally to be Divided between them
When they Shall attain their respective Ages of One and Twenty years
I also give and bequeath unto my Said two Daughters Katharine Eddolls
and Mary Eddolls the Sum of four hundred pounds a piece to be paid to
Each of them when they Shall attain their respective Ages of One and
twenty years and the Interest arising from my said Stock and goods as
also the Interest of the said Eight hundred pounds Shall be from time to
time apply towards the Maintenance and Education of my Said two
Daughters Provided also and my Will and meaning is that if either
of my said Daughters Shall happen to Dye before she attaine the Age of
One and twenty years That then the portion of her so Dying and all
Interest and Increase thereof Shall go to the Survivor To and for her owne
Sole and Seperate use I also give and bequeath all and Singular my
Household goods Chattles and other Personal Estate whatsoever and
wheresoever not here in before Disposed of unto my Said Wife
 
Elizabeth Eddolls my said Daughters Elizabeth Eddolls Katharine Eddolls and Mary
Eddolls and my said Sons Edward Baker Eddolls and John Eddolls to be Equally Divided
between them Share and Share alike at the Discretion of my said Executors
And I do herteby Nominate Constitute and appoint the said Simon Crooke and
Thomas Crooke Executors In Trust of this my Last Will and Testament
Lastly I do hereby revoke Disannul and make void All former and other
Wills by me at any time heretofore made and Do declare this to be my
Last Will and Testament ----------------And I do hereby further Will and direct
that my said Executors be putt to no Cost Charge or Expense in or about the Execution
of this my Will or any the use? or Trusts hereby in them reposed nor Shall the one of
them be answerable or accountable any further or otherwise than for his owne
actuall receipt or willful neglect and not for the Act or default of the other of
them tho' present and consenting thereto nor for the receipt or default of any
Servant or agent other then for acts of fraud both Willful and apparent But that
all Cost Charges and expenses of my Said Executors of or relating to the said
Trusts Shall and may be in the first place retained or paid and Satisfyed out of 
my Said Estate In Witness whereof I the said Edward Eddolls have to this my
Last Will and Testament Contained in Seven Sheets of Paper Sett my hand to the
Six First Sheets thereof and to the Last Sheet thereof Sett my hand and 
Seale And also to another Part thereof Inclossed? on Parchment Set my hand 
and Seale the Twentieth day of Aprill in the Fifteenth year of the Reigne of
our Soveraigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittaine
France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and So forth and in the year
of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Forty two
Edward Eddolls
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the
Testator Edward Eddolls as and for his Last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who have
Subscribed our Names as witnesses thereto in his
Sight and presence and in the Sight and presence
of each other
???
Jno Zealy
Edward Gales
 
At Malmesbury the 19th of May 1743
The Executors in Trust above named was duly
Sworne before me
Tho Earle Surr
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