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William Seager of Highway - his Will - 9 Jan 1809

 William was my 4x Great Grandfather. More about him can be seen here.

 In the Name of God Amen I William Seager of Highway in the County of wilts Gentleman do this ninth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine make ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say in the first place I do hereby ratify and confirm the settlement made upon or previous to my marriage with my present Wife and in addition to the provision thereby made for her I give unto my good Friend John Brown of Avebury in the said County Gentleman and Henry Crook of Corton in the sd County Gentleman one thousand and three hundred pounds upon trust that they my said trustees and the Survivor of them and the Exors or Admons of such Survivor do and shall immediately after my decease lay out and invest the said sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds in the Public Stocks or Funds or upon Real or Government Security or Securities at Interest in their or his own names or name and shall and do pay apply and dispose of the Interest dividends and Annual proceeds of such Stocks Funds or Securities wherein or upon which the said sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds may happen to be placed or invested when and as the same shall become payable and be [] unto my own Wife Mary Seager or otherwise permit suffer and authorize her to [] and take the same from time to time during her natural life to and for her own use & benefit and from and immediately after her decease there upon trust to pay the said principal sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds or Assign the Security or Securities had or [] for the [] unto between and amongst my four Daughters Elizabeth Mary Ann and Alice in equal shares and proportions to and for their own use and benefit absolutely I give unto my Son Thomas Seager a [] of three thousand and five hundred pounds the same to be paid him on his attaining his age of twenty one years with Interest in the mean time at the rate of four & an half per Cent per Annum from the time of my decease I give unto my four daughters Elizabeth Mary Ann & Alice a legacy of two thousand pounds a piece the same to be paid them on their attaining their respective ages of twenty one years or days of marriage which shall first happen provided such marriage be with the consent of my Wife & [] hereinafter named together with Interest for the gain in the mean time at the rate of four and an half per Cent per Annum from the time of my decease also I give to my to my said Son Thomas and my said four daughters the sum of twenty pounds apiece to buy them Mourning I give unto my said Wife such of my Household Goods and Furniture as she may have occasion for and which may be absolutely necessary for her own immediate use all my Stock of Cattle Corn Grain Hay Implements of Husbandry Household Furniture [] what shall be taken by my said Wife for her use as aforesaid Book debt monies and Securities for money and all the rest and Residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever of which I shall be posessed and used for the payment of my just debts legacies and my Funeral and Testamentary expenses I give and bequeath unto the said John Brown & Henry Crook their Executors Admons and Assigns but upon trust & [] that they my said trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors or Admons of such Survivor shall & do carry on the business in which I am at prezent [] for the benefit of my two Sons William and Edward until my said Son Edward shall attain the Age of twenty one years and when and as soon as he my said Son Edward shall attain the said age of twenty one years then upon trust that they my said trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors or admons of such Survivor do and shall make upon account of the whole of the [] personal Estate and Effects & hereby bequeathed to them upon the trusts aforesaid and the increase thereof and do and shall pay transfer and divide the sum in to and between my said two Sons William and Edward in equal proportions and share and share alike to and for his and their own use and benefit absolutely provided [] and my Will and [] is that if my said Wife shall continue unmarried and shall assist in conducting and managing the business in which I am now engaged to the satisfaction of my said Trustees until my said Son Edward shall attain his said age of twenty one years she my said Wife shall be entitled unto and have her Board Lodgings and other [] out of the profits of the said Business without being in any manner accountable for the same and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Brown and Henry Crook joint Exec utors of this my Will and Guardians with my said Wife of the [] and [] of my Children during their respective minorities and it is my further Will and meaning that my said trustees and Executors shall not be answerable or accountable for each other or for losses which may happen without their wilful neglect or default or for any more money than shall actually come to their respective hands and that it shall and may be lawful for them to retain and keep to themselves out of the said trust Estate and Effects all costs charges damages and [] which they or either of them shall or may sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament comprised in two sheets of paper to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second or last sheet thereof my hand and Seal the day and year first above written William Seager WS signed Sealed published and decred by the said Testator William Seager as and for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses HR Burt // Elizabeth Crook

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