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John Palmer of Upper Lambourn - his Will - 1780

John was my 5x Great Grandfather and his will helps to confirm my Liddiard Family Tree. His relationship to my Mother can be seen here. More of his details can be seen here.

 In the Name of God Amen

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Palmer of
Up Lambourn in the Parish of Lambourn in the County of
Berks Yeoman being in sound mind memory and understanding
God be praised First I do hereby nominate constitute and
appoint William Palmer my Son whole and sole Executor
hereof and do order and direct that he pay and discharge
out of my Effects and Assetts hereby given to him all my
just debts and Funeral expenses as soon after my decease
as conveniently can be And I do order and direct that he
pay the following Legacies in manner hereinafter mentioned
that is I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my Son
John Palmer late of Up Lambourn aforesaid now at Lodge
Farm in the Parish of ___________ in the County of Wilts
yeoman the sum of five hundred pounds of lawful money of
Great Britain to be paid to him by my Executor out of my
Monies Effects and Assetts within twelve months next after
my decease And I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto
my Son in Law John Liddiard of Eastbury in the Parish of
Lambourn aforesaid Yeoman the sum of four hundred pounds
of like lawful money to be paid to him by my Executor in
like manner And I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto
my Son in Law John Choules of Up Lambourn aforesaid
Yeoman the sum of eight hundred pounds of like lawful
Money to be paid to him by my Executor in like manner
And I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my eleven
grand children hereinafter named each the sum of one hundred
pounds of like lawful Money that is to Honor Palmer Sarah
Palmer and Olive Palmer three Daughters of my said Son John
Palmer To Mary Palmer Daughter of my said Son William
Palmer  To John Liddiard Martha Liddiard and Thomas Liddiard three Children
of my said Son in Law John Liddiard To Charles Choules
Ann Choules John Choules and Mary Choules four Children
of my said Son in Law John Choules To be paid to each of
them my said Grand Children as they shall attain to the
respective Age of twenty one years And I do further order
and direct that my Executor William Palmer shall pay
the said eleven Legacies last mentioned Interest for their
Legacies at the rate of four pounds for one hundred pounds
for a year from one year next after my decease till they
shall respectively attain to the Age of twenty one years
as aforesaid And I do hereby give devise and bequeath
unto my said Grandson Charles Choules a further Legacy
of three hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid
to him in like manner by my Executor And I do further
order and direct that my Executor shall give and execute
good and sufficient security and securities to my Trustees
 
hereinafter named within one Month next after my decease
for the [] payment of the said twelve last mentioned Legacies and
the Interest thereof according to the true intent and meaning
of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby give devise
and bequeath to Hannah my Daughter now Wife of John
Choules all that my little Leasehold Estate at Elcot in the Parish
of Kintbury in the County of Berks To hold to her from my
decease for her natural life and after her decease then to her
son John Choules and his Assigns during all my right and
term? therein And I do hereby give devise and bequeath a further
Legacy and Sum of ten pounds to each of them my said Son
John Palmer John Liddiard and John Choules to be paid to
each of them by my said Son William Palmer immediately at
my decease to buy Mourning for their Families And my
further Will and desire is and I do hereby direct and order
that my Executor shall from six Months next after my decease
pay Interest for the several and respective Legacies hereby
given to my said Son John Palmer John Liddiard and John
Choules at the rate of four pounds for one hundred pounds
for a year until he shall pay the said Legacies which shall
be within twelve Months next after my decease as aforesaid
And I do hereby empower order authorize and appoint my said
Son John Palmer and John Liddiard my Son in Law to be
Trustees and Guardians of this my last Will and do desire
they take care and see that the said Legacies and directions
in the same be well and truly paid and performed according
to the true intent hereof And I do hereby give devise and
bequeath unto my said Son William Palmer all the rest
residue and remainder of my personal Estate Monies Accounts?
Bills Bonds Securities Goods Effects and Assetts whatsoever and
wheresoever the better to enable him to pay my Just Debts
Funeral Expenses and Legacies aforesaid And my further will
and directions are that if before or at the time the three
first Legacies herein given shall become due and payable
any Monies or Effects shall be lost by bad securities then
such loss shall be borne and sustained proportionably by my
four Children according to their several Legacies herein
given and the benefits my Executor shall appear to be intitled
to by his being made Executor as aforesaid but not to effect
the Legacies given to my Grand Children And Lastly
revoking and making void all former and other Wills by
me made I do publish and declare this writing containing
two Sheets (the first only signed) to be and contain my last
Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my Hand and Seal this eighth day of November in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty John Palmer
--Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John
Palmer the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament
containing two Sheets the first only signed this signed
and Sealed in the presence of us who also at the Testators
request and in his presence and also in the presence of
each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
William Waldron - Hannah Cox - Thos Woodrouffe
 
This Will was proved at London the fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of William Palmer the Son of the deceased and sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased he having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer.
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