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Catharine Hunt of Cherhill - her Will - 1841

A 4x Great Aunt of mine. See how she is related to my Mother here.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Catharine Hunt of Cherhill in the County of Wilts Widow made this thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one. I give and bequeath to my Servant Ann Eatwell the several articles of furniture following, that is to say, an Oak Dining Table in the kitchen half a dozen Silver Tea Spoons the largest I have and marked ECo? the bed she sleeps on with the bedding bedstead and furniture belonging to the same half a dozen wooden seat Chairs in the kitchen and two arm Chairs belonging to them four brass Candlesticks my set of best Tea China my best Silver Cream Cup my best black silk laced? cloak my bedstead with white furniture my Oak Chest of drawers in the bed chamber a green painted fender eight framed pictures in the parlour and also a Mahogany round table in the parlour Also I give and bequeath to my said Servant Ann Eatwell the sum of twenty pounds and which said several legacies she is to bed entitled to provided she shall be living with me at the time of my decease but not otherwise I give and bequeath to George spackman of the Hail farm in the Parish of Calne in the County of Wilts Farmer and to George White of Compton Bassett in the said County of Wilts Carpenter the sum of three hundred pounds upon trust to lay out the same on Government or some other good and sufficient security and to receive the interest and dividends arising from the same and to pay and apply the said interest and dividends as they shall receive the same for the use and benefit of the five children of John Wheeler of Calne aforesaid Butcher and my niece Jane Wheeler his wife namely Mary Wheeler Edward Wheeler Catharine Wheeler Jane Wheeler and John Stantiall? Wheeler until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and then to divide the said principal sum of thhree hundred pounds equally amongst the said five children when and as they shall respectively attain their said ages of twenty one years and in case of the death of any or either of them without lawful issue then upon trust to divide and pay the share or shares of such of them so dying unto and equally amongst the survivors or survivor of the said five children I give and bequeath to my said Niece Jane Wheeler my blue and white China in the Parlour Cupboard and also my oak Bureau in the kitchen I give and bequeath to Stephen Neate of Cherhill aforesaid Labourer Son of William Neate deceased all that my Leasehold dwelling house with the garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situate at Cherhill aforesaid and now in the occupation of the said Stephen Neate To hold the same to the said Stephen Neate for the term of his life in case my estate and interest therein shall so long continue on payment thereout by the said Stephen Neate of the sum of twenty shillings a year to my Niece Catharine Flower one of the daughters of Edmund Flower deceased and from and immediately after the death of the said Stephen Neate then I give and devise the said leasehold dwellinghouse garden and appurtenances to the said Catharine Flower during her life and after her decease then I give and devise the said dwellinghouse garden and appurtenances to Clare Flower, brother of the said Catharine Flower, during the remainder of my term estate and interest therein (if any) I give and devise to the said George White my leasehold lands at Cherhill aforesaid called Cliftons? now in the occupation of the said George Spackman to hold the same to the said George White his executors and administrators and assigns during all the residue of my term estate and interest therein I give and bequeath to my said niece Catharine Flower the sum of Fifty pounds to be paid to her when she attains the age of twenty one years and the interest to remain and accumulatr in the mean time for her use and benefit I give and bequeath to my said Niece Catharine Flower my pew in Cherhill Church near the Chancel for her use but not to be sold or disposed of by her to any other person I give and bequeath to my brother in law Richard Pope my pew in the said Church called Vivashs? and after his decease I give and bequeath the said pew to and for the use of his family as may be living at Cherhill I give and bequeath to the said George Spackman my pew in the said Church near the Entrance door and after his decease I give and bequeath the said pew to his daughter Alice Spackman and after her decease it is my Will and desire that the said pew do remain in the said George Spackmans Family and not at any time sold or disposed of to any other person or persons I give and bequeath to Ann Moss and Edna Moss (children of Robert and Lydia Moss both deceased) the sum of fifty pounds a piece to be paid to them when they attain their respective ages of twenty one years and if either of them should happen to die before that [] period then I give and bequeath the said several legacies to the survivor of them together with the accumulated interest that may be then due thereon I give and bequeat my Sister Elizabeth Spackman wife of William Spackman of the parish of Bromham in the said County of Wilts Farmer the sum of one hundred pounds to and for her own absolute use and benefit and her receipt alone not withstanding her covature to be deemed a good and sufficient discharge for the same I give and bequeath to my nephew John Spackman (son of the said William Spackman) the sum of Forty pounds and to my Nephew Joseph Spackman (another son of the said William Spackman) the like sum of Forty pounds and in case of the death of either of them without lawful issue then I give and bequeath both of the said last mentioned legacies to the survivor of them I give and bequeath to my great nieces Lydia Mortimer and Eliza Mortimer (daughters of William and Ann Mortimer) the sum of ten pounds a piece and to be paid to them when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years the interest in the mean time to remain and accumulate for their use and benefit and in case of the death of either of them without lawful issue then the said two legacies with the interest due thereon to be paid to the survivor of them I give and bequeath to my Niece Mary Della? the sum of thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my niece Catharine Clifford the like sum of thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my niece Sarah Scott wife of David Scott of Cherhill aforesaid Labourer the sum of twenty pounds I give and bequeath to my nephew Stephen Pope (son of the said Richard Pope) the sum of Fifty pounds I give and bequeath to my nephew Clare Pope and John Pope (sons of the said Richard Pope) the sum of twenty pounds a piece and to be paid to them when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years the interest in the mean time to accumulate for their use and benefit and in case of the death of either of them without lawful issue and before attaining the said age of twenty one years then the said two legacies together with the interest due thereon to be paid to the survivor of them I give and bequeath to Harry White (son of the said George White) the sum of fifty pounds I give and bequeath to Ann Nicholls (wife of William Nicholls of Cherhill aforesaid Schoolmaster) the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to Lydia Daniels (Wife of Edward Daniels of Hughway in the County Wilts) the sum of Twenty pounds I give and bequeath to Edward Tyler (son of John and Lydia Tyler) the sum of Twenty pounds I give and bequeath to my nephew Edmund Flower (son of my late brother John Flower) the sum of forty pounds I give and bequeath to my Nephew George Flower (son of my late brother William Flower) the sum of thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my late servant Mary Hazell (Wife of William Hazell of Cherhill) the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to Mary Neate (Wife of the said Stephen Neate) the like Sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to my nephew George Pope (son of the said Richard Pope) the sum of Forty pounds I give and bequeath to my nephew Clare Rogers (son of Giles Rogers Farmer) the sum of Thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my great niece Ann Rawlings (daughter of John Rawlings of Compton Bassett aforesaid Maltster) the like sum of thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my Niece Sarah Pope daughter of the said Richard Pope the like sum of thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my Great Nephew Benjamin Bodman Flower (son of my nephew William Flower of Compton Bassett aforesaid Farmer) the like Sum of thirty pounds I give and bequeath to my great nephew Matthew George Austin Rawlings Son of the late George Rawlings of Cherhill aforesaid Butcher deceased the like sum of thirty pounds and I do hereby order and direct that the said four several last mentioned legacies of thirty pounds each to the said Ann Rawlings Sarah Pope Benjamin Bodman Flower and Matthew George Austin Rawlings be paid to them when and as they shall respectively attain their ages of twenty one years and the interest in the mean time to accumulate for their benefit I give and bequeath to the said George Spackman and George White the sum of two hundred pounds upon trust to lay out the same on Government or some other good and sufficient security and to receive the interest and dividends arising therefrom and to pay the same to my Nephew John Dell at such time and in such manner as they my said trustees shall think proper and most beneficial for the said John Dell during his life and after his decease the said principal sum of two hundred pounds to become part of my residuary estate I give and bequeath to my said nephew John Dell the bed and bedding whereon he now sleeps and also my Clock standing in the Parlour I give and bequeath to my said Nephew George Pope my Clock in the Kitchen an Oak Dining Table in the Parlour a large Japan Tea Tray Six Silver tea Spoons marked CEL? and Six Mahogany Hair Seat Chairs I give and bequeath to David Head of Cherhill aforesaid my Rick Staddles and also a narrow wheel tilted Cart I give and bequeath to the said George Spackman and George White the sum of fifty pounds each as a compensation for the trouble they may have in the execution of the trusts mentioned in this my Will And I do hereby order and direct that my said trustees and Executors do and shall pay and discharge the said several legacies given in and by this my will within twelve months next after my decease (except those which are directed to be paid at a later period) and I do hereby order and direct that my trustees and Executors do find and provide decent mourning for my two servants Ann Eatwell and Joan Dell and I do hereby give and bequeath the said Mourning to each of them And as to all the rest and Residue and Remainder of my estate and effects of whatever nature kind or quality the same may be and consist of and wheresoever Situate and being and to which I may be any ways entitled at the time of my decease 9after payment of all my just debts the aforesaid several legacies my funeral expenses and the costs of proving this my Will) I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Jane Wheeler Sarah Pope Clare Pope John Pope and Elizabeth Spackman 9daughter of the said William Spackman of Bromham aforesaid) to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as Joint Tenants And I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint the said George Spackman and George White joint Executors in trust of this my will And I do hereby declare that my said Executors and Trustees and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators or such survivor shall and may at all times out of the monies that may come to their or either of their hands reimburse and indemnify themselves respectively all such costs damages charges and expenses as they or either of them shall or may be at or put unto in and about the execution of the trusts mentioned in this my Will and that neither of them shall be answerable or accountable for any loss or losses which may happen to the said trust monies loss the same shall happen by or through his or their wilful neglect or default nor for any loss that may happen from depositing any of the monies which may come to them under and by virtue of this my Will in the hands custody or keeping of any Public Banks nor the one for the other of them neither shall either of them be answerable for more monies than shall actually come into his or their hands respectively and hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this only to be my true last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Catharine Hunt the Testatrix have to this my last will and testament contained in five sheets of paper set my namely the day and year first before written - The mark X of Catharine Hunt Signed by the said Catharine Hunt in the presence of us present at the same time who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this thirtieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty one James Eatwell John N Ladd Appeared Personally John Nelson Ladd of Calne in the County of Wilts and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Catharine Hunt late of the Parish of Cherhill in the County of Wilts Widow deceased hereunto annexed and bearing date the thirtieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty one And he further made oath that on the thirtieth day of January aforesaid the said deceased duly executed her said Will by making her mark at the foot [] thereof in the presence of this deponant and of James Eatwell the other subscribed as witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and thereupon this deponant and the said James Eatwell then set and subscribed their names as witnesses to the due execution of the said Will in the presence of the said deceased and of each other - John N Ladd - On the Eighteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty four the said John Nelson Ladd was sworn to this Affidavit Before me John Guthrie commissioner Proved at London 24th June 1844 before the Judge by the Oaths of George Spackman and George White the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission to administer

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