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John Pocock of Hungerford - his Will - 1724

John was my 7x Great Uncle. His relationship to my Mother can be seen here. More details of his life can be seen here.

 In the Name of God Amen

I John Pocock of North Standen in the Parish of Hungerford
in the County of Wilts Yeoman being infirm of Body but of sound and
perfect mind and memory praised be Almighty God do make and
ordain this my last Will and Testament First I commend my Soul into
the hands of Almighty God and my Body I commit to the Earth to be
decently buried therein at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter
named And as touching such temporal estate as it hath pleased God
to bless me with I dispose thereof as followeth that is to say First my
Will is that my Wife Elizabeth shall be well and truly paid all such
Sum and Sums of money as I am obliged to pay her on our
Marriage Settlement and Agreement Item I do give devise and bequeath
unto my said Wife Twenty Pounds to buy her Mourning and one Ring
of the value of One Guinea Item I do remit and forgive unto my Brother
Richard Pocock all such money as he my said Brother Richard shall
owe me on Bond or Bonds or other Obligatory Writing at the time of
my decease for which my Brother Daniel Pocock and John Turf or
either of them are or do stand joyntly bound with him my Brother
Richard to me for the payment thereof he my said Brother Richard
Pocock for and in respect thereof then acquitting releasing and
discharging my Executor hereinafter named of and from all and all
manner of Action and Actions Cause and Causes of Actions and Suits
Accounts claims and demands whatsoever Item I do give devise and
bequeath unto my said Brother Richard Pocock and to his Wife
and to my Brother in Law Stephen Pearce and to my Sister Sarah his
Wife and to my Brother in Law Thomas Savage and to my Sister 
Elizabeth his Wife and to my Brother in Law John Spackman and to
my Sister Anne his Wife and to every and each of them One Ring of
the value of Fifteen shillings each Item I do give devise and
bequeath unto my Niece Ruth Pocock Daughter of my said Brother
Richard Pocock One hundred and fifty pounds to be paid unto her by
my Executor hereinafter named within one year next after my
decease Item I do further give devise and bequeath unto her my said
Niece Ruth Pocock One Ring of the value of Fifteen shillings Item
I do give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew John Pocock Son of
my said Brother Richard Pocock and to my Nephew John Pearce
Son of my said Brother in Law Stephen Pearce Ten Pounds apiece to
be paid unto them my said Nephews John Pocock and John Pearce
respectively by my Executor hereinafter named when they shall
respectively attain the full age of One and twenty years Item I do give
devise and bequeath unto my Nephew Richard Pocock Son of my said
Brother Richard Pocock and to my Nephew Stephen Pearce Son of
my said Brother in Law Stephen Pearce and to my Nephew John
Savage Son of my said Brother in Law Thomas Savage and to my
Nephew John Spackman Son of my said Brother in Law John
Spackman and to every and each of them five pounds apiece to be
paid unto them respectively by my Executor hereinafter named
when they shall respectively attain the full age of One and twenty
years Item my Will is that after my said Wife shall be paid and
satisfied all such Sum and Sums of money as I am obliged to pay her
by our said Marriage Settlement and Agreement as aforesaid and
 
after my debts and Funeral Expenses paid and discharged Then I
do give devise and bequeath All that my Freehold Estate Messuages
Grounds Lands Arable Meadow and pasture situate lying and being
in Bottomstead in the parish of Hamsteed Norris in the County of
Berks and all woods underwoods Hedges Feures Mounds Bounds ways
waters easements profits Commons Commoditys Hereditaments and
appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or appertaining unto
my Brother Daniel Pocock for and during the term of his natural life
and from and after his decease to the Heirs Males of the Body of him
my said Brother Daniel Pocock lawfully to be begotten and for want
of such Issue Male then I do give devise and bequeath the same
Freehold Estate with all and singular and every the appurtenances
thereunto belonging unto my right Heirs for ever Item I doe give and
bequeath unto all such poor persons of the severall parishes of
Hungerford aforesaid and Froxfeild in the severall Coutys of Berks
and Wilts as my Executor shall think fit One part of Wheat a paire
and my Will is the same shall be distributed within one Month next
after my decease Item I do give devise and bequeath all the rest and
residue of my Goods and Chattles whatsoever and wheresoever of
what nature kind or sort soever (after my said Wife shall be paid
and satisfied what I am obliged to pay her by our Marriage
Settlement and agreement as aforesaid and after my debts and my
Funeral Expenses paid and discharged unto my said Brother Daniel
Pocock And I do make and ordain him my said Brother Daniel
Pocock whole and sole Executor of this my last Wills and Testaments
by me heretofore made and this is to be taken for my last Will and
Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Pocock the Testator
above named have hereunto set my hand and seal the eighth day of
January in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord
George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland
King defender of the Faith or Anno Dm 1724 John Pocock
Signed Sealed published and declared by John Pocock the Testator
above named to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of
us who have all subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto in the
presence of the said Testator Jno Knowles John Wood Jno Butler
 
Probate was granted to the Executor in London on 16 Feb 1724
 
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