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John Pocock of North Fawley -- his Will - 1787

John was my 6x Great Grandfather. He appears to have really fallen out with my 5x Great Grandfather, John Hunt, in 1787. More of his life can be found here.

 In the Name of God Amen

I John Pocock of North Fawley in the county of
Berks Gentleman do make this my last Will and Testament
in manner following that is to say I give and devise
unto and to the use of my Nephews Richard Pocock
and John Pocock Sons of my late Brother Richard
Pocock deceased and their heirs during the life of my
Daughter Frances Gillmore the Wife of Walter Gillmore
 
one Annuity or [] yearly Rent charge of twenty five
pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain also I
give and devise unto and to the two of them my said
Nephews and their heirs during the life of my Daughter
Letitia Hunt the wife of Thomas Hunt one []
Annuity or [] yearly rent charge of twenty five pounds
of like lawful Money The said two several annuities
or yearly rent charges to be issuing and payable
out of all my Freehold and Leasehold Messuages Lands
Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever
and to be payable quarterly on the four most usual
Feasts or days of Payment in the year that is to say
the Nativity of St John the Baptist St Michael the
archangel the birth of our Lord Christ and the
annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary []
and equal Portions the first payment thereof to be made
to begin and be made on such of the said Feasts or
days of Payment as shall first happen next after
my decease and all Payments thereof to be made
without any deductions or abatement for or by account
of any Parliamentary or other Taxes or Imposition
in for or on account of any other quarter? cause? in
thing whatsoever provided always and I do declare
that the said annuity or Yearly Rent charge of
twenty five pounds herein before given and devised to my
said Nephews and their heirs during the life of my
said Daughter Frances Gillmore is by me so given
and devised Upon Trust and to the Intent that they the
said Nephews and the Survivor of them and the Heirs
of such survivor do and shall survive the life of my
said Daughter Frances Gillmore pay the same
annuity or Rent Charge as the same shall from
time to time become due and be [] by them my
said Nephews or the survivor of them or the heirs of
such survivor into the proper hands of my said Daughter
Frances Gillmore for her  own sole separate and peculiar
use and benefit exclusive of her husband the said
Walter Gillmore and so that he may not intermeddle
or have any thing to do therewith and that the same
may not be subject to his debts Engagements or actual
and I direct that the Receipt and Receipts of her my
said daughter Frances Gillmore notwithstanding her
coverture shall be a good and effectual discharge and
discharges to my said Nephews and the survivor of
them and the heirs of such survivor for the same
Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge or for so much thereof
as in such Receipt or Receipts shall be acknowledged
or expressed to be received provided also and I do
likewise declare that the said Annuity or Yearly Rent
charge of twenty five pounds herein before given to
my said Nephews and their Heirs during the life
of my said Daughter Letitia Hunt is by me so given
 
and devised In Trust and to the Intent that they 
my said Nephews and the Survivor of them and the
heirs of such survivors do and shall during the life of
my said Daughter Letitia Hunt pay the said last
mentioned annuity or yearly Rent Charge as the
same shall from time to time become due and be received
by them my said Nephews or the Survivor of them
or the heirs of such survivor into the proper hands
of my said Daughter Letitia Hunt for her own sole
separate? and peculiar Use and Benefit exclusive
of her Husband the said Thomas Hunt and so that he
may not intermeddle or have any thing to do therewith
and that the same may not be subject to his debts
Engagements or Control and I direct that the Receipt
and Receipts of her my said Daughter Letitia Hunt
not withstanding her coverture shall be a good and
effectual discharge and discharges to my said Nephews
and the survivor of them and the heirs of such
survivor for the said last mentioned Annuity or Yearly
Rent charge or for so much there of as in such Receipt
or Receipts shall be acknowledged or expressed to
be served? Also I give and bequeath unto my
Grandson John Walter Hunt son of my said daughter
Letitia Hunt the Sum of one thousand pounds of
lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to him
at his age of twenty one years by my said Son John
Pocock his Heirs Executors or Administrators out of
the Real and Personal Estate hereinafter given
devised and bequeathed to him my said Son and in
case my said Grandson John Walter Hunt shall happen
to die before he shall have attained the said age of
twenty one years then the said Legacy or Sum of one
thousand Pounds herein before given and bequeathed
to him shall lapse and sink for the benefit of my
said Son John Pocock his Heirs Executors and Admons
Provided and my Will further is and I so direct that
until my Grandson John Walter Hunt shall
attain his said age of twenty one years or depart
this life which shall first happen my said Son John
Pocock his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall
from time to time pay to my said Grandson John
Walter Hunt Interest for his said Legacy of one thousand
pounds at the rate of four pounds by the hundred by the
year or otherwise shall from time to time apply such
Interest in the Maintenance and Education of him my
said grandson as my said Son John Pocock his Heirs
Executors or Administrators shall in his or their
discretion think fit the said Interest to be computed from
the day of my decease and I direct that the Receipt
and Receipts of my said Grandson John Walter Hunt
notwithstanding his Infancy shall be a good and
effectual discharge to my said Son John
 
Pocock his Heirs Executors and Administrators for such
Interest as shall be so paid to him my said Grandson
or for so much thereof as in such Receipt or Receipts
shall be acknowledged or expressed to be received and
likewise that the Receipt or Receipts of my said
Grandson Signed by him after his attaining his said
age of twenty years shall not withstanding his said
Infancy be a good and effectual discharge and
discharges to my said Son John Pocock his heirs executors
and Administrators for the said Legacy or sum of one
thousand pounds or for so much thereof as in such
wise mentioned Receipt or Receipts shall be acknowledged
or expressed to be received Also I give and bequeath
unto my Grandson John Peter Hunt son of my
daughter Elizabeth Hunt the Sum of two hundred
pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to
him my said last named Grandson at his age of
twenty one years by my said Son John Pocock his
Heirs Executors or Administrators and in case my said
last named Grandson shall happen to die before he
shall attain that age then his said Legacy or Sum
of two hundred pounds shall lapse and sink for the
profit? of my said Son John Pocock his Heirs Executors
and Administrators Provided and my will further is
and I do direct that until my said last named
Grandson shall attain his said age of twenty one years
or shall die which shall first happen my said
Son John Pocock his Heirs Executors or Administrators
do and shall from time to time pay to my said last
named Grandson Interest for his said Legacy of two
hundred pounds at the rate of four pounds by the hundred
by the Year or otherwise shall from time to time apply
such Interest in the Maintenance and Education
of him my said last named Grandson in such manner
as my said Son John Pocock his Heirs Executors
or Administrators shall in his or their discretion think
fit the said last mentioned interest to be likewise
computed? from the day of my decease and I direct that
the Receipt and Receipts of my sons last named
Grandson notwithstanding his Infancy shall be a good
and effectual discharge and discharges to my said Son
his Heirs Executors and administrators for such Interest
as shall be so paid to him by my said last named Grandson
or for so much thereof as in such Receipt or Receipts
shall be acknowledged or expressed to be received also
I give and bequeath to my said Nephews Richard
Pocock and John Pocock for their own respective use
and Benefit the sum of Fifty pounds apiece to be paid
to them by my said Son John Pocock his Heirs Executors
or Administrators at the end of one Year next after
my decease but without any Interest for the same in
the mean time also I give and bequeath to my two
 
Nephews John Pocock and William Pocock Sons of
my late Brother William Pocock deceased the Sum of
one hundred Pounds a piece to be paid at the end of one
year next after my decease but without any Interest
or the same in the mean time provided and my Will
further is that in case any one or more of my said
four last named Legatees shall happen to die before
his or their respective Legacy or Legacies shall become
payable the Legacy or Legacies of him or them so dying
shall not lapse or sink but shall go and be paid to
the respective Executors or Administrators of him or
them so dying and I charge all my said Freehold and
Leasehold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
with and for the Payment of the said two several
Annuities or Yearly Rent Charges to my said Nephews
Richard Pocock and John Pocock (Son of my said
Brother Richard Pocock) and their heirs during the
respective lives and in manner herein before mentioned
for Payment thereof to them my said last named
Nephews and their heirs and also with and for the
Payment of the several other Legacies and Sums of
Money herein before by me given and bequeathed
and with and for the payment of such Interest
as is herein before directed to be paid or applied for
the respective Legacies of my said Grandsons John
Walter Hunt and John Peter Hunt and charged
and chargeable as aforesaid I give devise and bequeath
all my said Freehold and Leasehold Messuages
Lands Tenements and Hereditaments unto my said
son John Pocock his Heirs Executors Administrators
and Assigns respectively to and for his and their own
use and benefit Also I give and bequeath unto
my said Son John Pocock all my Monies Securities
for Money Debts due and owing to me and all
other my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate
whatsoever and wheresoever after and subject to the
Payment of the several Legacies herein before by
me given and bequeathed and of my Debts and
Funeral and Testamentary Expenses and I constitute
and appoint him my said Son John Pocock the sole
Executor of this my last Will and Testament and
lastly I revoke and make void all former Wills and
Testaments by me made and I do declare this only to
be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof
I the said John Pocock the Testator have to each
sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained
in four sheets of Paper set my hand and seal the
fourth day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and eighty seven  John Pocock
signed and sealed by the above named John Pocock the
Testator and by him Published and declared as and for
his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who 
have hereunto subscribed our
Names as witnesses thereto in his presence and at his
request Roger Knight Willm Stirling? John Thompson
 
A Codicil to be annexed and taken as part of the last Will and
Testament of me John Pocock of North Fawley in
the County of Berks Gentleman which last Will and Testament
bears date the fourth day of June in the Year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven Whereas in and
by my last Will and Testament I gave and bequeathed
unto my Grandson John Peter Hunt Son of my Daughter
Elizabeth Hunt the Sum of two hundred pounds of lawful
Money of Great Britain to be paid to him at such time
and I give directions for the Payment or application of the Interest
thereof in such manner as in my said Will is mentioned
Now I the said John Pocock do hereby absolutely
revoke and make void the said Gift and Bequest of the said
sum of twon hundred Pounds to my said Grandson John
Peter Hunt and all directions by me in my said Will given
for the Payment or application of the Interest thereof
and every Clause Matter and Thing contained in
my said Will concerning the said Legacy or Sum of
two hundred Pounds and the Interest thereof and whereas
I have paid to and for my Son in law John Hunt
several Sums of Money and he has received of me
several Goods and Chattels which said Sums of Money
and the Value of the said Goods & Chattels amount
in the whole to the Sum of nine hundred pounds and seventeen
pounds eight shillings and seven pence halfpenny for
which he hath not yet accounted and Whereas I have
had and received of the said John Hunt several Sums
of Money and divers Goods and chattels amounting in
the whole to seventy pounds fourteen Shillings and three
Pence for which I have not yet accounted with him
so that there is a Balance of Eight hundred and forty six
Pounds fourteen Shillings and four pence halfpenny due
from the said John Hunt to me all other accounts between
us having been settled and whereas on the intermarriage
of my said Daughter Elizabeth with tthe said John Hunt
it was my Intention to give him the sum  of one thousand
pounds as a portion with my said Daughter Now I do
hereby direct that the said balance of eight hundred and
forty six pounds fourteen shillings and four pence halfpenny
so due from the said John Hunt to me as aforesaid shall be
considered and taken as part of the said Sum of one
thousand Pounds for the intended Portion of my said Daughter
and in order to make up the residue thereof I do hereby
give and bequeath unto the said John Hunt the Sum of
one hundred and Fifty three pounds five shillings and seven
pence halfpenny to be paid him in three calendar Months
next after my decease but without any Interest for the
same in the meantime And I do hereby charge all my
 
Freehold and Leasehold Messuages Lands Tenements
and Hereditaments and all my personal Estate whatsoever
and my Son John Pocock his Heirs Executors and Admons in
respect thereof with and for the Payment of the said Sum
of one hundred and fifty three Pounds five shillings and
seven Pence half penny hereby given and bequeathed
to the said John Hunt as aforesaid Provided always
and I do hereby direct that the said John Hunt his
Executors or Administrators shall at the time of his or
their receiving the said Sum of one hundred and
fifty three Pounds five shillings and seven pence
half penny at his or their Costs Seal Execute and
deliver unto my said Son John Pocock his Heirs
Executors and Administrators a ood and effectual
Release and Discharge as well? of and from the said
Sum of one hundred and fifty three pounds five shillings
and seven pence halfpenny as of and from all other
claims and demands whatsoever which he the said
John Hunt his Executors and Administrators shall or
may then have upon my said Son John Pocock
his Heirs Executors or Administrators 
on any account whatsoever and in case the said John Hunt his Executors or Administrators
shall refuse to
Seal Execute and deliver such Release and discharge
as aforesaid then I do revoke and make void the Gift
and bequest herein before made to him the said John
Hunt of the said Sum of one hundred and fifty three
pounds five shillings and seven pence half penny and I 
direct that the same and every part thereof shall sink
for the benefit of my said Son John Pocock his Heirs
Executors and Administrators and in all other matters
and things not hereby altered I do ratify and confirm
my said last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
I the said John Pocock the Testator to each
Sheet of this codicil contained in two Sheets of Paper
and which I do direct to be annexed to and taken as
and considered as part of my said last Will and Testament
set my Hand and Seal the second day of November
in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred
and eighty seven John Pocock Signed and
Sealed by the above named John Pocock the Testator and
by him Published and declared as and for a Codicil to be
annexed to and considered as part of his last Will and
Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto
subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in his presence
presence and at his request Catherine Pocock Willm
Stirling John Thompson
 
This Will was proved at London with a
codicil on the nineteenth day of January in the Year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight
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 John Pocock the Younger 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 having been 
first sworn by Commission duly to administer.
 
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