Richard Pocock of East Ilsley - his Will - 1757

Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:23 PM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

I believe this is the will of the Father of John Pocock of Fawley. If this is correct he was my 7x Great Grandfather. I won't have inherited much from him as we have 512 7x Great grandfathers.

 In the Name of God Amen

I Richard Pocock the Elder late of Red Lane Farm and now
of East Ilsley in the County of Berks Yeoman being somewhat
indisposed but of sound mind memory and understanding
and mindful of the uncertainty of this life do make my  last
Will and Testament in manner following First I humbly
recommend my Soul unto Gods Grace and Mercy thro the
Merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and the ordering my
Funeral I leave to the discretion of my Executor herein after
named and as to my Temporal Estate I dispose thereof as
follows Whereas my Son John Pocock of Fawley Farm in the
said County of Berks Yeoman stands indebted to me upon
his Bond or Obligation in the principal sum of One hundred
pounds and Interest I do hereby give and bequeath the said
Bond or Obligation and the said Principal sum of One hundred
pounds so due thereon unto my Daughter Mary Pocock and hereby
Assigns to and for their own use and I do hereby ordering
and direct the said John Pocock to pay her the same accordingly
but my Will is that my said son John Pocock shall not be Charged
or Chargeable and liable to pay my said Daughter any Interest
for this said sum of one hundred pounds until she shall make
a demand thereof and I forgive my said son John Pocock all
Interest that shall be due to me upon the said Bond at the
time of my decease I further give and bequeath unto my said
Daughter Mary Pocock the sum of one hundred pounds of
lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executor
herein after named within Twelve months next after my decease
I also give my said Daughter Mary Pocock all and singular
my Household Goods and Implements of Household Brass
Pewter Linnen and other Goods and Chattels now being in the
dwelling house where I now live at East Ilsley aforesaid or shall
be there at the time of my decease to and for her own use
And to prevent disputes amongst any of my Children after my
decease I hereby declare that the Stock by me left at Red Lane
and household Goods there belongs to and is the property of my
Son Robert Pocock he having paid me part of the Moneys
and given me Security for payment of the Remainder agreed one
between him and me for the same. All my Messuages Lands
Tenements Hereditaments real and personal Estate whatsoever
not herein before otherwise disposed of where in I now am or
shall or may be seized of interested in or intitled unto at the time
of my decease either possession reversion remainder or
expectancy I give devise and bequeath the same and every
part and parcel thereof with their and every of their Rights Members and
appurtenances unto my Son Richard Pocock his Heirs Executors
Administrators and Assigns to and for his and their only
proper Use and behoof for ever Subject and liable nevertheless
and Charged and Chargeable with the payment of all and
every my Just debts, the aforesaid Legacy, funeral Expenses
and performing this my Will for which purpose I do hereby
make and appoint the said Richard Pocock Sole Executor of
this my Will revoking and making void all and every former
and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made In
Witness where of I the said Richard Pocock the Elder the
Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this eighth day
of June in the year of our Lord 1757. The mark of Richard
Pocock the Elder. Signed sealed published and declared by the
above named Richard Pocock the Elder the Testator to be and
contain? his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
who as Witnesses thereof subscribed our names in his
presence - The interlineation of the Words (and I forgive my
said Son John Pocock all Interest that shall be due to me
upon the said Bond at the time of my decease) being first
made William Butler. Ann Butler. John Line.
This Will was proved at London the twenty eighth
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and sixty six before the Right Worshipfull George
Hay Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the
Oath of Richard Pocock 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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