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John Pocock of Hungerford - his Will - 1696

John was my 8x Great Grandfather, but as I have 1024 8x Great Grandparents I don't think I inherit much from him although he seems to have been exceptionally wealthy. I believe the Colingborne Aton in the will refers to the hamlet of Aughton in Collingbourne Ducis parish. More details of John's 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 sick in body but of sound and perfect
mind and memory praised be God for the same do make and declare
these presents to be my last Will and Testament First and principally
I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God And my body I
commit to the earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executor
herein after named And as touching my temporal Estate as the Lord
hath blessed me with I give and dispose of as followeth Imprimis
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Pocock four hundred
pounds to be paid to her by my Executor herein after named in Six
months after my decease Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth
three hundred and fifty pounds to be paid her in twelve months
after my decease by my Executor herein after named Item I do
hereby give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Pocock the
sum of three hundred and fifty pounds to be paid by my
Executor herein After named in twelve months after my decease
unto my said daughter Anne Item I give and bequeath unto my
son Daniell Pocock the sum of three hundred pounds to be
paid by my Executor herein after named unto my said son Daniell
in twelve months after my decease Item I do further
give and bequeath unto my said son Daniell the Sum of three
hundred pounds to be raised and paid out of all my Freehold

Lands and Tenements in Colingborne Aton? in twelve months after my
decease Item my will and mind is and I do hereby order and direct my
Executor herein after named to find and provide for my said daughters
sufficient meat drink washing and lodging suitable for their degrees
until they and every of their respective Fortunes and Legacys herein
before mentioned shall become due and payable And I do hereby order my
Executor to provide for my said Son Daniell sufficient meat drink washing
and lodging and maintain him at the School where he now goes for
the term of one year after my decease Item I do here by further
give and bequeath unto my Son James Pocock all my Freehold Lands
and Tenements whatsoever that shall belong to me at the time of
my decease in Collingbourne Aton? in the County of Wilts he paying
unto my said Son Daniell the Sum of three hundred pounds in
twelve months after my decease as afore said And my will and meaning
is that if my said Son James shall neglect and refuse to pay the said Sum
of three hundred pounds as afore said I do hereby impower my said
Son Daniell to enter and receive fifteen pounds per [] part of the
income of the said Freehold Estate at Collingbourne for the term of eight
years and upon default of payment of the said Sum of three
hundred pounds. at the expiration of the said term of eight years
as aforesaid I do hereby impower my said Son Daniell to make sale
of the said Estatevto pay himself ] Legacy returning the Overplus
of the [] money to James. Item I do hereby give and bequeath unto
my Son Richard Pocock the sum of four hundred pounds to be paid
unto my said Son Richard by my Executor herein after named in
twelve months after my decease Item I do hereby give unto the poor
of the Parish of Hungerford to be decided by my Executors in trust
of these presents herein after named as they shall think fit and to be
paid by my Executors herein after named the sum of three pounds
And I do hereby give the sum of two pounds to the poor of the
Parish of Froxfield in Cond? Wilts to be divided by my Trustees
as afore said to be paid by my Executor And I do further
give unto my Trustees of these presents and here after named the sum
of one pound to each and every of them to buy them Rings All the rest
and residue of my Freehold Estate goods chattells ready money debts
effects and substance whatsoever and where soever that I shall dye
possessed of or interested in I give and bequeath unto my Son John
Pocock he there out paying my just Debt and Funeral expenses Item
lastly my will and mind is that if any or either of my said Sons
and daughters dye before they or either of them attain the age of
one and twenty years or day of marriage that then and in such
case their and every of their Fortune and Fortunes shall go to and be
equally divided between the Survivor and Survivors of them be it
Freehold Estate or otherwise And I do hereby make and constitute
my said Son John Executor of this my last Will and Testament
and Thomas Streete of Little Bedwyn in Cond? Wilts gent. Adam
Head of Chilton in Cond Berks gent Richard Cannon of Hungerford
aforesaid yeoman and Edward Lucas of Hungerford aforesaid Mercer
Executors in trust of these presents hoping they will use their utmost
endeavours to see it performed revoking and making void all former
Wills and Testaments by me made In witness where of I the said John
Pocock have hereunto Set my hand and seal this eleventh day of

November in the eighth year of King William Anno Doi one
thousand Six hundred ninety Six John Pocock Signed sealed and
published in the presence of us Stamped according to the Statute John
Sherwood Edward Westall Alfd Thistlewayte.

Proved at London 9 April 1697 by the oath of John Pocock the son the executor.

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