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Henry Goodman of Easton - his Will - 27 Jan 1774

Henry was my 6x Great Grandfather. His relationship to my Mother can be seen here. More of his details can be found here.

 This is the Last Will

and Testament of me Henry Goodman of Easton in the
County of Wilts Gentleman In the first Place I will
order and direct that all my Just Debts Funeral Expenses
and the Charges of proving this my Will be first paid
and discharged Item I give devise and bequeath unto my
Son Maurice Hiller Goodman all that my Freehold
Messuage or Tenement Lands and Hereditaments situate
in West Shirst? in the Parish of Pewsey in the said County
of Wilts which descended and came to me on the death
of my Father To hold the same unto my said Son his
Heirs and Assigns for ever Subject to the Power and Thirds
of my dear Wife Catherine for her life Item I give
 
devise and bequeath unto my said Wife All that my
Freehold Estate Lands and Premises in West Shircot aforesaid and
Down Pewsey in the said County of Wilts which I lately
held by Copy and Lease under the Lord of the Manor of Pewsey
aforesaid and purchased in Fee by me of him And Also the
Reversion in Fee of two Closes of Arable Land in West Shircot
aforesaid one being part of a Copyhold Estate late belonging
to Edward Shepherd And the other being part of a Copyhold
Estate late belonging to the Widow Edwards To hold the same
unto my said Wife and her Assigns during the Term of
her natural Life And from and immediately after her decease
I give and devise part of the said last mentioned
Premises to wit that part of the same in the Occupation
of Edward Fowle and James Phelps which lies in West
Shicrot and Down Pewsey aforesaid unto my said Son
John his Heirs and Assigns for ever and the remaining
part of the said Premises lying and being in Down Pewsey
aforesaid to wit The Messuage and Premises in the Occupation
of William Mills and Charles Liddall I give and bequeath
unto my daughter Elizabeth the Wife of John Butcher her
Heirs and Assigns for ever Item I give and bequeath unto
my said Son Maurice Hiller Goodman one thousand Pounds
to be paid to him by my Executrix herein after named
in twelve Months next after my decease out of the Moneys
which I have in the Hands of Messrs Barlow and Copy
Linen Drapers London Item I give devise and bequeath
unto my three Daughters Sarah Catherine and Charlotte
Four hundred Pounds apiece to be paid to them respectively
when they shall attain their respective Ages of twenty
one Years And I hereby  direct that the said last mentioned
Legacies so given to my said Daughters Sarah Catherine
and Charlotte shall carry Interest of Five Per Cent Per
Annum until they shall respectively become payable And
if any or either of my said three Daughters shall happen
to die before their or her Legacy or Legacies shall become
Payable Then I will and direct that the Legacy or Legacies
of her or them so dying shall go to and be divided
equally to and amongst the Survivors and Survivor of them
Item I give to my said Daughter Elizabeth the Wife of
the said John Butcher one hundred Pounds to be paid
to her in twelve Months next after my decease by my
Executrix herein after named Item all the Rest Residue
and Remainder of my Goods Chattels Moneys Securities for
Moneys and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever
Except my Plate and China which I hereby give unto my
said Wife her Executors Administrators and Assigns after
payment of my Debts Funeral Expenses and Pecuniary
Legacies I give devise and bequeath unto my said Son John
his Executors Administrators and Assigns And Lastly In
do hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife Catherine
sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
which I do hereby declare to be my last hereby revoking
 
all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have
to this my said last Will and Testament contained in
two Sheets of Paper to the first Sheet set my Hand and
to this second and last Sheet my Hand and Seal this
twenty seventh day of January in the Year of Our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and seventy four Henry Goodman
Signed Sealed and delivered Published and declared by the
above named Testator Henry Goodman as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of Us who in his presence
and at his Request and in the presence of each other
have Set Our Names as Witnesses hereto Willm Jay
John Hannam George Stagg
 
This Will was proved at London the third day
of July in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and Seventy six before the Right Worshipful Sir
George Hay Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
constituted by the Oath of Catherine Goodman Widow the Relict
of the deceased and sole Executrix 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 to administer.
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