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Richard Pocock of Chippenham - his Will - 1776

 I have not found a direct relationship with Richard. I have two links to Pocock ancestors and I''m trying to see if there is a link between them.

 This is the last Will and Testament

of me Richard Pocock the Elder of Allington in the
Parish of Chippenham in the County of Wilts
Gentleman made the twenty sixth day of December in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
seventy six as follows / that is to say/ First I give
devise and bequeath to my Son Richard Pocock all
those my four Freehold Closes or Grounds named the
Rough Marshes with their and every of their rights members
and appurtenances which I purchased of Richard
Parker of North Wraxall and all other my Freehold
Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments 
whatsoever To hold the same unto my said Son
Richard Pocock his Heirs and Assigns for ever Subject
to the provisos hereinafter contained Also I give
devise and bequeath to my said Son Richard Pocock
all my Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements and
Hereditaments situated and being within the Manor of
Allington aforesaid with their and every of their Rights
Members and appurtenances which are now held for the
term of my own Life and the Lives of my said Son
Richard Pocock and my Son Samuel Pocock and the
Life of the longest liver of us, together with the Rights
of Renewal and Benefit of Preemption? To hold the
said Copyhold Premises to my said Son Richard Pocock his
Executors Administrators and Assigns from and immediately
after the determination of my Wifes Widowhood therein
for and during the lives of my said Sons Richard Pocock
and Samuel Pocock and the life of the longest liver of them
Subject also to the Provisos hereinafter contained / Also I
give devise and bequeath to my Son John Pocock all and
singular my Leasehold Messuages and Lands situate and
being in the Parish of Chippenham aforesaid with their
and every of their Rights Members and appurtenances to
hold unto my said Son John Pocock his Executors
administrators and assigns for and during all the Residue
and Remainder of my said Estate Term and Interest to come
therein at my decease Subject to the proviso hereinafter
contained / Also I give devise and bequeath to my Son
Samuel Pocock all my Leasehold Messuages and Lands
situate and being within the Manor of North Standen
with Oakhill late in the Possession of Nicholas Wilkins
as my Tenant with their and every of their Rights
Members and Appurtenances To hold the same unto my
said Son Samuel Pocock his Executors Administrators
and assigns for and during all my Estate Term and Interest
 
which shall be to come therein at my decease Subject
to the provisos herein after contained Also I give devise
and bequeath to my said Son Samuel Pocock all and
singular my copyhold Messuages Tenements
and Hereditaments situate and being within the said
Manor of North Standen with Oakhill late the estate of
Francis? Andrews and which are now holden for the Lives
of my said Sons Samuel Pocock John Pocock and Richard
Pocock and the life of the longest liver of them with
 
all Rights Members and appurtenances thereto
belonging together with all Right of Renewal and
Benefit of presentation? To hold the same to my said
Sons Samuel Pocock his Executors Administrators and
assigns from and immediately after my decease for
and during the Lives of my said three Sons and the
Life of the longest liver of them Subject also to the
Provisos herein after contained Also I give devise and
bequeath to my said Son Samuel Pocock all my other
Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
situate and being within the said Manor of North Standen
with Oakhill with all its Rights Members and appurtenances
thereto belonging and which are now holden for my own
Life and the lives of my said Sons Samuel Pocock and
John Pocock and the life of the longest liver of us
together also with all Right of Renewal and Benefit
of preemption To hold the same unto my said Son
Samuel Pocock his Executors Administrators and Assigns
from and immediately after the determination of my
Wifes Widowhood therein for and during the Lives of
my said Sons Samuel Pocock and John Pocock and the
proviso hereinafter contained Provided and I do hereby
Will and declare that the several and respective Gifts
devises and Bequests herein before made to my said
Sons Richard John and Samuel Pocock respectively as
aforesaid are in Lieu and Satisfaction for all such Estate
and Interest as any or either of my said Sons shall or may
at any time or times hereafter have Claim or be Entitled
to in any of the Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements
or Hereditaments hereinbefore given to any other or
others of my said Sons respectively And that in case any
or either of my said Sons shall refuse or neglect? on the
Request of any others or other of them and at the Costs
and Charges of the Person requiring the same to surrender
all their respective Estate and Interest in all such Parts
of the aforesaid Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements
and Hereditaments wherein he or they may respectively
have claim or be entitled to any Estate Right Title or
Interest in Possession or Reversion unto or to the use of
such Person or Persons respectively and for such
respective Estates and Interest
 
[] and to whom the
same are respectively given devised and bequeathed
by this my Will or shall not in the mean time and
until such respective surrender or surrenders permit
and suffer all and singular my said Copyhold Messuages
Lands Tenements and Hereditaments to be respectively
held and enjoyed and the Rents Issues and Profits
thereof respectively to be received and taken by such
Person and Persons respectively as and to whom the
same are respectively to be received and taken by such
Person and Persons respectively as and to whom the
same are respectively givenn devised and bequeathed by
this my Will as aforesaid it being my Will and desire
that no benefit of Survivorship shall arise? out of in
or to any or either of my Copyhold Estates Then and
in either of the said Cases I do hereby revoke annul and
make void the several Gifts devised and bequeathed herein
before made to such of them my said Sons Richard John
and Samuel Pocock who shall refuse or neglect to make
such surrender or surrenders as aforesaid or to permit
and suffer the said respective Copyhold Premises to be
respectively [] held and enjoyed and the Rents Issues and
Profits thereof respectively to be received and taken
as aforesaid and do also in either of the said Cases
give devise and bequeath all and singular the Premises
therein and thereby given to such of them my said Sons
as shall so refuse or neglect unto such other or others
of them my said Sons Richard John and Samuel
Pocock respectively and their respective Heirs Executors
Administrators and Assigns for whose respective benefit
such respective surrender or surrenders shall be required
and is or are hereby directed to be made/ Also I give and
bequeath to my dear Wife Jane Pocock the Sum of twenty
Pounds at my decease and all my Household Goods and
Implements of Household Plate Linen and Furniture of
what nature or kind soever And all my Stock of Liquors together
and for her own proper use and to be at her own disposal
Except as to the disposal of the best Silver Tankard with
the Letters R P I Engraved thereon which I do hereby give
to my Grandson Richard Pocock Son of my said Son
Samuel Pocock immediately after my Wife's decease
if he shall be then Living But in case he shall die in the
Life time of my said Wife I do will and direct that the
said Tankard shall also be at her disposal and Whereas
I have at different times advanced and lent to my Son
in Law James Taylor of the City of Bristol Cabinet
Maker the Sum of six hundred Pounds for securing the
repayment out whereof with Interest the said James Taylor hath
 
Granted and Conveyed to me by way of Mortgage a
certain Messuage or Tenement and Hereditaments
with the Appurtenances situate in Clare Street in the
City of Bristol now in his own Possession Now I
do hereby Release and discharge the said James
Taylor from the Payment of all Interest which shall
be due for the said Sum of six hundred pounds at my
decease And I do hereby give devise and bequeath
the said Principal Sum of six hundred Pounds so
secured as aforesaid and also the said Mortgaged
Premises and all my Estate Right Tithe and Interest
in and to the same and all Interest which shall grow
due thereon after my decease to my Brother in Law
Mr James Chapman and to my said Son Samuel Pocock
their Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns
respectively Upon the Trusts nevertheless and to for
and upon the several uses Ends Intents and Purposes
hereinafter mentioned Expressed and declared of and
concerning the same (that is to say) upon Trust that
they the said James Chapman and Samuel Pocock
and the survivor of them and the Executors and
Administrators of such Survivor do and shall from
time to time continue? the said Sum of six hundred
Pounds out at Interest on the aforesaid security or
with the direction and appointment of my daughter
Elizabeth Taylor place the same out at Interest on
loan other Real Security or Securities to be approved
of by her or by her direction and appointment lay out
and Invest the same in some or one of the Public
Funds or Government Securities and from time to
time during the joint Lives of my said daughter
Elizabeth Taylor and her Husband the said James
Taylor Pay the dividends Interest and Profits
thereof into the proper hands of my said daughter
Elizabeth Taylor To and for her own sole seperate
and peculiar use and Benefit wherewith her said
Husband shall in no wise intermeddle nor have any
disposing power thereof and so as that the same or
any part thereof shall not be subject or liable to the
Control debts Forfeiture or Engagements of the said
James Taylor and in Case my said daughter
Elizabeth Taylor shall survive her said husband and thereby
shall be any issue of the body of my said daughter
Elizabeth Taylor then living Given in Trust that
they the said James Chapman and Samuel
Pocock and the survivor of them his Executors and
administrators do and shall pay the dividends
Interest and Profits of the said Sum of six hundred
Pounds to my said daughter Elizabeth Taylor or
permit and suffer the same to be received and
taken by her for and during the term of her
natural Life or during such part thereof as there
 
shall be any Issue of her Body living and from and
after her decease in case there shall be any Issue of
her Body then living In Trust that they the said
Trustees and the survivor of them his Executors and
administrators do and shall Pay the Principal Moneys
and all the dividends Interest and Profits from
thenceforth to grow due thereon equally to and
amongst all the children if more than one of my said
daughter Elizabeth Taylor share and share alike on
their respective Attainment of the age of twenty one
years and if there shall be but one such Child do and
shall pay the same to such only Child on his or her
attainment of the said age and in case the said James
Taylor shall die in the life time of my said daughter
Elizabeth and there shall be no Issue of her Body
then living or being then any such Issue shall die
in the life time of my said daughter Elizabeth
Taylor Then in Trust that they the said Trustees
do and shall immediately after such the decease of
the said James Taylor and failure of Issue as aforesaid
pay the said Principal Sum of six hundred Pounds
to my said daughter Elizabeth Taylor her Executors
or administrators But in case my said daughter
Elizabeth shall die in the life time of her said
Husband and there shall be no Issue of her Body then
Living Or in case there shall be any Issue of her Body
] Living at her decease and such Issue shall die
before any or either of them shall attain the age
of twenty one years Then and in either of the said
last mentioned Cases In Trust that they the said
Trustees do and shall pay the Sum of two hundred
Pounds part of the said Sum of six hundred Pounds to
the said James Taylor and the remaining part of the
said Sum of six hundred Pounds and all the dividends
Interest and Profits then due and to grow due thereon
equally to and amongst all my Grandchildren as shall
be then living share and share alike Also I give and
bequeath to the said James Chapman and Samuel
Pocock the Sum of three hundred Pounds to be paid
them within six Months next after my decease upon
the Trusts nevertheless and to for and upon the
several Ends Interests and Purposes hereinafter
mentioned Expressed and declared of and concerning
the same that is to say Upon Trust that they the
said James Chapman and Samuel Pocock and the
survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of
such survivor do and shall from time to time place the
same out at Interest on some Real Security or Securities
to be approved of by my daughter Jane Smith or lay
out and Invest the same in some or one of the Public Funds
or Government Securities and from time to time during
the joint Lives of my said daughter Jane Smith and
 
her Husband Stephen Smith of the Parish of
Trowbridge in the said County of Wilts yeoman pay
the dividends Interest and Profits thereof into the proper
Hands of my said daughter Jane Smith To and for
her own sole separate and peculiar Use and Benefit
wherewith her said Husband shall not intermeddle and
whereof he shall not have any disposing Power and 
as that the same or any part thereof shall not be Subject
or Liable to the Control debts Forfeitures or Engagements
of the said Stephen Smith And in case my said daughter
Jane Smith shall survive her said Husband and there
shall be any Issue of the Body of my said daughter
Jane Smith then living Then in Trust that they the
said James Chapman and Sarah Pocock and the
survivor of them his Executors and Administrators do
and shall Pay the dividends Interest and Profits of the
said Sum of three hundred Pounds to my said daughter
Jane Smith or Permit and suffer the same to be
received and taken by her for and during the Term of
her natural Life or during such Part thereof as
there shall be any Issue of her Body Living and from
and after her decease in case there shall be any Issue
of her Body then living In Trust that they the said
Trustees and the Survivor of them his Executors
and Administrators do and shall pay the Principal
Moneys and all the dividends Interest and Profits from
thenceforth to become due thereon equally to and amongst
all the Children if more than one of my said
daughter Jane Smith share and share alike on their
respective attainment of the age of twenty one years
and if there shall be but one such Child do and shall
pay the same to such only Child on his or her
attainment of the said Age And in case the said
Stephen Smith shall die in the Life time of my
said daughter Jane and there shall be no Issue of
her Body then living or being then any such Issue
shall die in the life time of my said daughter Jane
Smith Then in Trust that they the said Trustees
do and shall immediately after such the decease of the
said Stephen Smith and failure of Issue as aforesaid
Pay the said Principal Sum of three hundred Pounds
to my said daughter Jane Smith her Executors or
Administrators But in case my said daughter Jane
shall die in the life time of her said Husband and there
shall be no Issue of her Body then living or in case
there shall be any Issue of her Body living at her
decease and such Issue shall die before any or either
of them shall attain the Age of twenty one years
Then and in either of the said last mentioned cases In
Trust that they the said Trustees do and shall pay the said
Sum of three hundred Pounds and all the dividends
 
Interest and Profits then due and to grow due thereon
equally to and amongst all my Grandchildren as shall
be then living share and share alike Provided and it is
my Will that my said Trustees shall and may reimburse
themselves and each of them himself respectively by and
out of the respective Trust Moneys all such Costs Charges
Losses Expenses and damages which they shall or may
respectively pay bear sustain be at or be put unto for or by
reason or means or on account of the Execution or
Management of the said respective Trusts and that they
shall not be answerable or accountable for any more money
than shall actually come to their Hands nor for the loss of
any Money by depositing for safe Custody or any insufficient
Security to be taken for the same or any Part thereof
or otherwise without his or their wilful neglect or default
nor either of them for the Art Receipt Payment or default
of the other of them but each of them for his own art
Receipt Payment and default only all my Estate Term
and Interest in and to a certain Farm called Baylys
Fields or Allington Fields which I now hold as Tenant to
Mrs Edridge and all my Stock of Corn Grain Hay Oxen
Cows Sheep Horses and other Cattle Waggons Plows Carts
Carriages and all other Implements of Husbandry and all
my Stock whatsoever and all my Moneys Securities for
Money and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my
Goods Chattels Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and
wheresoever Subject to the Payment of my debts Funeral
Expenses Charges of Proving this my Will and the
several Pecuniary? Legacies hereby given and bequeathed
to my said Wife Jane Pocock and in Trust for my said
daughter Jane Smith and her Heirs I give devise and
bequeath to my Son Samuel Pocock his Executors
administrators and assigns and I do hereby make nominate constitute
and appoint my said Son Samuel Pocock sole Executor of
this my said last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I
the said Richard Pocock the Testator have to the three
first Sheets of this my said last Will and Testament set
my hand and to this fourth and last Sheet thereof my
Hand and Seal the day and year first above written
Richard Pocock Signed sealed published and declared
by the Testator Richard Pocock the Elder as and for his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who
have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto
in his and each others Presence and at his request the
date of the year having been first Interlined and the
Interlineations in the second and third Sheets and
several other small obliterations and Interlineations
having been first made Mary Barber John Young
Isaac Freeme?
 
This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament
 
of me Richard Pocock the Elder of Allington in the
Parish of Chippenham in the County of Wilts
Gentleman made this ninth day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy
seven as follows that is to say Whereas I have by
my said last Will and Testament given to two Trustees
therein named the Sum of Three hundred Pounds In Trust
for my daughter Jane Smith and her children and
in default of Issue of my said daughter Jane Smith
in Trust for my Grandchildren in manner in the said
Will mentioned Now I do hereby revoke and make void
the said Gift of the said Sum of Three hundred Pounds
so given by my said Will and Testament And I do hereby
Give and Bequeath the Sum of three hundred Pounds
to my said daughter Jane Smith and direct that the same
to be paid to her within six Months next after my
decease And I do hereby Charge the same on my
Residuary Estate and Effects disposed of by my said Will
and Ratifying and Confirming my said Will in all other
respects I do hereby publish and declare this to be above
Codicil thereto and desire the same may be taken as
part thereof In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written
Richard Pocock  Signed Sealed Published and declared
by the said Richard Pocock the Elder as and for a Codicil
to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who
have herreunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses in his
and each others Presence and at his request George
Mainnor Hester Cullimore
 
This Will was proved at London with a Codicil the
twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine 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
Samuel Pocock the Son of the deceased and sole
Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration
of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the
said deceased was granted he having been sworn duly
to administer.
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