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Roger Spackman of Lyneham - his Will - 1781

Roger was my first cousin 6x removed. His details can be found here. His relationship to my Mother can be found here.

In the Name of God Amen I Roger Spackman of Lineham in the County of Wilts Yeoman being in an ill State of Health but of sound and disposing Memory and Understanding for which I bless God do this fourth Day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty one make and publish my last Will and Testament as follows First I give and bequeath to my loving Daughter Dorothy Spackman the Sum of Five hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to her my said Daughter by my Executors and Trustees herein after named within the Space of three Calendar Months next after my Decease Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said Daughter Dorothy Spackman All those my two Freehold Closes of Meadow or Pasture Ground situate lying and being at Bushton in the Parish of Cleave Pipard in the said County called or known by the names of Dock Furlong or the Cowleaze and little Run Mead with their Appurtenances containing together by Estimation about Twelve Acres and now in my Possession To have and to hold the said Closes Lands hereitaments and Premises with their Appurtenances unto and to the Use of my said Daughter Spackman his Heirs and Assigns for ever ( Subject and charged and chargeable with the Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Seven Pounds herein after mentioned) And I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my loving Friends John Henley the Elder of Fastern in the Parish of Wootton Bassett in the said County and John Iles of Shaw in the Parish of Lydiard in the said County Yeoman and to their Heirs and Assigns for and during the natural Life of my dear and loving Daughter Ann Spackman one Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Seven Pounds of like Money free of Taxesnd all other Deductions parliamentary or otherwise to be Yearly and every Year issuing and payable out of the said Closes Lands and Premises before mentioned and to be paid and payable by even and equal half Yearly Payments at Michaelmas and Lady day the first Payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said Days as shall first happen after my Decease Upon Trust nevertheless That they my said Trustees their Heirs and Assigns do and shall from Time to Time pay apply and dispose of the said Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Seven Pounds to my said Daughter Ann Spackman for her own sole Use Benefit and Behoofe and for and towards her Maintenance and Support in such Manner as they my said Trustees their Heirs or Assigns shall in his or their Discretion see most fit proper and convenient Item I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving Daughter Mary Henley Wife of the said John Henley All those my two Freehold Closes of Meadow or Pasture Ground called or known by the Names of the Breach and Broad Mead with their Appurtenances situate lying and being at Thornhill in the Parish of Cleave Pipard and Broadhinton in the said County containing by Estimation about seventeen Acres and now also in my Possession To have and to hold the said last mentioned Closes Hereditaments Lands and Premises with their Appurtenances unto my said Daughter Mary Henley and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life ( Subject to and charged and chargeable with the Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of nine Pounds herein after mentioned) and from and immediately after the Decease of my said Daughter Mary Henley Then I give devise and bequeath all and singular the said Closes Lands Hereditaments and Premises last before mentioned (Subject and chargeable as aforesaid) unto and To the Use of my Grandsons Thomas Henley and John Henley (Sons of the said John Henley the Elder and the said Mary his Wife) their Heirs and Assigns for ever not as joint Tenants but as Tenants in common And I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto the said John Henley the Elder and John Iles their Heirs and Assigns for and during the natural Life of my said Daughter Ann Spackman one other Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of Nine Pounds of the Money free of Taxes and all other Deductions Parliamentary or otherwise to be Yearly and every year issuing and payable out of the said Closes called Breach and Breach Mead last before mentioned and to be paid and payable by even and equal half yearly Payments at Michaelmas and Ladyday the first Payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said Days as shall next happen after my Decease Upon Trust nevertheless That they my said Trustees their Heirs and Assigns shall and do from time to time pay apply and dispose of the same Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge to my said Daughter Ann Spackman for her own sole Use Benefit and Behoof and for and towards her Maintenance and Support in such Manner as they my said Trustees their Heirs or Assigns shall in their Discretion see most fit proper and convenient And I do hereby expressly charge and subject all and singular the said Closes Lands Hereditaments and Premises with and to the Payment of the said two several and respective Annuitys or Yearly Rent Charge of Seven Pounds and nine Pounds in Mannere as aforesaid And my Will is that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees thewir Heirs and Assigns from time to time in Case of nonpayment of the said Annuitys or either of them or any Part of them or either of them to raise the same by Distress upon all or any Part of the Premises charged therewith respectively together with the Costs and Charges of such Distress Item I give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Kitty Iles (Daughter of the said John Iles) One hundred Pounds of the Money to be paid to her by my Executors after named at her Age of twenty one years Item I give and bequeath to the said John Henley the Elder and John Iles the Sum of One hundred Pounds of like Money Upon the Trusts and Confidences herein after written and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) Upon Trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Executors and Administrators do and shall pay the Interest and Increase of the said Sum of One hundred Pounds unto my said Daughter Ann Spackman for and during the Term of her natural Life for and towards her better Maintenance and Support i such Manner as they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Executors and Administrators shall in their scretion see most proper and convenient And from and after her Decease Upon Trust pay the said Principal Sum of One hundred Pounds and the Interest thereof which shall accrue and grow due after the Decease of my said Daughter Ann unto my said Daughter Mary Henley and Dorothy Spackman to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants Item I give and bequeath to my said Daughter Ann Spackman the little Turnup Bed which she now uses together with the Bedding and Furniture thereto belonging Item I give and bequeath to my said Daughter Dorothy Spackman the Plaid or Check Bed in her Bed Chamber with the Bedding and Furniture thereto belonging and also a Sett of Double Chest of Drawers being in the same Room Item I give and bequeath to my dear and loving Wife the use of all and singular my Plate household Goods and Implements of Household not otherwise disposed of by this my Will for and during the Term of her natural Life and from and after her Decease Then I give and bequeath the same and every Part thereof to my said Daughters Ann Mary and Dorothy to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike not as joint Tenants but as Tenants in Common Item I give and bequeath to the said John Henley the Elder and John Iles All that my Leasehold Messuage or Tenement situate and being at Lyneham aforesaid wherein I now dwell with the Garden Close and Appurtenances thereto adjoining To hold to them the said John Henley the Elder and John Iles their Executors Administrators andAssigns from and immediately after my Decease for and during all the Rest and Residue of my Estate Term and Interest which shall be then to come and unexpired Upon Trust nevertheless That they the said John Henley the Elder and John Iles and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor do and shall permit and suffer my said dear and loving Wife To have hold and enjoy the same and to receive and take the Rents Issues and Profits thereof to and for her own use and Benefit from and immediately after my Decease for and during so much of the Term as shall run out and expire in her Life Time and from and immediately after her Decease Upon this further Trust and to the Intent and Purpose that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Adminstrators of such Survivor do and shall permit and suffer my said Daughter Ann to have hold and enjoy the same and to receive and take to her own Use the Rents Issues and Profits thereof for and during so much of the Term as shall run out and expire in the Life Time of my said Daughter Ann and from and after her Decease Upon this further Trust and Confidence that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them his Executors and Administrators do and shall permit and suffer my said Daughters Mary Henley and Dorothy Spackman their Executors Administrators and Assigns to have hold and enjoy the said Leasehold Messuage or Tenement and to receive and take to their own Use the Rents Issues and Profits thereof for and during all the Rest Residue and Remainder of the Term to me therein granted which shall be then to come and unexpired and to and for no other Use Trust Intent or Purpose whatsoever and of what Nature or Kind soever (my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses being thereout first paid and discharged) I do give and bequeath unto my said Wife and to my said Daughters Ann Mary and Dorothy to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants And I do make constitute and appoint them the said John Henley theElder and John Iles Executors in Trust of this my last Will and Testament Provided nevertheless and I do hereby declare my Will to be That the said John Henley the Elder and John Iles or either of them their or either of their Executors or Administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more Moneys than shall come to their Hands respectively by Virtue of the Trusts aforesaid Nor with or for any Loss or Losses so as the same happen without their wilful Default or Neglect Nor the one for the Acts Receipts or Defaults of the other but each of them for his own separate Acts Receipts or Defaults only And my Will further is that my said Trustees shall out of the Trust Money above mentioned deduct and reimburse to themselves respectively all such Sum and Sums of Money Costs Charges and Expenses as they or any or either of them shall lay out and expend or be liable to in the Execution of the Trusts hereby in them reposed and in the Prosecution or Defence of any Suit or Suits that may be brought or prosecuted there about or any Matter or Thing relating thereto or concerning the same In Witness whereof to this my last Will and Testament contained in three Sheets of Paper I have to each of the said Sheets of Paper set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first before written Roger Spackman Each Sheet of this last Will and Testament contained in three Sheets of Paper was signed and sealed and the whole was published and declared by the said Testator Roger Spackman to be his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who immediately afterwards in the Presence of the said Testator and of each other subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto Wm Essington Ann Iles Jacob Chivers At Swindon on the 18th day of December 1784 John Iles one of the joint Executors in Trust (the like power being reserved to John Henley the other Executor) was duly sworn before me T Smyth

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