William Bracher of Tisbury - his Will - 15 June 1703

Saturday, 11 November 2017 03:19 PM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

William was my 8 x Great Grandfather.

In the Name of God Amen I William Bracher of Tisbury in the County of Wilts the elder yeoman being in good health and also of sound and perfect minde memory and understanding (thanks be to God for it) doo make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following Imprimis I give to my son John All that my Tenement and Lands with the appurtenances in Founthill Gifford in the said County To Hold to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten with full power to settle the same in Joynture to a Wife And in default of such issue the remainder to my Son William for Term of his Life and after his decease to the Heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be so begotten And in default of such issue the remainder to my Son Edward and his Heirs for ever but if my Son John shall happen to dye without Issue and my Son William thereupon shall come to be seized of the said premises haveing one or more Heirs of his body then liveing that then my said Son William shall pay to my said Son Edward one hundred pounds of lawfull money of England at the end of one whole year next after the decease of my said Son John and his the said Williams being seized thereof if any issue of the body of the said William shall be then liveing Item I give to my said Son John the sume of Three Hundred Pounds of like lawfull money to be paid him without Interest at his age of one and twenty years Item I give to my said Son John my Leasehold Tenement and Lands with the appurtenances in Hindon To Hold him his Executors and Assiignes during all the remainder of the Term Granted by the Lease thereof Item I give to my Daughter Ann Three Hundred pounds to be putt out at Interest by my Executors and Overseers hereafter named for her use untill she shall attaine the age of one and twenty years or be marryed which shall first happen and in the meane time the Interest thereof to be applyed by my Executors and Overseers by the direction of my wife for the maintenance and Education of my said Daughter Item I give to my said Daughter Twenty pounds more to buy her Goods to be paid her with the said Three Hundred pounds Item I give to my loveing Wife Ann the Bed whereon we lye with the Bedsted and all the Furniture thereunto belonging with the Chest standing in the same chamber and all the Linnen therein and Two Trunks one Box two Silver Spoons one Silver Tumbler and fifty pounds in money and my Will is that said Wife Shall have the use of my Silver Tankard and of one Moiety of all other my Household Goods dureing her Life and that she shall receive the profitts of my Lease hold Estate at Wall Mead dureing her widdowhood Item I give my Son William Five shillings and noe more for that I have already given and secured his portion to him Item I give to the poor of the parish of Tisbury Five pounds to be paid within one month after my decease to be Distributed amongst them by my Trustees Item all the rest of my Cattle Corn Stock in Husbandry monies due on Securities or otherwise aith all Securities for the same and all other my Goods and Chattels whatsoever my Debts and Funeral Expences being paid and defrayed I give to my Son Edward and doe make and constitute him whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I desire my son William and my brother in Law Thomas Burrough to be Overseers of this my Will to see the same duely performed and for their Trouble I give them Five Shillings each to buy them Gloves In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale and have published and declaired this to be my last Will and Testament the Fifteenth Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Three Will Bracher Signed Sealed published and declared by the said William Bracher to be his last Will and Testament in presence of John Green Hannah Marchant her mark Thos Martin Probate to Edward Bracher the son and executor September 1708.

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