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John Hollis of Northampton - his Will - 1814

John was my First Cousin five times removed. His relationship to my father can be seen here

 This is the last Will and Testament

of me John Hollis of the Town of Northampton in the County of Northampton
Gentleman (that is to say) I give & bequeath unto my dear Wife Catherine Hollis
All my household Goods Household Stuff & Implements of Household
whatsoever (including my plate linen & China) And all my Wine Beer & other
Liquors & Coal Wood & other Fuel to & for her own use & benefit & to be at her
own disposal Also I give devise & bequeath unto the said Catherine my
Wife for & during her life All & every my Messuages Lands Tenements 
Heredits & real Estate whatsoever & wheresoever she keeping the same in
tenantable repair & also the use interest increase & produce of all the rest
residue & remainder of my Goods Chattels Monies & Securities for Money
Effects & personal Estate whatsoever & wheresoever not before disposed of after
payment of my debts & Funeral Expenses & from & after the decease of my
said Wife I give devise & bequeath all & every my said Messuages Lands
Tenaments Heredits & real Estate & also the said residue of my personal
Estate unto my friends James Payne of Brockhall in the said County of
 
Northampton Yeoman & William Green of Kingsthorpe in the said County
Yeoman their Heirs Exors Admons & Assigns respectively upon the several
Trusta & for the several ends intents & purposes & subject to the provisos and
directions hereinafter mentioned & contained that is to say Upon Trust that
they the said James Payne & William Green & the Survivor of them his heirs
Exors Admons & Assigns respectively do & shall pay to or otherwise permit suffer
& impower my daughter Catherine Thomas the wife of David Thomas
of the Town of Northampton aforesaid Surgeon to receive & take all the
clear yearly rents issues & profits of my said real Estate & the Interest dividends
& proceeds of the said residue of my personal Estate as the same shall
from time to time respectively grow due & become payable for & during
her life & from & after her decease do & shall either pay to or permit?
suffer and empower the said David Thomas my Son in law to receive & take the
clear yearly rents issues & profits of my said real Estate & the dividends
Interest & Proceeds of the said residue of my Personal Estate for and
during his life & from & after the decease of the Survivor of them the said
Catherine Thomas & David Thomas then do & shall convey assign and
transfer all my said real Estate & the said residue of my said personal
Estate unto all and every the Children of my said daughter Catherine Thomas
already born or hereafter to be born to be equally
divided amongst them (if more than one) share & share alike to take as
tenants in common & not as joint Tenants & to their several Heirs Exors
Admons & Assigns respectively for ever when & as they shall severally
attain their respective Ages of twenty one years provided always that
in case one or more of such Children shall happen to die without Issue
before he she or they shall have attained his her or their respective
age or ages of twenty one years then in every such case the share or 
shares of him her or them so dying shall go and be conveyed assigned and 
transferred unto the Survivors or Survivor of them to be equally divided
amongst them (if more than one) share & share alike to take as Tenants
in common & not as joint Tenants & to their several Heirs Exors Admons
& Assigns respectively for ever provided also that if all such Children but
one shall happen to die without Issue before their respective Ages of twenty
one Years or if there shall be but one such Child then & in such Case my
said real Estate & the said residue of my said Personal Estate shall go
& be conveyed assigned & transferred into such surviving or only Child his
or her Heirs Exors Admons & Assigns respectively for ever And upon further
trust that they the said James Payne & William Green & the Survivor of
them & the heirs Exors Admons & Assigns respectively of such Survivor do &
shall in the mean time from & after the decease of the Survivor of them
the said Catherine Thomas & David Thomas pay apply & dispose of the
Rents Issues & Profits of my said real Estate & of the Interest dividends and
Proceeds of the said residue of my said Personal Estate
for & towards the Maintenance & Education or otherwise for the use
& benefit of my said daughters Children until their respective Ages of twenty
one years in such manner as they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them
his Heirs Exors Admons & Assigns respectively shall think proper And my
Will is & I do hereby order & direct that my said Trustees & the Survivor
of them & the Heirs & Assigns of such Survivor do & shall from & after my
said Wifes decease by and out of the Rents Issues? & Profits of my said real Estate 
maintain & keep my said real Estate in good & sufficient tenantable
repair & also the buildings thereto belonging sound? from loss by fire in
some or one of the Public Insurance Office Provided always notwithstanding
any thing hereinbefore contained my Will is and I do hereby order & direct
that the said James Payne & William Green & the Survivor of them & his
Exors Admons & Assigns shall & do raise & pay by & out of the said residue
of my Personal Estate the Sum of fifty pounds of lawful Money of Great
Britain to & for each of them my Grandchildren Sarah Hollis & Benjamin
 
Hollis when & as they shall severally attain their respective Ages of twenty one
years but if one of them shall happen to die without Heirs before he or she
shall have attained te Age of twenty one Years then the Sum provided for him
or her so dying shall go & be paid to thhe Survivor of them provided always
that if my said Grandson Benjamin by the death of his Brother
John Hollis shall become intitled to one Moiety or half part of the Messuages
or Tenements Heredits & Premises in Saint Gyles's Street in the Town of
Northampton aforesaid which were settled on the Marriage of me & my said
Wife before he the said Benjamin Hollis shall attain the
Age of twenty one years then & in such case also the said Sum of fifty pounds
hereinbefore provided for my said Grandson Benjamin Hollis
shall thereupon go & be paid to my said Granddaughter Sarah Hollis at
her Age of twenty one Years I make constitute & appoint the said Catherine
my Wife my said Daughter Catherine Thomas & the said James Payne and
William Green executors of this my last Will & Testament And my Will is
& I do hereby declare that my said Trustees James Payne & William Green
& the Survivor of them his Exors Admons & Assigns shall have Power from
time to time as they or he shall see
occasion to call in any of the Trust Monies which shall have been by me
or shall be by them or him placed out at Interest as aforesaid and to sell &
dispose of the Securities whereon or in which the same shall be Placed or
invested & to lay out & reinvest the same in any other Public or Government
Funds or Securities or upon Lands by way of Mortgage as they or he shall
best approve of And that they shall not be answerable or accountable for
any loss which may happen by placing out any of the said Trust Monies
at Interest in pursuance of this my Will so that the same happen
without their wilful neglect or default neither shall one of them be
answerable for the other of them or for the Acts deeds receipts & disbursements
the one for the other but each for his own Acts deeds receipts & disbursements
only And I further direct that my said TRustees shall & may from time
to time retain & reimburse themselves respectively & each other All such
loss costs charges & Expenses which they or either of them shall or may
pay bear sustain expend or be put unto by reason or means of the Trusts
hereby in them reposed or any matter cause or thing relating thereto And
lastly I do hereby revoke & make void all former & other wills by me at
any time heretofore made & do declare this & this alone to be & contain my
true & whole last Will & Testament, In Witness Thereof I the said John Hollis
have to this my said last Will & Testament contained in this & the three
preceding Sheets of paper set my Hand & Seal to wit my Hand to the three
preceding Sheets & my Hand & Seal to this fourth or last Sheet thereof the
twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
& fourteen John Hollis Signed sealed published & declared by the
aforenamed John Hollis the Testator as & for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who have hereunto subscibed our Names a Wilneford?
at his request in his Presence & in the Presence of each other W T Smyth
Solicitor in Northampton Edmd Smyth Clerk to Mess Smythe J E Chambers
Clerk to the said Mess Smythe
 
Proved at London 30th August 1816 before the Judge by the Oaths of
Catherine Hollis Wo the Relict Catharine in the Will written Ctherine Payne and
William Green the Exors to who Admon was granted having been first
sworn by Common duly to administer
 
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