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1722 Will of Robert Hayne

Linnen Draper


In the Name of God Amen I Robert Hayne the elder of Yeovill in the County of Somerset Linnen Draper being in an indifferent state of health of body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I comment my Soul to the hands of God who gave it me and as for what temporal Estate he hath blessed me withall I give and dispose thereof as followeth  Item I give devise and bequeath unto each and every one of my four younger Children to witt Mary Robert Gyles and Anne Four hundred pounds apiece over and besides what will fall to them after mine and my Wife's deaths by virtue of my marriage Articles which said Legacies my Will desire and meaning is shall be payd unto my said Children when and as they shall attain their several and respective Ages of one and twenty years  Item I give unto my eldest Son Nathaniel one guinea to buy him a Ring and do [Commend?] and leave him to the care of his Mother  Item all the rest and residue of my personal Estate Goods and Chattles of what nature and kind soever not herein before given I give devise and bequeath unto Hannah my loving Wife whom I make full whole and sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and do desire and appoint my Brother Jeremiah Hayne my Brother in Lawe Mr John Old Mr Samuel Daniel of Yeovill aforesaid and Mr Robert Batten of Lyme Regis in the County of Dorset to be Overseers and Trustees of this my Will not doubting but that they will see the same justly performed In Witness whereof I the said Robert Hayne the elder have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fifth day of May in the Eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty two

Robert Hayne

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Robert Hayne the elder to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have on his request and in his presence subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto

Dan[ie]l Jenys Sen      Jere[miah] Hayne      Hannah Daniell


Proved at London in 1724



Transcribed by Bob Osborn