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1846 Will of William Hurlstone



This is the last Will and Testament of me William Hurlstone of Yeovil in the County of Somerset thatcher I give to my daughter Mary Morris all my household goods and furniture plate linen and china and also the sum of fifty pounds sterling for her own use and benefit and I direct that the said legacy shall be paid at the end of six months next after my decease I give my silver watch to my grandson William Hurlstone the son of my son William Hurlstone I give and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter named all the residue of the personal estate and effects whereof I may be possessed upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to call in [one ?] for recover and receive all monies which may be due to me upon any note or security whatsoever and on payment or receipt thereof to give good and effectual receipts and discharges for the same and to pay the residue or surplus after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences unto and equally between my sons James Hurlstone and William Hurlstone and my daughters Hester [Theby ?] and Elizabeth Moule and if any or either of my said children shall die in my lifetime then I give the legacy or share hereby bequeathed to them respectively to his or her executors or administrators to be disposed of in such manner as if the same had formed part of his or her personal estate at his or her decease I appoint George Harbin of Newton House Yeovil aforesaid Esquire Executor of this my will and hereby revoke all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretobefore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of May one thousand eight hundred and forty six

The mark and seal of William Hurlstone

Signed by the said testator William Hurlstone in the joint presence of us who in his presence have hereunto set our hands this twenty second day of May one thousand eight hundred and forty six

JH Hammond      Silas Busby      Clerks to Messrs Slade & Vining

Proved at London 15th Sept 1847 before the Judge by the oath of George Harbin Esquire the sole executor to whom adm[inistrati]on was granted been first sworn by com[missi]on duly to administer

Transcribed by Bob Osborn