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The Will of Charles Hewlett

The 1805 Will of Charles Hewlett, Stone Cutter


This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles Hewlett of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Stone Cutter I give devise and bequeath All that my Dwelling house and premises wherein I do now live situate min Yeovil aforesaid unto Samuel Watts the Younger of Yeovil aforesaid Gentleman and Jonathan Crocker of the same place Book keeper their Heirs and Assigns In Trust to permit and suffer my son Charles to receive and take the rents Issues and profits thereof for and during his natural Life and from and after his decease In Trust for and to be equally divided between and amongst all and every the Child and Children of my said son Charles that shall be living at the time of his decease share and share alike But in case my said son Charles shall happen to die leaving no issue living then In Trust for Mary Maidment Daughter of my Friend George Maidment of Yeovil aforesaid Brickmaker her Heirs and Assigns I give and bequeath unto Mrs Ann Butts of Yeovil aforesaid Widow my Gold ring set with stones I give devise and bequeath all that my Field called Hollands with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Yeovil aforesaid containing by estimation three Acres, more or less, unto my said son Charles his Heirs and Assigns for ever subject to the payment of all such principal Money and Interest as shall be due on Mortgages of the said Field at the time of my decease and also subject to the payment of all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences All the rest of my personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my said son Charles And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint the said Samuel Watts and Jonathan Crocker joint Executors in Trust of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Testator have to this my last Will and testament set my hand and seal this ninth day of February this year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Five

Charles Hewlett

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Charles Hewlett as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have set our names as Witnesses hereto

The mark of James X Cox      Will[ia]m Allen       Charles Masters

Proved at Wells the 7th Nov[ember] 1807 by S Watts one of the Ex[ecuto]rs


Transcribed by Bob Osborn


Charles Hewlett was buried in St John's churchyard on 25 March 1807.