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Will of Thomas Hill of Dymock Gloucestershire 1757

With two administrations - William Hill and Hannah Hodges and a promise by Thomas Hill jun

 

 

I Thomas Hill of the Vellmill in the parish of Dymock, and County of Gloucester being in perfect Health and

of Right Mind and Memory, do make and appoint the under written to be my Last Will and Testament, Revoking

all other Wills by me Formaly made

Firstly I will that all my Debts and Funeral Expences besides Legacys as Shall be under mentiond Shall be all

paid and Discharged by my Executor, and Executrixes, hereafter named., Secondly I give unto my Son Thomas Hill,

the Sum of Five pounds, to be paid to him within one year and a Day after my Decease, also I give unto my Son

Thomas Hill all that stock of goods, Chattle, and Chattles, Whatsoever, that I left under his Care on the Estate

Called the Greenhouse, Thirdly the House wherein I now Dwells Called the Vellmill, with the Barn, and all the other

Buildings, and Likewise all the Lands belonging to the said Buildings, whether it be Orcharding, Garden, Arrable, or Meadow

Ground, all which is now in my own possession, I give unto my Daughter Mary Hill, to Have and to Hold unto her and

Her heirs for Ever, but for want of Such Heirs of her own Body Lawfully Begotten William Hills children

and to my daughter Hanah Hodgess Children for Each and Every of them to have Share and Share alike, Fourthly

I give unto my daughter Mary Hill, my Lands called Pudridge?, with Every part, and parcel thereof, (which I Bought of Edwd

Wadly late of Gloucester and is now in my own possession) To Have and to Hold to her and her heirs for ever, but

for want of Such Heirs of her own Body Lawfully begotten I give it to my son William Hills children, and to

my Daughter Hanah Hodgess Children, for Each and Every of them to have Share and Share alike Fifthly I give

unto my daughter Mary Hill  my piece of Meadow ground called Calais, to Have and to Hold to her and her -

Heirs for ever and for want of Such, of her own Body Lawfully Begotten, I give it to my son William Hills

Children and to my Daughter Hanah Hodgess Children to Each and Every of the, Share and Share alike.

Sixthly my Estate Called Browns, with all and Every part and parcel of Land thereunto belonging, and also my piece of

meadow ground Called or known by the name of Sitchels all now Set or Let to my son Thomas Hill, Likewise my

Estate Called or known by the name of Cumminss , Lying or Situated by the potthouse green, in the above said parish

of Dymock, with the Dwelling House, Barn, out Houses, and all and Every part and parcel of Land thereunto belonging,

I give to my daughter Mary Hill, To Have and To Hold to her and her heirs for the Space or Term of Twenty

and one Years, after my decease, Unless, or Except, my Son Thomas Hill, or his Heirs, will pay or Cause to be paid

the Sum of Five Hundred pounds of Good and Lawfull money of Great Britain in lieu thereof, to my Said

Daughter Mary Hill, or to the Trustees of this my Last Will and Testament, for my said Daughter Mary Hill,

for her own use, and property, then, She my sd Daughter Mary Hill or her Heir or Heirs Shall have no Title

or Claim, to any part, or parcel, of These my Lands, Called Browns, Sitchels, or Cummins, as above mentioned,

Seventhly I give unto my Five Grandsons at the Old ??ock that is to Say, my Son Thomas Hills five Sons, that are

Now Living, the Sum of Five pounds Each, and to be ???? to Each of them as fast or as Soon as Either of them

Shall attain to the Age of Twenty and one Years, Eightly, I give unto my Four Grand Children

that are now living at the Moat, in the parish of Newent, that is to say my Son William Hills Four Children

the Sum of Five pounds apiece, and to be paid to Each Child as soon as he, or She, Shall attain to the age of Twenty and

one Years, Ninthly, I give unto my Grand Daughter Hanah Hodges, the Sum of Ten pounds, to be paid her as soon as She

attains to the age of Twenty and one Years, and Five pounds apiece I give to all the Rest of my Grand Children at the

Leadington Farm that are now living, that is to Say, to my Daughter Hanah Hodgess Children, and to be paid to Each

of them as he she or they shall attain to the age of Twenty and one Years, ------------------------------------

Tenthly I give the sum of Two Guineas apiece to be paid within One year and a Day after my decease, to the

Two Trustees, of this my Last Will and Testament, whose names shall be under mentioned, Eleventhly and Lastly

my Son William Hill and my Daughter Hanah Hodges and my daughter Mary Hill, I make joynt Executor, and

Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament, Revoaking all other Wills by me Formerly made,

my well Beloved friends Richard Hall Gent, and Thomas Cripps, Both of the parish of Dymock, in the County

of Gloucester, I nominate and appoint Trustees to this my last Will and Testament, to see the same be Executed

according to the True Intent and Meaning Thereof, In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and seale, as unto

my last will and testament this seventh day of ????? in the Thirtieth Year of  the Reign of our Gratious

Sovereign Lord, George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King Defender of

the Faith, and so forth, and in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Six

 

Signed Sealed published and Declared                                     Thos Hill

the Last Will and Testament of the                                 12th day of February 1757

said Thomas Hill in the presence of                                The above mentioned William Hill Son

James Macken the Elder                                             & one of the Executors was duly sworn before me

Richard White                                                              Thos Carpent ?Cam?

William Robinson

 

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I Thomas Hill of the Old Rock do voluntarily

and willingly promise and Agree to pay my

Sister Mary Hill (without any Objection)

the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds according

to my fathers Order in his Last Will

and Testament in Witness whereof I

have hereunto set my hand this Seventh

day of November in the Year 1756

 

Witness                                Thomas Hill

James Macken the Elder

William Robinson

Richard Whin?

 

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This Will was proved 12th day of February 1757 before the

Worshipfull James Benson Doctor of Law Vicar General

Spitituals of the Right Revd Father in God James by

Divine permission Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Glou

V of his Episcopal Consistory Official principal Lawfully

Constituted by William Hill Son and one of the Executors

Sd having first sworn well & faithfully to administer

the said Will and also to exhibit an Inventory & Ren?

an account

 

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Edward Cooke Master of Arts Vicar General in Spirituals of the Right

Reverend Father in God Richard by divine permission Lord Bishop of the Diocese

of Gloucester and of his Episcopal Consistory official Principal lawfully

constituted to our beloved in Christ the Reverend Joseph ------ Symonds

Thomas Davis -------------------------------------------------------

 

We do by these presents commit our power and Authority to you jointly and

severally (in whose Fidelity we Confide) to receive the Corporal oath of Hannah

Hodges widow the only surviving Executrix of Thomas Hill late of Vellmill

in the parish of Dymock, in the County and Diocese of Gloucester deceased

well and faithfully to Adminsister the said Will and also to exhibit an

Inventory and render and Account according to the Tenor of the Underwritten

Oath And whatsoever you or either of you shall lawfully do or cause to be done

in the premises you do certify to us our Surrogate of some other Competent

Judge in this behalf together with those Presents on or before the last day of

February next Given under the Seal of our Office this thirtyeth day of January

in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Two

Thos Rudge D: Reg

The Oath

Mrs Hannah Hodges

You do swear that you believe the paper writing hereunto annexed contains

the true Original Last Will and Testament of the Late Thomas Hill of the

parish of Dymock in the County and Diocese of Gloucester deceased that you

are the surviving Executrix therein named, that you will well and faithfully

perform the same Will by first paying his Debts and then the Legacies therein

bequeath'd so far as his assets will extend and the Law bind you that you will

exhibit an Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels Rights and credits of

the said deceased into the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and render

a just and true Account of your Adminisatration thereof when you shall be

thereunto lawfully required  - You do likewise swear that the whole of the

Personal Estate of the said deceased at the time of his Death did not in Value

amount to the sum of One Thousand Pounds

So help you God - Kiss the Book

On the Sixth day of February 1792 the above named

Hannah Hodges was duly sworn according to the

Tenor of the above Written Ccommission

Before me     Joseph Symonds

                                        Commissioner 

 

 

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