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Will of William Chitty

 

 

In the Name of God Amen

I William Chitty of Godalmin in the County of Surrey

Maltster do make my Last will and testament in manner and

Form following (that is to say) I Commend my soul to God

hoping to be saved by the death of Jesus Christ I commit my

Body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my

ff my Executors herein after appointed and I dispose of my

worldly estate as followeth to wit | I give and bequeath to

my Nephew James Joyce the Sum of one hundred pounds

of Lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid to him at

the end of six months next after my decease out of such

part of my personal Estate as shall not be by me hereinafter

specifically disposed of I also Give and Bequeath to the said

James Joyce that principal sum of fifty pounds which

is due to me on a Mortgage of the Tolls to be Collected by

virtue of an Act of Parliament Intitled an Act for

amending Widening and keeping in repair the Roads

leading from the Village of Milford in the County of Surrey

through Petworth to the top of Dunckton Hill and from

 

Petworth to Stopham Bridge in the County of Sussex together

with all the Interest which shall be due thereon at the time

of my decease Also I Give and Bequeath to my ffriends

William Gill Esquire and Henry Streater Gill Esquire the Excors

and Admors that principal sum of one hundred and twenty

ffive pounds which is due to me on a Mortgage of the Rates

and duties arising by virtue of an Act of Parliament Intitled

an Act for extending and containing the Navigation of the

River Wey otherwise Weye in the county of Surrey to the town

of Godalming in the said County together with all the Interest

which shall be due thereon at the time of my decease In

Trust that they the said William Gill and Henry Streater

Gill and the survivor of them and the Executors and Admors

of such Survivor do and shall receive such arrear of Interest

and also the Growing Interest thereof from time to time as

the same shall become due and can be received and pay

the same unto my Niece Mary Joyce for and during

the term of her natural Life and after her decease In Trust

to assign or Transfer the said principal Sum and all Interest

which shall be due thereon at the death of my said Niece

Mary Joyce unto my ffour heires Jenny the wife of Lawrence

Lee Lettice the wife of James Douglas Sarah the wife of John

Maberly and Ann the wife of James Arnold in equal Shares

And proportions / and whereas by a certain Lease or Leases

I am possessed of or Intitled to all those my three Inclosed

Meadows lying on the North side of the old River there

with the two pieces of Mead in the Common Meads of Catteshull

in the said parish of Godalming Lying and being the

on the North side and the other on the South side of

the old River there with there appurtenances for a Term

or Terms of years therein Now I do hereby Give and

bequeath all my Estate and Interest in the said Leasehold

premisses unto my Executors herein after named upon the

Trust following (that is to say) In Trust for my said Neice

Mary Joyce for so much and so long of the said Term

or terms therein that she shall Live and from and after her

decease In Trust for my said ffour Nieces Jenny Lee Lettice

Douglas Sarah Maberly and Anne Arnold their Executors

and admors as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants

Also I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Newcombe

Ten Pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britain for Mourning

also I give and bequeath to my said Niece Mary Joyce

my best Bed and all my ffurniture thereto belonging and

my two best pair of sheets Also I give and bequeath to

my said Nieces Mary Joyce Jenny Lee Lettice Douglas

Sarah Maberley and Anne Arnold all my China ware

and plate to be divided equally between them and all the

rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Rights

Credits Ready Money Stock in trade and personal Estate

of every Sort and Kind after payment of my debts the

above Legacies and Expences of my ffuneral I give and

bequeath to my said four Neices Jenny Lee Lettice

 

 

Douglas Sarah Maberley and Anne Arnold to be divided

equally between them share and share alike Also I give and

devise unto my nephew William Chitty and his Heirs All

that my Messuage or Tenement Malthouse and Malt Mill

pump and Cistern with the ffixtures and Implements

belonging to the said Malthouse and Malt Mill and also

my Barn Stable and Garden thereto belonging now in my

Occupation and also those two Messuages or Tenements one

of which is now in the Occupation of ffrancis Bradley and

the other was late in the occupation of William Lintot but

now unoccupied both Situate Handing and being in

Godalming aforesaid with their several and respective

Appurts Subject nonetheless and I hereby Charge the same

with the payment of the Sum of One hundred and fifty

pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to his sister

my Niece Elizabeth Chitty at the end of six Months next

after my decease Also I give and devise unto my Brother

George Chitty and his Assigns for and during the Term of

His natural Life all those ffreehold Closes or ffields of Arable

and Meadow Pasture and Moore? Ground with their several

and respective Appurts called Townshend Grove Pound Hill

further Pound Hill Gaul Reed Path ffield and Carpenters

Moore containing together by Estimation about Eighteen Acres Lying

and being in the said Parish of Godalming and now in my

own occupation and from and after his decease I Give and

devise the same unto my said Nephew William Chitty and

his assigns for and during the term of his natural life subject

nevertheless to and I hereby Charge the same with the payment

of an Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of Six pounds of Lawfull

Money of Great Britain to my said Neice Elizabeth Chitty

for and during the Term of her natural Life to be paid to

her Clear of Taxes and all other deductions by two equal

half yearly payments the ffirst payment thereof to begin

and be made at the end of Six Months next after the decease

of my said brother George Chitty and from and after the

determination of the sd Estate of my said Nephew William

Chitty I give and devise the same subject and charged as

aforesaid to the said William Gill and Henry Streater Gill

and their Heirs during the natural life of my said Nephew

William Chitty In Trust to support and preserve the contingent

uses and Estates herein after Limitted from being defeated or

destroyed and for that purpose to make Entries or bring

?ccri?ys?? as the Case shall require yet nevertheless to permit

and suffer my said Nephew William Chitty and his assigns

during his life to receive and take the Rents and profits

thereof subject and charged as aforesaid to and for his

and their own use and benefit and from and after his

decease I give and devise the same also subject and charged

as aforesaid to the ffirst son of the Body of my said Nephew

William Chitty Lawfully to be begotten and the Heirs Males

of the Body of the ffirst son Lawfully Issuing and from default

of such Issue I give and devise the same also Subject and

 

Charged as aforesaid to the Second Third ffourth ffifth and all

and every other the son and sons of the Body of my said

Nephew William Chitty lawfully to be begotten severally

successively and in remainder one after another as they shall

be in Seniority of Age and priority of Birth and the several

and respective Heirs Male of the Body and Bodies of all

and every such son and sons Lawfully Issuing the Elder of such

Sons and the Heirs Male of his Body to be always preferred

and to take before the younger of such Son and Sons and

the Heirs Male of his and their Body and Bodys Lawfully

Issuing and for default of such Issue I give and devise the

same to all and every the daughter and daughters of the

Body of my said Nephew William Chitty lawfully to be

begotten to be equally divided between or arriving them

if more than one Share and Share alike to take as tenants

in common and not as joint tenants and the several and

respective Heirs of the Bodies of all and every such Daughter

and Daughters Lawfully Issuing and in Case one or more

of such Daughter or Daughters shall happen to dye without

Issue of her or their Body or Bodys then as to the share

or Shares of her or them so dying without Issue I give

and devise the same to the Survivor or Survivors and others

or other of them to be equally divided between or among

them if more than one share and share alike to take as

Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants and the

several and respective Heirs of the Boys or Body of such

Daughter then I give and devise the same also subject

and charged as aforesaid to such surviving or only daughter

and the Heirs of her Body and for Default of such Issue

I give and devise the same also subject and charged as

Aforesaid to my said Nephew James Joyce and my said ffive

Nieces Mary Joyce Jenny Lee Lettice Douglas Sarah Maberley

and Anne Arnold and their Heirs as Tenants in common

and not as joints Tenants Also I give and devise unto my

said Neice Mary Joyce and her Heirs All that my Messuage

or Tenement called Block House with the moor thereto

belonging Lying and being in Catteshull aforesaid on the

South side of the Old River there with the Appurts Also I give

And devise to my said ffour Nieces Jenny Lee Lettice Douglas

Sarah Maberley and Anne Arnold and their Heirs as Tenants

In Common and not as Joint Tenants all and every my

ffreehold Messuages or Tenements with their several and

respective Appurts situate standing and being at Wapping

in the County of Middlesex and I Constitute and appoint

the said William Gill and Henry Streater Gill Executors of this

my Last Will and Testament and my ffurther will is that

they my said Trustees and Executors or admors shall not be charged

or chargeable with any more of the aforesaid Trust Moneys

 

than they respectively shall actually receive or shall cause

to their respective hands by virtue of this my will nor for

any Less which may happen thereof or any part thereof

so as such Less happen without their willfull default nor any

one of them for the other of them or the acts deeds Receipts or

disbursements of the other of them but each of them only for

his own acts Deeds Receipts and disbursements and that it

shall and may be Lawfull for them and each of them my said

Trustees and Executors and for their and each of their

Executors and Admors by and out of the aforesaid Trust Moneys

to deduct all such Costs Charges and Expenses as they or

any of them respectively shall expend or be put unto by

reason of the said Trust hereby in Them reposed on the

Management and Execution thereof or any way relating

Thereunto In Testimony whereof I the said William Chitty

the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament

contained in this and the last four preceding Sheets of Paper

to each set my hand and to this Last Sheet my Seal the

Twenty ffirst day of December in the year of our Lord one

Thousand seven hundred and sixty eight William Chitty

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said William

Chitty the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the

presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each

other Subscribe our Names as Witness thereof James

Snelling James Snelling Junr William Wallis

 

This Will was proved at London on the twelfth day of

June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and

Sixty nine before the worshipfull Andrew Coltee Ducarel

Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull

George Hay also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary

of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Lawfully Constituted

by the Oaths of William Gill and Henry Streater Gill the

Executors named in the said Will to whom administration

Was granted of all and singular the goods Chattels and

Credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly

to administer

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