Will of William Wise of Packwood (a peculiar) from Warwickshire Record Office proved in the Manrial Court of Packwood


In the Name of God Amen I William Wise of the

Parish of Packwood in the County of Warwick Cooper Do make this

my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say

First I Will and devise that all my Just Debts and Funeral

Expenses be fully paid and satisfied by my Executrix and

Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be

after my Decease. Also I Give to my Nephew Clement Wise of

the parish of Aston in the said County of Warwick and to my

Son in Law Joseph Woodward of the Parish of Packwood and

County of Warwick aforesaid the sum of Twenty Pounds In Trust

to put and place the same out at Interest upon the best

Security they can get for the same and to pay the Interest at two

half Yearly payments to my daughter Elizabeth Whiteacre Wife

of Thomas Whiteacre of the Parish of Packwood aforesaid for her

own sole and separate Use for and during the term of her natural

Life and after her Decease I give and bequeath the same and every

part thereof to her daughter Ann Wise but in Case the said

Ann Wise shall happen to Die in the Life time of her mother

then I Give the said Sum of Twenty Pounds to her Sister Mary

Whiteacre for her own Use and Benefit, But in Case it should

happen that my said Daughter Elizabeth Whiteacre should by any

misfortune be in want of Bread in that Case I hereby Order

and Direct my said Trustees to Pay her such part of the said sum

of twenty pounds or al of it if they shall think proper, Also

I Give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Woodward Wife of

the said Joseph Woodward all and singular my Household Goods,

Beds Linnen and all and singular my Household Goods of what sort

or kind soever that I shall Die possessed of for her own sol use and benefit

As to all the rest and residue of my personal Estate, Book Debts

Stock of Timber Cattle Implements of Husbandry and all other the

residue of my personal Estate after payment of my Just Debts and

Funeral Expenses the charging of proving this my Will

and the Legacys by me hereinbefore given and bequeathed

I hereby Give and bequeath Order and Direct the same to be

equally Divided  as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease

unto and amongst my four daughters (namely) Mary Wakefield

wife of John Wakefield of Packwood aforesaid, Naney Ball Widow

of the same Parish, the before mentioned Elizabeth Whiteacre and

Susannah Woodward share and share alike, Also it is my Will

and Desire that my said Trustees nor either of them shall not

be answerable for the said Sum of Twenty Pounds or the Interest

thereof, so as such Loss happen without their wilfull Default or

Neglect, Also I Nominate and Appoint my said Daughter

Naney Ball and my said son in Law Joseph Woodward Joint Executrix

and Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness

whereof I the said William Wise the Testator have to this my

last Will and Testament set my Hand and seal this seventeenth

Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand

Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight

Signed sealed Published and Declared by the

Testator as and for his last Will and

Testament in the presence of us who

have subscribed our names as

Witnesses thereto

(The names of the witnesses seem to have been lost from the bottom of the will - seem to have crumbled off)

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