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Will of Richard KERSEY of Stadhampton

Will 2 Nov 1812   Probate 16 Dec 1813

Source: TNA no. PROB11/1550/866
Contributed by: Aillin O'Brien Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... me Richard Kersey of Stadhampton ... victualler ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Richard KERSEY Stadhampton
Thomas ANDERSONTrustee (Exec)Brockhampton
Richard ROGERSTrustee (Exec)Denton
John KERSEYSon
Moses KERSEYSon
Samuel KERSEYSon
Ann PRESTONFriendOxford
Mrs TRIPPTenantStadhampton
 
Philip RACKHAMWitness
Thomas YOUNGWitness
Robert CLACYWitness
 
Probate 16 Dec 1813 London ... Thomas Anderson & Richard Rogers the Executors ...
Transcriber's Notes
 
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... me Richard Kersey of Stadhampton ... victualler ...

[He often uses the phrase "my said trustees & the survivor of them his Ex'ors or Adm'ors" or similar wording. This is here rendered as "my Trustees"]
  • I give my friends Thomas Anderson of Brockhampton yeoman and Richard Rogers of Denton yeoman & their heirs my three freehold Messuages Cottages or Tenements with their stabling, outhouses etc in Stadhampton, two of which are now in my own occupation and the other in the occupation of Mrs Tripp, during the minority of my son John.
  • [When] my son John reaches 21 then Upon Trust that my Trustees shall immediately release [the properties] to him and his heirs etc forever.
  • It shall be lawful for my Trustees during the minority of my son John to let [the properties] to any persons they think fit for any term of years not exceeding John's minority.
  • I give my Trustees all my household goods and furniture, plate, china, ware, linen, wearing apparel and household utensils In Trust to permit my friend Ann Preston of Oxford to have my two best beds, bedsteads, blankets, pillows, counterpanes, sheets and linen, and preserve them for my son John [until he reaches 21], and then to deliver them to him.
  • As to the residue of my household furniture and effects, my Trustees may sell it to any incoming tenants of my [properties] or by public auction at their discretion.
  • If the proceeds of such sale and book debts are insufficient to discharge my liabilities then I authorise my Trustees to mortgage the freehold premises [for] such a sum as is necessary to do so and to apprentice John to a carpenter, and to apply the rents etc in discharge of the interest.
  • I give 5 each to my son Moses and my son Samuel, to be paid by my son John when he reaches 21.
  • All the residue of my estate whether real or personal I give to my Trustees In Trust for my son John
  • I appoint my Trustees as my Executors

  • Witnesses Philip Rackham Thomas Young Robert Clacy
Probate 16 Dec 1813 London ... Thomas Anderson & Richard Rogers the Executors ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
Richard Kersey

This is the last Will & Testament of me
Richard Kersey of Stadhampton in the County of Oxford Victualler I give & devise
unto my ffriends Thomas Anderson of Brockhampton in the said County of Oxford yeoman
& Richard Rogers of Denton in the said County of Oxford yeoman & their Heirs all
those my three ffreehold Messuages Cottages or Tenements Heredits & Premises
with their Stabling Outhouses & Appurts thereto belonging situate & being in the
parish of Stadhampton afsd two of which are now in my own occupation and
the other in the possession or occupation of Mrs Tripp during the Minority of
my said Son John & from & immediately after my said Son John shall have attained
his age of Twenty one years then upon Trust that they my Trustees & the survivor
of them & his Heirs do & shall immediately thereupon Grant & release my
said ffreehold Messuages Cottages or Tenements Heredits & Premises to my said
Son John his Heirs & assigns for ever provided always & my Will further is that
it may & shall be lawful to & for my said Trustees & the survivor of them and
his Heirs during the minority of my said Son John to let my said Cottages
Tenements Heredits and Premises to any person or persons they shall think
fit & proper for any term or number of years not exceeding the minority of my
said son John at the best & most improved yearly rent that can be had or gotten
for the same and I also give devise & bequeath unto my said trustees & the Surv'or
of them his Ex'ors & Adm'ors All my Household Goods & ffurniture Plate China
Ware Linen Wearing apparel & Household utensils which I may be poss'ed
of at the time of my decease In trust to permit my ffriend Ann Preston of Oxford
to have thereout my two best Beds Bedsteads Blankets Pillows Counterpanes
sheets & Linen & preserve the same for my said son John on his attaining his
age of twenty one years & then to deliver the same over to him And as to the residue
of my said Household ffurniture & effects I do hereby direct that my said trustees
& the surv'or of them his Ex'ors or Adm'ors shall be at liberty to use? their and
his discretion as to the full disposition thereof either to sell the same to any incoming
Tenant or Tenants of my said ffreehold Messuages or by Public Auction as to them shall
seem meet & most advantageous & my mind & Will further is that in case the
money arising from such Sale & Book Debts be not sufficient to discharge my
incumbrances then I authorise & empower my said trustees or the surv'or of
them & his Heirs to raise by way of Mortgage upon the ffreehold Premises
such a sum of Money as shall be necessary to discharge the whole and
Apprentice John to a carpenter and to pay & apply the rents Issues and
Profits in discharge of the Interest Money I give ffive pounds each to my son
Moses and my son Samuel to be paid by my said son John when he shall
arrive at the age of Twenty one years and as to all the rest residue & remainder of my
estate whatsoever whether Real or personal I hereby give devise & bequeath the
same & every part thereof to my said Trustees & the Surv'or of them his Heirs
Ex'ors & Adm'ors In trust for my Son John and I do hereby Nominate and Appoint
my said trustees Ex'ors of this my Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and Seal this second day of November 1812 Richd Kersey O
Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator as and for his

last Will & Testament in the Presence of us who at his request in his
presence & in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our
names as witnesses Philip Rackham Thomas Young Robert Clacy

Proved at London 16th Dec'r 1813 before the judge by the oaths of
Thomas Anderson & Richard Rogers the Ex'ors to whom Admon
was granted having been first sworn (by Com'on) duly to Adm'er