Location: Poole, Dorset, England
Will of Robert Balson
This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Balson of Creekmoor in the parish of Great Canford in the County of Dorset yeoman.
I will and desire that my Executors hereinafter named do carry on my Farm and Farming business for the benefit of my family during the remainder of the term of the Lease which may be unexpired at the time of my decease unless I should dispose of the said Farm and business during my lifetime
- – I give to my daughter Harriet Balson an annuity of Ten Pounds per annum payable from the time of my decease until she attain the age of twenty one years
- – Also I give to my son James Balson the sum of Five Shillings.
All the rest residue and remainder of my property I give to my children Henry Balson , Thomas Balson, Mary Ridout and Harriet Balson equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common.
Provided always and it is my will that in case I should dispose of my said farm and business during my lifetime then I desire that the residue of my said property and effects shall be divided as above mentioned when and as soon as my said daughter Harriet shall attain the age of twenty one years, but otherwise the same is not to be so divisible or divided until the expiration of the said Lease of the said farm.
And I appoint Thomas Arnold of Hamworthy in the County of Dorset yeoman and Robert Hibbs of Creekmoor aforesaid yeoman Trustees and Executors of this my Will and I declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty six
The mark and seal X of Robert Balson
Signed sealed published and declared by Robert Balson the said Testator 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 hereto subscribed our names as witnesses
James Tuck of Wareham Dorset Attorney’s Clerk
Mahalah Hibbs of Creekmoor Dorset
On the twenty first day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven the within Will of Robert Balson late of Creekmor in the County of Dorset yeoman deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas Arnold of Hamworthy in the said County yeoman and Robert Hibbs of Creekmoor aforesaid yeoman the Executors therein named to whom administration of all and singular the goods and chattels and credits of the deceased was granted they being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof into the ~Registry of the Court of the Archdeacon of Dorset and render a just amount thereon when thereto lawfully required and that the whole of the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased does not amount in value to the sum of three hundred pounds And lastly that the said deceased died on or about the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty six
Sworn before me-
In the presence of W Harte
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