Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Will of Robert Parry Young, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, on board HMS Vigilant in Portsmouth Harbour, 22 Dec 1797
In the name of God Amen the last will and testament of Robert Parry Young a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy being in __________ health and mind to bequeath after my decease the following ____goods chattels (that is to say £200 the sum of two hundred pounds to my beloved and lawful wife Jane Young of Castletown in the Isle of Man and the said Jane Young shall be entitled to hold and to keep for her own use all such household furniture goods or plate as shall be in her possession at the time of my decease the whole being in consideration over and above the annual pension she will be entitled to from government as widow of a Commissioned Officer. £300 the sum of three hundred pounds unto my beloved daughter Jane Young of Douglas in the Isle of Man. £300 the sum of three hundred pounds unto my beloved and most esteemed friend Elizabeth Middleton (alias Elizabeth Young) of the parish of Aldgate in the City of London who shall be justly and fully entitled to hold and to keep possession for her sole use all such household furniture goods plate chattels as may be in her possession belonging to me at the time of my decease the whole in consideration for her very great care and attention to me for many years and hazarding herself on a voyage to New South Wales with me my aforesaid wife Jane Young being the whole of the time labouring under a disordered mind from whom I could not receive any assistance £100 the full sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money ________ _______ by way of legacy to be paid on demand and after my decease unto Elizabeth Boyles of the Parish of Marsh Wood near Southampton my late ______ and trusty servant. Finally all other sums of money plate goods or chattels movables as there may appear to be belonging to me over and above what in herebefore stated (that is to say after my agents Marsh and Creed of London are satisfied on their parts) should all become the property of my beloved son Robt. Benjamin Young now a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy This my last will and testament on board his Majesty’s ship Vigilant in Portsmouth Harbour this twenty second day of December 1797. In the presence of __________________ and __________ Robert Parry Young No executors, no witnesses
On 4 Apr 1799, appeared personally William Marsh of Norfolk Street Strand in the County of Middlesex Esquire and Thomas Smith of the same place Gentleman and made oath that they were well acquainted with Robert Parry Young late a Lieutenant on board His Majesty's Ship Vigilant in Portsmouth Harbour deceased and with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and they depose that they believe it to be all the proper handwriting and subscribing of the said Robert Parry Young deceased. Sworn before a Parson. Administration with the will attached was granted 6 Apr 1799 to Robert Benjamin Young the natural and lawful son and residuary legatee.
Transcription C Mackinnon 28 September 2021