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Will of John Gould, Gentleman of Upway, Dorset 1682

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Description: Will of John Gould, Gentleman of Upway, Dorset
Date: 11 April 1682
In the name of God Amen, I John Gould of Upway in the county of Dorset [and?]Gent being of perfect minde and memory doe make this my laste will and testament in manner following making void all former wills by mee made.
Imprimis I Will and order that my body shall bee laid in the vault under my seat in Upway Church next the body of my deare wife deceased and bee buried in a decent but private manner .
Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Upway aforesaid the sume of tenne poundes to remaine as a stock forever, and the interest to bee distributed yearly at Christmas .And I doe order that the same tenn pounds shall bee paid over to the overseers and churchwardens of the said parish of Upway on the next day of St Thomas Th’apostle after my decease.
Item I give to the poore of West Stafford in the county aforesaid the sume of three pounds to buy such necessaries for them of linnen and woollen as their overseers for the tyme being shall thike fitt and the same overseers to bee paid the said three pounds within One moneth next after my decease.
Item I give to my daughter Barbarah the sume of twelve hundred pounds.
Item I give to my daughter Husy: the like sum of twelve hundred pounds both the said sumes of twelve hundred pounds to bee paid my said two daughters when they shall attaine their severall ages of One and twenty years and not before and untill they shall attaine their said respective ages of one and twenty yeares each of them shall have and bee paid thirty pounds per annum to bee raised out of my personall estate.
Item I give to my sonne Every the sume of three hundred pounds.
Item I give to my sonne Hubert,the like summe of three hundred pounds and to my sonne James Gould the like sume of three hundred pounds.And my will is that the said three severall sumes of three hundred pounds so given my said three sonns Every,Hubert, and James shall be imployed to bri[_] out the same three sonnes to such trades or professions as my overseers hereafter mentioned or the survivor or survivors of them or the executors or administrators of the survivor of them shall thinke fitt and be converted to none other uses whatsoever and my Will is that in case any of my before named daughters shall happen to die before they shall attaine their severall ages of one and twenty years or in case any of my sonnes shall happen to dye before they shall bee severally bound out to trades or professions as aforesaid that then the portion & portions legacy and legacys of him her and them so dieing shall go and bee paid unto the survivors and survivor of all the same my sons and daughters before mentioned equally divided betwixt them .And further my will is that all the legacies given to my before named children shall be raised and made out of my goods chattells and personall estate and out of the interest profitts and benefitts that shall bee made of my said goods chattells and personall estate during my said childrens minority which I doe hereby give my said overseers and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and administrators of the survivor of them power to dispose of accordingly.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Every and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten all that my messuage and farm of Holworth commonly called or known by the name of South Elsworth and lying within the parish of Milton Abbas in the said County of Dorsett with the houses, cottages,barnes, stables, stalls,outhouses, lands, meddowes, pastured, commons, hereditaments, rights, members and appertenances to the same messuage or farme of Holworth belongine of appertaining or therewith or with any part thereof usualy grannted and all other my land,tenements, and heridataments whatsoever in Milton Abbas aforesaid. All which messuage and farme and other the premises lying in Milton Abbas aforesaid I purchased of Richard Scovile Gent deceased. And in default of such issue of my said sonne Every, I give all the same messuage farmes & other the premisses with the appertennances lying in Milton Abbas aforesaid unto my sonne Hubert and the heires of his body lawfully to bee begotten. And in default of such issue unto my said sonne James Gold and the heirs of his body lawfully to bee begotten.And in default of such issue to myne owne right heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Hubert and the heirs of his body lawfully to bee begotten the One Moiety or halfe part of All my Capitall messuage and farme and of all the houses, barnes, stables, stalls, outhouses, gardens, orchards, lands tenements hereditaments rights, members and appertenances to the same belonging or appertaining lying within the parish of Upway aforesaid in the Liberty of Waybyhouse there and the one moiety or halfe part of my tenement commonly called Golseyes in [ ] parish of Upway in the said liberty of Waybyhouse And also the moiety or half part of my two tenements or livieings with all their rights members and appertenances the one of them called William’s tenement and the other of them called Wifes tenement both situate and lying and being also in the said parish of Upway in the said liberty of Waybyhouse there and also the one miety or halfpart of my Mill which I purchased of William Frampton Esq lyeing also in Upway aforesaid in the tithing of Stottenway there and of all its rights members and appertenances And also the one moiety or halfe part of all tham my close of meadoe or pasture ground commonly _ _ _ _ called Bald Johns or Samways close with the appertenances lying in Upway aforesaid in the said tithing of Stottenway And also the one moiety or halfe part of my tenement dwelling house or cottage with th’appertenances now in the possession of John Williams lying in Upway aforesaid in the tithing of Stottenway. And also all the moiety or half part of all other my lands tenements and hereditaments in Upway aforesaid. And also all the moiety or half [endea-] of my Mannor of Bearne at Barne and of all it rights members and appertennance situate, lying and being in Whitechurch in the County aforesaid and the moiety or halfe part of all my other lands tenements and hereditaments with the appertennances in Whitechurch aforesaid And indefault of such issue of my said sonne Hubert I give all the same moieties or halfe parts of the same Capitall, messuage and farme of the three tenements called Golseys Tenement, William’s Tenement and Wifes tenement and of the same dwelling house or cottage and Mill lyeing in Upway aforesaid and the Moietie or halfe part of the said Mannor of Bearne als Barne & all of its rights members and appertenances and the said moiety or halfe part of all other my lands, tenements and hereditaments lyeing and being in Upway aforesaid and in Whitechurch aforesaid or wither of them unto my s’d sonne James Gould and the heirs of his body lawfully to bee begotten. And in default of such issue unto my sonne John Gold and the heires Males of his body lawfully to bee begotten And in default of such issue to mine owne right heires forever.
And all the other moiety or halfe part of the said capitall messuages farme, tenenments called Golseys tenement, Williams tenement and Wifes tenement and of the said tenement,dwelling house or cottage and of all the tenements mentioned to bee in Upway as aforesaid and the other moiety or halfe part of the said Mannor of Bearne als Barne and of all its rights , members and appertenances and of all other my lands,tenements and hereditaments lyeing or being in Whitchurch aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my said sonne James and the heires of his body lawfully to bee begotten and in default of such issue to my said sonne Hubert and the heires of his body lawfully to bee begotten And in default of such issue to my said sonn John and the heirs males of his body lawfully to be begotten. And in default of such issue to my right heires forever.
Item I give unto such of my sisters as shall bee living at the tyme of my decease a Gould Ring of twenty shillings price a piece.
Item I give to my eldest sonne twenty poundes to buy him mourning and my greate silver salt
Item, I give into my sone in lawe Anthony Floyer and his wife, one hundred pounds to buy them mourning and a piece of plate to keepe for my sake and to remaine unto the eldest sonne of their bodies and in default of such a sonne to such of their daughters as my sonne in law shall please.
All the rest of my goods and chattells I give and bequeath unto my five youngest children (viz) Barbarah, Husy, Every, Hubert and James to bee equally divided betweene and amongst them when they shall atteyne their severall ages of One and twenty yeares together w’th the produce thereof untill that time, after the legacies hereby given are paid and discharged with my funerall expenses And of this my will and testament.
I doe make ordeine and appoint my wellbeloved brother William Gould, my cozen James Gould of Dorchester esq and my said sonne in law Anthony Floyer executors in trust for th’only use of my said five youngest children. I also make the said executors guardians And for the paines of my said executors shall take therein I give to my said brother William Gold and my said truly loveing cosen James Gould five pounds a peece to buy them each a ring to weare in remebrance of mee. And I do hereby will that it shall and may bee lawfull to and for my executors and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and administrators of the survivor of them in the first place to lay out and disburse such monies to bee made of my personall estate as shall bee needfull for the execution of the trust put upon themhereby and the same to deduct and de[falke ] out of my said personal estate.And in testimony that this is my last will and testament I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the twelfth day of Septemeber in the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred seventy and nine.John Gould Signed, sealed and published by the said John Gould Sen to bee his last will and testament in the presence of Mary Abbat, Matthew Pouncey, Nath’ Osborn

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