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Will of John Pretor Pinney 1818 of Somerton Erle

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Transcript of the Last Will and Testament of John Pretor Pinney. Paragraphs and emphasis added to aid legibility. Original spelling and capitalisation preserved.

Transcribed by Ros Haywood from a copy held by the National Archives (UK); used under the terms of the Open Government Licence [You are free to transcribe, translate, index and quote from published or unpublished Crown copyright material among the records as extensively as you wish and you may publish the results in any format and any medium: in accordance with the terms of the Open Government Licence.]


I John Pinney of Somerton Erle in the Parish of Somerton in the County of Somerset Esqr revoking all former wills do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

first I desire that all my just debts and Funeral expenses may be fully paid and satisfied And I do request that my remains may be deposited in my Family vault in the church in the Parish of Somerton and the remains of such branches of my Family as may wish it whenever it might please God to call them

I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Jane Pinney for her immediate use five hundred pounds to be paid within one Month after my decease

Item I give devise and bequeath to my Son Charles Pinney his heirs and Assigns an undivided Piece or Parcel of Land called Mountain Land held in common with the Estate called Wanseys situate lying and being in the Parish of St Thomas in the Island of Nevis in the West Indies now in the occupation of John Henry Clarke in the said Island Esqr and containing by estimation two hundred Acres be the same more or less

And also a Piece or Parcel of Land situate lying and being in the Parish of St John in the said Island of Nevis lately let to Edward Brazier in said Island Esquire

Item I give and bequeath to my said Son Charles Pinney one thousand pounds in trust for my beloved daughter in law Frances Pinney for her sole and separate use independant of her Husband and her receipt alone notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a sufficient discharge

Item I give and bequeath to Mrs Rebecca Hayne of Dorchester Dorset one hundred pounds to furnish mourning for herself and daughters in such proportions as she might chuse and think proper

And it is my Will that Mr Joseph Gill residing on Portland Farm in the Parish of Hallstock be furnished with complete Mourning

Item I desire that the Promisory [sic] Note of Mr Robert East to me endorsed to my Son John Frederick Pinney for two hundred and seventy five pounds may be given up to him

Item I give and bequeath to Mr Timothy Lamb thirty Pounds

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Baillie and to my Son Charles Pinney and the Survivor and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor two thousand pounds Stock in the three per Cent Consolidated Annuities standing in my name in trust to pay my good and faithful servant Frances Coker for and during the term of her natural life the dividends of one thousand pounds of said stock for her sole and separate use independent of any Husband and her receipt alone notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a sufficient discharge and the dividends of the remaining one thousand pounds Stock to pay my good and faithful servant Ann Virgin for and during the term of her natural life the first payment to be made on the receipt of the first dividend after my decease

And I do hereby authorize the said Trustees and the Survivor and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor to retain out of the said dividends all expenses they or either of them may be at or put to in the Execution of this their trust and from and after the decease of the said Ann Virgin in this further trust to pay the dividends of the last mentioned one thousand pounds Stock as the same shall become due and is received to the aforesaid Frances Coker for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use independant of any Husband and her receipt alone notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a sufficient discharge provided always nevertheless that the said Frances Coker continues in the Service of my beloved Wife or leaves it with her consent in writing as a Token of a continuation of her good conduct giving and granting to my said Wife full Power and authority to suspend the payment of the dividends of the last mentioned one thousand pounds Stock for any time she might think proper on giving notice of her intention to the Trustees or Trustee to be disposed of as she wish in the Approbation of the Trustees or Trustee may direct and appoint

whereas I advanced and lent James Sanson of the Parish of Marshwood in the County of Dorset Yeoman thirty pounds on Security of his House and Land in said Parish which said Sum of thirty pounds remains due and owing to me on Mortgage of the said Premises

And I give and bequeath the same to my good and faithful Servant John Sansom his Executors Administrators and Assigns if in my Service at the time of my decease and no warning to leave it

Item I give and bequeath to my Good Servant Benjamin Walton if in my Service at the time of my decease and no warning to leave it twenty pounds

Also I give and bequeath to each of my other domestic servants here and in Bristol who has lived with me two years and in my Service at the the time of my decease and no warning to leave it ten pounds

All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate real and Personal in possession or expectance after payment and discharge of all my just debts in which I include any sum or sums of money that may appear in my books in favour of either of my Children in my own hand writing and funeral expenses I give devise and bequeath to my oldest Son John Frederick Pinney his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns

lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Jane Pinney and my Sons John Frederick Pinney and Charles Pinney Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament and for all expenses that my Executrix and Executors or either of them may be at or put to in the execution of this my Will I direct that they and each of them be fully paid and satisfied out of my Estate notwithstanding some of the expenses may appear superfluous or trifling

And they and each of them are hereby authorized and empowered to retain pay and satisfy themselves and each of them out of the rents Issues and profits of my Estate and Effects

And it is my wish that neither my Executrix or Executors shall stand accountable for the Acts and deeds of another but each of them for her or his own Acts and deeds

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to each side of the paper on which this my Will is written in my own handwriting in the seventy eighth ('eighth crossed out) year of my age and have affixed my Seal this twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen

JNO PINNEY

Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Pinney the Testator As and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto
Levi Ames Junr Clifton Gloucestershire
Robt Case Park Now Bristol
G Hazelton Taunton Somerset

PROVED at London 9th June 1818 before the worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of John Frederick Pinney and Charles Pinney Esqr sons the Executors to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn only to Administer power to Jane Pinney widow the relict the other Executor


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