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Will of Ralph Shepherd (1704-1793)

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Ralph Shephard (1704-1793) Will - 1793 [1]

This is the last Will and Testament of one Ralph Shepherd of Killamarsh in the County of Derby, Miner, who am (thank God) of sound Mind, Memory and understanding. First I subject and charge all my real and personal Estates with the payment of my just Debts and funeral expences : I give and bequeath unto my wife all my household Goods and Furniture of every sort and kind ; I give devise unto my Friends, John Wilson of Park Hall in the Parish of Barlbrough, Gentleman and William Spalton of Eckington in the said County of Derby, Gentleman, my two several shares or parts in the Chesterfield Canal Navigation with all the Interest and Dividends due thereon. And all those twelve Acres of Freehold lands situated in the Parish of Killamarsh aforesaied together with all and every my Freehold Messuages or Tenements situate in Killamarsh aforesaid or elsewhere soever and all my ready Money and Securities for Money and all other my real and personal Estate of every sort and Kind. To hold to them the said John Wilson and William Spalton their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns to and for such uses, Upon such Trusts and for such Intents and Purposes as are herein after mentioned and declared of and concerning the same (that is sosay) in Trust to receive the Rents, Issues and Profets of my said Real and Personal Estates as they shall arise and become due and pay over the same to my present wife during the Term of her natural Life (if she remain single and unmarried but not otherwise) She during all that time housing the choice of Tennants for my said Lands, Tenements and Premises and the Appointment in whose hands my Monies shall be placed out at Interest. And after her decease of Marriage I do give devise and bequeath unto my sons John Shepherd, James Shepherd and Ralph Shepherd my two several Shares or Parts in The Chesterfield Canal Navigation with all the Interest and Dividends then thereon due and all those Twelve Acres of Freehold Lands situate in the Parish of Killamarsh aforesaid together will all and every my Freehold Messuages or Tenements situate in Killamarsh aforesaid or elsewhere and all my said ready Money and Securities for Money and all other my Real and Personal Estate of every sort and kind as above described. To hold to them the said John Shepherd, James Shepherd and Ralph Shepherd as tenants in common and not as joint Tennants their Heirs and Assigns for ever but subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the following Legacies that is tosay to my Daughters, Mary the wife of Joseph Diggle, Sarah the wife of John Harwood, Rachel the wife of William Smith, Elizabeth the wife of John Holland, Alice the wife of John Wilcock, Catharine the wife of Richard Cowley, to each of them the sum of Fifty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Brittain to be paid them each one so soon as months next after the decease of my said wife shall be expired and if any of my said daughters shall happen to die before her Legacy become due I give and bequeath the same to be paid to and equally divided amongst her children and I do hereby charge and subject all my said real and personal Estates with the full payment of all and every the above said Legacies and I do hereby appoint my said Wife Sarah Shepherd Executrix and the said John Wilson and William Spalton Executors in trust of this my will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Ninth day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three. Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed out signatures and witness. George Platts, ??John Winder, ?? Derinis Firth

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