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Will of Robert Newman 1772

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Date: 26 Jun 1771 to 28 Mar 1772
Location: Long Melford, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Will of Robert Newman of Long Melford, Suffolk, Gentleman

written 26th June 1771 and proved 26 March 1772

The Last Will and Testament
of me Robert Newman of Long Milford in the County
of Suffolk Gentleman Imprimis , after payment of my just
debts and funeral Expenses, I give devise and bequeath unto
my loving Wife Mary Newman all my Freehold & Copyhold
Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments whatsoever
wheresoever with their and every of their appurtenances ( the
Copyholds being Surrendered to the use of my Will ) with the
use of my Goods Chattels and Household furniture plate
Linen China and Farming utensils together with the Interest
produce and profits of my personal Estate To have and to hold
unto my said Wife for and during the term of her natural
life & from & after her decease then I give devise and bequeath
the said Freehold and Copyhold Estates and also my said personal
together with the produce Interest & profits of the same to my
Grandson Charles Gardner his heirs and assigns for ever subject
nevertheless and Charged and Chargeable with the payment
of the sum of One thousand pounds to my Grandaughter Eliz. Gardner
when she shall attain the age of twenty one but in case
either of my said Grandchildren shall dye in the life time of
my said Wife then I give devise and bequeath the whole
of my aforesaid Estates & the produce Interest & profits thereof
to such surviving Grandchild his or her heirs and assigns for -
ever and moreover if it shall happen that both my said
Grandchildren shall dye in the life time of my said Wife
then I give and bequeath all my aforesaid Estates unto
my Grandson Charles Seward & his heirs & assigns for ever
Subject & Charged & Chargeable with the payment of five
hundred pounds to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Seward on her attaining
the age of twenty one years and also with the payment of the further sum of five
hundred pounds to my Son in Law William Gaskarth within
twelve next after the decease of my said Wife And I do hereby
Nominate Constitute and Appoint my said wife Mary
Newman and my said Son in Law William Gaskarth Executrix
& Executor of this my Will and hereby revoking all former
Wills by me at any time heretofore made declare this only to be my
last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to
this my last Will contained in one sheet of paper set my
hand and seal this twenty sixth day of June one thousand
seven hundred and seventy one Robt.Newman
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator
Robert Newman as and for his last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in
the presence of each other have subscribed Our Names as Witnesses
hereto Wm Russell Threadneedle Street Robert Jed Thomas Beuzant P???

This Will was proved at London the twenty
sixth day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand
Seven hundred and Seventy two before the Worshipful
Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right
Worshipful George Hay Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or
Commisary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted
by the Oath of William Gaskarth one of the Executors named in the
said Will to whom Admon was granted of all and singular the goods
Chattles and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn only
to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Mary
Newman Widow the Relict of the said deceased and the other Exec.
named in the said Will when she shall apply for the same


Transcribed by Joe Farler in 2017. Original available at The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 976 . Download for a fee. Also may be available to Ancestry subscribers.


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