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Will of Thomas Freke of Iwerne Courtney 1701/2

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Will of Thomas Freke of Iwerne Courtney 1701
National Archives, Prob 11/463/40 Date 12 Jan 1701/2

(but subsequent oaths as the executors died) Thomas Freke

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Freke of Iwerne Courney in the County of Dorsett esquire considering the certainty of death but the uncertainty of the timethereof and being weak but of sound mind and memory (blessed be God) do this twenty ninth day of November in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord William the third by the grace of God of England Scotland and France and Ireland, King defender of the faith etc And in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and six make my last will and testament in writing hereby revoking all former wills by me heretoforth made
First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me hopeing through his merxy and the meritorious death and passion of his well beloved Son Christ Jesus to have my sins pardoned and my Soul saved my body I commit to the earth to be privately and decently buried in the new vault under the seat where I normally sit in the Church of Iwerne Courtney aforesaid
And for the personall Estate which God hath blessed me withall having settled all my real estate of lands except some parcells which I lately purchased and have by this will devised them I dispose of in manner following.
I give to the poore of the severall townes of Sturminster Newton and Cerne Abbas in the said County of Dorsett the sume of twenty pounds each.Also I give to the poore people of the severall parishes of Burton Bradford, Hilton, Hinton St Mary, Chesilbourne, Iberton, Bechalwell, Okeford Fitzpaine, Iwerne Courtney, Iwerne Minister, Horseyes Melcombe, Hazelbury Bryan and Manston in the said County of Dorset , Aulston? and Baverstock in the County of Wiltshire ten poiunds a piece Also I give to the poore of the several townes of Dorchester and Blandford in the said County of Dorset fifty pounds apiece to be disposed of for the use of the poore at the discretion of the magistrates of each town. All which legacies before given My mind and will is shall be paid within twelve months after my decease.
More I give unto my nephew Mr John Dillington Barronett one hundre pounds.Unto my niece Mabell Bockland ten pounds and unto my kinsman Robert Freke of Upway esquire one hundred pounds
Also I give unto Cicily my wife all her wearing Apparell whatsoever excepting my great necklace of pearles which she hath) and all such jewells rings, plate or goodes of household stiffe as were properly her own before our treaty of marriage
Also I give unto my servant John Glover Gent if he shall be living with me at my decease two hundred pounds.Unto my servants Elizabeth Fisher, spinster and Cicily West spinster, if they shall be severally licing with me at my decease one hundred pounds apiece. Unto my servants William Bryer Samuel Hiscock and Grace Crouch if they shall be severally living with me at my decease fifty pounds a piece. Also I give unto all and every my other [revenant?] servants which shall be living with me at the time of my death over and above their wages ten pounds apiece
Also I give unto my niece Lucy Pitt one necklace pearls containing one thousand one hundred and forty pearls which was given by my Lady mother deceased the use of which necklace I gave to my said wife if she continue so long in my name and not otherwise, she having faithfully promised and obliged herself to deliver to that person whom I should by my will order & appoint to receive it or give the same And in case the said Lucy Pitt shall happen to dye I give the same necklace of pearls unto Elizabeth Freke wife of Thomas Freke esquire one of my executors hereafter named
And whereas I have purchased all that farme and tenement called Dacknell and Brownes of Thomas white, the farms called Arthurs and Smiths and a close or ground called _ound Close in Fittleford of Charles White ( esquire deceased, the Advowson, donation and right of patronage of the parish church of Fifehead Neville in the said County of Dorset of Oliver Phelps and Mary his wife All that grounds of Close of pasture called the Parke and all that close called Furzhill and all that messuage or tenement late in the possession of Jasper Hart in Anstie in the parish of Hilton of John Raymond in two purchases And all that messuage or tenement and lands in Hilton aforesaid of William SSmith, severall messuages, cottages and lands in Harfootelaw in the said parish of Hilton of Mssrs Wessterd and Samuel Fripp . Two Coleman-5109 closes of parcells of pasture or meadow ground in Bagber called by the name of Aqua Vite containing four acres and half of Thomas Yate esquire and Matthew Johnson Esquire, One acre of meadow there of Robert Rose, one acre called Smooth acre and four actes of land there of Richard Sheely gent .All that coppice or woody ground called Etherly Wood in the parish of Dewlish of Mrs Anne Pine and others. All those severral copices and pasture grounds in Dewlish and Milborne of John Hawes . All those furzy groundscalled Mary Corts of Nathaniel Napier Esquire for years certain plotts and parcells of meadow and a dwelling house with the appurtenances and situate and being in Corfe Caste of and from Lawrence Saintloe and others all that capitall messuages , farms and lands called Parhams farm in the parish of Aulston aforesaid in the said county of Wiltes of William Gould [ ] deceased. All those closes of meadowland, pasture ground called Southfield and two Coppices in the said parish of Sturminster Newton of Thomas Dore gent, the foreshare of two acres of meadow there of Thomas Young, gent and others. Severall closes of meadow and pasture there of Robert Belby.All that copice of Woody ground lying in Pimperne in the said county of Dorsett of Mr Coker of Langton And all those twenty acres of land lying in Farnam in the said county of Dorsett of the Lord [--oke]for years
My mind and will is that and I do hereby direct and appoint my executors hereafter named to lease out all or any of the lands above mentioned to any person or persons for fourscore and nineteen years if three lives shall so long live and the moneys assisting them and the yearly rents thereof together with my stock and other chattles to be imployed towards the payment of my debts which shall owe at my decease and the legacies in this my will mentioned And what shall remain unbound of the said lands which I have in fee and the fee and inheritance of such lands which shall or maybe [ ] aforesaid I give and devise the same unto my kinsman Thomas Pile esquire and Elizabeth Freke his daughter for and during the term of their naturall lives and the life of the longest liver of them And from and after their severall deceases I give and devise the same lands unto such person and in such proportion and in such manner and forme and to such use and uses and with such limitations as my other lands are settled by deed dated the two and twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred and ninety and eight And whereas I did by indenture dated the tenth day of April in the three and twentieth year of the reign of the late King Charles the Second limit my Lordship Mannour and farme of Burton and the farmes of Graston and Gregories in Burton aforesaid for want of heires in my self unto Thomas Penruddock esquire deceased for his life and after on the first, second, third and all and every the other son and sons of the said Thomas Penruddock and his heirs males of every such son In which indendture I did reserve a power by my order of will to revoke the same. I do hereby declare that I am minded and I do by this my last will and Testament revoke unstate and make void the said limitation and every the use and uses so limited as foresaid of my said Lordshipand Mannof of Burton and Farmes of Graston and Gregorie unto the said Thomas Prenruddock and to the severall heirs males of his body as aforesaid.
I do hereby limit and appoint that Robert Seymer esquire my trustee and his heirs shall stand seized thereof to the use of th dame person and persons and to the same uses as my other lands stand settled my my deed dated as aforesaid and I give and devise my manner of Bave---stock als Babestock in the county of Wilts and all the farmes messuages lands tenements and premises therto belonging unto my said kinsman Thomas Pile for and during the term of his naturall life And from and after his decease unto Lucy Pitt aforesaid for and during her naturall life and from after her decease I give and devise the said mannor and lands of Baverstock unto Thomas Prenruddock Esquire my kinsman but in default of heirs I give and devise the same unto my kinsman George Pitt brother of the said Lucy Pitt and his heirs forever
And whereas I have also purchased the capitall messuages and farms of Fittleford with the appurtenances of Winnifred White and all those several pieces and parcells of meadow and pasture ground lying in the parish or manner of Manston called Southfield and Southfield meadows containing fourscore acres and the Royalty of the mannor of Manston of John Nicholas Esquire deceased and all those coppices or woody grounds caled Roger Hayes coppice, Picked coppice , Lodge coppice, Rumbredon als Rothersdon furze coppive and Stones Drane otherwise the coppice in Iwerne Minster containing one hundred forty five acres by the name of Lammings Coppice in Iwerne Minster aforesaid of Richard Swaine esquire and Richard his son. All that the farms of Westhill with the appurtenances of Hugh Peircy and others and tenement of Thomas Aplyn, tennements of Thomas Washington, four acres of land of Francis Frith and one horse lease of and Richard James all in Iwerne Minster aforesaid.All that messuage and farme with the appurtenances of Hazelbury Bryan aforesaid and the Royaltie and Wast of the Mannour of Hazelury Bryan of Sir Orlando Gee, severall closes and lands in the same parish of Richard Grannt, four meadowes with the appurtenances of Mr White and James Loder.One tenement there of Francis Fulford esq. deceased All that Chart, Free Chart and Free Warren of Cranborne and all priviledges therto belonging. And all those landes or closes called Costerd Bushes in Barwicke Saint John in the said county of Wiltes of the present Earle of Shaftesbury. All those eight acres of coppice lying by the west wall in Cranborne Chase and Horse leases upon Iwerne Free Doowne of Mr Robert Fey, the fee farme rent of six pounds three shillings and two pence out of my Mannour of Hilton of the Lord [Howely?] And all that messuage, tenement and farms called Mister Fryes farms with the rightes members and appurtenances thereof situate and lying and being in Iwerne Minster aforesaid of and from Mr Fry, I do give and devise all and every the said last writed, purchased lands, tenements, pastures and rent and every part and parcell thereof unto such person and persons and to their heirs and with such limitations as my other lands are settled upon by my said deed bearing date the two and twentieth day of June one thousand and six hundred and ninety and eight
And I do hereby make and consitute and appoint the said Thomas Pile and the said Elizabeth Freke my whole and sole executors to whom I give and bequeath all my goods, chattles, ready money, jewells, rings, plate, household goods, bonds, bills, mortgages and all my personall estate whatsoever and wherever. But my will and desire is my said executors that the leasehold estate I purchased of the Dr and Canons of Windsor and the parsonage of Hilton which I purchased by lease of the Dean and Chapter of Sarum be rent with & as the tencies (tenancies?) during which I hold the same { } expiring and that the same be enjoyed with the lands which I have settled by deed as aforesaid.

And I do desire my loving Kinsman George Pitt of Stratfield Sea in the County of Southampton and Thomas Freke of Hannington in the said county of Wilts esquire to be overseers of this my will and to see due performance hereof And for their pains I give to each of them fifty pounds.And I do likewise desire Ander__ Loder, the elder of Dorchester in the said County of Dorsett Gent to be assisting to my said executors and overseers to whom I give as a legacy the sume of one hundred pounds. In witness whereof I the said Thomas Freke have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year above written

Thomas Freke, signed, sealed & published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said Thomas Freke written in the presence of John Burt, Edmnd Cottrell, John Cotterrell, Nath: Kerley

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