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Will of Thomas Haywood 1756 of Isleworth Middlesex

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Transcript of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Haywood. 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the terms of the Open Government Licence [You are free to transcribe, translate, index and quote from published or unpublished Crown copyright material among the records as extensively as you wish and you may publish the results in any format and any medium: in accordance with the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.]

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I Thomas Haywood of Isleworth in the County of Middlesex do make and publish this my last Will and Testament

ffirst I with all humility recommend my Soul to the Mercy of Almighty God and my Body I desire may be buried in the Parish Church of Isleworth as near to my late dear Mother as conveniently can be in a private Manner trusting to obtain through the Merits of my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ a joyfull Resurrection to Life immortal

with Respect to the Disposition of my worldly Estate I do give and bequeath unto my sincerely beloved and truly faithfull Wife Sarah one thousand pounds to be paid immediately after my decease and to my said Wife I also give my leasehold dwellinghouse at Isleworth for all the Remainder of the Term now to come on the Lease thereof together with all my household Goods and ffurniture Plate China Linnen and Apparel of all kinds and also my Gold Watch

Item I give and bequeath unto my five Children Thomas Henry William Susannah and Sarah and also to any Child or Children my Wife may happen to be ensient with at the time of my decease five hundred pounds apiece to be paid at their respective Ages of twenty one years with interest at four pounds p cent p Annum from the time of my decease and if any of them die before that Age then his her or their Legacy to go and be divided equally among the Survivors of them who shall live to attain that Age and

I do appoint my Wife to have the Guardianship and Care of the Education and maintenance of all my Children and that the interest of their Legacies shall be paid and allowed to her on that Amount and

I authorize and impower my Executors to advance and pay out of the Legacies given to my sons such Sums of Money as they in their Discretion shall think fit for the placing out my sons respectively to any profession or Trade or otherwise for their Advancement and

I do give unto my much Esteemed ffriends Edward Rushworth of Doctors Commons London Esquire and Richard Jones of Thavies Inn London Gentleman twenty Guineas apiece which I desire they will accept not as a satisfaction but as an Acknowledgement only for their Kindness and Trouble in Executing this my Will which I earnestly desire they will do and I also give then ten pounds apiece for Mourning and

I do give devise and bequeath all the Rest and Residue of the Estate and Effects real and personal wheresoever and whatsoever unto my said Wife and the said Edward Rushworth and Richard Jones and to their heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns In Trust nevertheless to be by them sold and disposed of and the clear Moneys arising thereby to be paid and divided equally unto and amongst my said dear Wife and all and every my Child and Children to be paid immediately after such sale and disposition and the shares of my Children to be payable in the same Manner and subject to the same Benefit of Survivorship as hereinbefore directed with Respect to the Legacies hereinbefore given to my Children and

I do appoint my said Wife and the said Edward Rushworth and Richard Jones Executrix and Executors of this my Will with power to deduct and retain to themselves in the first Place out of my Estate and Effects all their Costs Charges and Expenses in and about the Execution of this my Will and they shall not be answerable for any Loss or Deficiency in the placing out or receiving any Moneys in Pursuance of this my Will unless the same shall be by his her or their apparent wilfull Neglect or Default nor shall they be answerable one for the other of them but each for his and her own Act Deed and Receipt only And

I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will contained in one sheet of paper and all wrote with my own hand set and subscribed my hand and seal this tenth day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six Thos Haywood

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Thomas Haywood the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto at his Request and in his presence subscribed our Names as Witnesses to the same
Jno Carman
John Roberts
Wm Painter
all of Holborn


THIS WILL was proved at London the twenty third day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty seven before the Worshipfull Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Sarah Haywood Widow the Relict of the deceased Edward Rushworth and Richard Jones the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly to administer.

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