- The National Archives, Kew, England
- Ref Prob 11/1752/314
- Will of William Barrett, late Boot and Shoe Maker of Wyke Regis, Dorset
- Prob date 28 March 1829
Transcribed from image on Ancestry.co.uk by Helen M Ford.
- This is the Last Will and Testament of me William Barrett late of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in the County of Dorset late Boot and shoe maker but now of Rodwell in the parish of Wyke Regis in the said County made and published this eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.
- First I direct that all my just debts and funerall expences shall be paid by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently can be after my decease
- I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Anna Barrett thirty pounds to be paid to her by my executors herinafter named immediately after my decease for her own immediate use and support also the use and enjoyment of my household goods furniture plate linen china paintings pictures and books except books of account during her natural life
- I give and bequeath unto my friends Mr John Tizard and Mr James Hooper Torvell of Weymouth and Melcomb Regis aforesaid and Mr George Welsford of Greenhill in the parish of Radipole in the said County the whole of the monies now standing in my name or belonging to me in the new four per cent Bank annuities nevertheless upon trusts following that is to say
- In trust that they the said John Tizard James Hooper Torvell and George Welsford and the survivors and survivor of them and the Executors and Admons of the survivors [sixteen words crossed out and illegible] do and shall pay the annual dividends thereof unto my said wife or her assignes as the same shall become due and payable during her natural life and from and after the decease of my said wife in trust to assign one moiety or half part of my said new four per cents unto my son * [annotation at side of text]( * George Barrett his Exors Admo’rs and assignes and in trust to assign and transfer the remaining moiety or half part of my said new four percents unto my son] William Barrett his Executors Admo’rs and assigns and I give unto my said son George Barrett the whole of the money now standing in my name in the three per cents consolidated Bank annuities I also give unto my said son George Barrett my dwelling house in where I lately dwelt in Saint Thomas Street Melcombe Regis aforesaid with its appurtenances to hold unto my said son his Executors admo’rs amd addigns for all my term and Estate therein I also give unto my said son George Barrett my Messuage or dwelling house with its appurt’s situate in High West Street in Weymouth in the Occupation of John Ozzard To hold unto my said Son his Executors admor’s and assigns for all my term and Estate I also give unto my son George Barrett all my share and interest in the Smack or vessel called the Swallow of Weymouth. * [ A ship called the Swallow from Bridport was driven aground on Charmouth Beach in 1832 https://www.burtonbradstock.org.uk/History/Wrecks%20off%20Burton%20Bradstock/Historical%20list%20of%20wrecks.htm]
- I give unto the said John Tizard James Hooper Torvell and George Wellsford their Executors Admors and assigns my two messuages or dwelling houses in Saint Nicholas Street Melcombe Regis to hold unto the said John Tizard James Hooper Torvell and George Welsford their executors admo’rs and assigns for all my Estate and interest therein nevertheless In trust that the and the survivors and survivor of them and the Executors admo’rs and assignes do and shall out of the annual rents of the said two messuages or dwelling houses pay one annuity or th[-r] yearly som of eighteen pounds unto my late shopwoman Ruth Eyres during her natural life to whom I bequeath the same for her long and faithful servises and to pay the residue of the annual rents of the said two messuages or dwelling houses unto my said son William Barrett during his natural life for his own use and benefit and from and after the decease of the said Ruth Eyres and my said son George Barrett I give the said two messuages or dwelling houses unto my said son George Barrett his Executors Admo’rs and assigns for all the then residue of my term and interest therein
- I give into my son William Barrett my share and interest in the schooner or vessel called Ahiezer of Weymouth [ An Ahiezer was recorded in 1843, as a sailing ship of 68 tons, from Weymouth http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsnum/106] also the whole of my furniture implements of household plate plates goods linen china books except books of account pictures and paintings subject to the use thereof my said wife during her life as aforesaid for his own use and benefit and I also give and bequeath unto my said son William Barrett my piece of freehold land adjoining his dwelling house and malthouse at Robwell [sic: Rodwell]] aforesaid To hold the same with its rights and appurts unto the said William Barrett his heirs and assigns for ever
- And for all the rest and residue of my estate and effects after payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences I give and bequeath unto and equally between my said sons George Barrett and William Barrett as tenants in common and their Executors Admo’rs and assigns And I nominate and appoint the said John Tizard James Hooper Torvell and George Welsford Executors in trust of this my last will hereby revoking all former wills and Codicils by me made In witness whereof I have to this will contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet set my hand and to this second and last sheet my hand and seal the day and year first hereinbefore [superscript,one word not transcribed] W Barrett Esq Will and testament in the presence of us who at his [request?] in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Heming attorney Weymouth William Talbot of Radipole Innholder William Brown of Rodwell Malster
- Proved at London 28th March 1829 before the judge by the oaths of Johan Tizard James Hooper Torvell and George Welsford the Executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by commission duly to administer