Transcript of the Last Will and Testament of William 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the terms of the Open Government Licence [You are free to transcribe, translate, index and quote from published or unpublished Crown copyright material among the records as extensively as you wish and you may publish the results in any format and any medium: in accordance with the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.] ---
I WILLIAM HAYWOOD being of perfectly sound mind and understanding desire to settle my worldly affairs and resign myself to him who gave me being
ffirst I recommend myself soul and body to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave me life and being and eternal peace and rest with God
Secondly I bequeath all my household furniture plate glass books linen and fixtures in my dwelling house to my dear Wife Elizabeth Haywood for her use during her life at her decease the same to become the property of my three daughters viz Mary Ann Elizabeth and Ann jointly in even equal portions
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my dear Wife Elizabeth Haywood in trust for the term of her natural life my two floor cloth Manufactories the one situate at No 37 Newington Causeway [Southwark] the other in Gibralter Row [now Hayles Street] stock and utensils in trade book debts cash in hand promissory notes bills of Exchange bonds mortgage and all other securities whatever with all leasehold property of which I shall or may be possessed at the day of my decease to hold and use the same for the benefit and use of herself and my five children Mary Ann Elizabeth Ann ffrederick and Daniel the profits of trade and all surplus of rents with all Interest or securities whatever being profits accruing from the Estate to being divided annually in the following proportions my wife and three daughters to have one half of such profits between the four in equal shares which will give them individually one eighth part of the whole produce for their sole and separate use The other half of the profits to be divided equally between my my two Sons ffrederick & Daniel being one quarter of the whole produce each for their sole and separate use The two latter are to have the double allwance cash in consideration of their extra labour and future occupation in the business
ffourthly the capital specified in foregoing statement as marked (thirdly) at the decease of my wife to be divided equally share and share alike between my five Children Mary Ann Elizabeth Ann ffrederick and Daniel
fifthly should any of the above named five children die before their mother they have full power to divide the Interest present and reversionary by will provided always that the Capital be deposited entire during the life of my dear wife
Sixthly I recommend the continuing of the Capital in the concern after the decease of my wife applying her proportion of the profits for the use and benefit of my two Sons ffrederick and Daniel when the share of the general profits will be as follows Mary Ann Elizabeth & Ann one eighth each and ffrederick & Daniel five sixteenths each
Lastly I appoint my dear wife Elizabeth sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all fomer wills whatever in confirmation whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two
The mark of X William Haywood
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Mary Ann Riffell
PROVED at London 7th March 1833 before the worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Elizabeth Haywood widow the Relict the sole Executor to whom administration was granted being first sworn duly to administer.
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