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The Will of Joseph Symonds - 17 March 1774


This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Symonds of Egglestone within the Parish of Tineham in the Isle of Purbeck and County of Dorset Gentleman made and published the Seventeenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Four First I give and devise unto my Son Joseph Symonds the Younger and his Heirs from and after the decease of my dear and loving Wife Jane who is intitled to the same for her Life by Virtue of our Marriage Settlement All that my Moiety or half part of All that Farm with its Appurtenances now in my own Occupation commonly called or known by the Name of Eggelstone Farm situate and being in the Parish of Tineham aforesaid (Subject nevertheless to the Payment of the Annuity hereinafter mentioned) And also Subject to and chargeable with the Payment of a principal Sum of One Hundred Pounds and Interest from the Day of my Decease due on a Bond given by me to my Mother in Law Mary Clapcott Widow deceased) To hold unto my said Son Joseph Symonds the Younger from and after the Decease of my said Wife (Subject and chargeable as aforesaid) his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Symonds and George Filliter of Wareham in the said County of Dorset Gentleman and to the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators yearly and every Year and out of my said Moiety of the said Farm called Egglestone Farm by the Person or Persons who shall for the Time being be intitled to the Possession thereof by Virtue of this my Will by equal half yearly Payments from the day of the Decease of my said Wife for and during the natural Life of my Daughter Molly the Wife of Robert Fookes of Church Knowle in the Isle and County aforesaid Yeoman for their own Use and Benefit But In Trust to pay the same unto my said Daughter Molly Fookes for her sole and separate Use and Benefit apart from her said Husband and not to be received or intermeddled with by him. And her Receipt and Receipts shall be to the said Samuel Symonds and George Filliter or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators (notwithstanding her Coverture) good and sufficient Discharges and Discharge for the same Also I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren William and Molly Son and Daughter of my said Son Joseph Symonds the Younger the Sum of Ten Pounds apiece Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren Jane and Elizabeth Daughters of  my said Daughter Molly Fookes the Sum of Ten Pounds apiece Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife one Moiety or half Part of all my Household Goods and Furniture Also I give and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel Symonds the other Moiety or half Part of  my said Household Goods and Furniture and also my Stock of Cattles Corn Hay Husbandry Utensils and Implements whatsoever And also the Sum of One Hundred Pounds in Money And all the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattles Credits Moneys Securities for Money real and personal estates (not hereinbefore given and bequeathed) I give devise and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel his Heirs Executors and Administrators forever And do make and appoint him my said Son Samuel soel Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal and declared this to be and contain my whole last Will and Testament the Day and Year above written Joseph Symonds


(Attestation Clause)

James Randall       Thomas Clasby        George Smith


Proved 15 May 1774

Dorset Record Office


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning

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