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The Will of Henry Willshire - 15 October 1780


In the Name of God Amen I Henry Willshire of Backington in the Parish of Tineham in the Isle of Purbeck in the County of Dorset Yeoman being weak in Body but of sound and perfect Mind Memory and Understanding Thanks be given unto God for the same Do make this my last Will and Testament First I give devise and bequeath unto Jane my dearly beloved Wife all that my Freehold Tenement situate lying and being at Povington within the said Parish of Tineham called or known by the Name of Newham Tenement for and during her natural Life in lieu of her Dower provided she shall continue a Widow but in Case she shall Marry again then and in such Case I give devise and bequeath the same to my Executor hereinafter named Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the Wife of Henry Sampson of Lutton in the Parish of Steeple in the said Isle of Purbeck the Sum of One Hundred Pounds as and for her Marriage Portion unless I shall pay the same before my decease Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Willshire the Sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Grand Daughters Jane Anne & Betty Alner the Sum of Ten Guineas a Piece to be paid to each of them when they arrive at their respective Ages of Twenty one Years Also I give devise and bequeath the Fee simple and Inheritance of all and singular my said Freehold Tenement at Povington aforesaid to my two Sons Thomas Willshire and Henry Willshire equal between them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever Share and Share alike And I also constitute make and appoint my said Thomas Willshire and Henry Willshire joint and sole Executors of this my Will to whom I also give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my Lands Monies Goods and Chattels And I do hereby revoke my former Wills ratifying  and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this ffifteenth Day of October in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and eighty Henry Willshire


(Attestation Clause)

Robert Whittell    Samuel Burt

Proved 10 December 1780

Dorset Record Office


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning

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The Will of Henry Willshire - 18 April 1827


This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Willshire of Povington within the Parish of Tyneham in the County of Dorset Yeoman which I make as follows that is to say ffirst I direct that all my just debts funeral expences the charges of proving this my Will be paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named I give devise and bequeath unto my Niece Ann Searly Wife of George Searly of Povington aforesaid Yeoman All that my ffreehold tenement dwellinghouse buildings gardens with the several pieces and parcels of Arable Meadow and Pasture ground rights of Common Land hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances thereto belonging now in my occupation situate and being in Povington aforesaid To hold the same to her the said Ann Searley and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life on condition of her the said Ann Searley and assigns paying thereout during the continuance of the said term unto my Nephew Richard Sampson of West Parley in the County of Dorset aforesaid or in the County of Hants Yeoman his heirs executors administrators and assigns one annuity clear yearly rent charge or sum of seven pounds and ten shillings of lawful money current in England payable half yearly free of all taxes and other deductions parliamentary or otherwise to be issuing and payable out of the aforesaid ffreehold tenement land heredits and Premises and to commence from the day of my decease and in case of non-payment thereof or any part thereof I hereby authorize and empower the said Richard Sampson his heirs executors administrators and assigns from time to time to seize and distrain for the same together with all costs charges and expences attending such seizure and distress Also on condition of her the said Ann Searley and her assigns paying out of the aforesaid ffreehold tenement land hereditaments and Premises during the continuance of the said term unto all and every the Child and Children of my Nephew Thomas Willshire Sampson late of Longham in the County of Dorset or Hants aforesaid Yeoman deceased their heirs executors administrators and assigns one other annuity clear yearly rent charge or sum of seven pounds and ten shillings of lawful money aforesaid payable half yearly free of all taxes to commence from the day of my Decease And in case of non-payment thereof or any part thereof I hereby authorize all and every the said child and children of my said late Nephew Thomas Willshire Sampson their or either of their heirs executors administrators and assigns from time to time to seize and distrain for the same together with all costs charges and expences attending such seizure and also on condition of her the said Ann Searley and her assigns keeping all and singular the said tenement buildings hereditaments and premises in tenantable repair during the continuance of the said term and from and immediately after the decease of my said Niece Ann Searly The as to for and concerning one moiety or equal half part of all that my said ffeehold tenement Dwelling house Buildings Gardens with the several pieces and parcels of arable meadow and pasture land rights of Common land hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances thereto belonging I give devise and bequeath the same unto my aforesaid Nephew Richard Sampson his heirs and assigns for ever and as to for and concerning the other moiety or equal half part of all that my said ffreehold tenement dwelling house buildings gardens with the several pieces and parcels of arable meadow and pasture land rights of Common land hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances thereto belonging I give devise and bequeath the same unto the Child and Children of my said late Nephew Thomas Willshire Sampson their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants  Also I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Richard Sampson and George Searly the sum of one thousand pounds part of my bank Stock now standing in my name in the new four per cent annuities Upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor shall and do continue and ... the same One thousand pounds bank stock remain in the said public ffunds upon the trusts and to and for the uses intents and purposes hereinafter declared of and concerning the same that is to say Upon trust that they shall and do receive and take the Interest Dividends and Proceeds thereof from time to time as the same shall become due and payable and pay apply and dispose of the same in manner and form following  (that is to say) As to for and concerning the Interest Dividends and Proceeds of the sum of ffive hundred pounds bank stock part of the aforesaid sum of One thousand pounds bank Stock Upon trust to Pay the same unto my Niece Jane Richards Wife of John Richards of Chamberlins within the Parish of Bere Regis in the County of Dorset aforesaid Dairyman for and during the term of her natural life and her receipt alone notwithstanding her coverture shall at all times be a sufficient discharge for the same And from and immediately after her decease Then upon trust to pay and apply assign and transfer the said sum of ffive hundred pounds bank stock with the Interest Dividends and Proceeds thereof unto all and every the child and children of the said Jane Richards their executors administrators and assigns equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants  and if but one of them the whole to such only child his or her executors administrators and assigns Provided always and I do hereby declare and direct that if any or either of the children of the said Jane Richards shall depart this life without leaving Issue of his her or their body or bodies lawfully begotten then the share hereby intended and provided for any such child as well original as accruing by virtue of this clause or proviso of and in the said ffive hundred pounds bank stock shall from time to time go accrue and belong unto the survivors or survivor and other or others of them their executors administrators and assigns equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and if but one survivor then the whole to such only one his or her executors administrators and assigns And to for and concerning the interest Dividends and Proceeds of the sum of ffive hundred pounds Bank Stock residue of the aforesaid sum of One thousand pounds bank Stock Upon trust to pay the same unto my aforesaid Niece Ann Searley for and during the term of her natural life and her receipt alone notwithstanding her coverture shall at all times be a sufficient discharge for the same And from and immediately after her decease Then upon trust to pay and apply assign and transfer the said sum of five hundred pounds bank Stock with the Interest Dividends and Proceeds thereof unto Mary Searley daughter of the said Ann Searley her executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit All the rest residue and remainder of my Monies Securities for Money Chattels Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the aforesaid Jane Richards and Ann Searley their heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants  And it is my will and I do hereby declare that my said trustees and executors and each of them and the heirs executors administrators and assigns of them and each of them shall severally be charged and chargeable only for so much money as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in them reposed notwithstanding their or either of their giving or joining in giving or signing any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and that either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other of them or for the acts deeds receipts or defaults of the other of them but each of them for his own acts deeds receipts or defaults respectively and that they or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any banker broker or other person with whom or in whose hands any part of the said trust monies shall or may be deposited for safe custody or otherwise in the execution of the trusts hereinbefore contained and that they or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or damage which shall or may happen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts (except the same shall happen by or through his or their own default and that it shall and may be lawful for them with and out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively and to allow their Cotrustee all costs charges damages and expences which they or either of them respectively shall suffer sustain or expend in or about the execution of the trusts aforesaid or in relation thereto And I nominate constitute and appoint the aforesaid Richard Sampson and Searley Executors In trust of this my will And lastly I do revoke and make void all former and other Will and Wills at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Henry Willshire the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and seal (that is to say) to the first two sheets I have subscribed my hand and to this third and last sheet I have subscribed my hand and affixed my Seal the eighteenth day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven Henry Willshire

(Attestation Clause)

Henry Hammond – Samuel Cooper _ William Cooper

Proved at London 28th August 1827 to Richard Sansom (in the Will written Sampson) and George Searley

PCC Prob11/1730


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning

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The Will of Thomas Willshire - 16 March 1794/5

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Willshire of Baltington Farm within the Parish of Tineham in the Isle of Purbeck in the County of Dorset Yeoman made and published this sixteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety ffive as follows that is to say First I Give and devise unto my Brother Henry Willshire All that undivided Moiety or half part of All that my Messuage or Tenement Closes Land Grounds and Premises with the Appurtenances situate lying and being at Povington within the said Parish of Tineham which he and I hold as Tenants in Common under the Will of our late Brother called Newham Tenement  To Hold unto my said Brother Henry Willshire his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I Give unto my dear and loving Wife Deborah Six Ash Chairs A Small Square Oak leaf Table Two oak oval Tea Tables and a mahogany Tea Chest usually standing in the Hall the best Bed Bed Steed and Curtains Two best Quilts Two pair of the best Blanketts Three pair of the best Sheets A chest of Drawers usually standing in the Chamber over the Kitchen A large Oak Chest a large Deal chest An Oak dining Table usually standing in the East Chamber the largest Boiler A Brass Kettle A Silver Cream Mugg two Silver Table Spoons Twelve Silver Tea Spoons and such of my China and Earthen Ware as She shall make choice of The Dresser and Shelves in the Kitchen Four pewter plates and Twelve pewter Dishes to be delivered to her by my Executor hereinafter named within one Month after my Decease Also I give unto my said Wife Deborah the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds in lawfull Money of Great Britain over and besides the Two Hundred Pounds Settled on her on our Marriage Also I Give unto my Sister Ann Wife of Robert Cole the Sum of One Hundred Pounds in like  lawfull Money aforesaid Also I Give unto my Sister Mary Wife of Henry Sampson the Sum of One Hundred Pounds in like  lawfull Money aforesaid Also I give to my Niece Jane the Wife of John Richards the Sum of Sixty Pounds in like  lawfull Money aforesaid Also I give to my Niece Anne Alner the sum of Fifty Pounds in like  lawfull Money aforesaid Also I give to my Niece Betty Alner the sum of Fifty Pounds in like  lawfull Money aforesaid Also I Give unto Jane or Jenny Daughter of William Cooper of West Creech Farm the sum of Twenty Pounds in like  lawfull Money aforesaid And my will is and I do hereby direct that the several pecuniary Legacies hereinbefore given shall be paid the respective Legatees thereof at the End of One Year after my Decease And as for and concerning all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Household Goods and Furniture Plate Linnen and China Wares Stock of Cattle Corn Hay Husbandry Utensils and Implements Money Securities for Money personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever or of what Nature or Kind soever (after payment of my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses and the Legacies hereinbefore given) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Brother Henry Willshire In Case my said Brother Henry Willshire do and shall within one Month after my Decease Assign and set over In Consideration of one shilling All that Cottage and Garden with the Appurtenances situate at Baltington aforesaid late James Elbys (which he and I purchased of Humphry Sturt Esquire deceased as joint Tenants) unto my said dear and loving Wife Deborah her Exec. Adm. And Assigns during the Remainder of the Term then to come therein as her own sole Property But In Case my said Brother Henry Willshire shall not assign and set over the said Cottage and Garden with the Appurtenances unto my said Wife within the Time and in manner aforesaid Then I Give the said Rest Residue and Remainder and every part thereof unto my said Wife And lastly I do make constitute and appoint my said Brother Henry Willshire whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making Void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me at any Time or Times heretofore made and declaring this only to be my whole last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and Year first written Thomas Willshire


(Attestation Clause)

James Richards       Wm Selby      Geo: Filliter


Proved 7 March 1796

Effects under £1000

Dorset Record Office


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning


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