Will of William Hill, Yeoman of Bampton, Devon
Proved 23 January 1837
© Crown Copyright
Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Norwich Quire Numbers: 1 - 50
Source: The National Archives. PROB 11/1871 196
(Transcribed by Russ Davies. Checked by Tom McManamon and Barbara Keene of Tiverton.)
This is the Last Will and Testament of me William Hill of Bampton in the County of Devon, Yeoman, which I do make and publish for the disposal of all my Worldly Estate and Effects whatsoever in manner following (that is to say) I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Hill the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my sons William Hill and John Hill my Executors hereinafter named and appointed in twelve months after my decease. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Hill my second best bed performed. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Joseph Hatswell the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to him without interest by my said Executors when he shall attain the age of twenty one years. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Mary [....] the sum of sixty pounds (except in the event hereinafter mentioned) to be paid and payable when she shall attain her age of twenty one years Provided and I do hereby declare it to be my wish and desire that my said Granddaughter shall be brought up maintained and supported at the joint expense in equal proportions of my said Children William Hill, John Hill and Margaret Hill until she shall attain the age of twenty one years and remain under their control until that period but in case they shall not be suffered so to do then and in that case the said Legacy of sixty pounds so given to her as aforesaid shall be void and I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto and equally to be divided between my said three Children William, John and Margaret Hill share and share alike and in case my said Granddaughter shall be suffered to remain with and under the management and control of my said three Children William, John and Margaret Hill as aforesaid then it is my Will and I do hereby declare and direct that the interest of the said sum of sixty pounds so given and bequeathed to her as aforesaid shall be paid out and expended by my said Executors for and towards her education during her minority and I do hereby authorize and empower my said Executors to lay out and advance the whole or any part of the said sum of sixty pounds for putting or placing her to any Craft Business or employment and in case either of my Grandchildren should die under the age of twenty one years then the share of him or her so dying shall go to the survivor of them and be payable to him or her without interest when his or her original shall become payable and in case both my said Grandchildren shall die under the age of twenty one years Then I give and bequeath the said two several Legacies or sums of twenty pounds and sixty pounds unto and equally between my said Children William, John and Margaret Hill share and share alike subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses the expenses of proving this my Last Will and Testament and the several Legacies herein before given and bequeathed. I give and bequeath all my monies, securities for money, goods and chattels, rights and credits Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever and whosoever unto my said two sons William Hill and John Hill equally to be divided between them share and share alike. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint them the said William Hill and John Hill joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said William Hill the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty one. William Hill.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Hill the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses the erasures in the ninth and tenth line of the first sheet the interlineation in the second and the erasure on the third being first made.
Robt. North Solr. Bampton William Hole Scott
Proved at London 23rd. January 1837 before the Judge by the Oaths of William Hill and John Hill the sons the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer.