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Will of George Hearder, Umbrella Maker of Plymouth

Proved 9 May 1810

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1511, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Collingwood Quire Numbers: 227 - 291

Transcribed by Ian Hearder

This is the last Will and Testament of me, George Hearder, of Plymouth in the County of Devon, Umbrella Maker, being of sound and disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding.
And first and principally I commit my Soul into the hands of my Creator, and my body to the Earth, to be interred in the parish church of Eggbuckland at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named.
Also I give and bequeath unto my brother Jonathan Hearder of Plymouth aforesaid, Cabinet maker, and Gilbert Hearder of Torquay in the County of Devon aforesaid, Cabinet Maker, their Executors, Administrators and Assigns the Sum of Four hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain.
Upon Trust nevertheless that they, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, shall and do, so soon as conveniently may be after my decease, put and place out the same in the Public Funds or some Government and other good and sufficient Security.
And my will is, and I hereby give and bequeath the Interest and produce of the said Sum of Four hundred pounds unto my wife Sarah Hearder for and during the term of her natural life.
And from and after her decease, then Upon Trust that they, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, or the Survivor of them, his Executors and Administrators, do and shall pay and apply the Interest, dividends and produce of two hundred pounds part of the said Sum of Four hundred pounds unto my Grand daughter Harriott Hoopell Hearder, daughter of the said Gilbert Hearder and Sarah Coyte Hearder his wife, during her minority, for and towards her Support and maintenance.
And also pay and apply the Interest, dividends and produce of One hundred pounds further part of the said Sum of Four hundred pounds unto my Grand daughter Emma Hearder, also a daughter of the said Gilbert Hearder and Sarah Coyte Hearder his wife, during her minority, for and towards her Support and maintenance.
And when and as soon as my said Granddaughters, the said Harriott Hoopell Hearder and Emma Hearder, shall attain her or their respective age or ages of twenty one years, then that they, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, or the Survivor of them, his Executors and Administrators, shall and do assign, transfer and pay over unto the said Harriott Hoopell Hearder the said Sum of two hundred pounds to and for her own use and benefit, and also assign, transfer and pay over unto the said Emma Hearder the said Sum of One hundred pounds to and for her own use and benefit.
But if either the said Harriott Hoopell Hearder or Emma Hearder shall happen to die during her or their respective Minorities, then that the Legacy of her so dying shall go and be paid unto the Survivor of them.
And also assign, transfer and pay over the remaining One hundred pounds of the said Four hundred pounds unto the and to the use and benefit of the said Gilbert Hearder and Sarah Coyte his wife.
Also I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah Hearder such Household Goods and Furniture as she in her discretion may think proper to take, which said Household Goods and Furniture, and other Legacy given to my said wife as aforesaid, are in full Satisfaction of all her dower and Thirds which she can or may in any wise claim or demand out of my Estate.
Also I give and bequeath unto them, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, their Executors, Administrators and Assigns, the Sum of two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain.
Will of George Hearder, 1810, continued.
Upon Trust that they, my said Trustees, do and shall, as conveniently as may be after my death, put and place out the same in the Public Funds or Upon some Government or other good and sufficient Security.
And do and shall pay and apply the Interest, dividends and produce thereof unto my Mother, Dorothea Hearder, of Plymouth aforesaid, widow, for and during the term of her natural life.
And from and after her decease, then I give and bequeath the said Sum of two hundred pounds unto them, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, equally to be divided between them, share and share alike, to and for their own use and benefit.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Faithful servant Jenny Coaker the Sum of Fifty pounds, to be paid unto her or her Assigns within one Calendar Month after my decease.
Likewise I give and bequeath unto the said Jenny Coaker, and unto each of my Servants that shall be living with me at the time of my decease, a Suit of Mourning.
Also I give and bequeath all the Rest, Residue and Remainder of my Monies, and all other my Personal Estate and Effects, whatsoever and wheresoever, which I shall die possessed of or entitled unto, unto them, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, upon Trust that they, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, or the Survivor of them, their Executors and Administrators, shall and do, with all convenient speed after my decease, equally divide and distribute the same, share and share alike, unto and amongst my brothers Henry Hearder, William Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, and my Sisters Sarah Hearder, wife of Henry Hearder of Shilston in the County of Devon, Scrivener, and Anne Taylor, Wife of Samuel Taylor of London, Cabinet maker, to and for their own use respectively.
And I do hereby nominate and appoint them, the said Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, to be my joint Executors in Trust of this my will,
Provided always, and my will is, that my said Trustees, their Executors and Administrators, shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more of the said Trust monies than they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the Trusts aforesaid,
Nor for any Loss or Losses which may happen of the same monies or any part thereof, so as the same be not occasioned by their respective wilful neglect or default,
Nor the one of them for the other of them, but each of them only for his own Acts, deeds, Receipts, Neglects, disbursements and defaults,
And that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees, their Executors and Administrators, in the first place, by and out of the said Trust monies, to deduct, retain to and reimburse themselves respectively all such Costs, Charges and Expences as they shall respectively pay, expend or be put unto for and by any reason or means of the Trusts aforesaid, or in the management or Execution thereof.
In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this third day of April in the year of our Lord 1810.

                                                                                                                        George Hearder.
Signed and sealed by the Testator George Hearder, and by him published and declared to be 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 thereto.          John Folcher, John Ball, Plymouth.
Proved at London the 9th day of May 1810 before the Judge by the Oaths of Jonathan Hearder and Gilbert Hearder, the brothers and Executors, to whom Administration was granted, having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer.