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Will of Joseph Moore, Shipbuilder of Plymouth (1829)

Proved 13 February 1829

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1751/450, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Moore of the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon Shipbuilder which I make publish and declare in manner following that is to say first I give and devise unto my oldest son John Moore of Plymouth aforesaid Attorney at Law and to his heirs and assigns for Ever all that messuage tenement or dwelling houses situate and lying In ffoxhole Street within the said Borough of Plymouth and now in His own possession and also all that messuage tenement or dwelling House with the hereditaments unto and premises thereto belonging situate And being No. 42 in Exeter Street within the Borough of Plymouth Aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of Mrs Shepheard Pawn Broker and also all that our other messuage tenement or dwelling With the hereditaments and premises thereto belonging situate and Being No. 32 in Higher Street within the Borough of Plymouth Aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of John Ham Mariner And I also give and bequeath unto the said John Moore the sum or Stock Of three thousand five hundred pounds part of my interest or share in the capital Or joint stock of the now four pounds per centum annuities now Standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company Of the Bank of England and I likewise give to the said John Moore four of my shares in the stock or funds of the Plymouth Embankment Company and I also give and devise all that my messuage Or Tenement Farm and lands of so called Saltram otherwise Salterham With the hereditaments and promises thereto belonging And which I purchased of Richard Rooders Esquire situate and Lying in the parish of Charles within the Borough of Plymouth Aforesaid and now in the several possessions of occupations of Messieurs Moses Lego and William Rawling and also all that my piece or parcel of land Marsh or meadow Ground being extra parochial and formerly containing about twelve acres but now only about eleven acres the residue having been taken and enclosed sold by the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway Company for the purposes of their said Railway and Which said piece of land marsh or meadow ground is situate and Lying near to the said farm of Saltram And adjoining to the new road Leaving from Plymouth aforesaid towards Crabtree and is now in the Occupation of the said William Rawling unto my two sons the said John Moore and Edward Moore of Plymouth aforesaid Doctor of Medicine and to their heirs and assigns for ever in equal moieties or Half parts as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and without Any benefit of survivorship I also give and devise unto my son William Moore of Plymouth aforesaid Shipbuilder and to his heirs and assigns Forever all those two messuage tenements or dwelling houses Adjoining each other with the hereditaments and appurtenances Respectively belonging thereto situate and lying in ffriery Street in the Said Borough of Plymouth and also the Freehold Shipwrights Yard Wharf and Quays with the buildings Erections And sheds Thereon lying to the southward of the said two dwelling houses and The whole wharf is now in the tenure or possession of myself and My said son William and I also give and devise unto my said son William Moore and to his heirs and assigns for ever all that Messuages tenement or dwelling house with the Bakehouse Hereditaments and Premises thereto belonging situate and being No. 30 in Higher Street aforesaid and now in the occupation or possession of Richard Doble and fflourman I also give to my said Son William Moore the sum or stock of three thousand five hundred Pounds other part of my said interest or share in the capital or joint Stock of the said now four pounds per centum annuities now Standing in my name as aforesaid and I likewise give to my said Son William Moore all debts and monies which at the time of my death Shall appear to be due and owing to me from my person or persons Whomsoever for or on account of or in or about or relating to my Said trade or business of a Shipbuilder Shipwright or Boat Builder Provided that no one such debt or sum shall exceed in the amount thereof The sum of five pounds meaning that every debt beyond that amount Shall be deemed to be (where not therein otherwise disposed of ) and Form a part of the residue of my Estate thereinafter given and bequeathed I further give unto my said Son William Moore two other of my shares In the said stock or fund of the Plymouth Embankment Company and all my Interest part or share in the stock fund or property of the Plymouth Sutton Boat Company I give and devise unto my Son James Moore of Plymouth aforesaid Druggist and to his heirs and assigns for ever all that Messuage tenement or dwelling house with the hereditaments and Premises thereto belonging situate and lying in Exeter Street within the Borough of Plymouth aforesaid and now in his own possession and also All that our other messuage tenement or dwelling house with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging also situate and being No. 41 in the same street called Exeter Street and now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Edwards Shoemaker and also all that one other messuage tenement or dwelling house with the hereditaments and premises thereto belonging situate and being No.31 in Higher Street aforesaid and now in the occupation of Thomas Burnett Shopkeeper I likewise give unto my said Son James Moore The sum or stock of three thousand five hundred pounds further part Of my Interest or share in the capital or joint stock of the said now Four pounds per centum annuities now standing in my name as Aforesaid and I further give to the said James Moore four other of My said shares in the stock or fund of the aforesaid Plymouth Embankment Company I give to my Son Joseph Moore of Lincolns Inn Fields in the County of Middlesex Doctor of Medicine Besides what I have already and recently done for any the sum or stock of one Thousand pounds part of my Interest or share in the Capital or Joint stock of the three pounds per Centum Consolidated Annuities Now standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England aforesaid and I also give to the said Joseph Moore two other of my shares in the stock or fund of the Aforesaid Plymouth Embankment Company I give and bequeath unto My Son the said Edward Moore his Executors Administrators and Assigns all that my leasehold messuage or tenement lands and Premises of or called ?Merchants? situate and lying within the Parish Of Thurlestone in the County of Devon aforesaid and now in the tenure or Occupation of Thomas Pollyblank Yeoman for and during all the Estate And Interest which I shall or may have therein at the time of my decease I also give unto the said Edward Moore the sum or stock of five thousand Five hundred pounds further part of my Interest or share in the Capital or joint stock of the said New four pounds per Centum Annuities now standing in my name as aforesaid and I also give to The said Edward Moore two other of my shares in the stock or fund Of the aforesaid Plymouth Embankment Company I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy Moore of Plymouth aforesaid Spinster the sum or stock of six thousand five hundred pounds being a Further part of my Interest or share in the joint stock of three pounds per Centum Consolidated annuities also standing in my name as Aforesaid I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Lucy Moore all and singular my household goods furniture and Articles of household furniture (except the fixed furniture in my said Two dwelling houses in ffryery Street aforesaid) Plate Plated Articles Linen China and Earthenware belonging to me at the time of my decease and also all my wearing apparel I also give to my Said Daughter Lucy Moore to my Sister Sarah Tracy Widow of Andrew Tracy of Plymouth aforesaid Gentleman and to my Daughters in Law Amy Moore Jane Moore and Agnes Moore each for a Ring to wear in remembrance of me I give to My several Grandchildren which shall be living at the time of my Decease a Legacy or sum of fifty Pounds each I give and bequeath and acquit and release unto the Personal Representatives of the Said Andrew Tracy all and every sum and sums of money whatsoever Which were due and owing to me from the said Andrew Tracy at the time of his death And all the rest residue and remainder of my lands Tenements and Hereditaments Goods Chattels Debts Monies Securities for Monies and other Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects of what Nature or kind soever and wheresoever which I shall or may die seized Possesses of interested in or entitled unto and not herein before otherwise devised Or disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto My four sons the said John William James and Edward and to their Heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the several natures And qualities of the same nevertheless upon trust that they the said John William James and Edward Moore and the survivors and survivors of them And the Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns of such survivors Shall and do as soon after my decease as conveniently may be call in and convert into money my said personal estate and effects or such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and do and shall either by private sale or public auction or part by private sale and part by public auction dispose of such part of my residuary estate and effects as ought to be sold at such time or times and in such parts and proportions as they shall deem fit or most advisable and at such price or prices and for such considerations as they shall think fair and reasonable so that the whole thereof may be reduced into ready money and after paying therewith all my debts funeral charges and expenses and the expenses of proving this my will and the charges of attending the execution thereof and of the trusts hereby related and also the aforesaid pecuniary and not specific stock legacies to divide and pay the net residue or surplus of the said residuary trust estate unto and among my before named six children equally share and share alike and I do hereby declare my will to be that if other of them shall die before me then that the share of him or her so dying and the general services and bequests therein before contained shall not be deemed as lapsed but shall belong to so be paid to his or her heirs Executors or administrators or other legal representative according to the several natures and qualities of the said property provided always and my will and meaning is that the person or persons who shall or may borrow the purchaser or purchasers of any part or parts of my said trust estate and pay the consideration money or monies for the same unto or to the order of my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns of such survivor shall be fully discharged therefrom and be indemnified therein and shall not be obliged to look to the application thereof or be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or non application of the same or any part thereof provided also and my will further is and I do hereby order and direct that my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the heirs executors administrators or assigns of such survivors shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or deficiency that may happen in my said trust estate monies or provisions unless the same arises through their or his wilful neglect or default and that the one of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts receipts or defaults of the other or others of them nor shall the one of them be answerable for any money or part of my said Trust Estate or which he shall sign or give any joint acknowledgement or acquittance or be present at the receipt of which shall be received or taken into the possession of the other of them but that ?such of my said Trustees shall only be answerable or accountable for such monies and other things as shall be solely and actually received by him or them or come direct to his or their hands and possession and that my said Trustees and the survivors and survivor of them and his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns shall and may by and out of the Trust monies which shall from time to time come to their or his hands Or be had and received by them or him deduct retain and reimburse Themselves and himself respectively for their and his trouble labour and journies and also all the charges and expenses which they or other of them shall be at pay expend or be put unto in or about the performance of the trust thereby in them exposed or relating thereto or to the execution of this my Will and Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Moore William Moore James Moore and Edward Moore Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former and Other Will or Wills by me at any time or times theretofore made and Declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I Have to this my said Will written on six sheets of paper set my hand To the bottom of the first five sheets and my hand and seal to the sixth And last sheet thereof this twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Twenty eight - Joseph Moore

(Attestation Clause)

Edward Jago of Plymouth Solicitor _ Rd Treleaven _ Thos Mortimer his Clerks

Proved at London 13 February 1829