Henry Longueville 1742

In the Name of God Amen I henry Longueville of Cosgrave in the County of Northampton Esquire being much advanced in years but of sound Mind and Memory praised be God for the same do make and ordain this my last Wil and Testament in manner and form following That is to say I desire to be interred in the parish Church of Cosgrave aforesaid as near the Door of my own Seat as conveniently may be And as for the Temporal Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose of as followeth Imprimis I give  devise and bequeath the and the mansion house where he and I now live in Cosgrove aforesaid unto Dorothy Longueville my dear and loving Wife for and during the Term of her natural Life Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said loving Wife Dorothy for and during the Term of her natural Life all such Lands Tenements and Hereditaments and Premises as are subjected two or charged with the Payment of one hundred pounds a Year to my said Wife provided she thinks fit to accept thereof in lieu of the said Rent Charge And as for all other my Temporal Estate Lands Tenements and Hereditaments in the kingdom of England I give and devise the same to my said loving wife Dorothy Longueville for and during the Term of her natural Life upon Trust that she pay thereout unto my Sister Nightingale Egerton wife of John Egerton Attorney at Law of Bicester in the county of Oxford the sum of five hundred pounds with which the last mentioned Estate or some part thereof is charged And also as such interest as now is or shall at any time hereafter grow due for the same during my said Wifes Life after the Rate of five per Cent Also all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever after the death of my said Wife Dorothy I give and devise and bequeath to John Mansell youngest son of Christopher make Rector of Long Newton in the Bishoprick of Durham Clark for the term of his natural Life and after the determination of that Estate John Gooddy of Bradwell in the county of Bucks Attorney at Law and John Hurst of Newport Pagnell in the said county of Bucks Attorney at Law and their Heirs during their natural Life of the said John Mansell to preserve the Contingent uses herein after limited for his sons from being defeated or destroyed and after his Decease I give and devise the same to the first and other Sons of the Body of the said John Mansell lawfully to be begotten and the Heirs Male of the Body of such firsts and other Sons lawfully issuing every of such Sons to take severally successively and in remainder one after another as the and every of them shall be in Priority of Birth and Seniority of Age the Elder of such Sons and the heirs Male of his Body issuing being always preferred and you take before the younger of such Sons and the Heirs Male of his and their Body and Bodys issue And for default of Such Issue Then I had charge of all the said Estate with the following Portions for the Daughters of the Body of the said John Mansell lawfully two be begotten That is to say with the Sum of two Thousand pounds for the Portions of all such Daughters of the said John Mansell who shall live to attain the Age of one and Twenty Years or to be married which shall first happened and to be divided equally between and amongst them share and share alike with Interest for the same in the meantime for Maintenance And four default of Issue Male of the said John Mansell and charged with the Payment of two thousand pounds  to his daughters as aforesaid I give devise and bequeath all my said Real Estate Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises to my own Right Heirs for Ever Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife Dorothy all my Goods Chattells Credits and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (Except a Family Gold Watch) she paying the thereout to my three Sisters Martha Longueville Nightingale Egerton and EIiz: Longueville twelve pounds apeice for Mourning to be paid within two Months after my decease To John Spencer Stocking Weaver in Potterspury in the county of Northampton  five pounds to be paid to him within two Months next after my decease and to Daniel Pen in the parish of Cosgrove Labourer the Sum of six pounds over and above what is now due to him for Wages To the poor of the parish of Cosgrave aforesaid five pounds to be distributed amongst them at the Discretion of my Executrix herein after named Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said loving Wife Dorothy to be Executrix of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former and other Wills In Witness whereof I have to this my Will set my Hand and Seal this Twenty sixth day of December in the fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Forty one Henry Longueville Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Henry Longueville the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our Hands in his  presence Jno Lane Thos Wells Fran: Wingfield

Probate 9th February 1741[2]

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