William Thomson 1852

This is the last Will have me and William Thomson of Cosgrave in the County of Northampton Clerk I give and bequeath all that little Close Situate lying and being in the Parish of Loughton in the County of Buckingham which I lately purchased of Joseph Goodman to my very good Friend and near Relation Giles Vincent of Lime street in London Gentleman his Heirs and assigns forever also I give and devise all my other Messuages Lands or Tenements and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances in the Parish of Cosgrave and now in the Occupation of Edward Scrivener and in Loughton in the County of Bucks now in the Tenure and Occupation of John York and others mentioned and described in my Marriage Settlement with my Wife and all other my Messuages Land Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever in the Kingdom of England whereof I am Seized in Possession reversion or remainder unto my said Wife Jane Thomson for and during the Term of her natural Life and from and after the decease of the said jean Thomson I give and devise the same unto the said Giles by Vincent and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever Provided always and my Will and meaning is that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Wife Jane Thomson when she shall be in actual Possession of all or any of the Premises above devise to her for her Life by any Writing or Writings intended to be by her Subscribed in the Presence of two or more credible Witnesses to demise all lease all or any Part of such Premises if to any Person or Persons for any Term or Number of Years not exceeding Twenty one  years so as such a Lease or leases be made to take effect in Possession and not in Reversion and so as upon every such a Lease all Leases during the continuance of the same respectively and there be reserved the rest and most improved Yearly Rent that can or may be had all got for the same and so as that the same be not dispersible of Waste I give and bequeath my said Wife Jane Thomson as many and what English and Books she shall Please to take out of my Study not exceeding Twenty the rest of my Books I give unto my Godson William Vincent I give and bequeath to the Poor of the Parish of Cosgrave aforesaid five Pounds to be distributed amongst them within three Months next after my decease at the Discretion of my Executor if hereinafter named my Will and meaning is that the rest of my Household Goods be sold the Produce of which together with the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Personal Estate and Effects of what nature and kind soever the same shall be found Subject to my Debts the aforesaid Legacies and my Funeral Charges so I give and bequeath to the said Giles Vincent Subject to the farther Legacies herein after bequeathed To Mrs Mary Conant Wife of Mr John Conant of Hastingleigh in Kent I give Twenty Pounds To my Servant to John Panter I give five pounds and to my other Servants Thomas Pointer Abigail Eales and Mary Belcher live in my Service at my decease Twenty Shillings each and not otherwise I desire that all my Papers in my hand Writing excepting such as relate to any Accounts and to the Rectory of Cosgrave may be burnt by my Executor as soon as conveniently may be and it is my desire that I may be buried in decent and Private manner at the Discretion of my Executor who I desire would Pay out of my Personal Estate Twenty Pounds yearly for five  Years after my decease to my Wife Jane Thomson if she so long live and not otherwise Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Giles Vincent to be Sole Executor of this my Will and I hereby revoke and make void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and Published dated this Twelfth day of march 1752 Wm Thomson and Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testator William Thomson as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence and at his request and in the Presence of each other have Set our Hands and Seal as Witnesses hereunto Robert Harding Fran: Clarke J Wilmer

Probate: 7 April 1752

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