The Last will and Testament of Daniel Blachford of Fordingbridge Hampshire 1651 - 1720
 

 

In the name of God Amen this Twenty fifth day of December Anno Dom 1719,

I Daniel Blachford the Elder of Fordingbridge in the County of Southton, Gent., upon due consideration do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following revoking and hereby annulling and making void all former and other Wills by me heretofore made (if any such shall happen to be found) viz,

Imprimis: I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Daniel Blachford all my Lands at Gorely in the parish of Fordingbridge in the County of Southton with the appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold the same to him my said Son Daniel his heirs and assignes forever immediately from and after my decease he paying to Christable my now Wife one hundred pounds within Six Months after my decease and also Tenn pounds per annum during her natural life out or forth thereof.

Item: I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Robert Blachford all that my Lands and Mannor at Durson or elsewhere in the County of Somersett with the Appurtenances To hold the same to him my said Son Robert Blachford his heirs and assignes for ever immediately from and after my decease he paying to my Executrix one hundred and fifty pounds of lawfull money to my Executrix hereinafter named within Six Months after my decease and also paying five pounds per annum to Christable my said Wife during her natural life out or forth thereof. And Whereas I have already given and secured to my Son Francis Blachford four hundred pounds my Will is that he shall pay to my said Wife Christable four pounds per annum during her natural life.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Blachford Two hundred pounds in lawful mony to be paid unto her by my Executrix within six months after my decease.

Item: I give to my Daughter Christable Blachford two hundred pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid unto her by my Executrix within Six Months after my decease.

Item: I give to my Grand Son Daniel Blachford of my abovesaid Son Daniel Blachford my Silver Tankard and Gold Seal Ring.

Item: I give to my Grandson John Blachford, Son of my said Son Daniel Blachford five pounds lawful money to be paid unto him by my Executrix when he shall come to the age of one and twenty years.

Item: I give to each of my Son Daniels Daughters one broad peice of Gold to be paid unto them by my Executrix as they shall attain to the age of one and Twenty years and if either of them shall happen to dye before the said age of one and Twenty years then to remaine equally between the survivors.

Item: I give to my Grand Son Francis, Son of my Son Francis, five pounds lawfull money to be paid unto him by my Executrix when he shall come to the age of one and Twenty years and in case he shall should happen to dye then to remaine to the other Children of my said Son Francis (if any).

Item: I give to Christable my said Wife the said several annuities abovementioned to be paid unto her by my abovesaid Sons during her natural life.

Item: all the rest of my Goods and Chattels whatsoever already ungiven after my Debts Legacies and funeral Expenses are first paid and discharged, I give and bequeath to Christable my said Wife and do hereby make constitute and appoint her the said Christable full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

And I desire my loving Brother Mr Walter Barry, Mr John Garrett, and Mr Henry Rooke to be my friends in Trust to see this my last Will justly performed and I give to each of them one Guinea apiece for their pains.

In Testimony here of the said Daniel Blachford the Testator hath hereunto sett his hand and Seale the day and year first abovewritten.

Dan Blachford, Signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of (us) with these words between the third and fourth lines, viz one hundred pounds within one month after my decease and also being first interlined the mark of Nicholas Barry, John Gray, Jos Gray.

Probate: Probate was granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury before John Bettesworth to Christabella Blachford, widow of the deceased. Pro