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Joseph Waite - 20th October 1729 - L016

Swindon, Parish of Kirkby Overblow, Yeoman

To my son Hugh Waite my Copyhold property of two ancient buildings, occupied by my customary tenants George Bentley and Thomas Deighton, and eight acres of land at Lane Head at Beckwith Rossett, chargeable with my bequests.

To my son-in-law, Thomas Collitt and his wife Priscilla Collitt [Priscilla Waite], 2s 6d each.

To my grandchildren Richard Collitt, Joseph Collitt, and Mary Collitt, 10s to be shared amongst them. Also 10 amongst them when they reach 21.

To my daughter Mary Waite an annuity of 2 10s until she marries; at which time she is to receive 20 within a month of that event and a further 30 eleven months later. Should she die before marrying then that 50 to be divided amongst her sisters Priscilla Waite, Elizabeth Waite, Hannah Waite, and Anne Waite.

To my daughter Elizabeth an annuity of 2 10s until she marries; at which time she is to receive 20 within a month of that event and a further 30 eleven months later. Should she die before marrying then that 50 to be divided amongst her brothers and sisters, Hugh, Joshua Waite, Priscilla, Mary, Hannah, and Anne.

To my daughter Hannah an annuity of 2 10s until she marries; at which time she is to receive 20 within a month of that event and a further 30 eleven months later. Should she die before marrying then that 50 to be divided amongst her brothers and sisters, Hugh, Joshua Waite, Priscilla, Mary, Elizabeth, and Anne.

To my daughter Anne an annuity of 4, the first payment to be paid one year after 25th March 1741. Should she marry and her husband attempts to sell this annuity, then my son Hugh is to dispose of the annuity as he sees fit for the benefit and support of his sister Anne.

To my sons Hugh and Joshua, all my personal estate.

To my son Hugh my tenant right in Swindon belonging to Mr Bethell with the leave and consent of the worshipful Hugh Bethell of Swindon, Esq.

To my son Joshua my tenant right at Walton Head belong to the honourable lady Sarah Good??? And the honourable Sir Henry Good???, her son. At his death his widow to continue with the farm. Should his widow then remarry then the farm to pass to my son Hugh.

Should my eldest son Hugh be ejected from the farm I now occupy at Swindon, then I give him the new house at Walton Head and half the premises I occupy.

Witnesses : Frances Thurton, Thomas Deighton, George Bentley

 

 

 

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