Peter Hansell - 4th March
1772 - R010
Reading, Berkshire, Gentleman
I request burial in the Parish Church of St Lawrence, Reading.
My copyhold house and lands in Knaresborough, and all my personal
estate, to my friends Thomas Hallifax of Reading, Apothecary,
and David Blissett of Reading, Grocer, In Trust to sell and
apply the profit as below :
£2 2s for a ring for my late wife’s sister Elizabeth.
Money for mourning to my servant Grace Mount, as seen fit by
If, after paying all my debts &c, there remains more than
£600, then, to apply £300 for the benefit of my natural son Peter
by my late servant Frances Slaughter, deceased, and the residue
to my daughter Elizabeth Hansell, spinster.
If there remains less than £600, then half to go for the benefit
of my son Peter, and half to my daughter Elizabeth.
The money for my son to be placed at interest for his maintenance
and education until he reaches 21, the principal sum then transferred
Until my property is sold then my son Peter is to receive an
annuity of £10 for his maintenance &c.
Witness : William Stevenson
Inrolled 7th May 1772