West Lulworth

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I John Barnes of West Lulworth in the County of Dorset Gentleman being of sound mind memory and understanding do hereby revoke all Wills Codicils and other testamentary dispositions made by me at any time or times heretofore and do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament I direct my debts funeral and testamentary expences to be paid out of my personal estate I give and bequeath unto my Brother William Barnes of West Lulworth aforesaid the interest or produce of the sum of six hundred pounds sterling for and during the term of his natural life such interest or produce to be paid him by my Executrixes hereinafter named by two half yearly payments at Lady Day and Michaelmas the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my decease And from and after the decease of my said Brother William I give and bequeath the said principal sum of six hundred pounds sterling unto my Niece Hannah Collins Mullet the Wife of Charles Mullet of West Lulworth aforesaid Carpenter to and for her owne use and benefit And I direct that such legacy or principal sum of six hundred pounds sterling shall not be subject to the debts controul or intermeddling of the said Charles Mullet or any future husband of my said Niece Hannah Collins Mullet I also give and bequeath unto my Brother Henry Barnes of West Lulworth aforesaid the interest or produce of the sum of six hundred pounds sterling for and during the term of his natural life such interest or produce to be paid unto my said Brother Henry by my executrixes hereinafter named at Lady Day and michaelmas the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my decease and from and after the decease of my said Brother Henry I give and bequeath the last mentioned sum of six hundred pounds sterling unto my Niece Elizabeth Snelling of West Lulworth aforesaid to and for her own use and benefit and I direct that such legacy shall not be subject to the debts controul or intermeddling of William Snelling or any future husband of my said Niece Elizabeth Snelling I give and bequeath unto my Niece Ann Barnes the Daughter of my said Brother Henry Barnes the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds sterling to and for her own use and benefit I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Barnes the Son of my said Brother Henry Barnes the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds sterling to and for her own use and benefit I give and bequeath unto my Brother in Law William Samwayes  of West Lulworth aforesaid ffisherman the sum of ten pounds sterling I give and bequeath unto Philip Abraham Barnes the younger of Blandford fforum in the said County Woolstapler  my two Volumes of Hutchins History of Dorsetshire and also the picture or portrait of my late relative Mr William Hatchard I give and bequeath unto John Barnes (the brother of the above named Philip Abraham Barnes) the sum of fifty pounds sterling in token of my respect for him I give and bequeath my household goods and furniture plate linen wollen and china unto the said Charles Mullett the said William Snelling and my Niece the said Ann Barnes to be divided equally among them share and share alike All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of whatsoever nature or kind which I shall die possessed of and not hereinbefore given I give and bequeath unto the children of my Nephew William Barnes of Hamborough farm Yeoman to be equally devided amongst them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said two Nieces Hannah Collins Mullet and Elizabeth Snelling joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will set my hand and affixed my seal the twenty eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine John Barnes


(Attestation Clause)

John Gillingham     James Austin

Proved at London 23rd June 1829 by the Oaths of Hannah Collins Mullet (Wife of Charles Mullet) and Elizabeth Snelling (Wife of William Snelling)

PCC Prob11/1758


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning

Wills - Barnes

The will of John BARNES - 28 March 1829

This is the last Will and Testament of me Williams Collins Barnes of West Lulworth Mills in the County of Dorset I give and bequeath all my property goods chattels Lease of Mills and of whatever nature or kind I may be possessed of at the time of my death to my Sister Ann Davis Wheaton and my Brother Samuel Smith Barnes for their own use and benefit And appoint my Brother Samuel Smith Barnes and my Sister Ann Davis Wheaton Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy two W.C. Barnes


(Attestation Clause)

John Snelling _ John Meaden _ Robert Williams


Proved at Blandford on 19th December 1872 by the Oaths of Samuel Smith Barnes and Ann Davis Wheaton, Widow


The Testator William Collins Barnes was late of West Lulworth in the County of Dorset Miller and died on the 5th day of October 1872 at West Lulworth aforesaid

Under £500


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning

The will of William Collins BARNES - 11 April 1872