West Lulworth

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Browne of West Lulworth in the County of Dorsett Gentleman made published and declared this thirtieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and seaven Imprimis I bequeath my Soul into the hands of God Almighty and my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named in the parish Church of West Lulworth aforesaid (but if it should be deemed in some other parish Church) and as for my goods and personall Estate I dispose thereof in manner following Imprimis I give to my dear Mother Katharine Browne twenty pounds to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And the sume of fifteen pounds to be paid her yearly dureing her naturall life by equall half yearly payments the first payment to be made at the first of the ffeasts of the Nativity of our Lord God the annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary the nativity of St John the Baptist and the ffeast of St Michael the Arch Angell whichever shall happen next after my decease Item I give to my loving kinsman Charles Ancketill of Stower Provost in the said County of Dorsett Gent the sume of fifty pounds Item I give unto William Browne of Ringwood in the County of Southton aged about nine yeares the sume of fifty pounds when he shall attain the age of one and Twenty yeares Item I give to my Kinsman Joseph Browne of Wick in the County of Worcester near Pershore Gent fifty pounds and my Seal Ring which bears the Escutcheon of my family Item I give to my Kinsman Mr Winter  of Stower Provost aforesaid Tenn Pounds and my Will is that five pounds more to be paid him by my Executor to be by him disposed of to such Charitable Uses as he shall think meet Item I give to John Slade of St Andrews ffarme the sume of five pounds Item I give to John ffooke of East Lulworth in the said County of Dorsett Blacksmith five pounds Item I give to [?] Bernard of Weymouth in the said County Widd: the sume of five pounds Item I give to my loving Kinsman and friend Thomas Knapton of Dorchester  in the said County of Dorsett Gent the sume of one hundred pounds Item my will is that five and Twenty pounds shall be laid out in mourning  Rings to be given to such persons as I shall direct Item I give all the rest and Residue of my goods chattels rights and Creditts to the said Thomas Knapton whom I constitute Executor of this my last Will and Testament in trust that after all my debts and Legacies and the said yearly payment to my Mother are satisfied paid and determined the same shall be equally divided and paid to and amongst the Children of ffrancis Anketill of Stower Provost aforesaid Esq by Mary his Wife such of them as are younger than the said Charles Ankertill in equall proportions Witness my hand and Seal the day and year above written Henry Browne Signed sealed published and declared (after the interlineations of the word Mother) in the presence of us John Rumsey, Jos Damer

Memorandum The seaventh day of June Anno Domini one Thousand seven hundred and seven

Imprimis I give unto Mrs Grace Knapton my best pair of Holland Sheets and a dozzon of th best Napkins she can find amongst my Linnen and alsoe I give her my great Iron Pott Item I give unto the Daughters of my Cousin ffancis Ancketill Esq and unto Grace Knapton the younger all my lace & Linnen points and fien Linnen in my Trunck to be equally divided amongst them Item I give unto Charles Anketill my Punch bowl silver Tumbler and Silver Dram Dish item I give unto William Willis my Riding Coat and my Close bodyed Coat and Waistcoat with the Doe skinn Breeches and alsoe my Walking Cane Item I give unto young Mrs Grace Knapton my Silver Spoon Item I give my Walking Silver hilted Sword unto young Mr Thomas Knapton Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Barnett my Servant in recompence of her faithfull service All the rest of my Goods not before disposed of (vizt) my Bed Bedstead Blanketts and bolsters and all things thereunto belonging and alsoe my Linnen of all Sorts not before disposed of with all utensills  of Brass pewter Tinn Iron and Wood and alsoe I give her my little Silver Watch and all sort of goods either in the house or any where about the garden and ground that I leave at the time of Death I alsoe desire that my said Servant Anne Barnett shall continue in the house and garden and the outhouses I mean in the quiett possession thereof untill she hath gathered the ffruits thereof (in case I happen to dye before) for he rown proper use and to dispose of herself and goods and the rent to be paid by my Executor And my will is that this be taken as a Codicill to my last Will and Testament Witness my hand and seal the date above written Henry Browne In the presence of John Rumsey   Thomas Bunting

Proved at London with a Codicil 17 July 1707

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Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning

Wills - Browne

The will of Henry BROWNE - 30 April 1707