1. Thomas BLIZARD, son of Richard BLIZARD and Hannah (Mrs Richard) BLIZARD, was born c1700 and died in 1747 at age 47.
I Thomas BLIZARD of Moreton in Marsh in the County of Gloucester Victualler being of sound mind
and understanding do make and publish my last will and Testament as follows First I give and devise unto William WARD of Moreton in Marsh aforesaid Clerk and John MAYO of Moreton in Marsh aforesaid carpenter and all and every my dwellings cottages land tenements and other hereditaments estates and being in Moreton in Marsh and in Stretton on Foss in the county of Warwick and all and every of their appurtenances and all my right estate with interest thereon and thereto to hold to the said William WARD and John MAYO their heirs and assigns for ever for Trust that they they said William WARD and John MAYO and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns and whichever survivor do and shall permit and suffer DOROTHY my wife to hold and enjoy the same premises and to have receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof to her own use and benefit until my son RICHARD BLIZARD shall have attained the age of three and twenty years if she my said wife shall so long live and from and immediately after the day after the death of my said wife and as son RICHARD BLIZARD shall have attained his age of three and twenty years which shall first happen then and in trust and to and for the use and behoof of my said son RICHARD BLIZARD his heirs and assigns for ever subject to this proviso or definition under mentioned to wit provided always and my mind and will is and I do hereby declare that if my said son RICHARD BLIZARD shall happen to marry without the consent and approbation of the said William WARD and John MAYO in writing and under their hand and seals or their hands and seal of the survivor of them first had and obtained that then and immediately upon such marriage without such consent and approbation as aforesaid the limitation of the use of my lands in Stretton on the Foss as to my said son shall cease and instead there I direct and appoint that the said William WARD and John MAYO and the survivor of them and their heirs and assigns of such survivor shall stand and be seized of all my said lands and tenements in Stretton on the Foss aforesaid In trust to and for the use and behoof of my daughters ELIZABETH SMITH (our nx grandmother) and MARY BLIZARD their heirs and assigns for ever Item I give to my said wife to beds with the curtains and blankets and other things to them belonging for pair of sheets and a pewter dish such as she shall make choice of them to give to my said wife the use of my plate and all other my goods stock and furniture of which nature kind or quality soever except what I have bequeathed to my said wife as aforesaid until my said son RICHARD BLIZARD shall attain his age of three and twenty years if she my said wife shall so long live and from the death of my said wife as soon as my said son shall have attained his age of three and twenty years which shall first happen I give the same plate household goods stock and furniture to my said son RICHARD BLIZARD provided always and my will and mind is that my said wife and daughters here before named or some other person in their behalfs shall with as much convenient speed as may be after my decease cause a schedule or inventory to be hand and made of the said plate household goods and furniture and that she my said wife shall give her own bond to my said Trustees of the penalty of double the value of the said plate household goods and furniture conditioned for the delivery of same of the same to my said son his executors or administrators in all upon the death of my said wife as so soon as my said son shall attended his full age of three and twenty years which shall first happen and in as good plight and condition as she my said wife shall receive the same wear and extraordinary accidents unavoidable only excepted
Item I give and bequeath to the said William WARD and John MAYO the sum of three hundred and eighty pounds to be paid to them by me Executors herein after named out of the moneys due to me in securities within one month next after my decease in Trust that the said William WARD and John MAYO and the Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such survivors do and shall place the same out on securities and pay the interest of the same to my said wife for and during the term of her life and after her death pay the said principal sum as follows to wit one hundred pounds part there to my said son one hundred and forty pounds other part thereof to my daughter ELIZABETH SMITH and one hundred and forty pounds residue thereof to my daughter MARY BLIZARD or their several legal representatives
Item I give to my said daughter ELIZABETH SMITH the sum of thirty pounds to be paid by my executrix within six months next after my decease
Item I give to the poor of MORETON in Marsh aforesaid one guinea to be paid by my said executrix with six days next after my decease and distributed by my said trustees as they shall think proper
Item I give and bequeath to the said William WARD and John MAYO the further sum of three hundred and eighty pounds to be paid to them by me said executrix out of the money due to me on securities within one month next after my decease in trust that they the said William WARD and John MAYO and the survivor of them and the executors or heirs of such survivor do and shall place the same out on securities and the interest there to my said daughter MARY BLIZARD for and during the term of her natural life or until she shall marry which hall first happen and in case my said daughter Mary shall marry with the consent and approbation of the Said William WARD and John MAYO in writing under their hands and seals or under the hand and seal of the survivor of them first had and obtained then in trust to pay the said sum of three hundred and eighty pounds to my said daughter Mary but in case my said daughter MARY shall happen to marry without such consent and approbation as aforesaid then I direct and will that the said last mentioned sub of three hundred and eighty pounds shall be paid as follows to with two hundred pounds part thereof to my said daughter Mary and one hundred and eighty pounds residue thereof to my son RICHARD and daughter ELIZABETH SMITH to be equally divided between them and in case my said daughter MARY happens to die unmarried then the said whole three hundred and eighty pounds to be equally divided between my said son RICHARD and my daughter ELIZABETH SMITH or their legal representatives and I do hereby will and direct that my said wife shall out of the rents and profits of my said messuages cottages lands and other hereditaments allow to and provide for my said son RICHARD cloaths of all kinds sufficient for a person of his rank until he shall attain his age of three and twenty years provided always and my will and mind further is and I do hereby direct that in case the moneys due to me and other my personal estate exclusive of my of my plant household goods and furniture be not sufficient to pay all the legatees herein before bequeathed that then each such legatee shall rebate a proportionable share of his her and their legacy and legacies provided and my will and mind likewise and I hereby declare that my said trustees either of them shall not be charged or chargeable with or for any part of the said moneys and further or otherwise than only for such part and so much thereof as shall come to his and their respective hand and disposal nor for the interests receipts or disbursements of each other and that they or either of them shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any part of the said trust money that shell be lost by failure of securities and that they and each of them shell out of the said trust moneys be indemnified and paid all charges expenses and damages which they or either of them shall pay expend or sustain in the execution of the trust here in them reposed or any ways relating thereto.
Item All the rest and residue of my personal estate not herein before bequeathed subject to the payment of my debts an funeral expenses I give to my said wife and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my will in witness whereof I have to his my last will and testament contained on three sheets of paper to the two first thereof put my hand and to the third or last my hand and seal this seventeenth day of July of the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty seven. THOMAS BLIZARD signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and or his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence and at the request of the said testator have subscribed our names as to witnesses hereunto and in the presence each of the other Char TRISHAM, John HANDY Richard JARVIS.
This will was proved at London before the Right Honourable John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or commissar of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand seventeen hundred and forty seven by the oath of DOROTHY BLIZARD wide the relict of the deceased and sole Executrix name in the said will to whom administrations was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased being first sworn by commission duly to administer.
Thomas married Dorothy Mrs Thomas BLIZARD. Dorothy was born circa 1700 and died after 1747.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 F i. Elizabeth BLIZARD was born Est 1730 in Moreton-In-Marsh.
Elizabeth married William SMITH.
+ 3 F ii. Mary BLIZARD was born 12 Nov 1726 in Moreton-In-Marsh.
+ 4 M iii. Richard BLIZARD was born 22 Nov 1728 in Moreton-In-Marsh.
+ 5 M iv. Thomas BLIZARD was born 7 Apr 1735 in Moreton-In-Marsh and died after 1747.
2. Elizabeth BLIZARD (Thomas1) was born Est 1730 in Moreton-In-Marsh.
General Notes: Daughter of the Innkeeper at Moreton-in-Marsh
Research Notes: p125 v3 Holdens 1811 has a J Blizard running the Half Moon Taven & Coffee
house Gracechurch St, LND. On P 119 under London Hospital Whitechapel Rd,
Sir W Blizard, Knt F.R & AS, Thos Blizard,FRS. Sir W Blizard also on P 118
(Widow & orphans of Medical men) Thos also listed in Royal college of Surgeons, America Sq
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