Studland Wills

 

*NEW* Transcribed by Ros Dunning

PCC Prob11/93

GREGORY HAYWARD, of Studland
Dated 21 Dec 1598
 

- being sicke in bodye, but sound in mynde and of perfect memorye

- to the Churche at Studland : a noble

- to the poore of Studland: Tenne grotes

- to my three chilldren: Twentye poundes to every one

- my daughters: to receave their Twenty poundes at their daie of marriage
- my sonne: his Twentye poundes at the age of One and Twentye yeares
- yf anie of the Three dye before thaforesaid termes, my will is that thother two, or one living
  shall receave the money that was due to that one or twoo dead

- to myne heires for ever: all my lands in Our and North Castle within the parish of corffe castle
  and Ile of Purbecke

- my three chilldren aforesaid John Elynor and Anne: one Dozen of pewter apiece a crocke and
  a panne to either of them to be delyvered at thaforesaid termes

- to the sonne of Peter Hayward, to the sonne of William Baker and to the sonne of William Morse
  my brother in lawe: one Chilver sheepe a peice

- Anne my wyfe: all my other goods moveable and unmoveable

- myne Uncle Willm Bond of Steeple: Overseer and Twelve pence

- my brother in lawe Peter Hayward of Sandwich: Overseer and Twelve pence

 

Witnesses: William Bull minister Luke Chippe John Lankney
Proved at London 15 February 1599

 


 

PETER TALBOT, yeoman of Studland

Will dated 16 September 1833

This is the last will and testament of me PETER TALBOT of Studland in the Isle of Purbeck in the County of Dorset Yeoman which I make as follows that is to say first I direct that all my just debts funeral expenses the charges and expenses of proving this my will be paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named.  I give devise and bequeath unto my son Richard Talbot all that my freehold dwelling house garden orchard land hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances situate and being in Swanage in the said Isle of Purbeck and recently occupied by my late father Mr Richard Talbot to hold the same and every part thereof unto my said son Richard Talbot his heirs and assigns for ever all the rest residue and remainder of my freehold leasehold and other messuages tenements and cottages gardens lands and hereditaments with their appurtenances wheresoever situate and also the Rest Residue and Remainder of my monies securities for money in the public funds of this Kingdom live and dead stock rope farming utensils and implements in husbandry household goods furniture books plate linen woollen china glass chattels estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall be possessed of at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto William Dugdale of Wareham in the said County of Dorset Builder and James Kent of  Court Farm, Christchurch in the County of Hants, Yeoman their heirs executors and administrators and assigns upon the trusts intents and purposes following namely Upon trust that they my said trustees  control the money in trust for sons and daughters until they marry or attain 25 years, seeing to their education I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal the sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Peter Talbot  Signed sealed delivered published and declared by the said Peter Talbot the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the execution thereof.  

William Furnedge  William Read  Robt D. Marshfield

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This is a codicil to the last Will and testament of me Peter Talbot of Studland in the Isle of Purbeck in the County of Dorset Yeoman dated the sixteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty three whereas I have by my said will given devised and bequeathed unto my son Richard Talbot his heirs and assigns for ever all that my freehold dwelling house garden orchard land hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances situate and being in Swanage in the said Isle of Purbeck and then recently occupied by my late father Mr Richard Talbot Now I do hereby revoke and make void the said devise and bequest and do hereby give devise and bequeath the said freehold dwelling house garden orchard land hereditaments and premises unto William Dugdale and James Kent the executors add and trustees mentioned in my said will and the survivor of them and his heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust to go along with my residuary real and personal estate and effects so devised and bequeathed to them  by virtue of my said will and be subject to the trusts and powers  to the said residuary estate and effects for the benefit of all these my children therein named their heirs executors administrators and assigns and I do hereby appoint them the said William Dugdale and James Kent and the survivor of them for the time being Guardians and Guardian of all and every my said children during their respective minorities and in all other respects I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will.  In witness whereof I the said Peter Talbot have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty six Peter Talbot  

Signed sealed delivered published and declared by the said Peter Talbot as and for a Codicil to my last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses William Furnedge  William Read  Robert D. Marshfield. Proved at London with a codicil 25th July 1836 before the Judge by the oaths of William Dugdale and James Kent the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by duly to administer

Notes by Rachel Kent
Peter asked the trustees to invest all monies for and towards the better support maintenance and bringing up of all and every my children until the sons had attained the age of 25 years and the daughters had attained 25 years or be married. They must then assign transfer and convey the whole of his estate and effects with the interest dividends and proceeds thereof unto and amongst his children to be equally divided between them as tenants in common.

No mention was made of his wife Mary so possibly she had died – hence making William Dugdale and James Kent the guardians.