TNA PROB 11/1213

John Truelove 1791

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Truelove of castle Thorpe in the County of Buckingham Gentleman made this twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety one in manner following (that is to say) I give and devise the house garden Orchard and Cottage Common with the appurtenances now in my occupation with the meadow in the occupation of Matthew Kingston situate in Castle Thorpe aforesaid unto my daughter Mary Truelove her heirs and assigns for ever I give and devise all other my freehold estate whatsoever situate in Castle Thorpe aforesaid and all my Copyhold Estate situate at Silston otherwise Silverston in the County of Northampton ( and which I have surrendered to the use of this my will ) And also all other my real Estate both freehold and copyhold whatsoever and wheresoever of which I may be in possession or capable of possessing of at the time of my decease unto my son Edward Truelove and my said daughter Mary and to their heirs and assigns In trust that they my said son and daughter their heirs and assigns do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of the same Estate for the most money that can be reasonably procured and after payment of my debts and funeral expences shall divide the remainder of the money arising from such sale equally between themselves and my son James and my daughter Elizabeth And I hereby declare that the receipts of my said son Edward and daughter Mary shall be sufficient discharge to the purchaser or purchasers of such Estate or estates and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not be liable or accountable for any loss misapplication or misapplications of the purchase monies by my said son and daughter Provided nevertheless and my mind and Will is that in case my said son Edward shall happen to die in my life time I hereby direct that his share and interest of and in amount of the said estate shall go to and be equally divided amongst all and every the children and issue of my said son that may be living at the time of his death share and share alike and if but one child Then to such only child and to be paid to him her or them at his her or their respective age or ages of twenty one years And in that case I hereby authorise and direct my said Daughter Mary to lay out and invest the amount of such share and interest either in the Public Funds or on Lands by way of mortgage as she shall best approve of and to pay apply and dispose of the interest dividends and proceeds thereof from time to time as the same shall become payable towards the maintenance and benefit of the children of my said son until their respective shares of the principal money shall become payable Provided that if any one or more of the children of my said son shall die without issue before his her or their parts of the said principal money shall become payable Then as well the Original part or parts of such child or children so dying without issue of and in the said principal money as also all such sums ( if any) as shall fall to them or any of them as the part or parts of any other or others of them who were dead before without issue shall go to the surviving child children and the issue of such child and children as shall be then dead leaving issue Provided always that the issue of any such deceased child or children shall not have or be intitled to a larger share or proportion amongst them than their respective parent or parents would have been intitled to if living And I hereby declare that my said daughter Mary shall not be accountable for any loss of the said Trust money without her wilful default or neglect and that she shall have power as she shall see occasion to dispose of the Security wherein the same shall be invested and reinvest and lay out the same in ant other Security as she may best approve And shall reimburse and retain to herself all such expences as she may sustain or be put unto for or in respect of the said Trust money or any other matter or thing in any wise relating thereto I give and bequeath all and every such sum and sums of money as may be due to me at the time of my death and outstanding either on Mortgage bond Notes or Simple Contract unto my said two daughters Mary and Elizabeth equally to be divided between them share and share alike And as to all the ready money that may be found in my house at the time of my death household furniture plate china linen and all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate of every nature Kind and sort soever not hereinbefore disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said daughter Mary And I hereby make constitute and appoint my said son Edward and daughter Mary Executor and executrix of this my last will and Testament And lastly I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this alone to be and contain my true last Will and testament In witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament contained in the two preceeding sheets of paper set my hand and seal to wit my hand to the two preceeding sheets and my hand and seal to this third or last sheet thereof the said twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety one The mark of John Truelove X Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator John Truelove as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses at his request in the presence of each other T Ewesdin Mark Denton Thos Rogers

Proved at London 5th Jany 1792 before the Worshipful John Fisher Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Edward Truelove the son one of the Executors to whom administration and granted having been first sworn duly to Administer Power reserved to Mary Truelove spinster the daughter the other Executor