ID MARG_212_011

TitleWill of John Wayland of Peldon 1788 TNA PROB 11/1173/41
AbstractThe Will of John Wayland 1788 National Archives PROB 11/1173/41

Transcribed by Elaine Barker 19 July 2020

Name of God Amen
I John Wayland of Peldon in the County of
Essex Gentleman being of sound and disposing
mind memory and understanding thanks be given
to Almighty God for the same do make this my
last will and Testament in manner following that
is to say First and principally I commend my Soul
into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping
through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to
obtain remission of all my Sins and my Body I
commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the
Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as to
the temporal Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless
me I dispose thereof in the following manner viz I
give and devise unto my niece Martha Bridge
and to her heirs for ever all that my Freehold
Messuage or Tenement called or known by the Names
of Slythes or by whatsoever other Name or Names
the same is called or known with the Houses Outhouses
Buildings Yards Gardens Hereditaments and
Appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and
Being in Peldon aforesaid and now in my own
occupation but my will and desire is that if my said
Niece Martha Bridge shall happen to die under
the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful
Issue of her Body or leaving such Issue the same

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shall happen to die under the said/ Age of twenty one years
then and in either of such Cases I give and devise the
aforesaid Messuage or Tenement Hereditaments and
Premisses with the Appurtenances unto my good Friend
James Blatch of Colchester in the said County of Essex
Esquire his heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and
bequeath unto Mary Bridge of Layer de la Hay in
the said County of Essex Widow the sum of five
pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Also I
give and bequeath unto John Bridge of West
Tilbury in the said County Farmer Father of my
said Niece Martha Bridge the like Sum of Five
Pounds of Like lawful Money Also I give and bequeath
unto my Maid Servant Hannah Young the like Sum
of five Pounds of like lawful Money all which said
three several Legacies I will and direct shall be paid
as soon as conveniently may be after my decease also
I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid
James Blatch the Sum of twenty Pounds of like
lawful Money of Great Britain as a compensation
for the trouble he may have as Executor of this
my Will and after payment of the said several
Legacies my just Debts Funeral Expenses and the
Charges of Proving and attending the Execution
of this my Will and other incident Expenses I give
and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder
of my ready Monies Monies of Interest
in the Publick Funds particularly my share and
Interest in the Capital Stock of thirteen hundred
and fifty pounds standing in the Name of my late
sister Martha Wayland deceased in the three per-
cent reduced Bank Annuities Goods Chattels Personal
Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my
said Niece Martha Bridge to and for her own use
and disposal to be paid transferred and delivered to my
said Niece at her attainment of the said Age of twenty one
years the Dividends Interest and Proceed arising from
the Residue and remainder of my said personal Estate
and Effects so given to her shall be paid and applied
by my Executor for and towards the bringing up
Maintenance and Education of her my said Niece
and if it shall happen that my said Niece should die
before she attains the said Age of twenty one years
then and in such case I give and Bequeath All such
Residue and remainder of my said Personal estate
and Effects unto the legal Representative or Representatives
of her my said Niece in due course of Administration
and lastly I hereby make nominate constitute and
appoint the said James Blatch sole Executor of this
my Will and hereby revoking and making void all

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former and other Will and Wills by me at any time
heretofore made & publish and declare this to be my last
Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John
Wayland to this my last Will and Testament contained
in two Sheets of Paper have to such Sheet set my Hand
and Seal this thirty first Day of March in the year of
our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and eighty seven
John Wayland Signed Sealed Published and
declared by the said Testator John Wayland as and for
his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who
in his presence and at his request
have subscribed our Names as Witnesses W[illia]m Mason
W B Lambert Tho[ma]s Hedge
This Will was proved at London on the
third day of December in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and eighty eight before the
Right Worshipful Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws
Master Keeper or commissary of the Prerogative Court
of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of James
Blatch Esq the sole Executor named in the said Will
to whom Administration was granted of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having
been first sworn by Commission duly to administer

See also
Will of George Wayland of Fingringhoe 1790

SourceMersea Museum