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Wills (ERO D/ACR 19/482 Jn Hunt 1805 1807)

26.9.1805 (Tuesday 26 September 1805)

document 93000525

in the name of god amen I Jn Hunt of Earls Colne in the county of Essex farmer being in good health and of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I give and devise direct limit and appoint unto and to the use of my son Jn Newton Hunt and my daughter Sarah Dorothy Hunt and to their heirs all that my copyhold or customary messuage or tenement with all houses outhouses barns stables buildings yards gardens orchards lands pasture grounds and appurtenances thereunto belonging containing by estimation 20a more or less called or known by the name of Claypits otherwise Sandhills as the same are now in my own occupation and holden of the manor of Colne Priory by copy of court roll and also all those my lands called Andrews 1s2d, Broadfields with the malting office heretofore a barn thereto belonging containing together by estimation 9a more or less holden of the same manor by copy of court roll and now also in my own occupation to hold the said messuage or tenement malt office lands grounds hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto them the said Jn Newton Hunt and Sarah Dorothy Hunt and their heirs upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell and dispose of the said hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances either by public auction or private contract as they shall think fit and for the best price or prices that they can or may obtain for the same and the money arising by and from such sale or sales after payment thereout of all reasonable costs charges and expenses attending such sale or sales I give and bequeath in manner following the sum of £500 part thereof I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Sarah Dorothy Hunt to and for her own proper use and behoof I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frances Hunt the like sum of £500 part thereof to and for her own proper use and behoof I give and bequeath unto my son Wm Hunt the sum of £300 part thereof to and for his own proper use and behoof and the rest residue and remainder of the monies arising by and from such sale or sales I give and bequeath unto my said son Jn Newton Hunt to and for his own proper use and behoof and my mind and will is that in case my said (sic) Jn Newton Hunt shall refuse or neglect to comply with the before devise within six months next after my decease then I give and devise direct limit and appoint the before mentioned copyhold or customary messuages or tenements malt office lands grounds hereditaments and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto and to the use of him the said Jn Newton Hunt his heirs and assigns absolutely and for ever subject nevertheless and I do hereby subject charge and make chargeable the said hereditaments and premises to and with the payment of the said sum of £500 apiece of lawful money of England which I give and bequeath unto my said daughters Sarah Dorothy Hunt and Frances Hunt and also subject to the payment of the sum of £300 which I give and bequeath unto my said son Wm Hunt and to and for his own proper use and behoof to (sic) paid and payable unto them respectively at or before twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby will and direct that the receipt of receipts of them the said Jn Newton Hunt and Sarah Dorothy Hunt or the survivor or them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor shall be a good and effectual discharge and discharges both in law and in equity to the purchaser or purchasers of my said customary or copyhold messuages or tenements malt office lands grounds hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances or for so much thereof as shall be mentioned and expressed in such receipt or receipts and after payment of such purchase money or monies to them my said trustees or either of them and the purchaser or purchasers thereof shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or losses nonapplication or misapplication thereof or of any part thereof and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not be obliged to se to the due application of such purchase money or monies or any part thereof but shall be absolutely discharged therefrom also I give and bequeath unto my son Jn my silver tankard marked J.N. also I give and bequeath unto my said daughters Sarah Dorothy Hunt and Frances Hunt such part and parts and so much of my household goods and furniture plate linen and china as they may choose to take not exceeding in value the sum of £75 to and for their own proper use and behoof to (sic) delivered to them within three months next after my decease by my executors hereinafter named also I give and bequeath unto Jn Pitstow of Earls Colne aforesaid miller my executor hereinafter named the sum of £10 of lawful money of England to be taken and retained by him from and out of my personal estate for the trouble he may have in acting as my executor and after payment of all my just debts my funeral expenses the lists and charges of the probate of this my will necessary and suitable mourning for my said children and all costs charges and expenses attending the due execution of this my will I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my household goods and furniture plate linen and china farming stock and stocks implements and utensils of husbandry cattle corn hay and grain and growing crops of corn hay and grain ready money and securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature sort or kind soever the same may be situate lying and being unto them my said sons Jn Newton Hunt and Wm Hunt and my said daughters Sarah Dorothy Hunt and Frances Hunt equally to be divided between them part and share alike also I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Jn Pitstow and my said son Jn Newton Hunt jointly executors of this my will and also guardians of the persons and estates of my said children during their respective minorities and I do hereby declare my mind and will to be that it shall and may be lawful to and for them my said executors to deduct and reimburse himself and themselves all their reasonable costs charges and expenses in the execution of this my will from and out of the monies and effects that shall come to their hands by virtue of this my will and that they my said executors and trustees or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any more of my said estate and effects goods or chattels than shall come to their respective hands or which they shall actually receive by virtue of this my will nor for or with any loss or losses happening to my personal estate and effects unless such loss or losses shall be occasioned by or through his or their wilful neglect or default and that the one of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds receipts defaults or payments of the other but each of them for his own particular acts and deeds only and lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do hereby publish and declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Jn Hunt the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 26.9.1805 Jn Hunt signed sealed published and declared the said Jn Hunt the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us and by us attested as witnesses thereto in his presence and at his request Jn Durrant Wm Potter Wm Arnold clerk to mr Potter