The Will of John Marshman of Nowhere Lane 1784
the Name of God Amen, I John Marshman of Bradford in the County of Wilts,
Taylor being of sound and disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding, Do
make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (That is to
First, I will and Direct that all my just Debts, Funeral Expenses and the Charges of proving this my Will shall be fully paid off and discharged and then, I give devise, and bequeath unto my kinsman James Taylor of Bradford aforesaid Yeoman (who now live with me) All that my Messuage, tenement or dwelling house with the Appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging situate standing and being in a place called No Where Lane on Morgan Hill in Bradford aforesaid now in the Tenure of Simms, Shearman To hold to him my said Kinsman James Taylor, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns for and during all my Estate Term and Interest therein.
And I also Give and bequeath unto my said Kinsman James Taylor, the sum of £100 of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to him , the said James Taylor by my Executor hereinafter mentioned. And I also Give and Bequeath unto my said Kinsman James Taylor my Watch and all my wearing Apparel, both Linen and Woollen and of every kind and Sort.
And I give unto Arabella Selfe, Wife of William Selfe of Bradford in the County of Wilts aforesaid Hair Dresser and Peruke Maker the Sum of £100 of good and lawful money of Great Britain.
And I give unto my Kinsman John Taylor of the Parish of Melksham in the County of Wilts, the sum of £20.
And I give unto my Kinsman Mary Keene (late Mary Burroughs) of the parish of Melksham in the County of Wilts aforesaid the sum of £5.
And I give unto my Cousin Sarah Norris of the parish of Melksham aforesaid (Widow) the sum of £5.
And I give unto my Servant Theodosia Gardiner (in case he shall be living with me at the time of my deceased) the sum of £5.
And I give unto Edward Ember of Bradford in the County of Wilts, aforesaid (who works with me) the sum of £5
And I give unto my good Friends James Marshman of Shaw, in the parish of Melksham in the County of Wilts aforesaid (Malster) and Isaac Crouch of Bradford in the County of Wilts aforesaid (Gardener) the sum of £5 each as a small Token of my Acknowledgments for the trouble they may be at in the Execution of the Trust herein after in them reposed. And I give and bequeath unto the said James Marshman and Isaac Crouch the sum of £100 of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto them by my Executor hereinafter named. Upon Trust never less that they the said James Marshman and Isaac Crouch and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of each Survivor do and shall (as soon as they shall have received the said Sum of £100) place the same out at Interest on Government or some other public funds or securities or other real Security or Securities as they in their Discretion shall thinks proper and pay the Interest and Dividends there of from time to time as the same shall be received for and towards the Maintenance Education and breeding up of John Pittman, Jane Pittman, Mary Pitman & Esther Pittman (son & daughter of William Pittman and the late Esther Pitman of Bradford in the County of Wilts,Schoolmaster. Aforesaid Pittman, Jane Pittman, Mary Pittman and Esther Pittman shall have attained the Age of 21 years. `Then upon trust to pay and divide the said Sum of £100 and unto and equally between them ) during their respective Minorities in such Proportions and Shares as they my said Trustees in their Discretion shall think if it. And as soon as the youngest of them the said John Pittman, Jane Pittman, Mary Pitman & Esther Pittman share and share alike ( and in case any or either of them shall happen to die before, he, she, or they shall attain his her or their respective age or ages of 21 years
And I give Devise and bequeath all that my freehold Estate consisting of 3 Houses, messuages or tenements with all the Garden, Grounds and Appurtenances thereto belonging (and which I lately purchased of Noah Alloway, Maltster) situate and being near his Malthouse and Dwelling House in Bradford in the County of Wilts, aforesaid, unto my Son in Law John Baversrtock of Bradford aforesaid, Joiner & Cabinet Maker and to his Heirs and assigns for ever.
And as to all the rest and residue of my goods of my Goods, Chattels, Monies, securities for Money, Debts, Effects and Estate whatsoever and whosesoever not herein before otherwise disposed of .
I give and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof unto and to theUse of the aforesaid John Baverstock his executors, Administrators and Assigns as his and their own proper Goods, Chattels , Monies and Estates for ever, He the said John Beverstock paying thereto £10 unto my Kinsman Robert Taylor of the Parish of Holt in the County of Wilts (Blacksmith) at the rate of 4 shillings per week, and if the said Robert Taylor should die before the whole £10 are paid then my Will is that my said Executor should give the remainder of the said £10 to his wife or children then living.
And I do constitute and appoint him the saod John Beverstock sole Executor of this my Will.
And lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wilts by me hereto fore made and declare this my last will and Testament
In witness whereof I the said John Marshman Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and seal in ton the 3rd December 1784.
Witnesses N. Phene, Ely Edmunds, Thomas Stratten .
At Winkfield in the County of Wilts, This day 9th December 1784, The Executor John Baverstock was duly sworn before me. Edward Spencer, Surrogate.
John Marshman entry for Land Tax List for 1765
|Entry for John Marshman in Nowheres lane in the Land Tax List for 1773|
|John Marshman Stock of £60 Land Tax List for 1773|
Man's Forename : WILLIAM
Man's Age : 23
Man's Occupation : BARBER
Man's Place of Abode : BRADFORD, WILTS
Man's Status : BAC
Man's Notes : & PERIWIGMKR
Woman's Surname : BEVERSTOCK
Woman's Forename : ARABELLA
Woman's Age : 17
Woman's Place of Abode : BRADFORD, WILTS
Woman's Status : -
Woman's Notes : DAU OF JANE MARSHMAN
Bondsman 1 : MARSHMAN JOHN,TAILR,BRADFORD,STEP FATHER
Marriage Details : OCT 7 1766