Transcript of the Last Will and Testament of
In the name of God amen.
I, John DALE of Chewton in the parish of Milton in the county of Southton considering the uncertainty of this life do make this my last will and testament in manner following.
Ffirst I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Lord …. Fforever and creator hoping through his mercy and the mercy of my Saviour Jesus Christ to receive forgiveness of my sins and to inherit everlasting life and as to my worldly estate I dispose thereof as followeth.
I give devise and bequeath to my son Robert DALE one annuity or yearly rent charge of one hundred pounds of lawful money to be yearly issuing and payable out of the Manor ffarm and lands call Bangborn and all laws and appurtenantes thereunto belonging and all other my lands and hereditaments lying and being in the several parishes of Godshill, Newchurch and Atherton in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southton to hold to the said Robert DALE for and during the term of his natural life
and I also give and devise to my daughter Sarah FFARR one annuity of yearly rent charge of thirty pounds of lawful money to be yearly issuing and payable out of the said Manor ffarm lands and premises within said Isle of Wight to hold to her during her natural life the said annuities to be paid by four equal quarterly payments that is to say at the ffeasts of Christmas, Lady Day, Saint John Baptist and St Michael the Archangel the first of the said payments at such of the said feasts as shall first happen next after my decease and I charge all the said lands and premises with the payment of said annuity
and I give to my said son Robert DALE three hundred pounds and to my said daughter Sarah two hundred pounds and to her son William FFARR my grandson one hundred pounds and I do declare that all of said legacyes to the said legatees are so given in full of all claims and pretended claims which they or any of them may have on me or out of any of my estate
and I do hereby give devise and bequeath all the said Manor ffarm and lands and all other my lands tenements and hereditaments in the said Isle of Wight to my son William DALE and his heirs and I also give to my said son William DALE and his heires and I also give to my said son William DALE his heires executors and assigns all my messuages and lands at Chewton and ffarm and Mannor of Milton and all my lands tenements tythes and hereditaments in the several parishes of Milton, Milford, Horlde and Christchurch in the said county of Southton or elsewhere desiring him at or before his decease to give and settle the same or such part thereof as I shall desire to such person or persons or uses and I have or shall desire or direct one
and all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate I give to my said son William DALE whom I make my executor of this my last will revoking all other wills by me formerly made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1752. John DALE – signed sealed published and declared by the testator John DALE to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who do witness and subscribe the same in the presence of the said testator. James BRICE James GROVE Richard FOOT
This will was proved at London before the Right Worshipful Sir Edward SIMPSON Knight, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two by the oath of William DALE esquire 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 he having been first sworn by ???? to administer a definitive sentence having been pronounced and ???? for the validity of the said will as by the Acts of Court ?? thereupon appears.
Agree with the original will of John DALE esquire deceased being first faithfully collated therewith this 30th day of July 1762 by us
John Stevens Notary Publick, H M Majory Notary Publick, Edward Benskyn
Received this thirtieth Day of July 1762 of Mr William LEGARD Mr Henry STEVENS and Mr. John STEVENS Deputy Registers of the prerogative Court of Canterbury the original will of John DALE esquire deceased of which the before written is a true Registry I say received the same as Proctor and for the use of William DALE the sole executor named in the said will pursuant to an order or Decree of the Judge of the said Court bearing Date the ninth instant.