The will of Samuel Oliver Hunt, 1801


EN/900/3-4
Draft case on will of Samuel Enys and copy of the will annexed

“Copy of Samuel Enys’s Will. EN900/4
In the name of God Amen I Samuel Enys of Kew Lane Richmond in the County of Surrey Esquire
being frequently indisposed in Health but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding
Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following First and
principally I command my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Body I commit to the Earth to be
decently Buried at the Discretion of my dearly beloved Wife and Executrix herein after named And as
for such Worldly Estate as I shall dye possessed of or May in anywise hereafter be intitled unto
either by Law or in Equity I Give and Dispose of the same as herein after mentioned that is to say I
order and Direct that all my just Debts Funeral and all other necessary Expences relating to and
concerning this my Will be first duly paid satisfied and discharged Then I give and bequeath unto my
dearly beloved Wife Sarah Enys All and every my Plate Jewells Pictures Prints Linnen China Goods
Ornaments and Household Furniture of what Nature kind or sort soever or wheresoever for her own
sole use benefit advantage and disposal forever. I also Give and bequeath unto my said Wife the
Lease of the House and premises wherein I now dwell-situate in Kew Lane aforesaid To hold the
same Lease and Premises thereby demised unto my said Wife Sarah Enys her Executors
Administrators and Assigns for all the Rest Residue and Remainder of the Term of Years therein yet
to come and unexpired with all the benefit and Advantage of renewing the said Lease I also Give and
bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Enys her Executors Administrators and Assigns the Sum of Two
Thousand five hundred and twenty four pounds Seventeen Shillings and seven pence now vested
standing and being in the Fund or Stock called Old South Sea Annuitys bearing Interest at 3 per Cent
per Annum to sell and dispose of the said Sum of Two Thousand five hundred and twenty four
pounds Seventeen Shillings and Seven pence at her own free Will and pleasure I Also give and
bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Enys All and every the Interest Dividends and produce of all the
Rents Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate which I now am or may be in any wise hereafter
at the time of my decease possessed of or intitled un to either at Law or in Equity and placed out on
Government or any other sort of Security whatsoever Carrying Interest either alone or with other
Moneys or Standing in my joint Name with any other person or persons whomsoever and which said
Interest shall from time to time arise grow due and become payable for all the said Rents Residue
and Remainder of my said personal Estate To hold Receive and take from time to time the said
Interest Dividends and produce of all and every the said Rents Residues and Remainder of my said
Personal Estate unto my said Wife Sarah Enys and her Assigns for and during her natural Life for her
own sole and proper use Advantages and Benefit I further Give Devise and Bequeath unto my said
Wife Sarah Enys All the Rents Issues and profits of my share or part of All such Real Estates as Shall
remain unsold situate lying and being in the County of Cambridgeshire and Kent Sussex and Suffolk
To hold Receive and Take all the said Rents Issues and profits of my said Share of the said Real
Estates aforesaid unto my Wife Sarah Enys and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural
Life with all proper and lawful power to enter Seize and (distrain?) for such share of the said Rents
and profits of my said Real Estates so bequeathed unto my said Wife and her Assigns for and during
the Term of her natural Life as aforesaid And from and after the decease of my said Wife I give and
Bequeath unto my Sister Katherine Enys All and every the Interest Dividends and produce of all the
said personal Estate/the Interest whereof so bequeathed unto my said Wife as aforesaid/To hold
receive Take all such Interest Dividends and produce of the said personal Estate from time to time as
the said Interest shall arise grow due and become payable for the same unto my said Sister
Katherine Enys and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life I Also Give devise and
Bequeath unto my said sister Katherine Enys /after the Decease of my said Wife/ All the Rents Issues
and profits of my said Share or part of all such Real Estate as shall remain unsold situate lying and
being in the County of Cambridgeshire and Kent Sussex and Suffolk aforesaid .To hold Receive and
Take all the said Rents Issues and profits of my said Share of the said Real Estates aforesaid unto my
said Sister Katherine Enys and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life with like power
of Entry and Distress for the same as before mentioned And from and after the Decease of my said
Sister Katherine I order and Direct that my said Share of the said Real Estate before mentioned be
sold as soon as conveniently may be for the most money that can be had or got for the same And
the Money arising by such Sale be added to all the said Rest Residue and Remainder of my said
personal Estate/the Interest whereof is so given and bequeathed unto my said Wife and Sister as
before mentioned/ Then I Give and Bequeath All such personnel Estate and the said Money arising
by such Sale last mentioned unto and amongst The Four Younger Children of my Brother John Enys
Esquire share and Share alike with all Benefit and Advantage of Survivorship Or the Whole to the
Survivor of them and to the Issue of such Survivor such fourth equal part or Share to be paid to such
Child and Children on his or her arriving at and attaining his or her separate and respective Age of
Twenty One Years And I do expressly order and direct that the Interest in the mean time shall not be
received but Remain Accumulate and be paid to the Child or Children Intituled thereto at the same
time when his or her Respective Share or Shares before Bequeathed shall become due and payable
as before Directed I Give and Bequeath unto the five children of my Brother John Enys Esquire the
Sum of Ten pounds each Respectively for Mourning I Give and Bequeath unto my Sister Katherine
Enys the Sum of Twenty pounds for Mourning and a Ring of the Value of One Guinea I Give unto
Robert Michell Samuel Warren and Henry Hale Esquire the Sum of Ten pounds each for Mourning
with a Ring of One Guinea value to each All the Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects of
what Nature kind or Sort so ever or wheresoever or which I now am or hereafter maybe in any wise
intitled unto either at Law or in Equity at the time of my decease/after payment of my just Debts
Funeral and the other Expences and Legacies before mentioned/I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my
said Wife Sarah Enys her Executors Administrators and Assigns forever And I do hereby nominate
constitute and appoint my said Wife Sarah Enys full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and
Testament hereby Revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me at any other time heretofore
made And do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said
Samuel Enys have to this my said last Will and Testament contained in four Sheets of paper to the
first Second and Third Sheets thereof wrote my Name and to the fourth and last Sheet sett my Name
and Seal this sixteenth Day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and
seventy four All in my own handwriting Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Testor
Samuel Enys as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto at his
request and in his presence and also in the presence of each other wrote our Names as Witnesses(?)
Samuel Gribble Jane Gribble Joshua Servant to Mr Gribble
Whereas I have omitted some Legacys in my Will I do now by this Codicil Give and Bequeath to my
Cousin Thomas Warren and each of his Brothers and Sisters the Sum of Twenty Pounds apiece for
mourning I likewise Give unto my Godson Joseph Enys Baker Son of the Reverend Anthony Baker the
Sum of Ten Pounds I likewise Give to each of my Servants that shall be living with me at the Time of
my Decease the several Sums of five pounds apiece for mourning over and above the Wages that
shall be due to them Dated this Twenty fourth Day of March One Thousand Seven hundred and
Eighty One”

Transcribed by Karen Tuplin

 

 

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