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The will of William Witt, 1772

 
Will made 7 Sep 1772 . Testator died 8 Sep 1772 . Will proved [date unknown]

I, William Witt of Carisbrook in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southton Yeoman do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) I give and bequeath All that my Messuage or Tenement and Garden with the Appurtenances situate in the parish of Carisbrook aforesaid wherein I now dwell to Richard Dear of Niton in the Isle of Wight aforesaid Labourer and his Assigns for and during so many years of my Term and Estate therein as he shall happen to live Be the said Richard Dear and his Assigns paying thereout during his life one Annuity or clear yearly sum of Twenty Shillings to Ann Witt of Newport in the Isle of Wight aforesaid Widow by four equal quarterly payments (that is to say) at Lady Day, Midsummer, Michaelmas, and Christmas And I do hereby charge and subject my said Messuage or Tenement and premises with the payment thereof accordingly And from and after the Decease of the said Richard Dear I Give my said Messuage or Tenement and Garden with the Appurtenences to the said Ann Witt and her Assigns for and during so many years of my Term and Estate therein as she shall happen to live and from and after the Deaths and Deceases of the said Richard Dear and Ann Witt I Give and devise my said Messuage or Tenement and Garden with the Appurtenences and all my Estate Term of Years and Interest therein unto my Nephew William Witt of London Taylor his Executors and Administrators to and for his and their own Use and Benefit I Give to my said Nephew William Witt seventy pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain I Give to William Wadmore now or late of Rookely in the Isle of Wight aforesaid Yeoman Half a Guinea to John Woodnutt now or late of Pittplace in the said Isle Yeoman half a Guinea To William Thearle now or late of Idlecombe in the said Isle of Wight Yeoman half a Guinea and To Joseph Speed of Carisbrook aforesaid Yeoman half a Guinea to be paid to them Respectively within one month after my decease I Give to my cousin William Miles of East Cowes in the Isle of Wight aforesaid my Watch And as to for and concerning all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever I Give leave and bequeath the same to the said Richard Dear and Ann Witt equally to be divided between them share and share alike And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Richard Dear and Ann Witt Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this Seventh Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy two

William Witt X his Mark
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
George Bull Rich[rest of name obscured]

 

[There are a further 5 documents, 1773-1781, which refer to the contents of this will.  They are still being deciphered!]

[Copied at Isle of Wight Record Office - document reference JER/STILE/1]

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