Will of Sir Isaac Rebow d. 1726

MP for Colchester on many occasions.

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Sir Isaac Rebow 1655 - 1726
Will of Sir Isaac Rebow

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Sir Isaac Rebow MP for Colchester, lived at Rebow House Colchester.

Isaac was father to Lemyng Rebow who bought  Wivenhoe Park from the Beriff family.

Isaac had substantially enlarged the family fortune, in part through three advantagous marriages.

His Will makes for interesting reading not just because of what he left for his family in bequests but also shows his relationships with family members.

This is the last Will and

Testement of me Isaac Rebow of the parish of St James within the

Liberty of Westminster in the County of Middlesex Knight Imprimid I

give and speciffically devise to my deare daughter Susan all that my

Messuage or dwelling house with all and singular the appurtenances situate

and being in Pall Mall in the parish aforesaid where I now inhabit and

all my forme and interest in And also all my household goods pictures

and furniture that shall be in or about my said dwelling house at the time of

my decease (except my plate and my owne picture Item I do give and

further specifically devise to my said daughter Susan the Diamond Neck

lace which was her late Mother my second wife and alsoe the picture of

her said mother Item I also give and specifically devise to my daughter

Thurston the pearl necklace which was my first wives her mother

Item I give devise and bequeath all and singular the Mannors

messuages lands tennants and hereditaments and whatsoever and where

soever in the severall Counties of Essex Kent Suffolk and Middlesex

or elsewhere in England the Castle of Colchester only excepted

whereof or wherein I or any other person or persons in Ernst for me or to

my use am is or are seized or possed of any Estate or Estates of

inheritance or freehold in possession revertion or remainder to my

Grandson Isaac Lemying Rebow and during the forme of his

naturall life without impeachment of or for any manner of wast and

from and after the determination of that Estate I give and devise the

same to my sonn in law Sr Edmund Bacon Barronet and Thomas

Heff of Bolt Court Fleet Streete London Gentl and their heirs

during the life of my said Grandson

Isaac Lemying Rebow In trust only to preserve

Contingent remainders in the usual manner but to permit my

said Grandson to receive the proffits during his life and from and

imediately after his decease I give and devise all the same

Mannors Messuages lands Tenements and hereditaments

whatsoever to the first sonn of the body of the said Isaac Lemying

Rebow lawfully to be begotten and to the heirs male of the body

of such first sonn lawfully issueing And for default of such issue then

to the second third fourth fifth and all and every other sonn and

sonns of the body of the said Isaac Lemying Rebow lawfully to be

begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another

as they and every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of

birth and to the severall and respective heires male of the body and

bodys of all and every such so and sound lawfully issueing the

Elder of the said sonns and the heirs of the body issueing to

be preferred and take before the younger of such sonn and sonns

and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies issueing and

for do fault of such issue then I give the same to my loveing friend

Major George Braisier and the said Thomas Heff their Executors and

Administrators for the terme of one hundred years to be computed

from the day of my decease In trust nevertheless To and for the severall

uses intents and purposes hereafter mentioned And from and after

the determination of that Estate then I give the same to the first sonn of

the body of Charles Chamberlain Rebow my disobedient and

undutiful Grandson and the heires males of the body of such first

sonn lawfully issueing and for default of such issue Then to the second

third fourth fifth and all and every other the sonns of the body

of the sais Charles ChamberlainRebow lawfully to be begotten

and successively and in Remainder one after another as then

and every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth  and

to the severall and respective heires males of the body and bodies

of all and every such sonn and sonns lawfully issueing the Elder of such

sonns and the heires male issueing to be preferred and take before the

younger of such sonn and sonns and the heires male of his and their

body and bodies issueing and for default of such issue of both my said

grandsons then I give and devise All the said Mannors messuages

farms land hereditaments and premises to my Grandson Joseph

Thurston and my said daughter Susan now Lady Bacon during

the terme of their respective natural lives without Impeachment of

wast as tenants in comon and not as joint tenants and from and

after their respective deceases then I give their respective Moietied

of the said Mannors hereditaments and premises to the respective

first and every other sonn and sonns of the respective bodies of my

said Grandson and daughter lawfully begotten or to be begotten and

to the heires male of the body and bodies of such sonns or son

lawfully issueing severally and successively in as first intailed as

before devised to the said Isaac Lemyng Rebow and his issue male

share and share alike as tenant in comon and not as joint tenants

and for want of such issue male of my Grandson Joseph Thurston then

I give the share and interest in my said Estates intailed upon him

and his issue his younger brother Thomas Thurston and his first

and every other son intaile male severally and successively in the

same manner as the same is given to his brother Joseph and his

issue And for default of issue male of my said daughter Susan I devise

ever the same and interest in my said Estate intailed upon her

and her said issue to my said Grandson Joseph and his issue male

and in default thereof to my said other Grandson Thomas and his

issue male severally and successively and in remainder one after

another exactly as the said other share or interest is intailed as

aforesaid and for want of issue male of all my said Grandsons and

my said daughter then I give all my said real Estate to all and

every the daughters of the body and bodies of my said

Grandsons Isaac Lemyng Rebow and Charles Chamberlain Rebow

and to the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten or to be begotten

as tenants in comon and not as joint tenants and for want

of such issue I give and devise the same to all and every the daughters

of the body and bodies of my said Grandsonns Joseph and Thomas

Thurston and my said daughter the Lady Bacon lawfully to be

begotten and to the heirs of the body and bodies of such daughter

or daughters lawfully issueing and for want of such issue to

 

revert to my owne right heirs for ever And for a plaine declaration of

the Trust of the said for me lymitted to my said Trustees the said Major George

Frasier and Thomas Heff the same was so lymitted by reason of the

disobedient and undutifulness of my said Grandson Charles to whome I

designe to give no part of my Estate Except the Castle of Colchester but

will not totally exclude his issue And in regard it may so happen that my

said Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow may dye without issue male in the

life time of his brother Charles and who may not then have issue Male

to take the Estate pursueant to the aforesaid lymittations and yet while the

said Charles is living there will still remain a possibility of issue male

of his body therefore It is my will that my said Trustees and there

survivors of them and the Executors and Administrators of such survivor

shall imediately after the decease of my said Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow

without issue male liveing my said Grandson Charles or being dead and

he leaving issue male under the age of one and twenty years enter

upon have hold and injoy and receive the rents and profitts of the said

Estates and premisses dureing the life of the said Charles Chamberlain

Rebow if he have no issue male or if he have issue male until one of his

sonns shall attaine to one and twenty yeares of age which rents and

profitts to be received dureing the life of the said Charles Chamberlan

Rebow While had no issue male or while such issue is under age as

aforesaid shall be from time to time by my said Trustees laid out in

the purchase of lands tenements and hereditaments of inheritance

and setled and conveyed to the severall uses and with such remainder

as I have before lymitted and appointed so farr forth as can or may

be done deducting out of such rents and allowing in case of issue male

of my said Grandson Charles Chamberlan Rebow to such issue next in

remainder after the determination of the said terme vested in my

said Trustees a proper and competent sume for his handsome

maintainance and education at the discretion of my said Trustees

and the survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of the

survivor of them and untill such time as purchased can be mett with

the money to be raised and received by and out of the said premisses

shall from time to time be putt and placed out at interest on Government

or other security for the increase and improvement thereof and

from and imediately after the death of my Grandson Charles

Chamberlan Rebow without issue male or in case of issue male from

and imediately after any of his sonns shall arrive to one and twenty

yeares of age the said forme of one hundred yeares shall cease

determine and be utter by void anything before conteined to the

contrary thereof in anywise not withstanding Item I give and devise

to the said Major George Braisier and Mr Thomas Heff their

Executors Administrators and assigns upon the severall Trusts

and to the intent and purposes herein after mentioned and

expressed touching the same and to no other intent or purpose

whatsoever All my terme and termes present and future share or

shares right title or interest whatesever of in or to the lighthouses

and Light Duties at or neare Harwich in the County of Essex and all

the profitts duties sume and sumes of money and advantages

ariseing and attreiveingfrom or in respect or by in and of the same

by virtue of all or any the grant or grants from the Crowns for

William Batten deceased or for me made there of any time to have

 

hold and injoy the same in as ample and beneficiall manner as I now

do or hereafter if liveing could or might have held or injoyed the same

In trust never the less that my said Trustees their Executors and administrators

and assigns shall stand and be possessed thereof upon the Trusts

following that is to say In trust in the first place that by and out of

profitts thereof they and the survivors and survivor of them and

the Executors and administrators of such survivor shall and doe

raise and pay to Mrs Susan Lawry an annuity of Thirty pounds

per annum by quarterly payments to equally dureing the terme of her

naturall life as an acknowledgement for her great ffriendship to

me and my last wife ^(and) subject to that annuity In trust for my said

Grandson Isaac Lemying Rebow dureing his life and after his

decease In trust for such of his sonns as shall first attaine to the

age of six and twenty years his executors and assigns dureing

the then residue of the terme or termes therein and in the meane

time to permitt and suffer the lives for only sonn of the said Isaac

Lemying Rebow for the time being to receive and take the rents

and profitts thereof for his owne use and in case one of the sonns

of the said Isaac Lemying Rebow shall live to attaine to the age of

six and twenty years then In trust for such of the sonns of my

Grandson Charles Chambrelan Rebow as shall first attaine the

age of six and twenty yeares his executors and assigns dureing

the then residue of the terme or termes therein and in the meane

time to permitt the eldest or only sonn of the said Charles

Chambrelan Rebow for the time being successively to receive and

take the rents and profitts thereof for his and their owne use and

in case none of the sonns of the said Charles Chambrelan Rebow

may live to attaine the age of six and twenty yeares then In Trust

for my said two daughters Mary Thurston and the Lady Bacon

share and share alike Item I give my Great Diamond Ring to my

said Grandson Isaac Lemying Rebow Item Whereas I have lately

preferred my daughter Susan in marriage with the said Sr Edmund

Bacon and have given and secured as and for her marriage portion

the same of Eight thousand pounds I do hereby give her the further

sums of Two thousand pounds only and itt is my will that the said

sums of two thousand pounds shall be for her sole and seperate use

at her owne disposall exclusive of her present or any after to be

taken husband who shall nott intermeddle nor have any thing to

do therewith but the samee and the interest and proceed thereof

shall be paid to such person or persons and in such parts and

proportions as she shall wheather cause for sale  direct or

appoint and for want of such appointment in her life time after

her decease the said Two thousand pounds shall be equally

divided into and among the younger children or if but one to younger

child of my said daughter by her present husband in case she shall

have any but if there be no such younger child or children then

the said five thousand pounds shall go and be paid to the Executors

or Administrators of my said daughter but the said legacy of Two

thousand pounds hereby given to upon this express condition

and not otherwise that she my said daughter and her said

husband do and shall upon demand seale and duely execute one or

more good proper and sufficient generall release or released

 

or other proper discharge or discharges of all her claims or demands

whatsoever out of all or any part of my said reall or personal Estate

save what may come to her by this my will and if my said daughters

or her husband shall refuse to give and execute such generall Release

or Releases or to abide and be content with this my will then I doe

hereby order and devise that the said legacy of two thousand

pounds shall cease and be void and that the same shall lapse into the

residumn of my personal Estate Item I give to my Grandson Thomas

Thurston One thousand pounds to be paid him at his age of one and

twenty years and not before but he shall be all owed interest after the

rate of foure pounds per cent for the same till payable for his

better maintenance and aduration Item I give to my Grandaughter

Mary and Ann Thurston one thousand pounds a paire Item I give

to my said Daughter Mary Thurston one hundred pounds and no

more for mourning haveing given her and applyed to her use in my

life time the large debt that was due to me from Daniel Bailey Item

I give to my said Grandson Joseph Thurston six hundred pounds

over and above what I have before devised Item I give to my said

Grandson Charles and the heires of his body the Castle of Colchester

in here of any deficiency in the farm at Layer Britton Hall in respect

to thereof Item Itt is my Will and mind that the articles by me

entred into on my said son Lemyng Rebows marriage be performed

and complyed with Butt I desire before that is done that the accounts

betweene my Grandson Charles Chamberlane Rebow and me

may be first adjusted and an allowance made by him in such attempt

for his maintenance and education and for the expense I have beene

at in his travells and education in foreigne parts and all other

just allowances And I do order that afterwards the most convenient

part of my said reall Estate sufficent in value for the money

covenanted by me to be laid out shall be settled pursuant to the

said Marriage Articles Notwithstanding that have by this my

will in generall termes intailed all my said reall Estate Butt I

Except such part of my reall Estate as shall be sufficent for that

purpose out of the said generall devise and I do devise such part

of my reall Estate to the said Major George Brasier and Mr

Thomas Ffell and the survivors and survivor of them and his and

their heires In trust that they shall and may settle and convey the

same accordingly And I do impower and desire them so to doe And

in case my Grandson Charles will be content with such settlement and

not insist on any money or attempt in regard to interest of the said

five thousand pounds or my receipt of the profits of any part of

his Estate as his Guardian or next friend dureing his minority

then and in such case and not otherwise I give himm all my house

hold goods pictures and furniture that shall be in or about my

house at Colchester at my decease My plate and my lynnen only

excepted But if he shall insist on any attempt or demand save

the payment of the five thousand pounds or settling lande in lieu

as aforesaid this legacy shall be void and lapse into my personal

Estate Item I give and devise to the Minister and poore of the

Dutch Congregation at Colchester Eight pounds per annum to be

constantly paid so long as they shall continue a Congregation and

there shall be preaching in the Dutch Language in the Church Chappel

 

or place nearby them for that purpose halfe thereof to the said Minister

and the other halfe to the said poore Item I give to the poore of the

parish of St Marys at Colchester five pounds per annum for the space

of Twenty yeares nexte after my decease to be paid to the Church

warden and Overseer of the said parish for the time being and by

them distributed at Easter yearly at the parish Church to and amongst

such poore people of the said parish as doe not receive Alms or

pensions from the said parish Item I give Twenty shillings per

annum to the sexton for the time being  of the said parish Church of

St Marys in Colchester for his and their paines and trouble in cleaning

and taking  care of the Momment by me lately Erected therefor

my Father from time to time upon Condition only that he and then

doe cleane and take care of the same and doe upon payment of the

said Twenty shillings per annum as often as required produce a

certificate from the Minister and Church warden of the parish

that the same is done from time to time And I doe charge my Marsh

lands att Burnham in Essex with the payment thereof and of the

said five annuities of Eight pounds and five pounds per annum

and alsoe with the like annuall sume of Twenty shillings forever

to be laid out in the repairing the said Monument when and as often

as there shall be occasion and to be paid by the person or persons that

shall be intitiled to the said Marsh lands in Burnham parish in

Essex as before mentioned to the Church warden of the said parish

for the time being for that purpose Butt the said last mentioned

Twenty shillings per annum shall not be raised or paid until

there be occasion to lay out and expend the same and till then shall

remaine as an arrears upon the said Estate in the hands of the

person that shall injoy the same And I do hereby give and devise to

the said sexton for the time being from time to time and to the Church

wardens of the said parish when and as often as there shall be

occasion All the remedy for recovering and receiving the said

annuallsumms and every part thereof by Entry Ejectment

distress injoyment of the profitts of the said Marsh lands till the

same and all costs and charges be paid that I could or might do

with most plaine and express termed Item I give to all my

servants that shall live with me at my decease the sume of five

pounds over and above their wages Item I give to the said Mr

Thomas Ffell One hundred pounds as a legacy Item I give and

devise for the said George Braisier and Isaac Lemyng Rebow

and to the survivors and survivor of them and his and their

heires Executors and Administrators In trust as hereafter

mentioned All the residue of my personall Estate whatsoever

and wheresoever not herein before specifically devised all the

just debts which I shall owe at my decease and legacies in this

my will and ffunerall charges first paid and deducted thereon

if the same shall be sufficent for that purpose and if nott the

deficiency if any there shall happen shall be so raised and paid

out of all or any part of my said reall Estate And itt is my will

that the surplus of my personall Estate and the Interest

improvemens and increase there of above what shall be necessary

for the payment of my debts legacies and ffunerall shall with all

convenience speed by the said Trustees last named and

 

the survivor of them or the heires of such survivor laid out and vested in the

purchase bof lands tenements and hereditaments of Inheritance which

when purchased therewith shall be settled and lymitted to my said

Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow for life with the like remainder to

his first and every other sonn in Tayle Male remainder to the said

Trustees for the terme of one hundred years Remainder to the first

and every other sonn of the said Charles Chambrelan Rebow in Taile

Male with other ^ (the) same remainders over and to behold and injoyed in

the same manner exactly as the reall Estate herein before mentioned

is lymitted and settled in Taile to my said Grandson Isaac Item Itt is

my will and mind that all the specificall devises and bequests of my

household goods furniture pictures and things before devised shall

stand and be exempted from the payment of debts legacies and

ffuneral charges Butt if the other part of my personallEstate shall

fall short to pay and satisfie the legacies or summs of money by

this my will given and bequeathed and all the just debts that shall

owe att my decease the deficiency (if any be ) shall in the first place

be raised answered paid and satisfied by and out of the profitts or

the forme or formes that I am intitled to in the said Lighthouses

and light duties and if that should not be sufficent then out of all

or any part of my other reall Estate And I doe hereby charge and

make lyable my said Chattell interest in the said Lighthouses and

Lightduties and my other reall Estate with such deficiency if any be

and my said Trustees of the said Lightduties and the survivors

and survivor of them and the heires Executors and Administrators

of the survivor shall have full power to raise and pay the same by

mortgage sale perception of profitts of my reall Estate and the said

Chattell Interest in the said Lightduties or otherwise as shall be

found necessary and convenient as effectually as if so much of my

reall Estate or the said Lightduties were devised and given to

them and their heires Executors and Administrators for that very

purpose anything in this my will conteined to the contrary thereof

in any wise notwithstanding provided alwaies and my express wish

is that my said Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow and Joseph Thurston

and Thomas Thurstan severally and respectively when they

respectively shall be in actuall possession of my said reall Estate

by virtue of the lynittations aforesaid shall have power to

lymitt in Joincture to any woman and women that they shall

respectively marry and the issue of such marriage any part or

parts of the said Mannor lands and premises where of they

shall be soe in possession save what shall be necessary for the

performance of the said other truste so as such part or parts so

to be settled do not exceed the yearly value of one hundred

pounds per annum fornone Thousand pounds which he or they

shall respectively receive for the marriage portions of such

woman or women which they shall marry provided also also and it

is my will and mind and I do give full power and authority to myn

Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow in case he shall have no issue

male and only a daughter or daughtersto charge the Estates

devised to him for life or which he shall or may be intitaled to

by this my will with any sume or summs of money not exceeding in

the whole seaven thousand pounds either by deed or deeds

 

or his last willand testament in writing to be by him signed sealed

and executed in the presence of Three or more Credible Witnesses

and which money so charged shall be accordingly raised and paid

thereout by sale or mortgage or otherwise as shall be found necessary

and expedient and to be paid to such daughters and at such

time and time and in such manner as the said Isaac Lemyng Rebow

shall by such deed or will direct or appoint provided alsoe and my will

is that my said Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow and my Grandson

Joseph Thurston and my daughter the Lady Bacon and Thomas

Thurston and all other persons respectively when and as they

respectively shall be in actuall possession of the said Mannors

Messuages Farms lands Tenements and premises or any of them

respectively and my Trustees of the said terme when the same shall

take place by vertue of the lymittations aforesaid shall have power

respectively to make and grant any lease or leases of all or any part

of the same premises whereof they shall be soe in possession for

any terme or number of yeares not exceeding twenty one yeares

to commence in possession so as every such lease be made by deed

indented under hand and seale and so as there be reserved upon

every such lease dureing the Continueance thereof the best and

most improved yearly rent that can be reasonably gotten for the

same without ffine and so as no such lease be made dispunishable

of wast and so as there be conteined in such leases Clauses of

Reentry for non payment of rent and all other usual Clauses

Conditions and agreements and soe as the Lessees do execute

counterparts of such leases provided alsoe and my will likewise is

that all and every the person and persons who shall take and be

actually seized of the said Mannors Messuages lands Farmed

Tenements hereditaments and premises by veryue of the

lymitatons aforesaid who shall not be of the name of Rebow

Except the Trustees of the said terme and alsoe the lady bacon

and her issue doe and shall assoon as they become so seized from

thence forth assume and take and continue the sirname of Rebow

instead of their owne proper Sirname without an al? or the

addition of their owne Sirname or any other addition and in case

they or any of them who shall be soe seized of the said premises

shall not within three Kalendar months next after their

becoming seized thereof and shall have obtained the age of

Eighteene yeares use the Sirname of the Rebow instead of their

owne proper sirname as aforesaid Then the Lymittation for

them so refuseing or neglecting shall cease and devoid and the

said Mannors lands and premises shall goe over to the next

in remainder as if such of them soe refuseing or neglecting was

or were naturally dead and my will desire also is that such

of the persons who shall first take and become seized of the said

premises by vertue of the lymitations aforesaid not of the

name rebow shall indevour to obteine an act of parliament

for changing the sirname of Rebow for their owne sirname as

aforesaid provided alsoe and itt is my Will and mind that my

Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow shall not receive any of the

profitts of the Lightduties untill he shall attain the age of

Twenty six years but the surplus profitts after payment of

 

my debts and legacies (if any be) shall be placed out at interest from

time to time on Goverment or other securities and shall be laid out

together with and in the manner as the residum of my personall

Estate is directed to be disposed of provided also and my further

will and mind is that my Mannor of Gasper and other my Estate in the

County of Somersett altho included in the Generall Intaile of my

reall Estate lying soe farr distant from the rest of my Estate after

all the Leases thereupon are expired shall be sold by my Executor

to whome and their heires I do for that purpose devise the inheritance

thereof and the money ariseing by sale of shall be applyed in the

purchase of other lands of Inheritance nearer at hand and which lands

when purchased shall be settled to the same used trusts to intents and

purposes as my reall Estate in generall is before devised and

lymitted but till there is proper oportunity for such sale and

repurchase the rents and proffits of the said Estate at Gasper shall

go and be injoyed by such person and persons from time to time

successively as shall injoy my other reall Estate and lastly I do hereby

make constitute and appoint my Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow and

the said Major George Braisier Executors of this my last Will and

Testament and I do desire that my said Trustees of the said light

duties and my said Executors may in all their transactions and

management of the said Trusts to be saved harmless from and

reimbursed their full costs and charged and recompenced for their

trouble and do order that then shall only be each answerable for his

and their respective acts deeds and receipts and not one for the

other and shall not be answerable for any loss that may happen by

placing out money at interest on securities that may prove

defective or any other such like casualties or misfortunes butt

shall be freed from all such inconveniencies and misfortunes that

frequently attend Executors and Trustees except such as shall

happen through plaine wilfull defaults I desire to be privately

buryed in St Marys Church in Colchester about Eleven a Clock

at night without any ffunerall pomp but with regard to that I leave

the ordering and expence of my funerall Mourning and such usual

expences to the discretion of my Executors not exceeding one

hundred and ffifty pounds in the whole and I do hereby revoke

all former and other wills whatsoever at any time heretofore by

me made either in word or in writing and do publish and declare

this to be my true and only last will and Testament and as I have

had experience of the care and fidelity of the said Mr Heff in his

profession in the Law I desire my Executors and Grandchildren

as there shall be occasion to consult in the Execution of this

my will Item I hereby give and further specifically devise to

my said Grandson Isaac Lemyng Rebow All the lynnen that

shall be in and about my house at Colchester at the time of my

decease which I have excepted out of the devise thereof before

mentioned Item Whereas I have given to my daughter Susan

now Lady Bacon my house and all my household goods pictures

and ffurniture that shall be in or about my dwelling house at Pall

Mall at my decease and do include all the lynnen that shall be

there at that time yett it is my will that she shall pay for and in

respect of such Legacy or devise the sums of Three hundred

 

pounds to my Executors to be added to increase my personall Estate

before they shall be obliged to absent to such specific Legacy and in

default of payment I charge the said same to be raised and paid

by and out of the said house and goods Item I give and bequeath to

the said Major Brasier one of my Executors herein before

named the summ of one hundred pounds as a legacy for his

paines and trouble in the Execution of this my will Item I give

and bequeath to my son in law Sr Edmund Bacon and his Lady my

daughter each fifty pounds a ppeice to buy them Mourning Item I

give and bequeath to each of my ffoure Grandchildren Joseph

Thomas Mary and Ann Thurston Tenn pounds a peice to buy

them Mourning Item Whereas John Whormby of the Custome

House London Gent had for some considerable time past beene

receiver and collector of the Light duties of my said Lighthouses

at Harwich aforesaid and had alwaies diligently and faithfully

behaved himselfe in such place or trust therefore it is my will

and desire that he may be continued after my decease in his said

place of Receiver of my said light duties at Harwich so long as

he shall continue to behave himself with the like good conduct

and integrity in his said place or buisness as he hath hitherto done

and shall be willing to be concerned therein And I do hereby order

and direct that the said Mc Whormby doe and shall yearly and

every yeare his continueing to be Receiver of my said

Light duties pay or cause to be paid the next proceed and proffits

ariseing and to arise by and from the yearly income of my said

light duties into the Bank of England or into such other place or

hands as my said Executors shall think fitt to order and direct

the same to be paid from time to time by halfe yearly payments

and my Executors shall and may allow him such further recompence

above what he is now allowed for his paines and trouble as

such Receiver and in payment of the money as aforesaid as they

shall thinke proper and reasonable In witness whereof I have

to two parts of this my last will and testement Each conteined

in six sheets of Royall paper being duplicated the one of the

other in order to prevent any misfortune that might happen by

the loss of one of them but each of itselfe conteining my whole

and intire Will sett my hand to each sheete of each of them

and to the last sheete alsoe my seale this third day of June in

the yeare of our Lord One thousand seaven hundred and

Twenty ffive I Rebow. Signed sealed published and

declared by the said Testator Sr Isaac Rebow as and for his

last Will and Testement in the presence of us who likewise in

his presence  and at his request have subscribed our name as

witnesses hereto the words following be first interlined

except my plate and my owne pictures the Castle of Colchester

only excepted, in common ,in the first sheetes Except the

Castle of Colchester in case she shall have any or administrator

of my said daughter in the second sheete and her said husband

or her husband for mourning Item I give to my said Grandson

Charles and the heires of his body the Castle of Colchester

lieu of any deficiency in the ffarme at Layer Bretton Hall in

respect to the rent thereof said to be my plate and my lynnen

 

only excepted their in the Third sheete not one to be by him

without in the fourth sheete Legacy Thurston in the fifth

sheete severall ?rasured alsoe first appeared to have beene made

in severall places and Major George Brasier being named a Trustee

in severall Trusts and alsoe an Executor jointly with Isaac Lemyng

Rebow Tho Searle Juo Bristow Robert Lord Clerke for M Ssell

 

Be it known to all men by these presents that Is

in the County of Middlesex Knight Do make publish and declare this

present writeing as and for a Codicill to my last Will and Testement in

manner following (that is to say) whereas I have made and duely

published such my last Will and Testement date on or about

the third day of June last and have executed duplicates thereof for the

better preserving the same Each duplicate being conteined in six sheetes

of Royal paper Now I doe hereby catifirme and establish my

said last Will and Testement And every devise bequest Clause Article

and thing therein conteined  accorded to the true intent and meaning

thereof Save only and except what I shall furthernor otherwise order

and dispose or alter by this my Codicill Imprimie whereas I have

by my said Will given to my Grandson Joseph Thurston a legacy of

six hundred pounds I do hereby add thereto and give him the

further sume of ffouer hundred pounds which will increase his

Legacy to the sume of one thousand pounds in the whole which

one thousand pounds Legacy it is my Will and mind shall be

payable upon this express Condition that my said Grandson Joseph

Thurston shall duely seale and execute to my Executors and

Trustees upon payment or tender of his said Legacy one or

more generall release or releases of all the claimes debts and

demands whatsoever which he can or may have or any waive

claime or demand against them or any of them as my Executors

or Trustees out of or in respect to my reall or personall Estate

or any part thereof for or by reason of any matter cause or thing

whatsoever And if he shall refuse to give and execute such

Generall release or Releases upon demand then the said whole

Legacy of One thousand pounds shall be utterly void and of no

force but shall lapse into the residunm of my personal Estate and

it is my general intention with regard to all the Legatees or

personal to whome I have devised any thing by my said will that

they shall be all contented with the legacy and legacies respectively

given them by the said will and shall execute the like generall

Release and releases to my Executors and Trustees or any of

them as I have ordered my said Grandson Joseph Thurston to

give and execute if required by them or any of them to extinguish

and utterly destroy any other right or title claime or demand

that they respectively could or might otherwise have out of my

reall or personall Estate or any thereof save what is given

to them respectively by my said will and in case of refusal the

legacy and legacies of such person and persons so refusing shall be

attempted and esteemed a revoked or lapsed legacy and

legacies and not to be paid or payable and desire that this my

 

Codicill maybe taken and attepted as part of and be annexed to my said

last Will and Testement as fully and effectively to all intent and purposes

as if the said severall alterations herein conteined were incerted in the

body of my said last Will and Testement In witness whereof I have to this

my Codicil sett my hand and seale this twenty fifth day of May in the

Twelfth yeare of the releame of our soverigne Lord George by the grace of

God of Greate Brittaine Franceand Ireland King Defender of the faith

? ? One thousand seaven hundred and Twenty Six I Rebow

signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Sr Isaac

Rebow as and for a Codicill to his said last Will and Testament in the

presence of us who all of us likewise in his presence and at his request

have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto An Interlineation

betwixt the Eighteenth and nineteenth line first appearing M Giff

Tho Justice Servants to the Testator Tho Searle Cler to M Heff

 

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