Will of William Lellyett of Havant 1836

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Lellyett of the Parish of Havant in the County of Southampton Gentleman whereby I give and devise all my messuages or tenements Lands Tenements and hereditaments situate in the parish of Havant aforesaid or elsewhere in Great Britain unto my esteemed friends Charles Lane of Havant aforesaid Merchant and John King of Emsworth in the said County Auctioneer and their heirs for ever according to the different natures and qualities of my said estates But upon Trust that they my said Trustees or the survivor of them or his heirs shall and do whenever they may think proper which I leave to their or his discrection sell all and singular my said estates either publicly or privately as may be thought best and pay and apply the monies arising therefrom as hereinafter mentioned And I give and bequeath all and every my goods chattels credits and personal Estate unto the said Charles Lane and John King their Executors and Administrators upon Trust to convert the same unto ready money as soon as may be thought proper And it is my Will and I do hereby direct that all the monies which shall arise form the sale of my said real and conversion of my said personal Estates shall subject to the payment of my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expences be divided unto and between my two sons and two daughters only that the share of my daughter Amelia shall be two hundred pounds less than either of my other children on account of the improper conduct towards her family And I direct that the said shares of my said daughters shall be retained by my said trustees to pay the interest thereof to them respectively during their natural lives and into their own hands and not to be subject to the controul or liable to the debs of their husbands and for which their receipts alone shall be good and sufficient discharges and after the death of my daughter Jane it is my will that her share shall be at her own disposal in such manner as by Will only executed notwithstanding her Coverture she may direct and in the meantime I authorize and empower my said Trustees or Trustee to advance any part of her said share to and for her Child any Children she may have in such parts and proportions as she may think proper And after the death of my said daughter Amelia it is my Will that her share shall be divided between her Children if any but if she should die without Issue I then direct that such share shall be equally divided between my said other Children And in case I shall have lent to my son Charles since June last any money for his advancement in life which shall not have been repaid I then direct my said trustees to retain such sum or sums out of his share of my said property And I appoint the said Charles Lane, John King and my said daughter Jane, Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four  —  Wm Lellyett (SS) Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said William Lellyett the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses      J. Butler  —  Tho[ma]s Martin  —  R Harfield

Proved at London 27th August 1836 before the Judge by the Oaths of Charles Lane John King and Jane Power (Wife of Richard James White Power) the daughter the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer.

Transcribed by Janice Ferris from copy of microfilm of original document Prob 11/1865 pg334