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Wills - Teuxbury / Tewxbury / Tuexbury / Tuxbury


The Will of John Tuexbury 1778 with Codicil 1780

This is the Last Will and Testament of me John Tuexbury of East Lullworth in the County of Dorset Malster made and published this Tenth Day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight as follows (that is to say). First I give and bequeath unto my Son John Tuexbury the sum of Ten Pounds. Also I give unto my Daughter Mary Roberts the sum of Ten Pounds. Also I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Smith the sum of Ten Pounds and my Will is that the aforesaid Legacies of Ten Ponds to my said Son John and my said Daughters Mary and Elizabeth shall be severally paid to them at the End of one Year next after my decease and not before. Also I give unto Judith my Wife the Use and Occupation of the House wherein I live and of the Outhouses and Garden thereto belonging for the Term of one Year next after my decease and from and after the End of the said one Year I give and bequeath the same Dwellinghouse, Outhouses and Garden unto my Three Children (by my first Wife) John Tuexbury Mary Roberts and Elizabeth Smith equally between them during the Remainder of my Term therein. Also I give unto my said Three Children All the Household Goods which I had at the Death of their Mother to be equally divided between them and to be delivered to them at the End of One Year after my decease and not before. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Judith during so long Time as she may remain a Widow in my Name All that my Copyhold Cottage and Garden which I hold under Thomas Weld Esquire (as sole Purchasor [?]) by Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of East Lullworth aforesaid for my own Life and the Lives of Mary my Daughter and George Morey my Grandson. And also the Stable at the West End of my said Dwellinghouse (if my Estate and Interest shall so long continue therein). And from and after the Death or Marriage of my said Wife with a second Husband Then I give and bequeath the Same Cottage Garden and Stable and all my Estate Term and Interest therein unto my Daughter Sarah her Executors Administrators and Assigns for the Remainder of my Interest therein. All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate Goods Chattels and Effects I give unto Judith my said Wife for ever [?]. And Lastly I do make and appoint my said Wife Judith whole and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me made. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above Written. The mark X of John Tuexbury. Signed sealed and published in the Presence of Robt. Lambert John Sparrow.

I the above named John Tuexbury the Testator do this 19th Day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty make and publish this as a Codicil to my Last Will and Testament above written and do hereby ratify and confirm the same and every Part thereof. I give unto my Son John Tuexbury the sum of Ten Pounds to my Daughter Mary Roberts Ten Pounds and to my Daughter Elizabeth Smith Ten Pounds which makes what I give them Twenty Pounds each and if they or either of them are indebted to me at the time of my decease such Debtor Debts shall be deducted out of the respective Legacy by my Executrix. It is my Will and I do hereby direct that there shall be Liberty for the Person or Persons who for the Time being shall be entitled to or possessed of the Copyhold Cottage to go through my Dwellinghouse and Garden to clear the water course at the back part of the said Copyhold House (there being no other way to the same) and in Case this my Will and Direction is not complyed with or should be disobeyed to the Detriment of the said Copyhold House I would wish the Possessor or Possessors of my said Dwellinghouse and Garden may only be obliged to comply and give such Liberty by due course of Law. Witness my Hand and Seal this Day and Year last above written. The X Mark of John Tuexbury. Witness Robt. Lambert Mary Dyke.

The Twelfth Day of April 1783. This within written Will of John Tuexbury deceased was proved by the Oath of Judith Tuexbury Executrix within named to whom Administration was granted She being sworn well and faithfully to Administer the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased also to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof into the Court of the Bishop of Bristol and to render a just account of the same when there unto lawfully required. Sworn before me Geo. [middle name illegible] Hawker Surrogate.

Will kindly transcribed by Anthony Carter


The Will of Judith Teuxbury - 13 October 1802

This is the last Will and Testament of me Judith Teuxbury widow of East Lullworth in the County of Dorset made this thirteenth day of October in the Year of our Lord Christ One thousand Eight hundred  and two whereby i disannul and make void any former will or wills heretofore made by me ffirst I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my Daughter Sarah Teuxbury sole Executrix and Administertrix to all my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever any such be found at the time of my death and to her my said Daughter Sarah Teuxbury I give and bequeath all my Money or Monies and Securities for Money whatsoever and wheresoever any such be found at the time of my death with all my Goods Chattels and whatsoever I am possessed of to be received and by her and for her support so long as she shall live and to her Child or Children in case of any such living at the time of my said Daughter’s decease but in case my said daughter die without Issue then my will is that Thomas Molland Son of the Reverend Thomas Molland shall receive the Sum of one hundred pounds and the best of my Household Goods I give likewise after my Daughter’s death and in case of no Child Mr James ffirber or to his Children in case of his decease the Sum of one hundred pounds to the said Mr James ffurber of Steeple in the Isle of Purbeck I also will and order that after the death of my Daughter and in case of no Child that the Sum of one hundred pounds be put out for Interest on good Security and that the Interest of the said one hundred pounds be annually paid to the .... Collector of Monies for the support of Mr John Bannister now Minister of the Gospel to the Congregation Assembling in West Street in the Town and Borough of Wareham Dorset and to the said Mr Bannister’s Successors so long as the Orthodox belief is there taught by such Minister in succession and I do hereby choose and Appoint my ffriends Mr Jas ffirber aforesaid and John Strickland of East Holme Dorset to be my Executors in Trust for the defence and Security of my said Daughter and whatever concerns her Interest and Advantage and I give to the said John Strickland after the decease of my daughter the Sum of ffive pounds and I desire my daughter will make her will soon as conveniently after my decease and give the remaining part of my Money (not here given by me) to whom she my said Daughter pleases Signed and Sealed with my own hand day and date above written _ Judith Teuxbury _ Witnessed by use John Strickland _ Mary Grant

24 October 1804 Administration with Will annexed to Reverend Thomas Molland sole Executor of the Will of Sarah Teuxbury Spinster deceased who survived her mother but died without taking on execution of the Will

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Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning



The Will of Sarah Tewxbury - 15 February 1803

This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Tewxbury Spinster of East Lulworth in the County of Dorset made this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and three. First I will have all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged. I give at the time of my death John Stickland Bailiff to Nathaniel Bond Esq. the sum of one hundred pounds. I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds to be put out on good security by my Executors in Trust hereafter to be nominated and the interest of the said sum of one hundred pounds to be annually paid by my Executors to the Rev. John Banister of Wareham Dorset and to his successors as long as he the said John Banister and his successors shall teach in the said Town of Wareham the Gospel of Christ under the Name of Orthodoxy. I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds to the Missionary Society for the spread of the Gospel among the Heathen abroad. I give at the time of my death to John Tewxbury and Elizabeth Smith and Mary Roberts all the children of my Father by a former Wife the sum of five pounds each. I give to George Morey son of the said Elizabeth Smith the sum of five pounds. I give to Maria Puckett daughter of the said John Tewxbury the sum of five pounds. I give to John Roberts and to Susannah Dicker and to Elizabeth Roberts the children of Moses and Mary Roberts of East Lulworth the sum of five pounds each. I give to Hannah Stickland Wife of the aforesaid John Stickland my [...] gown and petticoat. I give to Mary Firber Wife of James Firber in the Isle of Purbeck my black silk cloak. All the rest of my wearing apparel I give to the said Hannah Stickland and to the said Mary Firber to be equally divided between them. All the rest of my personal Estate whatsoever such as my House at East Lulworth my Household Goods my Monies Bills and Securities for Monies whatsoever and wheresoever (except what I have before given) I give and bequeath to Thomas Molland Son of the Rev. Thomas Molland of Thaxted in the County of Essex and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Thomas Molland Junior my executor and administrator. But in case the said Thomas Molland, my chosen executor, should die without issue, then my will is that my household goods shall be given, that is to say, I give it, in such case, to the aforesaid John Stickland, excepting one large chest, and one pier glass, and one brass fender, which I give to the said Mary Firber and, in case my said executor Thomas Molland die without issue, then, in such case, I give my money, that is to say, the interest of all my monies found in the Bank of England, to the Rev. John Banister, of Wareham, and to the Rev. Benjamin Cracknell of Weymouth, and to their successors, the said interest to be given by them and their successors for the promulgation of the Gospel, and to be annually paid to them by my executors and assignees in trust, and by their successors to be nominated and appointed
by my appointed executors in trust,
John Stickland aforesaid, bailiff to Nathaniel Bond Esq. of East Holme, in the county of Dorset, and the said James Firber Senior of Steeple in the Isle of Purbeck. My will is that my said executor Thomas Molland shall have power to sell out, and again buy in, my monies into the Bank of England, but not to waste or diminish the Sum that may first come to his possession. My house at East Lulworth shall be let at a moderate rent, and be made use of as a preaching house so long as my interest shall last in it and in case Thomas Molland die without issue, then shall my said house devolve to the aforesaid John Stickland and Executor. Signed sealed and delivered with my own hand day and date above written Sarah Teuxbury. In the presence of us Ursula Hayton, Mary Meaden.

This Will was proved at London the twenty seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of the Reverend Thomas Molland the Younger the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom the Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased was granted he having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

Will kindly transcribed by Anthony Carter

Anthony has added the following commentary:

This was followed by a case in the Court of the Exchequer: The Attorney General, at the Relation of John Foster and John Henry Crump v. Thomas Molland. July 3rd, 1832. “A testatrix bequeathed the sum of 100/.., to be put out on good security by her executors thereinafter to be nominated, and the interest to be annually paid by her executors to A. B., of W., and his successors, so long as he the said A. B. and his successors should teach in the said town of W. the gospel of Christ, under the name of orthodoxy. The evidence shewed that A. B., in the lifetime of the testatrix, preached to a congregation in W., of Calvinists, or, as they called themselves, orthodox independents. Held, that the minister for the time being of the congregation at which A. B. preached in the lifetime of the testatrix was entitled, so long as he preached the doctrines preached by A. B. in the lifetime of the testatrix, to the interest of the legacy.”

The gist of the case was that Thomas Molland had withheld the legacy of £100 due to Rev. John Banister (A.B.) and his successors at Wareham (W.). Click  here to see full report



The Will of John Tuxbury - 29 July 1825


The Last Will and Testament of me John Tuxbury of the Parish of East Lulworth in the County of Dorset Yeoman made this 29 of July one Thousand eight hundred and twenty five

In the first place I request my Executor herein after named to pay all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences owing at my Decease

I do nominate and appoint Joseph Cox of East Lulworth Carpenter to be my sole Executor

I give unto my said Executor the House and Land I hold on Lease under T Weld Esqr so long as the lives continue _ I further give him my said Executor all my Household goods Live and dead Stock, Corn, Hay, Implements in Husbandry and all book Debts with the exceptions herein after mentioned that is to say I do give unto my Daughter Mary Puckett of Chaldon widow within twelve calander months after my decease Forty Pounds of lawful money also my Clock and at the expiration of Two Years a further Payment of Four Pounds of lawful money to be paid the aforesaid Mary Puckman

I do also request my Executor to give to my Grandson John Puckett and Two Pounds of lawful money

I do also give unto my Grand daughter Sarah Tuxbury Cox my best Bed Bolster two Pillows and Bedstead

It is my request that my Executor shall comly with my aforesaid request and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament signed & sealed in the presence of us this 29 of July_ One thousand eight hundred and twenty five _ this is my hand and seel


Witness James Stickland     Johnas Cox

John Tuxbury his mark X


Proved 9 September 1826 Dorset Record Office


Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning


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Forename

Surname

Date of Will

Date of Codicil

Kindly transcribed by

John

Tuexbury

10 Nov 1778

19 Apr 1780

Anthony Carter

Judith

Teuxbury

13 Oct 1802


Ros Dunning

Sarah

Tewxbury

15 Feb 1803


Anthony Carter

John

Tuxbury

29 Jul 1825


Ros Dunning