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Watling Street, London, England
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Surname Cary
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Will of Robert Cary, Merchant of London, 1751.
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Description: Will of Robert Cary, Merchant of Saint John the Evangelist London / Date: 18 November 1751 / Catalogue reference: PROB 11/791 / Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury / Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers / Piece: Name of Register: Busby Quire Numbers: 301 – 359 Downloaded from the National Archives > Documents Online

[Will transcribed by Robin Cary Askew. NOTE: All upper case Fs in this transcription are actually double lowercase fs in the original > “ff”. All other character or spelling anomalies are left as in the original. All words enclosed between: ^....^ are inserts from the margins, where they are in the original. All "----" represent gaps, which are in the original. All brackets, italics, question marks and asterisks are mine. And the numbers enclosed in square brackets refer to my NOTES following the transcription, giving some explanations and/or links to such. This is still very much a work in progress and more notes and links will be added later]

Will of Robert Cary, Merchant of London, 1751

« In the Name of God Amen I Robert Cary of London Merchant being at present in good health and of sound and disposing mind and understanding but reflecting upon the uncertainty of Life do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following In the first place it is my desire that all my just Debts be fully paid and satisfied and for that and I hereby charge both my Real and Personal Estates with the Payment thereof and as to my Body in case I shall happen to die within Fifty Miles of London I desire I may be buried at Hampstead in the county of Middlesex and I particularly direct that my Funeral be as plain and with as little Pomp and Expense as decency will admit of and for that reason I desire there may be no supporters to my Pall and that the Office of my Funeral be performed at eight of the clock at Night and that my Body be attended to the Grave by my Servants only And I give Mourning to such of my servants as my Wife shall think fit and deserving of it And I desire such Mourning Rings may be given to such persons as my Wife shall direct and in order to make such a provision for my Wife as will support her in a manner of living equal to what she has enjoyed with me I give and bequeath to her the Sum of One thousand Pounds to be paid immediately after my decease which I intend as a Fund to answer her Expenses the first year after my decease and I give and devise unto Henry Stevens of Doctors Commons London Gentleman [1] and Edward Woodcock of Lincolns Inn in the County of Middlesex Gentleman [2] all my Freehold and copyhold Estates in Hammersmith and Sutton Court in the County of Middlesex which copyhold Estates I have Surrendred to the Use of my Will as also my Freehold House in Watling Street London Purchased of William Northey Esquire [3] now in the Possession of Wynn ---- Gentleman and my Freehold Houses in the City of Bath as also my Leasehold Houses in or near Fenchurch Street London To hold unto the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them Upon Trust that they and the Survivor of them do and shall by and out of the Rents Issues and Profits of my said Freehold Leasehold and Copyhold Estates Pay my said Wife Yearly from and after the Expiration of the first year after my decease the clear Sum of Eight hundred Pounds free from all Taxes and Deductions whatsoever by Quarterly Payments the first Payment to be made at the Expiration of Fifteen Months from my decease Item I give and devise unto my said Wife all that my Messuage situate at Hampstead aforesaid which I now use for my Country House and the Garden thereunto belonging and the other Garden near adjoining with their several appurtenances which Premises are Copyhold and have been Surrendred to the use of my Will To hold the same to my said Wife and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life together with the use of all the Household Goods and Utensils of Household Pictures Linnen Plate Books and China and Furniture which shall happen to be in my said House at Hampstead at the time of my decease and I give to my said Wife absolutely all the Jewels and other Ornaments of her Person my Coach Chariot and Chaise and all my Coach and Saddle Horses but my Will is and I do hereby declare that the said several bequests and devises to my said Wife are intended by me to be in full Satisfaction and discharge of the Bond and every other covenant and agreement entered into by me previous to my Marriage with her and also of all other Demands which she can or may make set up or be entitled to on my Estates Real and Personal or either of them and I do declare my said Devises and Bequests to and In Trust for my said Wife are upon this Express Condition that she do within three Months after my decease either deliver up to the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock or one of them cancelled or to be cancelled the said Bond or Agreement so entered into by me and also Release all Claims and Demands which she any way hath or can have ^or claim^ into or upon my Estates Real and Personal or either of them under any Title or pretence whatsoever except what she is or may be entitled to under or by virtue of the Devises and Bequests hereby made to and In Trust for her and I do hereby direct that the said Annuity or Rent Charge before given to my said Wife shall be payable to herself only and not to any Assignee or other Person or Persons who shall claim the same by virtue of any Bargain Sale or Assignment from her nor to the Hands of any other Person with whom she may Chance hereafter to Intermarry but only into her own proper Hands during her Life and that whether she shall be then sole or covert and in case she shall happen to be covert her Receipt and Receipts alone shall be to my Trustees a good and sufficient discharge Item I give and devise unto the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them all other my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and of what nature soever whether Freehold Leasehold Copyhold or Customary Hold and also after the death of my Wife the said Copyhold Messuage and Premises herein before devised to her for the Term of her Life In Trust for such Intents and Purposes as are hereafter mentioned and declared Item I do hereby direct that the several Sums of Money which at my decease shall be owing to me from Sir Anthony Abdy ^Baronet^ [4] Mr. Bla¿illegible? the late Earl of Aylesbury and Brentford Turnpike [5] be appropriated and set apart towards answering the Legacy of Twenty Thousand Pounds herein after given to my Daughter Amey Cary and that so far as the same shall fall short of satisfying the said Twenty thousand Pounds [6] the same shall be made good out of my Personal Estate and such Deficiency Invested in Real or Government Securitys in the Names and with the approbation of my said Trustees it being my desire that a sufficient part of my Estate may be appropriated and set apart so as to answer and satisfy the said Twenty thousand Pounds when the same shall become Payable Item I give and devise unto the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock all the rest of my Personal Estate whatsoever not herein otherwise given or disposed of In Trust nevertheless for the several Purposes following that is to say In the first place thereont to pay all my just Debts Funeral Expenses and Legacys hereby given and in particular I do direct that they appropriate and set apart a sufficient part thereof as a Fund for the Payment of the Annuities Payable by me to Mrs. Margaret Outherloney(¿Ouchterloney?) [7] and Mary Braithwaite [8] and the Annuity by this my Will given to my Sister Edith Curtis and then to lay or place out all the residue and remainder of my said Personal Estate at Interest or Government Land or other Security to be approved of by them or the Survivor of them Subject nevertheless to the Power of employing any part thereof not exceeding Twenty four thousand Pounds in Trade in Conjunction with my Partners herein after named in manner after mentioned and it is my Will and desire that they the Said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them permit and Suffer my said Wife to hold and enjoy such part of my now dwelling House in Watling Street with the Furniture therein as she shall choose until my said Son shall arrive at the Age of Twenty three Years in case my Trade shall be so long carried on by my present Partners or either of them in Conjunction with my Executors or my Said Son and that the residue of my said House be appropriated for carrying on the Trade I am now engaged in and I do direct that the Sum of Five Guineas a Week be paid my Wife out of my Estate so long as she shall reside in the said House and the said Trade shall be carried on there to defray the Expense of House keeping there and it is my Will that the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them do and shall from time to time by with and out of the Interest or Produce of such residue and by and out of the Rents Issues and Profits of my Freehold Copyhold and Leasehold Estates which shall be remaining after Payment of the said Annuity to my Wife Pay my Son Robert Cary the Sum of two hundred Pounds per Annum for his Maintenance until his attainment to the Age of Twenty one Years and do pay the like Sum of two hundred Pounds per Annum for the Maintenance of my Daughter Amey Cary until her attainment to her Age of eighteen Years and which last mentioned Sum I direct to be paid to my said Wife for the purpose aforesaid and it is my further Will and I do hereby order and direct that the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them do and shall out of the said residue of my Personal Estate and the Produce thereof and out of the Rents and Profits of my Real Estate remaining in their Hands pay to my said Daughter when she shall have attained her age of Eighteen Years being then unmarried the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds [9] and in case she shall between her said Age of Eighteen and the Age of Twenty one Years Marry with the consent of my Executors or such of them as shall be then living I do direct that the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them do upon such Marriage pay to my said Daughter the further Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds in full for her said Portion or in Case my said Daughter shall live to attain the said Age of Twenty one Years and shall be then unmarried I direct the said further Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds to be paid to her on her attainment to the said Age being then unmarried And it is my further Will and Meaning that the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them do pay to my said Son the Sum of Eight thousand Pounds [10] upon his Attainment to his Age of Twenty one Years Six thousand Pounds whereof I direct to be paid out of the Money employed in my said Trade and the Remainder out of the rest of my Personal Estate and that in case my said Son shall before his Attainment to the Age of Twenty three Years Intermarry with the consent of my Executors or the Survivor of them and the Trusts herein before mentioned and declared of my Estates shall have been performed and fully satisfied of the performance of such of them as shall be then Subsisting shall be Effectually performed by my said Son the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock shall then Account for Pay Yield up Assign Surrender convey and deliver unto my said Son the Possession and absolute Interest of and in my Real and Personal Estates and the Produce Rents Issues and Profits thereof respectively which shall be remaining after the several Trusts of this my Will shall have been performed and my Will and meaning further is that in case my said Son shall live to attain his Age of Twenty three Years and shall have continued sole and unmarried to that time and the several Trusts herein before mentioned and declared of my Estates shall have been performed and fully satisfied or the performance of such of them as shall be then Subsisting shall be Effectually secured by my Son the Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock shall then account for pay yield up Assign Surrender convey and deliver unto my said Son the Possession and absolute Interest of and in all my Real and Personal Estates and the Produce Rents Issues and Profits thereof respectively which shall be remaining after the several Trusts of this my Will shall have been performed but in case my said Son shall attained his Age of Twenty three Years without such consent as aforesaid it is my Will and Directions that the the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them shall Assign limit settle and convey the absolute Interest of and in my Real and Personal Estates and the Produce Rents Issues and Profits thereof respectively which shall be remaining after the Trusts of this my Will shall have been performed upon my said Son or his Issue in such manner as they and my said Wife or the Major part of them shall within Six Months after such Marriage by Writing under their Hands for that purpose agree upon and appoint and in default of such appointment within the time aforesaid or as to such part thereof no Appointment shall be made within the time aforesaid upon Trust to pay yield up Assign Surrender convey and deliver unto my said Son the Possession and absolute Interest of and in the same and the Produce Rents Issues and Profits thereof respectively which shall be remaining after the Trusts of this my Will shall have been performed and in case my said Son shall die before he attains the Age of Twenty three Years and unmarried then it is my Will that the absolute Interest in all the reside and remainder of my Real and Personal Estates shall belong and go and shall be conveyed paid and delivered up and accounted for to my said Daughter if she shall chance to live to the Age of Twenty one Years and continue to that time unmarried or be Married before Twenty one with the consent of my Executors or such of them as shall be then living but it is my Will and meaning that if my said Daughter shall chance to Marry without such Consent as aforesaid before that Age that then and in such case the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and the Survivor of them shall give to and settle upon my said Daughter or the Issue of her Body the whole residue of my said Real and Personal Estates in such manner as they and my said Wife or the Major part of them within Six Months after such Marriage by Writing under their hands shall for that purpose agree upon and appoint and in default of such appointment within the time aforesaid or as to such part whereof no appointment shall be made within the time aforesaid Upon Trust to pay yield up Assign Surrender Convey and Deliver unto my said Daughter the Possession and absolute Interest of and in such residue and the Produce Rents Issues and Profits thereof which shall be remaining after the Trusts of this my Will shall have been performed Item I give and bequeath to my Sister Edith Curtis late Wife of Mr. Thomas Curtis deceased the full and clear yearly Sum of One hundred Pounds during her natural Life by four equal Quarterly Payments at the four most usual Feasts or Days of Payment in the year that is to say Lady Day and Midsummer Michaelmas and Christmas the first Payment to commence on the first of the said Days which shall happen after my decease which said annuity of one hundred Pounds I give to my said Sister for her better Maintenance and support and in lieu and satisfaction of the yearly Sum of Sixtyfour Pounds which I am now obliged to pay her Item I give my said Sister Twenty Pounds for Mourning I give to my Niece Frances Stevens [11] One hundred Pounds and Whereas my Nephew Cary Mitchell now owes me Five hundred Pounds Now I do hereby give and bequeath the same or such part thereof as shall remain unsatisfied at my death to be equally divided by and between my said Nephew and such other of the Children of my Nephew Thomas Mitchell as shall be living at the time of my decease share and share alike I give to Ann Munday Widow Fifty Pounds and Whereas I am entitled to one Survivorship Exchequer Annuity dated the Sixteenth of February One thousand six hundred and ninety two No. 432 for the Life of Elizabeth Roberts now Elizabeth Stevens of ---- [*] ---- Now I do hereby give and bequeath to Mrs. ---- [*] ---- Belson Widow of Mr. Belson heretofore of Cheapside London Mercer the sum of Ten Pounds per Annum to be paid her so long as the said Annuity shall exist by half Yearly Payments at the same time the said Annuity is made payable and I give the further Sum of five Pounds per annum to Frances Belson Daughter of the said Belson to be paid her so long as the said Annuity shall exist by half Yearly Payments at the same time the said Annuity is made payable and Subject to the said two annuitys I give and bequeath the said Exchequer annuity and all benefit arising therefrom to the said Elizabeth Stevens I give to Mr. Thomas Pain Ten Pounds I give to my Wifes Mother Mrs. Shaban [12] Twenty Pounds for Mourning I give to Christs Hospital One hundred Pounds I give and bequeath to the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock my said Trustees two of my Executors herein after named in full confidence of their faithful Execution of the Trust reposed in them by this my Will one hundred Pounds ^each^ and I also give to the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock Ten Pounds each for Mourning and as a farther Execution of the Trust hereby deposed in them the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock I do give and bequeath to them respectively the clear Yearly Sum of Fifty Pounds apiece over and above the Legacys before given until my Son and Daughter shall become entitled to receive the Fortunes given them by this my Will which said yearly Sums of Fifty Pounds my Will is shall cease and determine as soon as my said Son and Daughter shall become entitled to receive their Fortunes or they the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock shall refuse or neglect to act in or perform the Trusts of this my Will and I do desire that the said Henry Stevens and Edward woodcock do meet at least once in three Months to look into and settle the Accounts of my Estate and settle all other Matters incident to the Trust hereby reposed in them Item I give ^and bequeath^ to my Partners Mr. John Moorey [13] and Mr. Lake (sic) Welch [14] Ten pounds each I give unto all my Counting House Servants who shall have lived with me for the space of One Year next before my death ten Pounds each and I do direct my Trustees to add the whole Surplus annual Rents and Profits of all my Leasehold Freehold and copyhold Estates to the Surplus of my Personal Estate to be from time to time laid out and improved in common therewith for the benefit of the Surplus of my Real and Personal Estates and in case it shall happen that my said Son shall die before his attainment to the Age of twenty three unmarried and my said Daughter shall die before her attainment to the age of Twenty one Years unmarried it is my Will and meaning and I do direct and order that Subject to the Trusts aforesaid all my said Freehold Leasehold and copyhold Estates be Sold to the best Purchaser or Purchasors that can be got for the same and out of the Money arising by such Sale I give to the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock the sum of Five hundred Pounds each for their own Benefit and my Will is that the Surplus together with the remainder of the Rents and Profits of my Real Estate and all my Personal Estate be divided among all my Nephews and Nieces by Blood and not by Marriage who shall be living at that time but in case any of my said Nephews or Nieces who shall be then dead shall have left any child or children that such child or children shall be entitled to have and receive the Proportion or Proportions of their Father of Mother which he or they would have been entitled to by this my Will if she or they had been then living in the proportions aforesaid and Whereas I am now engaged in Partnership with the said John Moorey and Lake (sic) Welch Now I do hereby direct that my said Trade be carried on until such time as y said Son shall attain his Age of Twenty three Years in the proportions following that is to say One Quarter part for the benefit of my said Son one Quarter part for the benefit of my Estate and the remaining two Quarter parts for the equal benefit of the said John Moorey and Lake (sic) Welch and upon my said Sons attaining his Age of Twenty three Years I recommend it to my said Son and Partners to enter into copartnership for equal Shares and I do hereby empower my Executors and Trustees to entrust my said Partners with their proportion of the Sum of Twenty four thousand Pounds designed by me to be employed in my said Trade until my said Son shall attain his Age of Twenty three Years they paying Interest for the same and in case my said Son contrary to my request and desire shall either at or before his attaining his Age of Twenty three Years decline being concerned in my said Trade my Will notwithstanding is that my Executors and Trustees have Power to entrust my said Partners with any Sum not exceeding Sixteen thousand Pounds for such time as my Executors and Trustees shall think fit to enable them to carry on my said Trade my said Partners answering Interest for the same it being my desire to Furnish them with the means of prosecuting my Trade with Success and in case my said Son shall decline being concerned in my said Trade or shall otherwise misbehave in the Opinion of my Dear Wife Amey Cary my Will in that case is and I do hereby direct that my said Wife shall have Liberty by any Deed or Instrument to be by her duly Executed while sole and unmarried in the presence of and attested by two or more credible Witnesses to limit and settle Sixteen thousand Pounds part of my Personal Estate by my said Will given to my said Son from and after his decease upon any Issue of him or upon my Daughter Amey Cary or any Issue of her in such manner and proportions as my said Wife shall think proper and I do hereby commit the care and Guardianship of my said children to my said Wife so long as she continues my Widow but in case my said Wife shall happen to Marry again then immediately upon such Marriage I do commit and give the care and Guardianship of my said Children to the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock and I give my said Trustees full Power from time to time to let Leases of all and every part of my Lands and Estates for any Terms of Years not exceeding twenty one years at Rack Rents [15] the Lessees Executing counterparts and I hereby declare it to be my Will that my said Trustees and Executors shall retain to themselves respectively all such Costs and Charges as they shall be put to or sustain in or about the Execution of this my Will or any of the Trusts therein mentioned and further that neither of them shall be answerable for the Acts Deeds Receipts Neglects or Defaults of the other of them but each for his own Act Deed and Default only and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife so long as she shall continue my Widow the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament but in case the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock shall both die before the Trusts of my Will are Executed in that case my Will is that the Trust Vested in them by my said Will shall not Survive to the Executors or administrators of the Survivor of them but in that Event upon the decease of the Survivor of them the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock I do nominate and appoint Thomas Barwick of Friday Street London Mercer to be Executor of my said Will and to Execute the several Trusts created under my said Will which shall then remain unperformed and unexecuted in the same manner as the Executors or administrators of the Survivor of them the said Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock might have done And I do hereby revoke all former Wills before by me made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Robert Cary have to this my will contained in nine sheets of Paper to the Eight first set my hand and to the last set my hand and affixed my Seal this Twenty fourth Day of July in the Twenty fifth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Second and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty one.—Robert Cary— [ * “} Origl. so” in margin to right of these gaps] Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator Robert Cary as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as Witnesses thereto James Cockran [,] Sam Benson [,] Charles Preston •/•

28 July 1751 I Robert Cary of London Merchant do desire this Paper Writing may be accepted and taken as a Codicil to my last Will bearing date the 24th. of July Instant Whereas I have by my said Will given my Son Robert Cary the Sum of Eight thousand Pounds to be paid upon his attainment to the Age of Twenty one years Now I do hereby direct that only the Sum of Six thousand Pounds be paid him upon his attainment to the Age aforesaid and which I direct to be paid him out of the Money employed in my Trade in manner in my Will mentioned to enable him to carry on the proportion of my Trade by my said Will allotted him As Witness my Hand the Day and Year above mentioned Robert Cary •/•

11th. November 1751 Appeared Personally John Moorey of the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist London Merchant and Wakelin Welch of the same Parish Merchant and being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists to depose the Truth made Oath each for himself as follows That they very well knew Robert Cary late of the same Parish Merchant deceased they these Deponents at and for some time before his death were his Partners in Trade and are thereby well acquainted with his manner and character of Handwriting having often seen him write and having now carefully viewed and perused the Paper Writing hereunto annexed purporting a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of the said deceased the same beginning thus /–/ 28 July 1751 I Robert Cary of London Merchant /–/ and ending thus /–/ As Witness my hand the Day and Year above mentioned /–/ and thus Subscribed Robert Cary /–/ they these Deponents say that they do verily believe that the said Name Robert Cary so set and Subscribed to the said Codicil as aforesaid is all of the proper handwriting of the said Robert Cary deceased /–/ John Moorey • Waken. Welch— The same Day the said John Moorey and Wakelin Welch were Sworn to the truth of this Affidavit before me Robt. Chapman Surrogate present John Stevens Notary Publick •/•

This Will was Proved at London with a Codicil annexed the Eighteenth Day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty one before the Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Amey Cary Widow the Relict of the deceased Henry Stevens and Edward Woodcock the Executors named in the will according to the Tenor thereof to whom was granted administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first Sworn duly to administer •/• Exd./.  »

Proved 18 Nov 1751 (written 24 Jul 1751, with codicil dated 28 Jul 1751, and affidavit dated 11 Nov 1751)

NOTES:

1. Henry Stevens > He was likely Robert Cary’s nephew, Henry Stevens, son of Thomas Stevens, who married his sister Mary. See the following:

(a) Stevens, Henry & Toynbee, Margaret: The Papers of Captain Henry Stevens, Waggon-Master-General to King Charles, Oxfordshire Record Society, 1961, p. 5 > « … THOMAS STEVENS OF HENLEY (1672-1718/19) = MARY CARY / HENRY STEVENS PURCHASED THE MANOR AND ADVOWSON OF BRADFIELD (1701-1773) = ELIZABETH AYRE …. » Accessed on: Google Books

(b) Papers of the Stevens family of Bradfield [Berkshire Record Office] > « … The manor of Bradfield was purchased by Henry Stevens, brother of John, probably in 1751. Henry and two of his sons were ecclesiastical lawyers, proctors of Doctors' Commons …. » Accessed on: National Archives

2. Edward Woodcock > Kimber, Isaac & Kimber, Edward: The London Magazine, or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer Vol. XXVI For the Year 1757‎ - p. 365 > « July 1757 … PROMOTIONS Civil and Military … From the rest of the PAPERS ... and Edward Woodcock, Esq; secretary of the presentations in chancery. » Accessed on: Google Books

3. William Northey >

(a) « … William Northey, son of Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General to Queen Anne acquired it in 1715. Compton House with the Park Gardens and Shrubbery, was agreed to be purchased by John Walker Esq. of Lyncham from W. Northey in 1758 for the sum of £8,000 apparently, though £4,000 is also given as the purchase money in the first page of the articles of Agreement [No. 1073.] The Manor itself seems to have remained in William Northey's hands as late as 1764 …. » Accessed on: National Archives See also:

(b) Burke, Sir Bernard: A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland,‎ Fifth Edition, Harrison, Pall Mall, London, 1871 – Vol II., p. 998 > « ... His eldest son, WILLIAM NORTHEY, Esq. of Compton Bassett. co. Wilts, M.P. for Calne 1713, and Wooten Basset 1714. .... » Accessed on: Google Books

(c) 'Compton Bassett', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 17: Calne (2002), pp. 146-159. Accessed on: British History

(d) 'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: February 1726, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726, pp. 592-599. Accessed on: British History

4. « Sir Anthony Thomas Abdy, 5th Baronet KC (c. 1720 – 7 April 1775) was a British politician and barrister. / He was the eldest son of Sir William Abdy, 4th Baronet and his wife Mary Stotherd, daughter of Philip Stotherd. Abdy was educated at Felsted School, and at St John's College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1738, and was appointed a King's Counsel in 1765. In 1750 he succeeded his father as baronet, and in 1759, he also inherited the estates of Sir John Abdy, 4th Baronet, the great-grandchild of the brother of his great-grandfather. Abdy stood as Member of Parliament (MP) for Knaresborough in 1763, a seat he held until 1775. / On 13 August 1747, he married Catherine Hamilton, youngest daughter of William Hamilton in St Paul's Cathedral in London.[3] Their marriage was childless and Abdy was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother William. » Accessed on: Wikipedia

5. Brentford History > « … Brentford Turnpike trust was set up in 1717 to raise funds to maintain the road from Kensington to Hounslow, which was still the main route to the South West, and suffering. In 1754 it was called the 'worst public road in europe'. … Much of this has been learnt from '2000 years of Brentford', edited by Roy Canham, specifically the chapter 'Brentford: the historical background' written by G H Glanville', pub HMSO 1978 - there's a copy in Brentford Library. » Accessed on: Felidae - Brentford History

6. « In 1750, £20,000 0s 0d would have the same spending worth of today's £1,703,200.00 » Accessed on: National Archives on 23 Aug 2009

7. Mrs. Margaret Ouchterlony > « In 1736 Margaret Hart married an Alexander Ouchterlony at Westminster St Anne Soho » [see will of William Yerbury, where he mentions his “niece Margaret Ouchterlony wife of Alexander Ouchterlony of London Merchant”]

8. Mary Braithwaite > (to be added here later)

9. « In 1750, £10,000 0s 0d would have the same spending worth of today's £851,600.00 » [See note 6 above. This amount represents half of the £20,000 already bequeathed to her. Unfortunately Amy Cary died on August 12, 1756, aged 17 – before she could inherit any of this great fortune.]

10. « In 1750, £8,000 0s 0d would have the same spending worth of today's £681,280.00 » [see notes 6 & 9 above. Robert Cary (the son and heir) did live to presumably inherit all that was bequeathed to him in this will.]

11. Frances Stevens > She was a daughter of his sister Mary and her husband, Thomas Stevens. And therefore also a sister to Henry Stevens See: (to be added here later)

12. « my Wifes Mother Mrs. Shaban » His wife’s mother was born ‘Amy Evelyn’ (3rd dau of George Evelyn, of Nutfield, Surrey). She was married firstly in 1680 to Thomas Gregg, of Clement’s Inn, Middlesex; and secondly in 1718/9 to Vincent Chabane, of Hammersmith, Middlesex.

13. John Moorey >

(a) The Publications of the Harleian Society‎ - Page 65 by Harleian Society - Registers of births, etc - 1878 - Full view > « MARRIAGES AT ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH. 1732 Aug. 19 John Moorey, of S' Austin or Augustin, London, Bachr, and Elizabeth Hardman, of St Michael Le Quern, London, Spr  » See also:

(b) Kimber, Isaac & Kimber, Edward: The London Magazine, or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer Vol. XXV For the Year 1766 « … Account of Breadstreet Ward. … The present alderman is Brass Crosby, Esq; Mr. John Moorey, deputy .... »

14. Wake or Wakelin Welch, whose full name appears correctly later in the will, as a testator to the affidavit, dated 11 Nov. 1751, regarding its codicil. See also: Thomas Jefferson, Lyman Henry Butterfield, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Princeton University Press, 1950-<2006>, Vol. 6. - 21 May 1781 to 1 March 1784 - p. 272 > « From Wakelin Welch, Sr., with Jefferson's Account with Robert Cary & Co. / SR / London 31st. May 1783. / Permit me to congratulate You on the happy Restoration of Peace which I flatter myself will be permanent and Satisfactory to all Parties. During the national Misfortunes I have had the Unhappiness to lose both my Partners Cary and Moorey. The Business for many Years was chiefly under my Management and which I flatter myself was so conducted as to meet the Approbation of You and the rest of our Friends … — in the interim being Yr most humble Servt, WAKE. WELCH » [NOTE: Wake (or Wakelin) Welch’s partner Robert Cary, in this instance, would certainly refer to Robert Cary (the son and heir), who died in 1777. He is the son referred to in this will.]

15. « Rack-rent denotes two different concepts: 1. an excessive or extortionate rent, or 2. the full rent of a property, including both land and improvements. / The second definition is equivalent to the economic rent of the land plus interest on capital improvements plus depreciation and maintenance -- the normal market rent of a property -- and is not inherently excessive or extortionate. / Historically, however, rack-rent has often been a term of protest used to denote an unjustly excessive rent (the word "rack" evoking the medieval torture device), usually one paid by a tenant farmer. The two conceptions of rack-rent both apply when excessive, extortionate rent is obtained by threat of eviction resulting in uncompensated dispossession of improvements the tenant himself has made. I.e., by charging rack-rent, the landowner unjustly uses his power over the land effectively to confiscate, and then to charge the tenant interest and depreciation on, the capital improvements the tenant himself has made to the land and is expected to maintain. This sense of the term is economically meaningful, and distinct from the market rent. » Accessed on: Wikipedia

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