This is the last will and testament of me Charles Waterman of East Tytherley in the county of Southampton, yeoman, made when sick and weak of body but of sound mind, memory and understanding whereby I give and dispose of such worldly estate and effects wherewith it shall please God to bless me with at the time of my decease in manner following, that is to say, First I direct my Executors hereinafter named either by private sale or public auction, to sell and dispose of all and singular my farming stock, household goods, chattels and effects and to collect in and receive my outstanding debts and the monies arising therefrom together with such monies as I may have by me at the time of my decease, shall and do pay, apply and divide unto and amongst my wife Rachael and my five children, John, Maria, Harriett, Moses and Ann, in equal shares and proportions share and share alike. But my will and meaning is that the share or shares of such of my children as shall not have attained the age of twenty one years or be married shall be by my said Executors put and placed out on interest either on Government or other good security and the interest arising and growing due therefrom to be paid and applied from time to time for and towards his, her or their maintenance, support and education. And on his, her or their marrying or attaining the age of one and twenty years respectively, I hereby direct my said Executors to pay him, her or them such respective share or proportion. And my will and meaning further is that in case my said wife shall intermarry with any future husband that the part or share so before directed to be paid unto her, shall by her be repaid and restored to my said Executors and be by them equally paid unto and divided amongt such of my children as shall be living at the time of such event taking place share and share alike. And further if any or either of my said children shall happen to die unmarried under the age of twenty one years, the part or share of him, her or them so dying shall go to and be equally divided by my said Executors unto and amongst the survivours and survivour of them. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son John Waterman and my friend Thomas Stride of Tytherley, yeoman, Executors of this my will, revoking all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, that is to say, my hand at the bottom of the other leaf and my hand and seal to this, the 1st day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said charles Waterman, the Testator, as and for his last will and testament the day of the date in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, Joseph Reeves, Thomas Stride.
23rd day of December 1802
On which day John Waterman one of the Executors of this will was duly sworn to the performance thereof before me, and that the goods, chattels and effects of the said deceased do not exeed in value the sum of sixty pounds. Henry Winold, Surrogate