Last Will and Testament of Edward Waterman 1772
In the Name of God Amen, I Edward Waterman of East Tytherley in the county of Southampton, yeoman, being in perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth First I give to my son Moses Waterman, the south tenement of my house joining to my shop, to take possession of it at my decease. Also I give unto my daughter Mary Waterman, thirty pounds. Also I give to my daughter Sarah Waterman, ten pounds, which with twenty pounds gave her by her grandfather George Harris, is in full thirty pounds. If my daughter doth require any interest for the twenty pounds gave her by her grandfather she shall pay fifteen pounds and twenty shillings for her borde for six years. Also I give unto my son Charles Waterman, my shop and all my stock in the shop as leather tools of all kinds and utencils belonging to my trade. Also I give unto my son Charles Waterman a little mare. Also I will that if my stock in trade does not come to the value of thirty pounds at my decease, my wife Sarah Waterman shall pay unto my son Charles Waterman five pounds. Also I give unto my son Moses Waterman all my wearing apparrel. Also I give unto my wife Sarah Waterman all the rest of my money, goods and chattels whatsoever, to take all my leasehold land and all as her own proper right and likewise to pay the legacies herein before mentioned (except my wife should marry again, and then I will that my son Charles shall have the living and all other properties of money goods and chattels whatsoever and pay all legacies) Also if my wife should marry again, my son Charles shall pay her during her life, seven pounds per year, yearly, but if my wife doth not marry she shall enjoy all as above named during her life and then to be my son Charles, his property. Also after my wife's decease I give my household goods to my two sons and two daughters to be equally divided amongst them. Also I will that my son Charles shall take care of affaires for his mother and have his borde with his mother till Michaelmass next. Also after my wife's decease my son Charles shall have the liberty of taking to the south tenement and pay his brother Moses one pound ten shillings per year. I also will that my wife shall have three years liberty after my decease before it shall be required of her to pay my daughter Mary her thirty pounds or my daughter Sarah her ten pounds. I also will that my daughters shall have an abiding place or home in my house when they are out of service until married. And I also do nominate and appoint Robert Russell and James Blake to value and take account of all my money, goods and chattels whatsoever within one month after my decease and to see this my last will and testament fullfilled and do make my wife Sarah Waterman my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy two.
X The mark of Edward Waterman
Signed, published and delivered in the presence of Robert Russell, X his mark, James Blake
Admistration with will
The 21st October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four Administration of all the goods, chattels and effects of Edward Waterman late of East Tytherley in the county of Southampton and diocese of Winchester, yeoman, deceased, unadministered by Sarah Waterman the widow and Executrix of the Testator, also deceased, together with the said will annexed was granted and committed to Charles Waterman, one of the natural and lawful sons of Edward Waterman and one of the residuary legatees named in the said will and the said Charles Waterman was duly sworn Administrator with the said will annexed. Before me, William Harrfield, Substitute.