Will of George Torevell
of Hazelbury Bryan Dorset

Will dated 5 September 1829 - Proved on 21 August 1845

Transcribed by Jan Hibberd OPC Hazelbury Bryan - August 2017

This is the Last Will and Testament of me George TOREVELL of Hazelbury Bryan in the County of Dorset as follows.

I give and bequeath unto my wife Margarett TOREVELL all that my cottage or dwelling house with the garden thereto adjoining, situate at Hazelbury Bryan aforesaid now in the occupation of Thomas WHITE as tenant thereof, for and during the term of her natural life and also one annuity or rate, annual sum of twenty five pounds, payable quarterly for and during her natural life, the first payment thereof to begin and be made on the first quarter day, which shall next happen after my decease, with the payment whereof.

I do hereby expressly charge and subject the dwelling house, closes of lands and premises hereinafter by me devised, unto my two daughters, Ann and Margarett, with full power and authority for my wife to -- and distrain for the same --to -- as in case of -- on --. And also such parts of my household goods and furniture as she should require for her own use.

And I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Ann, the wife of Joseph ALNER and my daughter Margarett, the wife of Robert ROGERS, all that my dwelling house wherein I now reside, with the garden, -- and premises thereto adjoining and also all those several closes of arable meadows and pastures called Grove Pitney, Mills, Eight Acres, Povit, Church Thorns, Baker Plot, two fields called Logs and one cowlease in Hazelbury Common, all which said closes of land, hereditaments and premises are situate at Hazelbury Bryan aforesaid and in my own occupation and also all that close of lane called Cooks? Road and also all those my undivided parts or shares of out in all those two closes called Common Close and Brooklands? now in the occupation of John BIRD and also situate in Hazelbury Bryan aforesaid and also all the said cottage garden and premises in the possession of the said Thomas WHITE from and after the decease of my said wife Margarett and also all other my messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises situate at Hazelbury Bryan aforesaid or elsewhere and also all other my real and personal estate, securities for money, estate and effects whatsoever or wheresoever, or of what nature or kind soever, the same may be which I shall be possessed of, interested in or entitled to at the time of my decease, or over which I shall have a disposing power.

To hold the same unto my said two daughters, Ann and Margarett, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, as tenants in common, according to the several natures and qualities of the same respectively, subject nevertheless to the payment of my joint debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the annuity hereinbefore bequeathed to my said wife, during her life provided also.

And it is my Will that in case either or both of my said daughters shall happen to die in my lifetime, having issue of her or their body or bodies at the time of her or their death or deaths or born in due time thereafter, then the share, interest or proportion of her or them so during and having issue, shall go to and belong to her or their child or children and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, as tenants in common and shall not be taken or desired to be lapsed as legacies.

And lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said Joseph ALNER and Robert ROGERS joint Executors of this my Will, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time theretofore made, declaring this only to be my Last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the said George TOREVELL the Testator, have to this my Last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper, to the first sheet thereof, have set my hand and to the last sheet, my hand and seal, this fifth day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.


Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said George TOREVELL 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 subscribed our names as witnesses.


Proved at London 21st August 1845 before the Judge, by the oaths of Joseph ALNER and Robert ROGERS the Executors, to whom Admon was granted, having been first sworn by -- only to Administer

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