Will of Sarah Yeates, formerly Carpenter, widow, 1833 (proved 1837)

National Archives PROB 11/1875/416

This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Yeates of Winslow in the County of Bucks widow late Sarah Carpenter widow  First I give and devise unto Samuel Yeates of Winslow aforesaid Gentleman and George West of the same place Currier  All those my two closes of Pasture Land lying and being in the Parish of North Marston in the County of Bucks now in the occupation of my Son George Carpenter  And all other my Real Estate whatsoever with the appurt(enance)s  To hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of the said Samuel Yeates and George West their heirs and assigns for ever upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say  Upon trust that they the said Samuel Yeates and George West or the survivor of them his heirs or assigns do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of the said Heredits Real Estate and Premises either by Public Auction or private Contract for the most money and best price or prices that can be reasonably had or obtained for the same  And be and shall in the first place by and out of the monies to arise by such sale and disposition pay and discharge all costs charges and expences of and attending the same  And so and shall \retain/ in their hands two equal third parts or shares of the residue of the monies to arise from such sale & disposition after paying the expences according the same upon the trusts therein after mentioned and declared  And do and shall by and out of the remaining third part or share or such residue pay unto my Grandson John Blake Carpenter the legacy or Sum of Twenty pounds forthwith and to my Grandson Richard Watkins Carpenter the like legacy or sum of twenty pounds if and when he shall attain the age of twenty one years to whom I do hereby give and bequeath the same accordingly  And do and shall pay the residue of such last mentioned third part or share unto my said Son George Carpenter to whom I do hereby give and bequeath the same  And I do hereby declare and direct that the receipt or receipts of the said Samuel Yeates and George West or the survivor of them his heirs or assigns shall be a good and sufficient discharge or discharges to the purchaser or purchasers of my said Heredits Real Estate and Premises for his or their purchase money or so much thereof as on and by such receipt or receipts shall be expressed to be received  And that after such receipt or receipts it shall not be necessary for such purchaser or purchasers to see to the application of such purchase money nor shall he or they be answerable or accountable for the loss misapplication or nonapplication thereof or of any part thereof  Also I forgive unto my said Son George Carpenter all rent which may be due from him to me at the time of my decease for the said closes hereditaments \and/ premises hereinbefore given and devised  Also I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Sarah Carpenter the sum of fifty pounds and to and amongst all and every other the children of my said son George Carpenter equally with benefit of survivorship among them the further Sum of fifty pounds making together the sum of One hundred pounds now due to me on Mortgage from William Jenkins and direct that their respective share with accumulated interest thereon may be paid to them respectively on their severally attaining the age of twenty one years  And I give and bequeath unto the said Samuel Yeates and George West the Sum of Seven hundred pounds now due and owing to me on Mortage of an Estate at Tingewick in the said County of Bucks late belonging to John Jackson deceased on whatsoever security or in whatsoever fund the same maybe at the time of my decease with all interests which may be due for the same  To hold the same and every part thereof unto the said Samuel Yeates and George West their executors adm(inistrat)ors and assigns Upon trust that they the said Samuel Yeates and

[p.2] George West or the survivor of them his executors adm(inistrat)ors or assigns do and shall thereout in the first place pay all such debts as I may justly owe at the time of my decease except as hereinafter mentioned my funeral and testamentary expenses  And do and shall retain in their hands two equal third parts or shares of the residue of the said principal and interest monies which shall remain after answering the purposes aforesaid upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned and declared of and concerning the same  And do and shall by and out of the remaining third part or share of the residue of such principal and interest monies pay off and discharge the principal sum of Sixty pounds for which I have joined with my said Son George Carpenter and \as/ his surety in a Bond to Charles Willis of Winslow aforesaid Gent and the several principal sums of fifty pounds and twenty five pounds for which I have my promissory Notes of hand jointly with my said Son and as his Surety to Robert Corbett and Samuel Dudley respectively together with all interest which may be for the said several principal sums of Sixty pounds fifty pounds & twenty five pounds  And do and shall pay the residue of the said last mentioned third part or share which shall remain after answering those purposes unto my said son George Carpenter to whom I do hereby give and bequeath the same accordingly  And my mind and will further is and I hereby declare and direct that the said Samuel Yeates and George West and the survivor of them his executors adm(inistrat)ors & assigns shall stand possessed of and interested in two equal third parts or shares of the residue of the monies to arise by sale and disposition of my said Real Estates Heredits and Premises and of and in two equal third parts or shares of the clear residue of the principal and interest monies lastly hereinbefore given and bequeathed  Upon trust to place out and continue the same at interest from time to time either in the Public Stocks or Funds or Government Security or on good Mortage Security with full power from time to time to call in and receive and again to place out the same on any new or other security or securities as often as may be necessary or as my said trustees or the survivor of them his executors adm(inistrat)ors or assigns shall think proper and to pay the interest and income thereof half yearly as the same shall become due unto my Daughter Susanna the wife of John Bainbridge during her life for her sole use and benefit exclusive of her present or any future husband and without being subject or liable to his debts or control and so that the receipts of her my said Daughter Susanna Bainbrige shall alone be a sufficient discharge for the same  And upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after her decease to pay and divide out equally moiety or half part of the monies so to be placed at interest as aforesaid unto and among all and every the children of my said Son George Carpenter equally part and share alike and the remaining equal moiety or half part thereof unto and among all and every the children of my late Daughter Ann Allen deceased equally part and share alike as and when they shall severally and respectively attain the age of twenty one years with benefit of survivorship in their respective families in case any of such children shall be under that age and in case all the children of the said Ann Allen shall die under that age and in case all the children of the said Ann Allen shall die under the said age of twenty one years then upon trust to pay and divide the whole of the said trust monies after the decease of the said Susanna Bainbridge unto & among the children of the said George Carpenter equally with such benefit of survivorship as aforesaid  Also I give and bequeath all my household goods and furniture plate linen china and books unto my said Daughter Susanna Bainbridge for her sole & separate use independent of her present or any future husband during her life and upon her decease I give and bequeath the same to my said grand daughter Sarah Carpenter absolutely  Also I give and bequeath all my wearing apparel and ornaments of my person and All my Personal Estate  if any not hereinbefore disposed of to my said Daughter Susannah Bainbridge for her sole and separate use independent use  And it is my will and I hereby direct that in case of the death during the life of my said Daughter Susanna Bainbridge of either of them the said Samuel Yeates and George West or any succeeding trustee under this present provision it shall be lawful for the said Susanna Bainbridge by any writing under her hand to appoint some person to be a new trustee so that the number of two trustees may

[p.3] be constantly And immediately upon every such new appointment all necessary acts shall be done to vest the trust monies and securities in both the trustees for the time being  And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Samuel Yeates and George West joint Executors in trust of this my Will with full discretionary powers in the management of my trust property and securities and in every case of a person for the time being beneficially interested under this my Will being a minor to advance monies out of his or her share whether principal or interest for maintenance education or other benefit during minority  And I do declare that my said trustees shall not be responsible for any loss which may happen to my said trust monies without their voluntary or negligent default nor for any further monies than they respectively shall receive nor for the acts deeds neglects or defaults of each other  And that it shall be lawful for them to reimburse themselves and each other out of the said trust monies all reasonable costs charges and expences attendant upon the trusts of this my Will And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my last Will & testament   And lastly it is my desire that my funeral may be conducted in a plain and neat manner under the direction of my said Daughter Susanna Bainbridge  In witness whereof I the said Sarah Yeates the testatrix have to the three first sheets of this my last Will and Testament contained on four sheets of paper set my hand only and to this the fourth & last sheet thereof my hand and seal this eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three  

Sarah Yeates

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Yeates the testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof the erasures on the twentieth and twenty first lines of the first sheet being first made
Joseph Denton Minister Winslow
John Proctor Winslow
Dav(id) Tho(mas) Willis Att(orne)y Winslow

Proved at London 6th March 1837 before the Worshipful  Sherrard Beaumont Burnaby D(octo)r of Laws &  Surr(ogat)e by the oaths of Samuel Yeates & George West the Executors to whom Adm(inistratio)n was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.       


Notes

Sarah was married to:
1. George Carpenter, tanner. She is the Sarah Watkins who married George Carpenter at North Marston in 1782. She inherited a life-interest in 30 Horn Street from him and was living there in 1825. The property included 3 cottages later known as Paradise Row.
2. Thomas Yeates, gentleman (d.1816)

 

Copyright 19 February, 2017