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1748

WILL OF

RICHARD MUCKLESTONE

Gentleman and Mercer

Source:Public Record Office Prob 11/806

In the name of God Amen. I Richard Mucklestone of the Greenfields near the town of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop Gentleman being in perfect health and of sound mind do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say my will is that my body shall be decently interred in my late brothers grave in the church of st Alkmunds in Shrewsbury and that my debts and funeral expenses shall in the first place be paid and discharged Also I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and affectionate wife Sarah as well all my messuages and farm called Keele situate lying and being in the parish of Llangedwyn in the county of Denbigh in my own possession and in the holding of Humphrey Griffiths or his undertenants which said farm is settled upon my said wife for her life by way of jointure As also all those messuages, tenements, dwelling houses, lands and premises hereinafter mentioned to be situate in Porkington in the parish of Sellatin and in Oswestry in the said county of Salop and all other my real estate of what nature or kind so ever in possession and not in reversion remainder or ?expertany? to hold unto my said dear wife and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life subject to the weekly payment hereafter mentioned and after her decease I give and devise all that my said tenement and farm called Keele subject to the like weekly payment unto my faithful and worthy friend John Griffiths of Bicton in the said county of Salop Esquire and his assigns for and during his natural life and after his decease I give and devise the same tenement and premises unto my Godson Thomas Griffiths eldest son and heir of the said John Griffiths his heirs and assigns forever which last mentioned messuages I did intend to have devised to my cousin John Edwards Esquire had not his ungrateful behaviour toward me indured me to alter my intentions also my will is that all my said messuages tenement and farm called or known by the name of Tyroath situate and being in Porkington aforesaid now in the holding or occupation of Morris to give his undertenants or assigns shall after the decease of my said dear wife remain subject to bequest devise and other disposition as I shall hereinafter make thereof Also I give and devise all those of those dwelling houses situate and being in the Cross Street of Oswestry aforesaid with a piece of land near adjoining to the walls of the said town called *** *** in the holding of Nathaniel Jones and his undertenants assigns from and immediately after the decease of my said dear wife unto John Muckleston son and heir of my cousin John Muckleston late of Merrington Gentleman deceased his heirs and assigns forever and my will is that in case my said wife should die during the infancy of the said John Muckleston that my said friend John Griffiths and his heirs should immediately after her decease enter upon and *** the rents issues and profits of the said last mentioned premises not withstanding the devise last mentioned until the said John Muckleston shall attain to his age of twenty one years and retain the said profits in his and their own hands for the benefit of the said John Muckleston and shall arrive at his age aforesaid and not sooner and my will further is that the said last mentioned dwelling house land and premises shall be chargeable and I do hereby charge the same with the due payment of all principle and interest money due and to *** due to my daughter in law Sarah Muckleston her executors or administrators by virtue of any mortgage bond note or other security to her *** assigned or given and to which she is entitled by from or under the said John Muckleston deceased in and only of such security and for the more effortous payment of all such principal and interest Also I devise and bequeath all that my said dwelling house situate in Cross Street in Oswestry aforesaid leased to Andrew Barnett deceased with the Malt House thereunto adjoining in the holding of Evans and also two paires of land near unto the church of Oswestry aforesaid in the holding of Henry Jones his assigns or undertenants from and after the decease of my said dear wife unto my cousin *** Powell Widow and Relict of Mr Richard Powell late of Oswestry aforesaid and her assigns during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I give and devise the same unto her son Mr John Edwards and the heirs of his body lawfully issuing and in default of such issue unto *** Edwards spinster sister of the said John Edwards her heirs and assigns forever Also I devise and bequeath all those several messuages lands tenements hereditament and real estates of what nature or kind soever except as hereafter is mentioned which were late the estates of my said cousin John Muckleston deceased and were by him devised to me in case the said John Muckleston did not attain the age of twenty one years unto my cousin Richard Muckleston of Cheapside London Linen Draper his heirs and assigns forever subject to the contingency aforesaid Also I give and devise all that dwelling house with the appurtenances situate in Castle Street in Shrewsbury aforesaid in the possession of Mr Thomas Blakeway or his assigns being part of the said real estate of the said John Muckleston deceased to me devised as aforesaid to him the said Thomas Blakeway and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and after his decease I devise the same to his son Thomas Blakeway the younger his heirs and assigns forever and my will is that my said messuage and premises by me devised to my said dear wife for life and after her decease my said farm called Keele shall be chargeable and I do hereby charge the same with the payment of two shillings and sixpence weekly to my sister Ann during the term of her natural life the first of the said weekly payments to be made on the Saturday next following my decease and on every Saturday in each week during her natural life the said weekly payment not being given out of affection but only intended as a subsistence for my said sister and to prevent her becoming chargeable on the parish and a further scandal to her relations Also I give and devise unto my cousin Richard Muckleston and his heirs all that messuages and farm and premises situate and being in the said parish of Oswestry called or known by the name of Pen y Lan and all other the real estate whatsoever which were late the estates of my Grandfather Richard Muckleston deceased and by him settled on his eldest son my late uncle Richard Muckleston deceased and all my right and interest therein and thereto in reversion remainder and ?expertanty? Also I give and bequeath unto my said dear wife all and singular my household goods implements of household linen goods cattle and chattels plate ready money and sureties for money and all other my personal estate of what nature or kind soever to hold to my said dear wife her executors and administrators for ever And lastly I do appoint my said dear wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament and do desire the favour of my said worthy friend John Griffiths Esquire to advise and assist my said wife in the execution of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty eight Richard Muckleston. Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence and sight of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said testator Jeremiah Scott. Thomas Butcher. Edward Jeffreys.

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Will Summary

Dates:Written 6th May 1748

Property: Messuages and farm at Keele Llangedwyn land andpremises at Porkington parish of Sellatyn, Houses andCross Street Oswestry, property at Pen y Lan Oswestry.

Requests: To be buried with his brother at St Alkmunds Church Shrewsbury [brother Edward died in 1737]

Bequests: All to his wife but continued weekly payments to friend John Griffiths of Bicton and also 2 shillings and 6pence to his sister ann to prevent her becomingchargeable on the parish. After wifes decease variousproperty to Godson Thomas Griffiths, to John Mucklestonson of cousin John, to cousin Widow Powell, John Edwards and his spinster sister, cousin Richard Muckleston Draper and Thomas Blakeway.

Executor: His wife Sarah with assistance from his friend John Griffiths.

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Genealogical Information

Richard Muckleston[Ref 0212]

Baptised:26th July 1690 at Preston Gubbals

Married:Sarah Muckleston [nee Cowkley] widow of his cousin also Richard Muckleston 28th August 1740

Buried:No details

Parents:Edward Muckleston Tanner and Grace

Children:None. his daughter in law is actually his step daughter from his wifes first marriage.

More About RICHARD MUCKLESTON:

Apprentice: 28 Mar 1714, Owen Blodwell, Mercer

Baptism: 04 Mar 1696/97, St Chad Shrewsbury

Burgess: 1721, Shrewsbury

Occupation: Mercer

Notes for SARAH COWKLEY:

1783

WILL OF

SARAH MUCKLESTON

Widow

Source:Public Record OfficePROB 11/1106

In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Muckleston of Greenfields near the Town of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Widow being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be God for it do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following First and Principally I recommend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as to what Worldly Estate it shall please God to bless me with at the time of my decease I give and dispose of the same as follows I give devise and bequeath all and every my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditament and all other my Real Estate of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever in the County of Salop or elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great Britain unto my loving Friends Richard Newell of the Town of Shrewsbury aforesaid Cheese Factor and Edward Lloyd of the same Town Baker and their Heirs upon Trust nevertheless to and for the several uses Intents and Purposes herein after mentioned and declared concerning the same that is to say in trust that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall from and after my decease Yearly and every Year during the natural Life of my Daughter Sarah Topham Widow of Edward Topham late of the City of London Carpenter deceased raise by from and out of the Rents Issues and Profits of all and singular my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditament and Premises the Sum of Forty Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain and do and shall pay the same by equal half yearly Payments clear of all manner of Taxes and deductions the first payment thereof to commence and be paid at the end of one Month after my decease into the proper Hands of the said Sarah Topham or unto such other Person or Persons and for such uses Intents and Purposes and in such manner as the said Sarah alone whether sole or covert shall from time to time by any writing or writings Signed with her proper hand and by her duly Executed in the presence of two or more credible witnesses direct or appoint which said payments shall be to and for the sole proper and separate use and benefit of the said Sarah Topham during her natural Life and the said Yearly Sum of Forty Pounds or any part thereof shall not at any time or in any manner or sort whatsoever be subject or liable to the control debts intermeddlings forfeitures or engagements whatsoever of any future Husband or Husbands which she the said Sarah Topham shall or may at any time or times hereafter happen to Intermarry with neither shall it be lawful for the said Sarah Topham at any time or times or in any sort manner or form whatsoever to sell alien assign transfer or set over the said Yearly Sum of Forty Pounds or any part thereof or authorize or empower Select or appoint any person or persons whatsoever to receive the same or any part thereof to or for any other use Intent or Purpose whatsoever other than for the sole use and benefit of my said Daughter Sarah the same being by this my Will intended to be for her sole use and benefit of my said Daughter Sarah the same being by this my Will intended to be for her sole and separate use benefit and advantage and for her better Support and Maintenance during her natural Life and for no other use Intent or Purpose whatsoever and the Receipt or Acquittance of the said Sarah Topham or of such other Person or Persons whom she shall appoint to receive the same or any part thereof as aforesaid shall be a sufficient discharge to the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Heirs of such Survivor for all and every such Sum and Sums as they or any of them shall pay as aforesaid and from and after payment of the said Sum of Forty Pounds yearly as aforesaid upon the further trust that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall pay and apply and dispose of the Rest and Residue of the clear Yearly Rents Issues and Profits of all and singular my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditament and Premises and all other my Real Estate after payment of the said Yearly Sum of Forty Pounds and subject thereto and of All Taxes Charges and Assessments imposed upon the said Premises or Any Part thereof and of all Sum and Sums of Money as they the said Trustees shall lay out and expend or be put unto relating to the trusts hereby reposed in them for and towards the Support Maintenance and Education and to and for the use and benefit of my Grand Son James Topham Son of my said Daughter Sarah Topham until he shall attain his Age of twenty one years and from and after my said Grand Son shall have attained his Age of twenty one years his said Mother living then upon trust that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall pay all the Rest and Residue of the of the clear Yearly Rents Issues and Profits of all and singular my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditament and all other my Real Estate subject to such payments charges and deductions as aforesaid into the Proper Hands of my said Grand Son James or as he shall direct for his sole use and benefit during the joint natural Lives of my said Daughter and my said Grand Son whose Receipt or Receipts shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge for what shall be so paid to him or as he shall direct and from and after the decease of my said Daughter Sarah then it is my Will and I hereby direct that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall stand and be ---ized of all and singular my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditament and all other my Real Estate whatsoever to the use and behoof of my said Grand Son James Topham for and during the term of his natural Life without Impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and after the determination of that Estate to the use and behoof of the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and their Heirs during the natural Life of my said Grand Son In trust to support and preserve the contingent Remainders herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Grand Son James and his Assigns to receive and take the Rents Issues and Profits of all and singular the said Premises to his and their own proper use during the term of his natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Grand Son James to the use and behoof of the Heirs of the Body of my said Grand Son lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such Issue to the use and behoof of my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Topham Daughter of my said Daughter Sarah for and during the term of her natural Life without Impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and after the determination of that Estate to the use and behoof of the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and their Heirs during the natural Life of my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth in trust to support and preserve the contingent Remainders herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Grand Daughter and her Assigns to receive and take the Rents Issues and Profits of all and singular the said Premises to her and their own use during the term of her natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Grand Daughter to the use and behoof of the Heirs of the Body of my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth lawfully to be begotten and for default of such Issue to the use and behoof of the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and Thomas Blakeway of the Town of Shrewsbury aforesaid Gentleman their Heirs and Assigns for ever I give and bequeath all my ready Money Money lent at Interest upon Mortgage or Mortgages Bond or Bonds or any other Security or Securities whatsoever and all my Household Goods Furniture Plate Linnen Stock of Cattle Chattels and all other my personal Estate of what nature or kind soever that I shall be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease unto the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd their Executors and Administrators upon trust and confidence that they or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor do and shall immediately after my decease call in and receive all and every such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be then due and owing to me upon any Security or Securities whatsoever as aforesaid and also sell and dispose of all my Household Goods Furniture Linnen Stock of Cattle and all other my Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever except my Plate which I direct shall be kept and not sold for the benefit of my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth and as herein after mentioned to and for the best price and for the most Money that can be reasonably had for the same and do and shall lay out pay apply and dispose of all and every such Issue and Issues of Money so to be called in and received and all my ready Money Money to arise by Sale of all my said Household Goods Furniture Linnen Stock of Cattle and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever except my Plate in manner following that is to say First I direct that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd shall deduct and detain to themselves the Sum of Thirty Pounds a piece of lawful Money of Great Britain which I hereby give and bequeath to them as Legacies And that they shall in the next place pay and discharge all my just Debts Funeral Expences and Charges of proving this my Will and all such Charges and Expences as they or either of them shall be put into relating to the trusts hereby reposed in them And after deducting their said Legacies and payment of my said Debts Funeral Expences Charges of proving this my Will and other Charges relating to the trusts hereby reposed in them then I direct and it is my Will that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be lay out in the Name of my said Trustees their Executors and Administrators the Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds part of my said Personal Estate at Interest upon Government or some other good and sufficient Security or Securities as aforesaid as to them shall seem most meet and convenient and to pay apply and dispose of the Interest and produce of the said one thousand two hundred Pounds Yearly and every Year for and towards the Maintenance and Education and to and for the use and benefit of my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth until she shall attain the age of Eighteen years to be Received with the Consent of my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor with Consent to be in Writing under his or their Hands and Seals and Attested by two or more credible Witnesses and from and after my said Grand Daughter shall have attained the said Age of Eighteen Years or be Married with such Consent as aforesaid then that they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor do and shall permit and suffer my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth and her Assigns to receive and take the Interest and Produce of the said Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds to and for her own use and benefit for and during the term of her natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Grand Daughter then that they the said Trustees do and shall pay apply and dispose of the said Principal Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds unto and amongst all and every the Child or the Children of my said Grand Daughter that shall be living at the time of her decease share and share alike and in case my said Grand Daughter shall happen to die without any Issue or all such Issue shall happen to die in her Life time then it is my Will and the trusts reposed in them the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and the Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor is that they my said Trustees do and shall permit and suffer my said Grand Son James Topham or his Assigns to receive and take to his and their own use and benefit the Interest and Produce of the said Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds for and during the term of his natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Grand Son then that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor do and shall pay apply and dispose of the said Principal Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds unto and amongst all and every the Child and Children of my said Grand Son James that shall be living at the time of my decease share and share alike but in case my said Grand Son shall happen to die without any Issue living at his decease then I do hereby give and bequeath the said Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds unto the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd and Thomas Blakeway their Executors Administrators and Assigns to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike And as for and concerning the Rest and Residue of the Money arising from my said Personal Estate as aforesaid it is my further will and meaning that my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be lay out the same in their Names upon Government or some other good and sufficient Security or Securities as to them shall seem meet and convenient at Interest and do and shall apply such Interest to and for the better Maintenance and Education and for the use and benefit of my said Grand Son until he shall attain the Age of twenty one Years and from and after my said Grand Son shall have attained the Age of twenty one Years then upon trust to permit and suffer my said Grand Son and his Assigns to receive and take all such rest and residue of the Money arising from my said Personal Estate to and for his and their own use and benefit and I do hereby give and bequeath the same to him accordingly subject nevertheless to the Proviso herein particularly mentioned as to two hundred pounds part thereof I give and bequeath all my Plate unto my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth and to such other Person or Persons as shall be entitled to the said Sum of one thousand two hundred pounds under and by virtue of the limitations and trusts herein before particularly mentioned Provided always and it is my will and meaning that in case my said Daughter Sarah shall at any time or times hereafter molest or disturb my said Trustees or any of then in the performance or carrying into the Execution all or any of the trusts thereby reposed in them or any of them that then I do hereby direct and my will is that my said Daughter shall be paid the Yearly Sum of twenty Pounds only and not Forty Pounds for and during the term of her natural Life in the manner I have herein before directed the said Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid her Provided also And it is my intent[?] will and meaning that in case Mr. Thomas Topham of Barnet in the County of Hertford or [-blank-] his Wife or either of them shall by his her or their Deed or Deeds Act or Acts or otherwise give devise or otherwise settle upon to leave my said Grand Son any Sum or Sums of Money exceeding the Sum of Five hundred Pounds that then my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall deduct and retain or otherwise that the said James Topham shall pay the sum of two hundred Pounds out of the Money arising from the Restand Residue of my said Personal Estate as aforesaid and shall apply and dispose of the said Sum of two hundred Pounds and the Interest and Produce thereof unto and upon the like Securities and upon the same trusts and to and for the same uses Intents and Purposes as are herein before directed touching and concerning the said Sum of one thousand two hundred Pounds and the Interest thereof And it is my Will and I do hereby declare that if any loss shall happen of the Money hereby directed to be laid out at Interest or of any part thereof or of the Interest and Produce thereof or of any part thereof without the wilful neglect or default of them the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd their Executors or Administrators either by failure or Insufficiency of the Security or Securities on which the said Money or any part thereof shall be placed they the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd their Executors or Administrators shall not be charged or chargeable therewith and that neither of them shall be charged with or liable to the neglect or defaults of the other of them And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Richard Newell and Edward Lloyd to be Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Sarah Muckleston have to this my last Will and Testament contained in Seven Sheets of paper to the first six Sheets whereof I have set my Hand and to the last Sheet thereof have set my Hand and Seal the Seventeenth Day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two Sarah Muckleston [-seal-] Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator Sarah Muckleston as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in our presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses [Thos] Edwards of Shrewsbury Ironmonger, Willm. Bunce of Shrewsbury Hatter, Thos. Adney of Shrewsbury Sadler