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Will of John MAY of Basing
Hampshire, yeoman, 20th September 1716

In the name of God Amen I John May of Basing in the County of Southampton yeoman being indisposed in my health but nevertheless of perfect mind memory and understanding for which I praise God do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament and dispose if such estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with all in manner as follows In primis I give all my freehold lands and estate whatsoever and wheresoever to my eldest son and his heirs and assigns forever Item I give the messuage or tenement and leasehold lands purchased by my father of Bernard Hawtrell and also the leasehold lands and estate likewise purchased by my said father called Rowetts of James Lee with the several leases thereof to my loving brothers Thomas May Daniel May John Taplin and Thomas Taplin and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor upon trust that they and the survivors and survivor of them or the executors and administrators of such survivor shall either by sale thereof or otherwise as by them in their discretion shall be thought proper dispose of the same to and amongst all the younger sons of me the said John May as they shall severally attain his or their respective age and ages of one and twenty years Item I give to my eldest son the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid out of my personal estate when he shall attain his age of one and twenty years All the rest and residue of my goods chattels rights credits and personal estate (after payment of my just debts funeral expenses and a legacy of five shillings apiece which I bequeath unto the said Thomas May Daniel May John Taplin and Thomas Taplin whom I make and appoint executors and trustees of this my Will (hereby revoking all former wills) upon trust that they equally pay dispose of and divide the same to and amongst all my younger children who shall be living at the time of my death and I hereby give power to my said trustees and executors and the survivors and survivor of them to dispose of such share and part of my personal estate which each and every of my said younger children will be entitled unto until he she or they shall respectively attain his her or their ages of twenty one years to and for his her and their maintenance education and support in the meantime In witness where of I the said John May the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixteen

John May

Signed sealed published and declared by the said John May as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witness

Robert Barfoot
George Callaway Widmore

Proved 19th November 1716 by John Bettesworth, Doctor of Law
Probate granted to Thomas May, Daniel May, John Taplin and Thomas Taplin, Executors
 

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