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WILL OF BENJAMIN STARIE, NEEN SOLLARS, 1753

 

In the Name of God Amen I Benjamin Starie of Neen Sollars in the County of Salop Gentleman do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

In the first place I resign my soul into the hands of God and as for my worldly estate I dispose of it in manner and form following, that is to say, I give and devise unto my wife all my messuages and hereditaments in the parishes of Bayton & Neen Sollars in the County of Salop & Worcester and elsewhere to hold to her and to her assignes for and during the term of her natural life subject and lyable to waste and from and after her decease I devise the same premisses estates hereditaments unto my three daughters Jane, Susannah & Anne and to their heirs to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And in case my daughter Jane should dye without issue of her body lawfully begotten then I will direct and hereby devise the share or third part of my said daughter in the said estate to go to and amongst my other two daughters Susannah and Anne and their heirs in such manner and by such estate as is before devised to my said three daughters and their heirs. Item I give and bequeath unto my said wife all my personal estate, stock and money and appoint her Executrix of this may last Will and Testament. Dated the twenty first day of September 1750. The mark of Benj: Starie. Signed, sealed published and declared to be his last Will and Testament by the Testator in the presence of us F Meysey, F Perins, Ric: Penny.

Proved at Ludlow 25th Sept 1753 before the Worshp Edward Wynn Dr of Laws Vicar General and so forth by the oath of Elizabeth Starie the Exe[cutri]x named in this Will to whom and so forth.