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Will of Phillip(a) Long, widow of St Marylebone, Middlesex. 1715.

In the name of God Amen

I Phillip Long of St Mary le Bone in the County of Middlesex, widow, being in perfect health and memory, praised be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say:

Principally and first of all I resign my soul to Almighty God hoping through the merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to obtain everlasting life, and my body to the Earth to be buried in such manner as my executrix hereafter named shall think fit, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me I give devise and bequeath the same as follows: 

Imprimis, I will that my debts and funeral charges the first paid and whereas I am possessed of a Messuage and six acres of land called Flask house, in the village of Clint in the Manor and forest of Knaresborough in the County of York which I sometimes since surrendered into the hands of our late sovereign lady Queen Anne then the lady of the Manor of the said forest of Knaresborough before Richard late Earl of Burlington then head steward of the said Manor or his deputy, to the use of my last Will and Testament now I do hereby give and devise the said premises to my daughter Anne Kingsman, widow, to have and to hold the same until such time as my eldest son now or such other of my son or sons who after my decease shall by the custom of the said Manor be instituted to the said premises shall pay to the said Ann Kingsman the sum of £100 which I do hereby charge upon the said premises, and my Will is that upon payment of the said sum of £100 within one year after my decease that the said Ann Kingsman shall surrender the premises to such son or sons as aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor. 

And whereas Beatrix Lacy late of Cheshunt in the County of Hertford, widow, by her last Will and Testament bearing date on or about the 24th day of November in the year of our Lord 1692, after diverse bequests and legacies gave all the rest and residue of her estate whether real or personal of what kind or nature soever unto Richard Long my late husband deceased, and of her said Will made James Long lately deceased and Henry Hargrave, Gentleman, executors for the trusts therein mentioned, and whereas my said husband did in his life time make his last Will and Testament and thereof made me sole executrix, whereby and by virtue of the said recited Will of Beatrix Lacy the residue of the said estate of the said Beatrix Lacy that now is or shall be hereafter received or recovered doth and will remain to be accounted for to me or my executors. Therefore my will is and I do hereby give and devise all my right interest property and claim whatsoever which I have of the said Beatrix Lacy by virtue of either of the said recited Wills to and to be divided amongst my sons James Long, William Long and Robert Long and my daughters Beatrix Long and Anne Kingsman and the survivors of them in equal parts and proportions, share and share alike. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my said sons James, William and Robert, 20 shillings apiece to buy them rings. 

Item I give to my son William Long the family pictures now being in this house where I now reside, which I do hereby desire may be hereafter given to be and remain with some of the family of the Longs name. 

All the rest and residue of my estate of what kind or nature soever I devise and give to my daughter Beatrix Long whom I do hereby make and appoint executrix of this my last Will and Testament. 

And I do hereby revoke all former Wills. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of May in the first year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith etc Anno Domini 1715. 

Phillip Long 

Signed sealed published and declared by the testatrix in the presence of us who in her presence attested the same. 

Mary Long Jr 

Jonas (xxx) Wills Jr 

Probate in London by Beatrix Long daughter and executrix eighth of September 1715.

Last updated 29 June 2012