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Will of James Long, Gentleman of Marylebone, Middlesex. 1722.


In the name of God Amen


I James Long of the parish of Marybone in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, finding myself in a wasting and consuming condition but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following: 


First, I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to its mother Earth to be deposited in Covent Garden churchyard under the south-west end of the church as near as may be to my dearest aunt Mrs Beatrix Long.


My funeral charges debts and legacies to be paid by my executor whom I shall hereafter named and as for my worldly affairs I dispose as follows:


Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my servant James Rose all my apparel whatsoever (that is to say) linen as well as woollen, except my Cordoba silk weight gown which I give and bequeath unto Mrs Ann Ford wife of Thomas Ford, attorney at law.


Item, I give and bequeath unto my loving kinsman Mr Amos Ferne the sum of £10 to buy him mourning.


Item, I give and bequeath to my loving kinsman Mr Richard Miller the like sum of £10 to buy him mourning.


Item, I give and bequeath unto my second sister Mrs Ann Kingsman the sum of half a crown to be honestly and justly paid her within 12 months after my decease or else she to have power to sue for the same.


Item, I give and bequeath unto my eldest sister Mrs Beatrix Long the sum of one Guinea which my mother was graciously pleased to leave me in her last will but I never had it, the said Mrs Long being her executrix.


Item, I give and bequeath unto my most dear brother Captain Robert Long the sum of £20 to buy him mourning as likewise all my plate whatsoever.


Item, I give and bequeath unto my most dear brother Mr William Long all and singular my freehold, copyhold and leasehold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situate and every of their appurtenances whereof or wherever I am seized or possessed either in possession, reversion or expectancy for and during all the terms and estates which I have therein.


All the rest and residue of my goods and chattels both real and personal, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever with their and every of their appurtenances not herein before given and devised or bequeathed I do hereby give devise and bequeath to my said brother Mr William Long whom I do hereby make whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament.


And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me made.


In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of January Anno Dei 1720.


J Long


Signed sealed published and declared to be my last will and Testament in the presence of us


Cha: Challis junr


John Bernard


Thos: Ford


Probate 17th of June 1722 in London by William Long.







Last updated 26 June 2012