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Will of Admiral Robert Long, of St Mary le Bone, Middlesex. 1771.


I Robert Long of the parish of St Marylebone otherwise Marybone in the County of Middlesex, Esq, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say):


I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Long Kingsman £20 for mourning and my gold watch and seal and also all my plate, household goods, household linen and household furniture. 


I give and bequeath to Mary Newton of Mortimer Street in the parish of St Marylebone aforesaid, spinster, one annuity or yearly sum of £20 for and during the term of her natural life. 


I give and bequeath to [ ] Merritt spinster now living in the Westminster House, Ferry Road, one annuity or yearly sum of £30 for and during the term of her natural life. 


I give and bequeath unto Robert Holmes now at Winchester School one annuity or yearly sum of £20 until he shall attain his age of 24 years and from thenceforth such annuity shall cease. 


I give and bequeath unto William Kingsman, now an apprentice to an ivory turner on Snow Hill, London, the yearly sum of £10 during the time of his apprenticeship, to buy him clothes. 


I give and bequeath to Henry Long of the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street London, gentleman, one of my executors and trustees hereinafter named, one annuity or yearly sum of £20 as to consideration for his trouble in the execution of the trusts by this my will reposed in him, provided he shall take the same on him for so many years or he shall live and act therein. 


All which said annuities or yearly sums hereinbefore given and bequeathed I direct shall be paid by four equal quarterly payments at the four most usual feast days of payment in the year, by even and equal portions, the first payment thereof to begin and be made at such of the said feasts or days of payment which shall happen after my death, to be yearly issuing and payable out of all my Messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and leasehold estates hereinafter mentioned here and except the Messuage or Tenement hereinafter mentioned to be bequeathed to William Whithorn Grey, clerk, and my will is that the said annuities shall be paid without making any deductions for taxes or otherwise howsoever. 


And I do hereby empower the said Annuitants and every of them to enter the said premises and distrain for the said annuities or either of them, and to make use of all proper and legal methods for the recovery thereof in case of non-payment. 


I give and bequeath unto the said Henry Long the sum of £100 


To John Allen of Bury Street in the parish of Saint James within the liberty of Westminster in the County of Middlesex, apothecary, the sum of £20. 


To Thomas Robinson of Devonshire Street near Bloomsbury Square in the same County, surgeon, the sum of £20. 


To Mary Grey, the daughter of the Rev Mr Grey who lives in Yorkshire, £100. 


To the said William Kingsman when he shall have served out his apprenticeship, £50. 


To Arabella Long, the daughter of Thomas Long of Bishopsgate Street, Packer, £50. 


To Thomas Griffin Esq, the son of Admiral Griffin, the sum of £40. 


To each of my servants who shall be living with me at the time of my death the sum of £10 for mourning. 


To the Trustees of Greenwich Hospital for the use of the said hospital the sum of £200. 


To the Trustees of St Georges Hospital near Hyde Park Corner for the use of the same hospital, the sum of £200. 


To the Trustees of the Foundling Hospital for the use of the same hospital the sum of £200. 


I give and bequeath five pounds per year for the term of 20 years to be computed from the time of my death to be paid by my executors to 20 poor housekeepers of the said parish of St Marylebone otherwise Marybone at five shillings apiece to buy them a dinner on Christmas Day in each year. 


And I do charge all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and leasehold estates hereinafter mentioned except as aforesaid with the payment of the said annuities and also with the payment of the pecuniary legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed. 


And my will is that my chariot and horses may be sold as soon as conveniently may be after my death and that the moneys arising by the sale thereof as also what money I shall leave in my house at the time of my death together with such arrears of rent and interests which shall be then be due to me shall be applied in payment of the pecuniary legacies by this my last will bequeathed. 


And so far as the sum shall fall short of payment of the same legacies my will is that the rents of my freehold and leasehold Messuages and the interest of the mortgages bonds and securities hereinafter mentioned to be bequeathed shall be from time to time as the same shall be gotten in and received be applied in payment and discharge of such legacies, but my will is that the legacies hereinbefore given for mourning shall be paid to the several legatees thereof as soon as conveniently may be after my death. 


And subject to and charged with the payment of such debts as I shall owe at the time of my death and the annuities and legacies by this my will bequeathed as aforesaid I give and devise all that my freehold Messuages or tenements with there appurtenances situate and standing and being in the Haymarket in the parish of Saint James within the Liberty of Westminster in the said County of Middlesex now in the possession of [ ] Wynch, chemist, unto the said Henry Long and Thomas Long of Wigmore Street in the parish of St Marylebone aforesaid, gentleman, their heirs and assigns, to hold unto the said Henry Long and Thomas Long their heirs and assigns to the several uses and upon the several trust hereinafter mentioned and declared (that is to say):


To the use of my said nephew William Long Kingsman for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that estate to the use of the said Henry Long and Thomas Long and their heirs during the life of the said William Long Kingsman, upon trust to reserve the contingent remainder next hereinafter limited from being Defeated and Destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring actions as occasion shall require. Yet nevertheless to permit and suffer the said William Long Kingsman and his assigns to receive and take the rents, issues and profits thereof to his and their own use during his natural life. 


And from and after his decease to the use of the first son of the body of the said William Long Kingsman lawfully to be begotten and the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing. And for default of such issue to the use of the second, third and all and every other son and sons of the body of the same William Long Kingsman lawfully to be begotten, severally successfully and in remainder one after another as they and every one of them shall respectively be in seniority, of age and priority of birth, and of the several and respective heirs male of all and every such son and sons lawfully issuing. The elder of such son and sons and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred and to take before the younger of such son and sons and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies lawfully issued. 


And in default of such issue to the use of the first daughter of the body of the said William Long Kingsman lawfully to be begotten and the heirs of the body of such daughter lawfully issued. And for default of such issue to the use of the second third and all and every other of the daughter and daughters of the said William Long Kingsman lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they and every of them shall respectively be seniority of age and priority of birth, and of the several and respective heirs of all and every such daughter or daughters lawfully issuing. The elder of such daughter or daughters and the heirs of her and their body and bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred and to take before the younger of such daughter, and the daughters and the heirs of her and their body or bodies lawfully issuing. 


And for default of such issue to the use of the said Robert Holmes and John Grey and Mary Grey the son and daughter of the said Rev Mr Grey their heirs and assigns for ever to hold as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. 


And whereas I have sometimes since given to the Rev Mr William Whithorn Grey a leasehold messuage or tenement situate in on the West side of Holles Street in the parish of St Mary le Bone aforesaid and the said Whithorn Grey is now in possession or receipt of the rents thereof but I am at present doubtful whether I made any assignment to him of the said Messuage or tenement, I do therefore to prevent any dispute that may happen about the same hereby give and bequeath the same Messuage or tenement with the appurtenances unto the said William Whithorn Grey to hold to him his executors and admons and assigns for all my term estate and interest therein which devise to the said William Whithorn Grey is made to him in consideration of his having promised to assist my said nephew William Long Kingsman with his advice. 


And subject to the payment all such debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease and the several annuities and pecuniary legacies by this my will bequeathed I give and bequeath unto the said Henry Long and Thomas Long all my other leasehold Messuages and tenements with their appurtenances and all my household estate whatsoever in the parish of St Marylebone otherwise Marybone aforesaid and in the parishes of St Paul Covent Garden, and Saint George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex or elsewhere, to hold to the said Henry Long and Thomas Long their executors admons and assigns for and during all the residue and remainder of the terms of years estate and interest which I shall have to come and unexpired in the said leasehold premises at the time of my death, upon the special trust and upon this condition: 


that they the said Henry Long and Thomas Long and the survivor of them and executors and Admons of such survivor do and shall permit and suffer my said nephew William Long Kingsman and his assigns (after he shall attain his age of 21 years) to receive and take the rents and benefits of the said leasehold premises to his and their own use for and during so long time of the residue of the term years which after my decease shall remain and be to come and unexpired of and in the leasehold premises as he shall live subject to the charge hereinbefore mentioned. And from and after his decease then in trust for the first son of the body of the said William Long Kingsman lawfully to be begotten when he shall attain his age of 21 years. 


And then in trust and for the intent and purpose that the absolute interest of the said leasehold premises shall vest in such first son of the said William Long Kingsman. And in case it shall happen that such first son of the said William Long Kingsman shall depart this life before he shall attain the said age of 21 years, then in trust for the second, third or any other son of the said William Long Kingsman, lawfully to be begotten who shall first live to attain the age of 21 years, and then in trust and for the intent and purpose that the absolute interest of the said leasehold premises shall vest in such of other son of the said William Long Kingsman who shall first live to attain such age of 21 years as aforesaid. 


And in case the said William Long Kingsman shall happen to depart this life without leaving any son or sons at the time of his death or in case he shall leave any such son or sons and all and every of them shall depart this life before either of them shall attain the age of 21 years, then in trust for the first or eldest daughter of the said William Long Kingsman lawfully to be begotten when she shall attain the age of 21 years. And then in trust and for the intent and purpose that the full and absolute interest of the said leasehold premises shall vest in such first or eldest daughter, her executors admons assigns when she shall attain her said age of 21 years, but in case it shall happen that such first or eldest daughter of the said William Long Kingsman shall depart this life before she shall attain her said age of 21 years, then in trust for the second, third, or any other daughter of the said William Long Kingsman who shall first live to attain the said age of 21 years. And then in trust and for the intent and purpose that the absolute interest of the said leasehold premises shall vest in such other daughter of the said William Long Kingsman who shall first live to attain her said age of 21 years, her executors admons and assigns. 


And in case my said nephew William Long Kingsman shall depart this life and shall not leave behind him at the time of his death any child or children, or in case he shall leave such child or children and all of them shall die before he or she or they shall his her or their age of 21 years, then as to all that my leasehold Messuage or tenements with the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate on the west side of Holles Street aforesaid now in my own possession, in trust for the said Henry Long to hold to him, his executors admons and assigns for all the then the remainder of my term and interest in the same Messuage or tenement with the appurtenances, and as to for and concerning all the residue of my leasehold Messuages or tenements and household premises in trust for Robert Long, son of the said Thomas Long to hold to the said Robert Long his executors admons and assigns for all the then the remainder of the terms estates and interests I shall have in the same premises. 


I give and bequeath unto the said Henry Long and Thomas Long all the moneys that shall be due to me at the time of my decease, on mortgages bonds or government or other securities (save and except arrears of rent) upon trust that they or the survivor of them or the executors admons of such survivor shall from time to time pay the interest dividends or yearly payments of such securities as they shall receive the same to the said William Long Kingsman (after he shall attain his age of 21 years) during his natural life and after his death to pay the interest dividends or yearly produce of the same securities as the same shall be received to and for the use of such children of the said William Long Kingsman shall leave behind him at the time of his death for their education support and maintenance until they shall attain their ages of 21 years and then to assign and transfer such securities and the moneys due thereunto to such children equally to be divided between them share and share alike (if more than one) and if they shall be but one such child then to assign or transfer the whole of such securities and the moneys due thereon to such only child to and for his and her own use. 


But in case the said William Long Kingsman shall depart this life and shall leave no child or children behind him at the time of his death, or in case he shall leave such child or children and all and every of them shall happen to depart this life before they any or either of them shall attain his her or her or their age or ages of 21 years, then in trust for the said Robert Long the said son of the said Thomas Long. 


But if he should then be deceased then in trust for such child or children as he shall leave behind him at the time of his death who shall live to attain the age or ages of 21 years equally to be divided between them share and share alike (if more than one such child). 


But in case the said Robert Long shall depart this life without leaving any child or children who shall attain the age of 21 years then in trust for William Long now or late of the parish of Ripley in the County of York. 


And I do hereby direct that when and as the moneys due upon the said securities shall be paid in or received by my said trustees the same shall be paid out and invested by them and the survivor of them in Government or other real securities at interest upon the trusts hereinbefore mentioned touching the same. And I do hereby direct that my said trustees and the survivor of them or the executor or admons of such survivor do and shall until my said nephew William Long Kingsman shall attain the age of 21 years receive all the rent that shall from time to time become due and payable for all my said messuages or tenements and leasehold estates and interest that shall become payable for the moneys due to me on mortgages bonds and other securities as aforesaid and apply the same in payment of the pecuniary legacies by this my will bequeathed and also in payment of the said annuities hereinbefore given and granted as the same shall become payable. 


And in case (after payment and satisfaction of the said legacies and annuities) there shall be any surplus of the said rents so accruing due during the minority of my said nephew William Long Kingsman then to pay the same to my said nephew William Long Kingsman when he shall attain his age of 21 years. 


And I do hereby empower my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executor or admons of such survivor during the minority of the said William Long Kingsman to demise or let any of my Messuages or tenements for the most rent they can get for the same for any term or terms not exceeding 21 years. 


And I do hereby revoke all former and other Wills by me made and do constitute and appoint the said Henry Long and Thomas Long and William Long Kingsman (when he shall attain his age of 21 years) and the said William Whithorn Grey, executors of this my will. 


In witness whereof I the said Robert Long have to this my last will and Testament contained in two skins of parchment set my hand and seal this fifth day of June in the fourth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George III by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, et cetera and in the year of our Lord 1764. 


Signed 


Robert Long 


Signed sealed published and declared by the within named testator Robert Long as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the said testator and of each other subscribed our names as witnesses to the execution of the within written will. 


Walter Gibbons 


Thomas Hale 


Samuel Scott 



First Codicil:


Whereas I Robert Long of Holles Street in the parish of St Marylebone in the County of Middlesex Esq have made my last Will and Testament bearing date on or about the fifth of day of June in the fourth year of His present Majesty's reign and in the year of our Lord 1764 and have thereby given and bequeathed to Henry Long then of the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street London but now the parish of St Marylebone in the County of Middlesex, one of my executors and trustees therein named, one annuity or clear yearly sum of £20 as a consideration of his trouble in the execution of the trusts by my said will reposed in him, provided he should take the same on him, for so many years as he should live and act therein, and did thereby direct the said annuity or yearly sum should be paid in four equal payments at the four most usual feasts or days of payment in the year by even and equal portions the first payment thereof to begin and be made at such of the said feasts or days of payment which should happen next after my death, to be yearly issuing and payable out of all my Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and leasehold estates therein mentioned for that purpose, save and except that Messuage or tenement therein excepted, now I do by this writing which I declare to be a Codicil to my said will and direct be taken as part thereof, I give and bequeath to the said Henry Long over and above the said annuity or yearly sum of further annuity or clear yearly sum of £20 as a consideration of his trouble in the execution of the said trusts in my said will, payable in like manner and issuing and payable out of all my Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and leasehold estates, save and except the said messuage or tenement in my said will excepted from the payment of the said annuity therein given to the said Henry Long. 


I give and bequeath to Mrs [ ] Shaw wife of William Shaw late of the parish of [ ] in Smithfield, Linen Draper, one annuity or clear yearly sum of six pounds for and during the term of her natural life to be paid her by four quarterly payments at the four most usual feasts or days of payment in the year, the first payment thereof to begin at the next quarter day happening after my death, to be yearly issuing and payable out of my said Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and leasehold estates (save and except as aforesaid). And my will is that the same annuity or yearly sum shall be for the sole and separate use of the said [omitted: wife of] William Shaw and her receipt only shall be discharge to my Executors for the same, and that the same shall not be subject to the debts power or control of her said husband but my will is that she shall she shall not be entitled to the said annuity unless my executors in my will named shall apprehend she has not sufficient for her support exclusive of the said annuity. 


I give and bequeath to Mrs Robertson wife of William Robertson of Frome Hall in the County of Essex, Esq my chariot and pair of horses and harness. 


In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of April in the year of our Lord 1767.


Signed 


Robert Long 


Signed and sealed by the within named Robert Long and by him published and declared as and for a Codicil of his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence. 


Walter Gibbons 


William Farrely 


Walter Edward Farreley


Second Codicil:


Whereas I Robert Long of Holles Street in the parish of St Marylebone in the County of Middlesex Esq have made my last will and Testament bearing date on or about the fifth day of June in the fourth year of his present Majesty's reign and in the year of our Lord 1764, now I do by this writing which I declare to be a Codicl to my said will and direct be taken as part thereof I give and bequeath to Rebecca Inman wife of [ ] Inman late of Tower Hill, merchant, one annuity or yearly sum of £12 12 shillings to be paid quarterly during her life, the said annuity to commence from my decease, and my will is that the same annuity or yearly sum shall be for the sole use and benefit of the said of Rebecca Inman the same as if she was sole and unmarried and in no wise liable to the control encumbrance or disposal of her husband, but her receipt to be sufficient discharge. 


And whereas I have in my will herebefore mentioned given to Mary Newton of Mortimer Street in the parish of St Marylebone, spinster, one yearly annuity or sum of £20 payable during her natural life, now I do hereby give and bequeath to the said Mary Newton over and above the said yearly annuity the yearly sum of a further annuity or yearly sum of £10, the above annuities to be payable out of all my Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and leasehold estates, save and except the said Messuage or tenement in my said will excepted from the payment of the said annuities therein given. 


And whereas by my said will I have given and bequeathed Thomas Griffin Esq therein named a legacy or sum of £40 now I do by this my Codicil revoke and make void the same legacy. 


In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord 1768.


Signed 


Robert Long 


Signed and sealed by the within named Robert Long and by him published and declared as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence. 


Robert Mytton 


Elizabeth Long 


Third Codicil:


Whereas I have by my last will in writing bearing date the fifth day of June 1764 nominated and appointed Thomas Long of Wigmore Street in the parish of St Marylebone, Gentleman, trustee in my said will for the purposes therein mentioned, now I do by this codicil which I direct shall be taken as part of my will revoke all the devizes and bequests therein to the said Thomas Long, and I do hereby nominate and appoint Dr Yates late of Hertford town but now of Hunsdon in the County of Hertford to be a trustee in the place and stead of the said Thomas Long. 


And I do hereby give and bequeath all the real leasehold personal and other estates unto the said Dr Yates his heirs executors and admons in the same manner and to and for the same trusts intents and purposes for which the same was given and devised and bequeathed to the said Thomas Long and to and for no other use trust intent or purpose whatsoever, to act therein in conjunction with Henry Long in my said will named. 


And whereas since the making of my said will my great nephew William Long Kingsman in my said will named has attained the age of 21 years now I do therefore revoke that part of my Will which nominated and appointed the said Thomas Long and William Whithorn Grey executors thereof and do direct and appoint that only the said William Long Kingsman and Henry Long to be executors of my said will. And I do hereby appoint them executors accordingly. 


I give and bequeath unto the said Henry Long £100 over and above what I have given and devised or bequeathed to him by my said will or by any Codicil I have made since my will. 


I give and bequeath unto Mary Newton in my will named one further annuity of the yearly sum of £10 for and during the term of her natural life over and above the yearly annuities by my said Will and Codicil given and bequeathed to her to be payable at the same time and in the same manner as the annuity given her by my Will is made payable. 


I give and bequeath unto Mary Stuart my servant if she shall be living with me at the time of my decease one annuity or yearly sum of six pounds to be payable in quarterly payments during the term of her natural life, the first payment to be made the first quarter day happening next after my decease. 


I give and bequeath to my servant John Hodgkin if he shall continue in my service at the time of my death £30 over and above what I have given him by my will or codicils. 


I give and bequeath to my coachman Richard Hopkins if he shall continue in my service to the time of my death £20 over and above what is given to him as my servant by my will or codicil. 


And I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will and codicils in all respects except as to the alterations made therein by this codicil. 


In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of February in the year of our Lord 1769. 


Signed 


Robert Long 


This Testament or Codicil was signed sealed published and declared by the testator Robert Long in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have set our names as witnesses to the execution thereof, the month December being erased, the month February inserted before the signing. 


Edward Wood 


John Hinshaw 


James Monk 


This will was proved at London with three codicils the 11th day of July in the year of our Lord 1771 before the worshipful Francis Simpson Doctor of Laws, surrogate of the right worshipful George Hay also Doctor of laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oath of William Long Kingsman Esq the surviving executor named in the third codicil to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased, he having been first sworn duly to administer.







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