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Will transcibed by Janet Meads 2016
The Will of William Edey,
Maltster - 1812


This is the last Will and Testament of Mr William Edey of Burton Lattimer in the County of Northampton Maltster of sound mind and memory. I give and devise unto my nephew William Edis of Oundle in the County of Northampton aforesaid Cordwainer All that my freehold messuage tenement or dwellinghouse in which I now reside together with the Malting or Malthouse Yard  Garden and appurtenances to the same Premises belonging or appertaining. And also all those my three Freehold Messuages or Tenements now in the several occupations of Mason Hull, Robert Parker and Samuel Sabey with their and every of their appurtenances. And also all that my other Freehold Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse together with the Close thereunto adjoining and belonging containing about one acre now in the occupation of John Langley with the appurtenances. All which premises are situate and being in Burton Latimer aforesaid. To hold to him my said Nephew William Edis his heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless as to my present dwellinghouse with the Malting and premises thereunto belonging as aforesaid To the payment of the yearly Sum of Ten Pounds clear of all Taxes or other deductions to Eleanor Edey Widow of my late Brother Edmund Eady deceased the first yearly payment thereof to commence and be made by my said nephew one year next after my decease and to and with the same Sum I hereby charge and make chargeable my said dwellinghouse Malting and premises as aforesaid and to and with all Remedies the Law allows in case of non-payment thereof I give and bequeath unto Mary Wright Daughter of Sarah Wright of Benefield in the County of Northampton the sum of Fifty Pounds to be paid to her the said Mary Wright at her age of Twenty one years but no interest to be allowed during her Minority for or in respect of the same nor at the time the said Legacy shall be paid. And as to all the real residue and remainder of my personal Estate consisting of Money or Securities for Money Book Debts household Furniture corn Grain or Malt or of whatever name or description the same may be or consist of at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same unto my said Nephew William Edis he paying thereunto my just Debts funeral and Testamentary Expenses. I appoint the said William Edis and my friend John Maile of Kettering in the County of Northampton aforesaid Grocer (to whom I give Five Pounds for his trouble) joint Executors of this my said last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other will and wills by me made.

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of April one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

William Edey

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator William Edey as and for his last Will in the Presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses

Thos Burnaby

William Bradshaw

Edwd Bates

Proved in the Archdeaconry Court at Northampton 12th September 1812

(Additional paper reads – Burials in the Parish of Oundle in the County of Northampton in the year 1819. Eleanor Edey Oundle May 16th aged 65 W. J. Lewis.

I do certify that the above is a true extract from the register of burials of this Parish

John Shillibeer  Off. Minister            Oundle Apl. 7th 1824)     

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