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1794 Edward Thomason

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In the name of God, Amen. I Edward THOMASON of Birmingham in the County of Warwick, late Buckle Maker, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, praised be Almighty God for it, I do for the settling and disposing of the Estate and Effects which it has pleased God to bestow upon me make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say, First, it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be punctually paid and discharged, and that my body be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Also, I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Evans THOMASON whom I had with my former wife the sum of two hundred pounds only to be paid him within one year after my decease, I having already given him the other part of the fortune designed for him which together with what is bequeathed to him by the will of his late Grandfather, John EVANS, makes him a handsome and sufficient fortune. Also, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Edward PICKARD the sum of fifty pounds. Also, I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Mary PICKARD the like sum of fifty pounds. Also, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson James PICKARD the like sum of fifty pounds; as they are all three young to be paid them within one year after the death of my wife Mary THOMASON; and if any one or two of them should happen to die before the above mentioned time for the payment thereof then such share or shares to go unto the survivor or survivors of them; and it is my express will that neither my said son John Evans Thomason nor my said grandchildren Edward, Mary and James Pickard shall not at any time hereafter have the least pretence to have claim or take any part of my real or personal estate or effects of any sort kind or manner whatsoever or wheresoever (they) shall be to all intents and purposes entirely barred and excluded therefrom. Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Mary Thomason the free use and enjoyment of all and singular my household goods, furniture, plate and linen for and during her natural life; and after her decease then my executors to sell and dispose of all such household goods, furniture, plate and linen, and the monies arising from the sale thereof to be equally divided amongst my five children whom I had by my present wife, namely: Elizabeth COVEY, Sarah THOMASON, Ann THOMASON, Edward THOMASON and James THOMASON, share and share alike. Also, I give and devise unto my said wife, Mary Thomason, all those my three small freehold messuages or dwelling houses, together with the outbuildings, two small farms, land and premises, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate or near Smethwick in the Parish of Harbourne and County of Stafford, and now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Allen or his under-tenants, together with all ways, waters, watercourses and all privileges and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises or any part or parts thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, for and during the term of her natural life, and from and after the decease of my said wife then I give and devise all my said freehold messuages or dwelling houses, outbuildings and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises or any part or parts thereof belonging in any wise appertaining, and the reversion, residue and remainder thereof unto and among my said five children, namely, Elizabeth Covey, Sarah Thomason, Ann Thomason, Edward Thomason and James Thomason equally, share and share alike, and to their heirs and assigns forever, to have and to hold as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Also, I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Thomason my two messuages or dwelling houses which are leasehold, situate and being in Colemore Row in Birmingham; namely, my house which I now live in with the warehouse, shops, stable and outbuildings thereunto belonging; also the house next adjoining, now or late in the tenure or occupation of William Hinchley with the outbuildings thereunto belonging and appertaining for and during her natural life, and from and after the decease of my said wife, then I give and bequeath all the two said leasehold messuages or dwelling houses with the warehouse, shops, stable and other outbuildings thereunto belonging and appertaining, unto and amongst my five children, namely, Elizabeth Covey, Sarah Thomason, Ann Thomason, Edward Thomason and James Thomason equally, share and share alike, to have and to hold to them, their executors, administrators and assigns for the remainder of my term of years, estate and interest therein. Also, I give and devise unto my said five children, namely, Elizabeth Covey, Sarah Thomason, Ann Thomason, Edward Thomason and James Thomason all those my six several freehold messuages, tenements or dwelling houses, situate and being in Newton Street and Lichfield Street in Birmingham, together with the outbuildings and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining, and the reversion, residue and remainder thereof to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike, and to their heirs and assigns forever, to have to hold as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.  Also, I give and bequeath unto my said five children, namely Elizabeth Covey, Sarah Thomason, Ann Thomason, Edward Thomason and James Thomason all my other leasehold buildings, messuages or dwelling houses with the outbuildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, situate and being in Colmore Row, Church Street and Great Charles Street in Birmingham, for and during the whole term of my lease, estate and interest therein, to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike, to have to hold to them, their executors, administrators and assigns. Also, I give and bequeath unto my said five children, namely, Elizabeth Covey, Sarah Thomason, Ann Thomason, Edward Thomason and James Thomason, all monies out at interest and all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects of any sort, kind or nature whatsoever and wheresoever, to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike. And, lastly, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, do nominate, constitute and appoint my wife Mary Thomason, my son a Edward Thomason and also my son James Thomason to be executrix and executors of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have to each sheet of this my will, the whole contained on two sheets of paper, set my hand and seal the twenty-first day of November (1793) in the thirty fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three. Edward Thomason – Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Testator, Edward Thomason, for and as his last will and testament, in he presence of us and in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses: John Procter, Christopher Oughton, Samuel Westwood.

At Birmingham, the 20th November 1794, this Commission was duly executed and the said Mary Thomason, Edward Thomason and James Thomason, the executors aforesaid, were duly sworn according to the tenor and form of the above written oath by and before me – John Driscoll

1797 Richard Thomason

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This is the last will and testament of me, Richard THOMASON of Houghton in the parish of Worfield in the County of Salop, Gentleman, made the twenty-fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one (1791). First, I desire to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix herein after named, and that my just debts and funeral expenses may be paid and discharged with all convenient speed after my decease, and to that end I do hereby charge all my real and personal estates with the payment thereof also I give and bequeath unto George Timmins of Birmingham in the County of Warwick, Button and Buckle Maker, and John Corbett the younger of Great Sholesley in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, all my ready money and money out upon securities, upon trust to permit my wife, Jane THOMASON and her assigns to receive take and enjoy the interest, dividends and produce thereof during the term of her natural life, and from and after her decease upon trust by and out of the said trust monies to pay the several legacies hereinafter given to the respective persons and at the time hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) to my brother Edward THOMASON the sum of one guinea; to John THOMASON son of the said Edward Thomason the sum of five hundred pounds; to Elizabeth COVEY, a daughter of the said Edward Thomason, the sum of one hundred pounds; to Sarah THOMASON, another daughter of the said Edward Thomason, the sum of one hundred pounds, to Ann THOMASON, another daughter of the said Edward Thomason, the sum of one hundred pounds; to Edward THOMASON the Younger, another son of my said brother Edward Thomason, the sum of one hundred pounds; to James THOMASON, another son of my said brother, the sum of one hundred pounds; to Mary PICKARD, a Granddaughter of my said brother, the sum of one hundred pounds; to the said George Timmins and John Corbett the sum of two hundred pounds apiece; to my wife’s nephew, William Webb LANE of Wordsley in the County of (blank), Baker, the sum of two hundred pounds; to Mary Corbett, the younger sister of the said John Corbett, the sum of one hundred pounds; to Benjamin Bowston, who lives with the aforementioned George Timmins at Birmingham aforesaid, the sum of two hundred pounds; to Sarah Bowston, sister to the said Benjamin Bowston, the sum of four hundred pounds; to John Noxon LANE, son of Mr John Noxon Lane late of Birmingham aforesaid, deceased, the sum of one hundred pounds, and to James LANE, another son of the said John Noxon Lane deceased, the like sum of one hundred pounds; and I do hereby direct that all the before mentioned legacies shall be paid unto the respective legatees aforesaid, at the end of two years after the decease of my said wife with interest for the same respectively after the rate of four pounds per centum per annum to be computed from the death of my said wife until the same shall be paid, and in case all or any of the legatees aforesaid shall happen to die in the lifetime of my said wife, then I do hereby direct that the legacy or legacies of him or her or them so dying shall be considered as lapsed and become a part of the residuum of my personal estate hereinafter bequeathed, and that the respective legacies so given to such of the legatees as shall survive my said wife shall be considered as vested legacies immediately upon her decease although not to be paid till the end of two years afterwards, and subject to the payment of the aforesaid legacies, I give and bequeath all the aforementioned trust monies unto my said wife, Jane Thomason, her executors and administrators absolutely forever, and as concerning all my real estates whatsoever and wheresoever, and all the rest and residue of my personal estate whatsoever, I do hereby give, divide and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said wife, Jane Thomason, her heirs, executors and administrators respectively, according to the nature and quality of each respective estate; and whereas the said George Timmins and his co-partner, James Timmins, are indebted to me in several sums of money, and it may be inconvenient to them to draw their money out of trade for the payment of the same at a short notice, now I do hereby declare that the said George Timmins and James Timmins or either of them shall not be called upon or have to pay out such monies as they or either of them are or shall be indebted unto me until the expiration of two years from the decease of my said wife, provided they, the said George Timmins and James Timmins, do regularly keep down and pay the interest thereof unto my said wife during her life, provided always, and I hereby declare, that my said trustees and their respective executors and administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for any more of the said trust monies than what they shall severally and actually receive, nor the one of them for the other of them, nor for the acts, deeds, receipts or defaults of the other of them, but each for his own acts, deeds, receipts and defaults only, and that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees and the survivor of them, and the executors and administrators of such survivor (notwithstanding any legacy given to them by this my will) to deduct and reimburse themselves out of the said trust monies all such costs, charges, damages and expenses as they or either of them shall sustain, expend or be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed; and, lastly, I appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my will, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. I declare this only to be my last will and testament; in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal and published and declared this to be my last will and testament the day and year first above written – Rich. Thomason – signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Richard Thomason as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who, at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Jas. Marshall, Plowden Presland, T. Baker

Proved 12th May 1797 by Jane Thomason, Relict