Bartholomew Cutchey's Will, probated 2nd March 1832

In the Name of God Amen.   I Bartholomew Cutchey otherwise Mulliner of the Parish of Badwell Ash in the County of Suffolk farmer being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First and principally I commend my Soul to almighty God and my body I desire may be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix and executor hereinafter named And as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God of his goodness to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows that is to say I give and devise all my freehold and copyhold estates situate in the parish of Badwell Ash or parishes adjoining to my dear wife Susan Cutchey otherwise Mulliner and Walter Craske of the Parish of Banham in the County of Norfolk Farmer Upon the Trusts nevertheless and to the intents and purposes herein declared of and concerning the same and all my personal estate of what nature and kind soever I likewise give and bequeath unto my said wife Susan Cutchey and the said Walter Craske and their executors administrators and assigns respectively (according to the natures of the several estates Upon the trusts nevertheless and to and for the several intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say that they my said wife and the said Walter Craske Upon trust shall hold the said estates and carry on the business of the Farm which I now hold and occupy or which I may have at the time of my decease for the sole benefit of and support and maintenance of my said wife and my three children until the youngest of them shall have attained to the age of twenty one years keeping the buildings and premises thereto belonging in good and tenantable repair and not suffering any dilapidations thereof  And from and immediately after or as soon as conveniently may be after my youngest child shall have attained to the age of twenty one years  Upon further trust that my said trustees do and shall sell and convert into money all my real estate whether freehold or copyhold and also all my personal estate and effects of what nature or kind soever except such part of my household furniture as my said wife in her discretion shall think fit to retain and keep for her own use for it is my will and desire that she should retain and keep sufficient goods and furniture to furnish two rooms or a small house as the case may be for her own use and benefit and out of the monies which shall arise from such sales to pay off and discharge all such debts as maybe owing by me whether on security of my real estate or otherwise contracted and also all such debts as may have been contracted by them my said Trustees on my account and also Upon thrust that the said Walter Craske shall and may out of the money so coming into his hands retain the sum of Five pounds for his trouble in preparing the thrusts of this my will and it is my will and mind that I do hereby order that one thousand pounds of the money arising from the sale of my real estate be invested in some ore one of the Public Funds of this Kingdom or put out to interest on some other good and sufficient security at the discretion of my said trustees and that the dividend or interest thereof shall be paid to and applied to the sole use of my said dear wife Susan Cutchey during her natural life and that her receipt alone shall be a sufficient discharge for the same notwithstanding any future coverture(?) And at the decease of my said wife I do give and bequeath the aforesaid sum of One thousand pounds in equal shares to and amongst my three children George Walter Cutchey Henry Bartholomew Cutchey and Ellen Ann Cutchey share and share alike And it is my will and mind that the part or share thereof so falling and belonging to my said daughter Ellen Ann Cutchey shall not nor(?) shall any part thereof be subject or liable to the debts engagement management or contract of any husband which she may hereafter have and that her receipt alone shall be a sufficient discharge for the same notwithstanding any Averture(?) and all the rest residue and remainder of the money arising from the sale of my real and personal estates and all the monies estate goods chattels and effects to me belonging and not hereinbefore  given and disposed of 5 do give devise and bequeath to and among my three children before mentioned in equal shares share and share alike and if any or either of my said children shall happen to die before their respective shares become due and payable and without having issue lawfully begotten then I do give the share of him her or them so dying to the survivor or survivors of them in equal shares if more than one And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said dear wife Susan Cutchey Executrix and the above named Walter Craske Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made And my will is and I do hereby direct that my said executrix and executor and trustees shall each of them be answerable for her and his acts and receipts only and not the one for the other of them and also that they shall and may retain all costs charges and expenses oout of the estates and effects in them respectively  rested in and by this my will and the trust therein contained In Witness whereof I have to the first two sheets of this my will the whole thereof is contained in three sheets of paper subscribed my name And to this third and last sheet let my hand and seal the 16th day of February 1827 Bartholomew Cutchey Mulliner 

Signed sealed and declared by the said testator Bartholomew Cutchey otherwise Mulliner 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto 

Robt Howlett 

Thos Baker

Wm Cattermole  Sub(?) £600 died 2nd Sept 1831  (?) 13

Probate of this will was made in common form before the Rec Arthur Rogers  (?) Surr: to the Worshipful Henry Denny Berners (?) (?) Off etc 2nd March 1832 by the oaths of the Exors to whom Admon etc was granted being sworn to saving(?) all right.


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