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Will of William Leppard of Mortlake 1840

 


Will of William Leppard of Mortlake 1840

 This is the last will and Testament of me William Leppard at present residing at the Hare and Hounds Inn East Sheen in the Parish of Mortlake in the county of Surrey who being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do give devise and bequeath the property I am possessed of in the following manner first I do desire to be buried in a decent and respectable manner which I leave to the discretion of my hereinafter named Executors and then the money placed in the public funds in the reduced three per cent annuities in the joint names of William Leppard John Blanchard and Ann Chatting after my just debts funeral testamentary expenses are paid therefrom I so dispose of as follows. First I give and bequeath unto my grandson William Leppard and son of my deceased son Benjamin Leppard the sum of twenty pounds and then the remaining money I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Chatting one third part thereof for her own sole and separate use and free of all control of her present or any future husband her sole receipt being a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment thereof. Another third part of such money I give and bequeath unto my son John Leppard and the remaining third part of such money I give and bequeath to my son in law John Blanchard .  I also give and bequeath unto my said son in law John Blanchard what articles of furniture I have in his house all my boxes wearing apparel plate watch and all other articles things and effects belonging to me as a token of regard for the attention paid me in my afflictions.  And I also give and bequeath whatever sum or sums of money may be due to me or attainable  from my Club held at the Rising Sun Inn Tooting Surry (sic) to be divided equally share and share alike between the said Ann Chatting John Leppard and John Blanchard the said Ann Chatting’s share thereof being free of all control of her present or any future husband and her sole receipt being a full and sufficient discharge for the same.  And I do thereby nominate constitute and appoint my son in law John Blanchard and my son John Leppard executors to this my Will .  And I do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made in the presence of the undersigned who in my presence and the presence of each other borne witness to this my will this twenty second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty.  The mark X of William Leppard  xx Signed sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of William Leppard in the presence of us the undersigned this 22nd day of October 1840.