Jeremiah Glanvill

23 Apr 1756

In the Name of God Amen
I Jeremiah Glanvill of the parish of Saint George Hanover Square Carpenter being of perfect mind and memory make this my last will and testament first I desire to be buried in the parish churchyard of Paddington as near to my dear Wife as pofsible and in case I die out of London that then I be brought to Paddington aforesaid in a hearse with four horses only where shall be six carpenters who shall be then servant to my Master Mr John Phillips to support my pall unto each of whom shall be given one Crepe hatband one pair of gloves and carpenters apron and one carpenters two ffot rule of the value of eighteen pence and my will is that a funeral sermon be preached at my said funeral and that my executors do pay unto the Clergyman that preacheth it the sume of one guinea with hat bands and gloves to him and the parish clerk and as for such wordly effects that it shall please God to pofsefs me with at the time of my decease after paying all my just debts and funerel expenses I give bequeath and dispose of the manner and form following Imprimis I give and bequeath to my nephew John Glanvill all my wearing apparel both linen and woollen Item I give and bequeath to my son William Glanvill by house in which I now live in situated the bark of paradise now near Brook Street in the County of Middlesex and likewise my house situated in Mount Street in the parish and county aforesaid and now in the pofsefsion of ....... Constable likewise my two houses situated lying and being in Thames Street in the Town of Abington in the County of Berks one of which is now in the pofsefsion of Eustace Crump and the other of the widow Winsmort all of which four foresaid houses together with the appurtenances them and now thereunto belonging I give and bequeath to my said son William for and during his natural life only and after his decease unto his Sons male to be by his lawfully begotten and in case that he dies leaving no such male sons then I give and bequeath all the four aforesaid houses together with the appurtenances unto my four nephews John Benjamin Jeremiah and Edward sons of my brother Benjamin Glanvill deceased or unto so many of them as shall at the time be living to be equally divided share and share alike and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate lands tenements hereditaments with my goods chattels piace (?) Jewells bonds debts with all other an properties of what kind nature or quality soever I give and bequeath unto my said son William Glanvill Item I give and bequeath unto each of my executors a ring of the value of one guinea each and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son William Glanvill and Mr James Litton of the parish of Saint Margaret Westminster Gent and Mr John Pitty of the parish of Lambeth in the County of Surrey Sawyer Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke disallow and disannull all former bequests wills and legacies by me heretofore in any wise left of made declaring ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament In witnefs whereof I hve hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six - Jereh Glanvill LJ Signed sealed published and declared by the within named testator Jeremiah Glanvill to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names in presence of the said testator - John William Thos Lambert - Thos Best

This will was proved at London on the eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty three before the worshipful George Jarvis Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir Edward Simpson Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commifsary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Glanvill the son of the said deceased and one of the Executors named in the said will to whom adminstration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of nmaking the like grant to James Litton amd John Pitty the other Executors when they or either of them shall apply for the same