Will of William Butt

born 1736 died 1806

of Laystone Hertfordshire

Created 14th May 1805
Proven 13th March 1810

This is the last will and testament of me William Butt of Corneybury in the County of Hertford Esq’r

I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Butt during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear yearly Sum of ffour hundred pounds payable quarterly by equal payments on the Twenty fourth day of June 29th day of September the 25th day of December and the 25th day of March in every year the first quarterly payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said quarterly days or days of payment which shall happen next after my decease

I also give and bequeath unto my said wife such part of my ffurniture in my house at Corneybury afor’d as may be sufficient to furnish two rooms and it is my will and desire that she may be at liberty to stay in and reside in my said house at Corneybury afor’d for the space of one month next after my decease and

I direct and declare and my will and my mind is that the before mentioned bequests to her are in lieu and satisfaction of all her right of dower or Thirds all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects as well real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be or consist of subject to and chargeable with the payment of the said annuity

I give devise and bequeath unto my dear son William Butt of Lower Grosvenor Street in the County of Middlesex Esq’r his heirs ex’ors Admons and assigns absolutely for ever and lastly

I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son William Butt sole Executor of this my will hereby revoking all former and other wills

I declare this to be my only last Will and Testament In witnefs whereof I the said William Butt the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this ffourteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and five – W. Butt Sen’r –

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said William Butt the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have inscribed our names as witnesses thereto Wm. Bray – Edward Young - Benj’n Arlett

Proved at London 13th March 1810 before the worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of William Butt Esq’r the son and sole executor to whom admon was granted he having been first sworn only to administer the letters of Admon of the Goods of the deceased granted in the month of August 1806 to Thomas Dyke Esq’r pending a suit described Butt against Butt being ceased and expired by reason of the said suit being ended -

View scanned originals:  From the National Archives