Extracts from the registered copy of the will of Thomas Goldney
TNA: PRO ref: PROB 11/648 Q304 (a) (1713)

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I Thomas Goldney of the City of Bristol Merchant being in health of body and of sound mind memory and understanding (praise be God for the same) Do for the disposing of my wordly Estate make my last Will and Testament in manner following viz. Impris I give and devise unto my eldest Son Thomas Goldney my Mansion house Farm and Lands called Elberton Farm with the Appurt[enance]s and all my Lands and Estate whatsoever situate within the parishes of Elberton and Olveston in the County of Gloucester To have and to hold the same to my said son Thomas and the heirs of his body (with such power nevertheless to make a Jointure or Jointures) and for default of such heirs I
give and devise the same to my Son Gabriel Goldney and the heirs of his body with like power and for default of such heirs I give and devise the same to and amongst all my daughters and the heirs of their bodys and for default of such I give and devise the same to my own Right heirs for ever and I do hereby impower each of my said Sons Thomas and Gabriel as they shall respectively


come to the actual Enjoyment of the said premises to settle all or any part of the same Premises upon or to the use of any Woman which they or he shall intermarry withal as a Jointure or provision for the life of such Woman Item I give and devise unto my said Son Thomas my house I now live in situate in or near the Castle Green in the City of Bristol with all the Outhouses Gardens and Appurtenances thereto belonging………………………………………………..



. …I also give unto my said daughter Martha one Share of my six Shares which I am now possessed of in the Iron Works at Colebrook Dale in the County of Salop which I value at above eight hundred pounds

 

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