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Sense Drewry's Will

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This is the last Will and Testament of me, Sense Robson of Peterborough in the County of Northampton, widow.

First I do give and bequeath to my Mother in Law Catherine Robson of ?? in the County of Durham widow and her assigns an annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds for her life to ??? from the day of my death and to be paid half yearly; such annuity to be charged on and payable out of the Real Estate ?? herein afterward and it is my wish that as soon after my death as conveniently may be that the sum of ten pounds may be sent to my Mother in Law Mrs Catherine Robson above mentioned the amount of ten pounds not to be considered as part of the annuity of ten pounds a year but as a gift. I also desire that whatever articles of clothes and ?? linen and particularly everything of mourning may be sent to my Mother in Law Catherine Robson of ?? in the County of Durham.

I give and bequeath unto my three Nieces Maria Drewry and Louisa Drewry daughters of my beloved Brother Samuel Drewry now deceased and to Mary Ann Laycock dughter of my late dear half Brother John Tillotson Laycock all my Cloaths, mourning and ?? Linen excepted, to be equally divided share and share alike. To my three Nieces I give all my Bed Linen and Table Linen to be equally divided share and share alike.

To my nephew Samuel Drewry I give my Silver Tea Pot and Stand and my diamond Ring. The remainder of my plate, if not previously disposed of, except a Silver knife and ffork (?) which I bought for my dear Mother I leave to Mary Ann Laycock as it is marked A L with a proper Crest

if I am not under the necessity of disposing of my plate for the means of support I then leave it to be divided between my two Nieces Maria and Louisa Drewry to be equally divided.

To my Godson Henry Runciman Drewry I leave my gold watch. To my Niece Mary Ann Laycock the portrait of her dear father

and whereas I am entitled to an annuity or yearly sum of thirty five pounds by the Bond of ?Jonothan Jordan? and ?Frederick March? for the lives of ?either said Sense Robson and the said Mary Ann Laycock and the life of the longest liver of them now I do hereby give and bequeath the said annuity to John Sayer Esquire of Bartholomew Lane, London and to my nephew Samuel Drewry, ?? Lieutenant in the Navy and the Survivors of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor upon trust and to or for the use of the said Mary Ann Laycock until she shall attain the age of twenty one years or until her marriage which shall first happen and upon attaining the said age of twenty one or on her marriage I give and bequeath the said annuity and all my rights and Interest of and in the bond ?earning? the same unto the said Mary Ann Laycock and her assigns absolutely ?If and in case the said annuity should be redeemed and paid off at any time previously to either of the events happening on which the said Mary Ann Laycock would become entitled to receive the said annuity then I do hereby direct the said John Sayer and Samuel Drewry, or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor on receiving the amount or value of the sum at which the said annuity shall be repurchased to lay out and invest the same in Governmentor mortgage Security and to pay the dividends or Interest thereof unto the said Mary Ann Laycock until she shall attain her said age or marriage as aforesaid and on the happening of either event to transfer or assign the ?? or principle money absolutely for her own use

and Whereas by Indenture ?? (?sale) the twenty sixth day of April one thousand eight hundred and and six made between George Robson my late husband deceased of the first part, me the said Sense Robson then Sense Wilcockson Widow of the second part and Samuel Drewry and John Tillotson Laycock of the third part being the settlement made previous to and in contemplation of my marriage with the said George Robson deceased after (verifying/writing?) among other things that I the said Sense Robson was then ?seized? to me and my heirs of the Theatre or Building thereinafter mentioned and upon ?? for the said marriage it was agreed that the same should be settled to the uses and subject to the powers and ?provisors? therein mentioned it is thereby witnessed that in consideration of ten shillings to me in the hand paid by the said Samuel Drewry and John Tillotson Laycock, I the said Sense Robson with the consent and approbation of the said George Robson did grant conjoin ?? ?? release and confirm unto the said Samuel Drewry and John Tillotson Laycock and their heirs in possession by virtue of a (?Lease) for a year all that Building then and for many years past used as a Theatre for a Company of comedians situated in or adjoining to a Yard belonging to the Arms Inn in the parish of Saint Martins in the City of Lincoln, with the ground whereon the same stood with the appurtonances? to hold unto the said Samuel Drewry and John Tillotson Laycock their heirs and assigns to my use until the said marriage should take effect and after the solemnization thereof to the use of such person and persons and for such Estate and Estates as I the said Sense Robson notwithstanding my ?? or whether I should be sole or ?? by my last Will and Testament to be executed by me in the presence of three or more credible witnesses should give limit? direct? or appoint now?

I the said Sense Robson in possession of such ?? to me given and ?? in and by the said in part ?? settlement do by this my last Will and Testament executed in the presence of the three credible persons whose names are hereon indorsed or subscribed thereto give ?? limit and appoint all that the said Theatre Buildings and ?? with the appurts? thereto belonging situate at Lincoln in the Parish of Saint Martin aforesaid unto my said two Nieces the said Maria Drewry and Louisa Drewry to hold to them their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in Common and not as joint tenants, subject nevertheless to the payment of the said annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds to the said Catherine Robson first herein before bequeathed.

To my ?friendships? (?Friend and ??) Sarah ??ley I leave my Table Cloth as think she will value it. And as to all the rest and residue of my Estate and Effects whatsover I may die possessed of whether ?funded? property or otherwise I give ?? and bequeath the same unto John ?Souter? Esq. and my nephew Samuel Drewry their heirs Executors and Administrators on trust for and to the use of my dear Nephews whatever the sum may be to be divided share and share alike. And lastly do I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Sayer Esq. and my nephew Samuel Drewry Executors of this my Will, hereby revoking all former and other will or wills and ?? this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Sense Robson the testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this fifth day March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.

Witnessed by Benjamin ?Brill Goodman, Frederic Thorpe (Thorne?), Robert Nickson.

That the sum of ten pounds each may be accepted by my Excutors John ?Souter? and Samuel Drewry as a mark of respect. Signed: Sense Robson, 9th Oct. 1823.

Appeared personally Hannah Smith of Clapham Common in the County of Surrey Wife of Richard Smith and Mary Ann Laycock of the same ?place? and made oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Sense Robson late of ?? Peterborough in the County of Northampton Widow deceased for sometime before and up to the time of her death and also with the manner and character of handwriting and subscription having several times seen her write and write and subscribe ?? her name to writings and having ?? carefully viewed and perused the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased and having particularly observed the following memorandum to wit "sum of ten pounds each may be accepted by my Executors John Sayer and Samuel Drewry as a mark of respect" written in the margin of the fourth side of the sheet of paper containing the said last Will and Testament of the said deceased they further respectively made oath that they verify and in their ?? believe the said ?? Memorandum to be of the proper handwriting of the said Sense ?? Robson Widow deceased. [Signed] Hannah Smith, Mary Ann Laycock

Proved:10th October 1823.