Wills


George Linter (probate 1906)
John Linter (proved 1750)
Peter Linter (proved 1710)


Peter Linter (dated 1708 and 1709, proved 1710)
Hampshire Record Office ref. 1710P57

In the name of God amen I Peter Linter of Meonstoke in the county of Southampton yeoman being in perfect and sound ........ and memory but knowing the uncertainty? of life do make this my last will and testament in manner following.  First I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my creator hoping through the merit(ous) death and passion of Jesus Christ my saviour to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix in the parish church of Meonstoke.  As for my temporal (of this life) estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with I do dispose of such those of as I can by this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  And first I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Peter Linter all those my goods and chattles moveable and unmoveable except mault and corn which now or shall be at my decease standing and being in and belonging to my maulthouse in the parish of Meonstoke. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Linter the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to him by my executrix at the age of one and twenty years.  Item I give and bequeath unto my sons John Linter Richard Linter and William Linter the sum of one hundred pounds apiece of like money to be paid at their respective ages of one and twenty years.  Item I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Linter and my daughter Anne Linter the sum of five shillings apiece and no more because my said son Henry is to enjoy great part of my copyhold lands after my decease and my said daughter Anne hath already received a portion from me.  Item I give and bequeath unto my daughters Mary Elizabeth Sara and Martha Linter the sum of eighty pounds apiece of like money to be paid at their respective ages of one and twenty years.  And if any or either? of my said children shall die before his her or their legacy shall be .........then my will is and I do give and bequeath the legacy or legacies of him her or them so dying unto the survivors of my said children to be equally divided among them.  All which said legacies I will shall be paid by my executrix out of my personal estate and out of the monies to be raised by sale of part of my copyhold lands which I have surrendered into the hands of the lord of the manor of Meonstoke at the last public court held for the said manor.  To the use? of my last will and testament now I do by this my last will and testament give and devise the said copyhold lands mentioned in the said surrender with their appurtenances unto my loving wife Anne Linter and her assignees for ever to the intent and purpose that my said wife shall within six months after my decease surrender sell and dispose of the farmlands? towards the payment of the legacies before herein? given.  And  the ........ to understand where? parcel of the land called Harvestgate is to have it's appurtenances that is to say a part lies? in the upper field in the hither (this) end of Longburrough and the? another part in the middle field in the upper end of ye upper piece? next Ewtishill? and another part in the lower field in ye upper end of ye upper piece? called? Waddon ........  All the rest of my goods and chattels after any ....... legacies and funeral expenses paid I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Anne whom I make full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament.  And my will ....... if my son Henry happen to die before the legacy is paid to him ....... is to enjoy my copyhold lands after the decease of my son Henry that ....... legacy shall not be paid to such? son but the same shall be paid equally amongst my other children.  And I do appoint John Ring of Chiddon? and John Winter jun. of Exton trustees to see this my last will performed and if my wife shall neglect to sell the said copyhold lands and refuses to pay the said legacies that then and in such case I do hereby impound? my said trustees to advise and ......... her thereunto by such ways and means as the law ..........  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of February in seventh year of the reign of ........ sovereign lady Anne by the grant of God Queen of Britain ........ ........ 1708.
Sealed and published and declared by the said Peter Linter to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request are witnesses hereunto.
Mary Imber   Robert Loden?   Math. Imber   No Eii?   Pubn.

This eleventh day of July 1709 I the within named Peter Linter being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be God do make this codicil or addition or alteration? of my before mentioned last will in manner following.  Imprimis (firstly) my will is that the several legacies herein before bequeathed to every or any of my said children shall be paid at their ........ and effective ages of four and twenty years and not before and also my will and intent is that the several legacies which are given to them or any or either of them by their grandfather and Uncle Ring being in the hands of my brother-in-law John Ring of Chidding are and shall be accomodated? part of and now included in their legacies and portions herein before bequeathed which said legacies so given by their grandfather and uncle shall be paid at their respective ages of one and twenty years and the rest at their ages of four and twenty years and if either of them shall happen to ....... before his her or their legacies shall become payable as aforesaid then my will and ........ is that such legacy or legacies of him her or them so dying shall be equally divided amongst and paid unto the survivors of them.  Item my further will is that if either of my daughters shall marry to any person before her portion or legacy shall become payable without the consent of their mother and my said ......... then she that shall so marry contrary to their consent shall be paid but half her said legacy or portion and the other half thereof shall be equally divided amongst my other children as shall be living when the same ought to be paid and all the rest of the said will to stand in form ? according to the true intent and ......... thereof witness my hand and seal the day and year last above mentioned.
This codicil was signed sealed and acknowledged by the said Peter Linter in the presence of us.
Thoms Broadway   Edward Searle   Will. Knight.

 

John Linter (dated 1748, proved 1750)
Public Record Office ref. Prob 11/781

In the name of God amen I John Linter of the parish of Saint Bridget otherwise Brides London Baker being of perfect and sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping for a blessed resurrection thro. the merit of his son Jesus Christ my body to be buryed at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named and as to such wordly estate which it hath pleased God to bestow on me I dispose of the same as follows.
 

 

Excerpt from will of John Linter 1748

 


I give and bequeath to Sarah Wyburd neice of my former wife Sarah Linter late Sarah Stotesbury ten pounds and to Peter Stotesbury and Mary Stotesbury son and daughter of John Stotesbury nephew of my said wife five pounds each the same to be paid to them at their respective ages of one and twenty years but in case any of them the said Sarah Wyburd Peter and Mary Stotesbury shall happen to dye before they shall have attained their said ageof twenty one years that then my said executors do pay the legacy or sum of money so given to him her or them so dying to the survivor or survivors of them share and share alike at their said ages of twenty one years.

I give to William Owen son of William Owen brother in law of my late wife Mary Linter deceased formerly Mary Churchman one hundred ounds to be paid to him within twelve months after my decease but in case of his death before the end of the said twelve months then I give the said sum of one hundred pounds so given to him to and amongst the child or children of him the said William Owen which shall be living at the time of his decease but in case he shall leave no child or childen then I give the same to his brother and sister Rowland and Mary Owen equally to be divided between them share and share alike.

I give to Mary Smith wife of Edward Smith and her brother and sister Peter and Elizabeth three children of my brother Peter Linter deceased twenty pounds each to be paid to them within twelve months after my decease but in case of the death of all or any of them the said Mary Peter and Elizabeth before the end of the said twelve months then I give the said sum of twenty pounds so given to each of him her or them so dying to and amongst the child or children of him her or them so dying equally share and share alike but in case such of them so dying shall leave no child or children then I give the same together with all other survivorship interest or shares which he she or they may at the time of their respective deaths have become intitled unto by survivorship under and by virtue of this my will to and amongst the survivor or survivors of them the said Mary Peter and Elizabeth share and share alike.

I give to Henry William Ann and John children of my sister Anne Goodeve twenty pounds each to be paid to them withn twelve months after my decease but in case of the death of all or any of them the said Henry William Ann and John before the end of the said twelve months then I give the said sum of twenty ponds so given to each of him her or them so dying to and amongst the child or children of him her or them so dying equally share and share alike but in case of such of them so dying shall leave no child or children then I give the same together with all other survivorship interest or shares which he she or they may at the time of their respective deaths have become intitled unto by survivorship under and by virtue of this my will to and amongst the survivor or survivors of them the said Henry William Ann and John share and share alike.

I give to my sister Elizabeth Budd wife of Thomas Budd twenty pounds the same to be paid to her within twelve months after my decease but in the case of the death of the said Elizabeth before that time then I give the same to her son Thomas Budd to be paid to him at his age of twenty one years.

I give to Ann Pratt daughter of my sister Mary Pratt twenty pounds the same to be paid to her within twelve months after my decease and to her brother and sister John and Mary two other children of my sister Mary Pratt twenty pounds each the same to be paid at their respective ages of twenty one years but in case my said neice Ann Pratt shall happen to dye before the end of the said twelve months and leave no children then I give the said sum of twenty pounds so given to her as aforesaid to her brother and sister John and Mary Pratt to be paid to them at their said age of twenty one years equally share and share alike and in case both or either of them the said John and Mary Pratt shall happen to dye before he or she attain their said age of twenty one years then I give the legacy or sum of money given to him and her the said John and Mary so dying equally to be divided to the survivor or survivors of them the said Ann John and Mary Pratt.

I give to Hester Linter daughter of my brother William Linter one hundred pounds the same to be paid to her at her age of twenty one years but in case the said Hester Linter shall happen to dye before she attain her sad age of twenty one years then I give the same to her sister Sarah Linter to be paid to her at her age of twenty one years.

I give to the three children of my brother Henry Linter five pounds each the same to be paid to them at their respective ages of twenty one years and in case of the death of any of them before such age then I give the legacy and share of him her or them so dying to the survivor or survivors of them.

I give to (my) brother William Linter ten guineas for mourning.

All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of what nature or kind soever whatsoever wich I shall dye seized possessed off interested in or intitled unto except such part thereof as I shall hereby after disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same to my good friends Charles Hoole of the said parish of St Brides stuff printer and Thomas Coles of the same place colourman in trust nevertheless and to and for thje several uses intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say in trust that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of all my estate and effects whatsoever to the best purchasor and for the most money that can be gotten for the same and that they put out and place at interest the money ariseing thereby or otherwise best and lay out the same in or on some government publick or real stock funds or securities and that they pay apply dispose of and appropriate the income interest and produce thereof for and towards the maintenance and education of my neice Sarah Linter daughter of my said brother William Linter until she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married provided such marriage be with the consent and approbation of my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor at either of which times my will and meaning is that my said trustees or the survivor of them or the excutors or administrators of such survivor do and shall pay transfer assign deliver up and convey unto my said neice Sarah Linter her heirs executors administrators and assigns all the said residue of my estate and all the interest income and produce thereof except such part thereof as shall have been applyed to and for the maintenance and education of the said Sarah Linter as aforesaid.

And my further will and meaning is that my said trustees may sell or dispose of all or any the stocks or securities he or they shall be intrusted with by reason of this my will and vest and lay out the money thereby ariseing in any government publick or real funds stocks or securities and so from time to time sell the same again and vest and lay out the moneys ariseing therby in any other such funds stocks or securities so as such stocks and securities in which the same shall be vested or layd out and the interest dividends or produce thereof shall and may be appropriated ordered and disposed of to and for the same person and persons as the stock or securities so to be sold or disposed of would or ought to be otherwise appropriated ordered and disposed of according to the true intent and meaning hereof and that neither of them my said trustees or either of their executors or administrators shall be chargeable with or lyable to make good any loss or damage which shall or may happen by putting or placing out at interest or vesting or laying out or disposing giving up or altering any moneys or securities as aforesaid by compounding or prolonging the time or times of payment of any debt or debts owing to me or otherwise arising in the execution of this my will or any trust herein contained without his or their wilfull neglect default or collusion respectively or shall be answerable for any others or other of them or for any payment or to the act deed or default of the others or other of them for or relating to any trust moneys effects or securities as aforesaid but each of them for his own act and deed only and also that my said trustees and the survivor of them his executors and administrators shall and may deduct and retaint to himself and themselves respectively all such moneys out of the said trust moneys and securities respectively as he or they shall expend lay out or be put unto in or about the execution of any trust hereby in them reposed.

And I do hereby give to my said two trustees the said two trustees the said Charles Hoole and Thomas Coles the sum of five guineas each for the trouble and care they will have in and about the execution of this my will and order that when the time of payment of the several legacys or sums of one hundred pounds by me before given to the above named William Owen and Hester Linter shall come and the same be due and payable and the price of New Southsea Annuities shall be then under par that then my said trustees do transfer unto them the said William Owen and Hester Linter severally or to such other person or persons as shall be intitled to the same by this my last will one hundred pounds principal New Southsea Annuities exclusive of the interest that may then be due thereon.

But in case the said New Southsea Annuities shall be above par that then my said trustees do pay to them the said William Owen and Hester Linter or to such other person or persons as shall be intitled to the same as aforesaid the several sums of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain as by me before first above willed and directed.

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Charles Hoole and Thomas Coles executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all will and wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made declareing this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty eight.

John Linter

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his pesence and at his request and in the presence of each other of us have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto:

Wm. Gason, Johnsons Court, Fleet Street
Joseph Woodward, Geo. Bishop, clerks to the said Mr. Gason

This will was proved at London the twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty before the worshipfull Robert Chapman doctor of laws and surrogate of the right worshipfull John Bettesworth doctor of laws master keeper or commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Charles Hoole and Thomas Coles the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chatels and credits of the said deceased being first sworn duly to administer the same.

 

Summary of the will, dated 1903, of George Linter of Swanmore, boot and shoemaker, who died on 15th June 1906

I bequeath all my household furniture and effects, including my sewing machine, shoemaker’s tools and all my stock unto my son, Edward Linter, for his own absolute use and benefit.

The rest of my estate is to be sold and divided between my sons, William Linter of Swanmore, shoemaker, George Linter of Redhill, cycle agent, Frank Linter of Redhill, shoemaker, Robert Linter of Botley, shoemaker, and Edward Linter of Swanmore, cycle agent, any children of the above to inherit if their father dies before me.

My son, Frank Linter, may, within one month, purchase for 150 my freehold messuage and garden known as no. 1 Jubilee Cottage, Swanmore.

My son, Edward Linter, may, within one month, purchase for 280 the freehold messuages and gardens now in my own occupation and in the occupation of Mrs. Freemantle and Edward Linter, situate at Swanmore (now in lease to him).

Executors:
Robert Linter of Botley, son, shoemaker
Edward Linter of Swanmore, son, cycle agent
Benjamin Thomas Hewitt of Bishops Waltham, gentleman

Probate of will granted 31st July 1906 at Winchester to Robert Linter and Benjamin Thomas Hewitt, two of the executors.

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