1825 - The will of Samuel Hammond


In the name of God Amen
I Samuel Hammond of Birmingham Heath in the County of Warwick Gentleman being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner following that is to say first I will and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses and the expenses of proving this my will be fully paid and satisfied out of my personal estate by my Executors hereinafter named
I give and devise all that my messuage tenement or dwelling house situate and being near Birmingham Heath aforesaid and now in my own occupation with the ___ lands hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my nephew John Turner the Elder of Birmingham aforesaid Button maker his heirs and assigns to hold the same unto him the said John Turner the Elder his heirs and assigns for ever charged and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of the sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds to my sister in law Elizabeth Townsend the Elder her executors administrators and assigns by the instalments following that is to say the sum of one hundred pounds immediately after my decease and the residue thereof within twelve months from the time of my decease and it is my will and I do hereby declare that the said John Turner the Elder his heirs and assigns shall and do permit and suffer my sister in law the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder to occupy and enjoy the said dwelling house buildings land and premises together with all the household furniture linen bedding and other things which may be in and about the same for the period of twelve months next after my decease without paying any rent or compensation for the same and I direct the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder to help to keep up my Establishment during that time in the same way as it may be at the time of my decease according to the directions of a Codicil to be hereunto annexed
I give and bequeath unto my nephew the said John Turner the Elder the Grates Chimney Pieces Ovens and _____ _____ and Bells and Bolts and fastenings to the windows and doors which
may be in the dwelling house before devised to him at the time of my decease the pots in the Garden one Lead Cistern in the Inner Yard and one in the Outer Yard with the Lead Pipes belonging to the same and it is my will that the said John Turner the Elder shall be at liberty to the purchase the fixtures in the said dwelling house and premises at the valuation of some person to be mutually chosen by him and my Executors hereinafter named and in case the said John Turner the Elder shall decline purchasing the said fixtures then I desire my Executors will sell the same and apply the money arising therefrom as part of my personal estate
Also I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder all my linen sheets table cloths napkins towels wearing apparel and made ____ to and for her own absoloute use and benefit
Also I give and bequeath unto the said John Turner the Elder for and during the term of his natural life the use of the plate presented to me by the Birmingham Mining and Copper Company and from and after his decease I give and beqeath the same to my grand nephew William Hammond Turner absolutely
Also I give and bequeath unto my friends John Webb of Birmingham Draper Peter Sampson of the same place dealer in metals my nephew the said John Turner the Elder and John Dickenson of Birmingham aforesaid Button maker all the rest and residue of my household furniture and all my personal estate and effects of what nature or kind soever (except what I do by this my will and my said codicil specifically dispose of) to hold to them the said John Webb Peter Sampson John Turner the Elder and John Dickenson and the survivors or survivor of them his executors adminstrators and assigns upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them his executors and adminstrators do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease collect and get in such part thereof as may consist of debts due to me and within twelve months after my decease to sell and dispose of such other part thereof as may be in its nature saleable for the most money that can be obtained for the same and from and out of the produce and monies to arise by the means aforesaid do and shall in the first place pay and satisfy all bond and other debts that may be then due and owing from me at the time of my decease and from and after full payment and discharge thereof do and shall stand interested in the said residue and remainder thereof upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned and to enable them my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them his executors and adminstrators to pay and satisfy the several bequests and annuities hereinafter by me bequeathed that is to say
I give and bequeath unto my said trustees the sum of two hundred pounds upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them his executors and administrators do and shall place out the same at Interest on real Government or Leasehold securities and from time to time to call in reinvest and replace out the same as they or the survivors or survivor of them shall think proper and to pay the interest dividends and annual produce thereof unto my niece Mary Testor by two equal half yearly payments each year during the course of her natural life and after her decease then upon trust to pay and divide the said sum of two hundred pounds and the interest dividends and produce thereof then set for the same unto and equally amongst such of her children as may be living at the time of her decease and the survivors and survivor of them share and share alike
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Trustees the further sum of one hundred and fifty pounds upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them his executors and adminstrators do and shall place the same out at interest on real Government or leasehold security and from time to time call in reinvest and replace out the same as they or the survivors or survivor of them his executors or adminstrators shall think right and to pay the interests dividends and annual produce thereof unto my niece Mary Hammond widow of my late nephew Thomas Hammond deceased by two equal half yearly payments each year until the youngest son attains the age of twenty one years and from and after the youngest son then living shall have attained that age then upon trust to pay and divide the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds and the interest dividends and annual produce thereof then due for the same unto and equally amongst her children Thomas Hammond David Hammond and Charles Hammond the survivors and survivor of them share and share alike
And also I give and bequeath
to my said trustees the further sum of one hundred and fifty pounds upon trust that they my said trutees and the survivors and survivor of them his executors and administrators do and shall place out the same at interest on real or Government or leasehold securities and from time to time to call in reinvest and replace out the same as they or the survivors or survivor of them his executors or administrators shall think right and pay the interest dividends and annual produce thereof unto Mary Hammond the widow of my late nephew Joseph Hammond deceased the son of my brother Thomas Hammond by two equal half yearly payments in each year for the benefit support and maintenance of herself and such of the children she has had by him as may be living at the time of my decease and the issue of such child which may be dead leaving issue (such issue taking only a parents share) until the youngest of the youngest of the children of the said Mary Hammond shall have attained the age of twenty one years and for the benefit support and maintenance of the said children and such issue as aforesaid alone in case the said Mary Hammond shall depart this life before the youngest of the said children shall have attained the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as such youngest child of the said Mary Hammond shall attain the age of twenty one years upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them his executors and administrators do and shall distribute and divide the same sum of one hundred and fifty pounds and all interest then due for the same unto and amongst such of the said child or children as may be then living and the issue of any of them as may be then dead leaving issue in equal shares and proportions such issue to take only such share and proportion as his her or their father or mother would have been entitled to if living
And I do hereby direct my said trustees to invest and place out the sums hereinbefore given and bequeathed to them upon the trusts aforesaid within eighteen calendar months after my decease except the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds given and bequeathed to the children of Joseph Hammond which I direct shall be invested within three months from the time of my decease
I give and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth Townsend by the request of my late dear wife the sum of five hundred pounds to be paid when and as soon as it meets with the approbation and consent of her Mother and her trustee Mr John Dickenson
Also I give and bequeath unto my nieces Jane and Mary Ann Turner by the request of my dear wife the sum of two hundred pounds each
Also I give and bequeath unto my niece Sarah Kite of Cavell (?) in Ireland daughter of my late sister Sarah Dutton the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds
I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Hammmond daughter of my brother Thomas Hammond the sum of fifty pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Emery Hammond the sum of thirty pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann Hitchens the sum of twenty pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto Samuel and Jane Hammond children of my late nephew Bonham Hammond the sum of twenty pounds each
Also I give and bequeath unto my grand nephew John Turner the younger the sum of one hundred pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Townsend two volumes of Brown's self interpreting Bible two volumes of Johnson's Dictionary also Dr Owen on the Holy Spirit by George Burdett (?)
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew Henry Townsend the Revd Mr Coril's works by the Reverend Josiah Pratt and Mr Wilberforce's practical view of professing Christians
Also I given and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth Townsend the sum of one hundred and and fifty pounds also one dozen of silver tea spoons my silver tea pot and stand caddy sugar basin and cream jug
Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Townsend the sum of one hundred pounds to purchase household goods also my table service of china and best set of china tea things the fine piece and large family prayer book
also I give and bequeath unto the two children lawfully begotten left by my late nephew William Dutton son of my late sister Sarah Dutton the sum of ten pounds each and in case of the death of either of them leaving lawful issue then I give and bequeath the legacy of such one so dying to such issue in equal shares and proportions but in case of the death of such one without leaving lawful issue then I give and bequeath the legacy of the one so dying to the survivors executors andministrators and assigns
Also I give and bequeath unto William Turner
James Turner Samuel Turner Henry Turner Alexander Turner and Maria Bawds(?) the sum of five Guineas each and to Samuel Turner my silver watch
Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Townsend and the said John Dickenson the sum of two hundred pounds upon trust that they the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson do and shall place the same out at interest on Government real or leasehold security and from time to time to call in reinvest and replace out the same as they or the survivor of them his or her executors or administrators shall think right and pay apply and dispose of the interest dividends and annual produce thereof unto and towards the benefit education and maintenance of Eliza Townsend daughter of John and Mary Townsend until she shall attain the age of twenty one years when and so soon as she shall attain that age in trust to call in the said sum of two hundred pounds and pay the same and all interest that may be then due for the same unto the said Eliza Townsend and her assigns
But in case the said Eliza Townsend shall depart this life before she attains the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue then upon trust that they the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson and the survivor of them his or her executors or administrators do and shall immediately after the decease of the said Eliza Townsend pay the said sum of two hundred pounds and any interest then due thereon unto the said John Townsend and Mary Townsend or the survivor of them his or her executors administrators and assigns
Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Townsend and the said John Dickenson the further sum of fifty pounds upon trust that they the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson do and shall place the same out at interest upon Government real or leasehold security and from time to time to call in reinvest and replace out the same as they or the survivor of them his or her executors administrators shall think right and pay apply and dispose of the interest dividends and annual produce thereof unto and towards the benefit education and maintenance of Mary Townsend daughter of John and Mary Townsend until she shall attain the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as she shall attain that age in trust to call in the same sum of fifty pounds and pay the same and all interest that may be then due for the same unto the said Mary Townsend and her assigns
But in case the said Mary Townsend shall depart this life before she attains the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue of her body then upon the trusts hereafter mentioned
Also I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson the further sum of fifty pounds upon trust that they the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson do and shall place the same out at interest on Government real or leasehold security and from time to time to call in reinvest replace out the same as they or the survivor of them his or her executors or administrators shall think right and pay apply and dispose of the interest dividends and annual produce thereof unto and towards the benefit education and maintainence of John Townsend son of the said John and Mary Townsend until he shall attain the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as he shall attain that age in trust to call in the said sum of fifty pounds and pay the same and all interest that may be then due for the same unto the said John Townsend and his assigns
But in case the said John Townsend shall depart this life before he attain the said age without leaving lawful issue of his body
then upon the trust hereafter mentioned and in case of the death of either of them the said Mary Townsend and John Townsend children of the said John Townsend and Mary Townsend before attaining the age of twenty one years and without leaving issue as aforesaid then as to the said several sums of fifty pounds and fifty pounds so given as aforesaid upon trust that they the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson and the survivor of them his executors and admors do and shall pay and apply the same sums and all interest which may be then due thereon equally between the survivors and survivor of them the said Eliza Townsend Mary Townsend and John Townsend in equal shares and proportions and in case all of them the said Eliza Townsend Mary Townsend and John Townsend shall depart this life without leaving lawful issue of his her or their bodies before he she or they shall have attained their respective ages of twenty one years then upon trust that they the said Elizabeth Townsend and John Dickenson and the survivor of them his or her executors or administrators do and shall pay the said sums of fifty pounds and fifty pounds and all interest which may be then due thereon unto the said John Townsend
his executors administrators and assigns
Also I give and bequeath unto the said John Webb Peter Kempson John Turner and John Dickenson the sum of fifty pounds upon trust and to the intent that they or the survivors or survivor of them his executors or administrators do pay the same to the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer of a Society in Birmingham aforesaid who call themselves the Committee of the Blue Coat Charity School which sum I charge upon my personal estate and desire it may be applied to the Charitable uses of the said school
Also I give and bequeath unto the said John Webb Peter Kempson John Turner and John Dickenson the sum of twenty pounds upon trust and to the intent that they or the survivors or survivor of them his executors or administrators do pay the same to the Treasurers or Assistant Treasurer of a Society who call themselves "The British and Foreign Bible Society" which sum I charge upon my personal estate and desire it may be applied to the uses of the said society
All which before mentioned legacies I direct shall be paid within eighteen calendar months after my decease and to such of my legatees who shall have attained the age of twenty one years (except the legacies to Samuel Hammond and Jane Hammond children of the late Bonham Hammond which are not to be paid till they attain the age of twenty two years) and the legacies of such of them who shall not have attained that age I direct shall be placed out at interest by my said executors and the survivor and survivors of them his executors and administrators until they shall attain that age and the interest to arise therefrom in the meantime I direct to be applied by them towards their education and maintenance
Also I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Testar the sum of ten pounds for mourning
Also I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Hammond wife of my late nephew Thomas Hammond the sum of ten pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto my sister in law the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and Elizabeth Townsend the Younger the sum of five pounds each to buy them mourning
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephews John Townsend and Henry Townsend the sum of ten pounds each
And I give and bequeath mourning rings of the value of two pounds each to the following persons my sister Elizabeth Townsend and her daughter Mary Townsend wife of my nephew John Townsend [blank] Turner wife of my nephew John Turner the Elder and [blank] Dickenson wife of the said John Dickenson and Mary Hammond daughter of my brother Thomas Hammond all which said last mentioned legacies I direct to be paid within three months after my decease and after full payment and satisfaction of the legacies and annuities by this my will bequeathed to the several legatees aforesaid
Then I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever (except such part as I may dispose of by the Codicil to be hereunto annexed) and my four shares in the Tavistock and Mineral Concern unto my said nephew the said John Turner the Elder and my sister in law the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder equally to be divided between them share and share alike
I give and bequeath the two uppermost kneelings or sittings numbered 1 and 2 and the lowermost sitting numbered 7 of my seat numbered 55 in the west aisle of Saint Mary's Chapel in Birmingham to my nephew the said John Turner the Elder
I give and bequeath three kneelings or sittings numbered 3, 4 and 5 in the same seat to my sister Elizabeth Townsend and I give and bequeath the remaining kneeling or sitting numbered 6 in the same seat to my niece Mary Hammond daughter of my brother Thomas Hammond
I give and bequeath two kneelings belonging to me in Ashted Chapel near Birmingham to my nephews the said John Townsend and and Henry Townsend for their own use and benefit and I do hereby direct my said trustees and executors and the survivors and survivor of them their executors and administrators and they and each of them are hereby empowered to deduct and retain out of the money that shall come to their or any of their hands by virtue of the trust aforesaid all such costs charges and expenses as they or any of them shall pay sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or any other trusts relating thereto and that they or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them or for the acts deeds receipts payments or defaults of the other
of them but each for himself only and his own acts deeds neglects receipts or defaults
and I do hereby further direct that the trustee or trustees who shall ____ ____ immediately act and be employed in the receipts and disbursements of the said trust estate and the interest and produce thereof shall be paid and allowed out of the trust estate such satisfaction for his and their care and trouble therein as the remainder of the said trustees shall think proper
And I do hereby nominate consitute and appoint my said Trustees John Webb Peter Kempson John Turner and John Dickenson executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other will and and wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last will and Testament
In witness whereof I the said testator Samuel Hammond have to this my last Will and Testament contained in five sheets of paper set my hand and seal in manner following that is to say to the first four sheets thereof my hand and to this fifth and last sheet my hand and seal the twentieth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty the mark of X Samuel Hammond
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Samuel Hammond as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
Louisa Butler Jane Maywick Jno Beach

[First codicil]
I Samuel Hammond of Birmingham Heath in the county of Warwick Gentleman do make and publish this paper writing as a codicil to my last will and Testament bearing date the twentieth day of July instant and desire the same may be annexed and taken as part thereof
Whereas I have in and by my last will and testament directed that my sister in law Elizabeth Townsend the Elder should occupy and enjoy the dewlling house lands buildings and premises situate at Birmingham Heath aforesaid wherein I now reside together with all the household furniture linen bedding and other things which might be then in and about the same for the period of twelve months next after my decease without paying any rent or compensation for the same
And I did direct the said Elizabeth Townsend to keep up my Establishment during that time in the same way as at the time of my decease according to the directions of a codicil to be thereunto annexed
Now in order to enable my said sister in law Elizabeth Townsend to keep up my present Establishment for the period of twelve months after my decease I the said Samuel Hammond do by this codicil give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder what money and bills of Exchange and promissory notes I may leave in my house and also the balance which I may have in the hands of my Bankers at the time of my decease
Also I give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder whatever sum or sums of money may be due and owing to me at my decease in respect of a certain annuity of one hundred and twenty five pounds payable to me during my life from Messers Turner and Sons by two equal half yearly payments upon the twenty fourth day of June and the twenty fifth day of December in each year and which is secured by their note of bond
I aso give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth Townsend whatever sum and sums of money may be due and owing to me at my decease in respect of a certain annuity of eighty pounds payable to me during my life from my said nephew John Turner the Elder by two equal half yearly payments upon the twenty fourth day of June and the twenty fifth day of December in each year and which is secured by the bond of the said John Turner the Elder
Also I give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder the interest due at the time of my decease or which may become due for twelve months succeeding my decease on such monies as I may have out at interest on bonds or other securities and also the interest which may become due after my decease upon a sum of eight hundred pounds which is payable to my Executors in six months after the day of my decease by my nephew the said John Turner the Elder and which said sum and interest is secured by his promissory note of bond payable to my executors
Also I give and bequeath unto her the dividends or proportion of dividends which may be due at my decease and that may arise and become due during the twelve months succeeding my decease from my shares in the Birmingham Mining and Copper Company and the old Brass or Metal Company
Also the dividends which may be due at my decease and which may become due during the twelve months after my decease from my shares in the Tavistock Canal and Mineral Concern
And it is my will and I do hereby direct the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder to pay the levies taxes and assessments of every kind which may be due at the time of my decease or that may become due during the said period of twelve months in respect of the said house buildings and premises except the aforesaid Kings Taxes which are to be paid by my Executors and except also my subscriptions to public charities which I ____ may cease at my decease
It is my will and I do direct the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder to discharge all deeds + sums of money that may be due for housekeeping or other incidental expenses at the time of my decease
and I do also direct the said Elizabeth Townsend the elder to pay the servants that may be living with me at the time of my decease the wages that may be then due to them and also the wages of such of them as may live with her for the said period of twelve months
And whereas it was my intention to repair part of the said dwelling house and outbuildings now occupied by me for which purpose I had prepared a quantity of timber now it is my will and I do direct that the said John Turner shall repair the same immediately after my decease
And I give and bequeath to him the timber already prepared by me for that purpose as aforesaid
And also I give and bequeath to the said John Turner the Elder out of the residue of my estate and effects prior to the division thereof between the said John Turner the Elder and Elizabeth Townsend the Elder the sum of fifty pounds
I give to my servant James Maykirk all my Clothes and wearing apparel (except my linen and flannels)
I give to each of the servants living with me at the time of my decease a decent suit of mourning with a legacy of one Guinea each
I give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder my four shares in the Old Union Mill and Bread Company for her own use and benefit
I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Hammond widow of Thomas Hammond two sittings in Saint James's Chapel Ashted numbered 3 and 4 and to my nephew Henry Townsend one sitting in addition to those given him by my will hereinbefore mentioned
I do hereby expressly declare and direct that the appointment of my nephew John Turner the Elder as Trustee and Executor of my will shall not cancel extinguish or release the sum or sums of money in which he now is indebted or at the time of my decease shall be indebted to me but that the same sum or sums of money shall be paid by him to my other trustees and executors in like manner as if he had not been appointed such trustee and executor
And I do hereby appoint Mr John Dickenson of Birmingham to be an advisor of the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and to act with her in the execution of this my Codicil as well as such parts of my will in which he is mentioned
In witness whereof I the said testator Samuel Hammond have to this my Codicil to my last will and testament contained on two sheets of paper set my hand and seal in manner following that is to say to the first sheet hereof my hand and to this second and last sheet my hand and seal the twenty eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty The mark of x Samuel Hammond
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Samuel Hammond as and for a Codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Maria Hatton J Welchman Whateley Jno Beach

[Second codicil]
I Samuel Hammond of Birmingham Heath in the County of Warwick Gentleman do make and publish this paper writing as a Codicil to my last will and Testament bearing date the twentieth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty and desire the same may be annexed to and taken as part thereof
Whereas I have in and by my said last will and Testament given and devised all that my messuage tenement or dwelling house situate and being at Birmingham Heath aforesaid then and now in my own occupation with the buildings lands hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my nephew John Turner the Elder of Birmingham Button maker his heirs and assigns to hold the same unto him the said John Turner the Elder his heirs and assigns for ever charged and chargeable neverthe[less] with the payment of the sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds to my sister in law Elizabeth Townsend the Elder her executors administrators and assigns by the instalments and in manner therein mentioned and whereas I have also in and by my said last will and Testament given and bequeathed to my grand nephew John Turner the younger the sum of one hundred pounds who hath since departed this life and whereas I have also in and by my said last will and testament given and bequeathed to Maria Dawes the sum of five Guineas who hath also since departed this life
Now I the said Samuel Hammond do by this my codicil confirm the said gift and devise of my said messuage tenement or dewelling house with the buildings land hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my nephew the said John Turner the Elder his heirs and assigns
But I do revoke and make new the charge of the sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds to which the same [xxx] is made liable by my said will and I do hereby declare that it is my will and that the same shall stand charged and chargeable only with the payment of the sum of one thousand pounds (instead of the sum of one thousand and three hundred pounds) to my sister in law the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder to be paid in manner following that is to say the sum of one hundred pounds part thereof immediately after my decease and the sum of nine hundred pounds the residue thereof within twelve months from the time of my decease
I give and bequeath the sum of five Guineas so given and bequeathed by my said will to the said Maria Dawes unto my servant Louisa Butler
I also give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds so given and bequeathed by my said will to my said John Turner the younger (deceased) unto my nephew the said John Turner the Elder his executors administrators and assigns upon trust to apply the same unto and for the benefit of the child and children of the said John Turner the younger deceased in such way as to him or them shall seem best
And I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will in every other respect
In witness I the said Samuel Hammond have to this paper writing as a codicil to my said last will and testament set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty one
The mark of X Samuel Hammond
Signed sealed published abs declared by the said Samuel Hammond as and for a codicil to his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Wm Grovsenor of Gt Charles St Birm Builders Samuel Rogers of Bud St Builders J Welchman Whately Solr Birmingham

[3rd codicil]
I Samuel Hammond of Birmingham Heath in the County of Warwick Gentleman do make and publish this paper writing as a third codicil to my last will and testament bearing date the twentieth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty and desire the same may be annexed to and taken as part thereof
Whereas I have in and by my said last will and Testament given and bequeathed unto my sister Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and John Dickenson their executors administrators and assigns certain sum and sums of money upon the trusts therein particularly mentioned concerning the same
And whereas I did in and by a certain codicil to my said will bearing the date the twenty eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty appoint the said John Dickenson to be an advisor to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and to act with her in the execution of that my codicil as well as in such parts of my said will in which she was mentioned and whereas the said John Dickenson hath since departed this life
Now I the said Samuel Hammond do by this my codicil give and bequeath all and every such sum and sums of money as once given to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and John Dickenson their executors admors and assigns in and by my said last will and Testament unto the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and Peter Kempson of Birmingham aforesaid Dealer in metals their executors and administrators upon the same trusts and for the same purposes as that same were given and bequeathed to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder and John Dickenson
And I do direct that the said Peter Kempson shall have full power and authority to act in the trusts of my said will and that the said estate and interests vested in the said John Dickenson shall be and is hereby vested in him the said Peter Kempson as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes jointly with the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder as he could and might have done and the same estate and interest ___ or interests or might have vested in case his name had been inserted with the name of [the said] Elizabeth Townsend the Elder instead of the name of the said John Dickenson
And I do ____ appoint the said Peter Kempson to be an advisor of the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder in the stead of the said John Dickenson and to act with her in the execution of my said codicil as well as such parts of my will in which he is mentioned
And I do hereby give and bequeath to my sister the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder her executors administrators and assigns all my household goods plate china glass and furniture that may be in and about my dwelling house at the time of my decease (except such parts thereof as I have by my said will specifically disposed of) and also all my farming stock ricks of hay and corn and implements of husbandry garden tools and utensils and my cows and pigs horse and gig and gig harness farming cart and ____ market cart and the ____ belonging thereto and all other my live and dead stock to and for her own use and benefit
And as it is not my intention by the bequest now made of my household furniture to revoke or make void the bequest of one hundred pounds given by my said will to the said Elizabeth Townsend the Elder to purchase household goods
I do hereby fully and absolutely confirm the said legacy or bequest
And I do give and bequeath unto my nephew John Townsend his executors adminstrators and assigns two of my shares in the Birmingham Mining and Copper Company to and for his own use and benefit
And I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will in every other respect
In witness whereof I the said testator Samuel Hammond have to this my codicil set my hand and seal this fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty one
The mark of X Samuel Hammond
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Samuel Hammond as and for a Codicil to his last will and [Testament] who in the presence of us in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Maria Hatton of Smethwick Daniel Jones of Newhall St Birmingham in the employ of Mr Grovsenor ____ J Welchman Whateley Solr Bm

4th codicil
I Samuel Hammond do make this fourth codicil to my last will and testament
Whereas I have by my last will and Testament given and bequeathed to Mary Hammond daughter of my brother Thomas Hammond since deceased the sum of fifty pounds and the said Mary Hammond is now also dead
Now I do hereby give and bequeath the said legacy [or] sum of fifty pounds to my nephew Henry Townsend for his own use and benefit
And I confirm my will and codicils in every respect
In witness whereof I the said testator have to this my fourth codicil set my hand and seal the twenty fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty two
The mark of X Samuel Hammond
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Samuel Hammond as the and for [sic] a codicil to 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 subscribed our names as witnesses
J Welchman Whateley Solr Birmingham William Shakespear Junr Birm Heath

Proved at London with 4 codicils 1st June 1825 before the Judge by the Oath of John Turner the Nephew the surviving Executor to whom Admon was granted having first sworn by Commission duly to Admor.







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