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COLLETT, William (Will)

Personal information

Place of Residence
Probate Type
Occupation or Status
Date Made
16 Feb 1814
H G Cheek, Solicitors, Evesham, Thomas Mason his Clerk, John Harris Clerk
Buried in parish

Probate details

Date Proved
18 Nov 1814
Place proved
Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Details of Will

I, William Collett the elder of Badsey, gentleman, give:

  • To my second son, John Collett, my messuage, garden, orchard, land outbuildings and appurtenances now in my occupation at Badsey, paying to my eldest son William the sum of £450 but without interest at the end of 12 months after my decease and permitting my dear wife to have the exclusive use of one of the bedrooms in the same in which there is a fireplace and also the accommodation of board with him and his family for so long as she shall choose and he allowing out of the ? I have hereafter bequeathed to her such reasonable recompense for the same as my Executors shall think right from time to time
  • I give and bequeath to my Executors the sum of £1100 to invest for me in the public funds upon trust that they my said executors shall and shall pay the interest and the dividends of the said stock for the benefit of my dear wife Mary and on the decease of my wife then I bequeath the money equally between my said two sons
  • And I give to my said two sons all my monies securities for money, debts, furniture and other personal estate subject to the payment of my debts legacies equally to be divide between them
  • It is my will that my dear wife shall have the use of my own furniture for her life for which purpose I direct that an inventory of the same be taken immediately after my decease and given to my son William to prevent disputes on the division of the same on my wife’s death
  • I direct my executors to pay out of my personal estate the following legacies within six months after my decease, namely
  • To Mrs Jane Kelsall, my wife’s daughter by her first husband, the sum of £40
  • To my wife’s son William White now or late of Oxford £10 and the sum of £30 which he owes to my wife’s grandson David White of Bretforton £10
  • To Mary the wife of William Caldicott of Honeybourne, one of my wife’s granddaughters, the sum of £10
  • To such old widows and old men belonging to Badsey exclusive of Aldington as my executors shall choose the sum of £5 to be paid within two years after my decease in different proportions and at several times at the discretion of my Executors
  • And all my other chattels and estate I give to my eldest son William

Executors:  My two sons William and John Collett

Signed:  William Collett

Notes and sources

Copy in Badsey Society Archive.
Source of Information
The National Archives (link)
Where to view copy of original document
Available online on payment of fee, or by ordering document at The National Archives, Kew (link)