The Will of Joseph Kerby late of Moreton in Marsh23 April 1823

Ing c taken by W Jackson
Advisor to W. W. B. Baker extor 2 June 1820

23 April 1823

The within executed Joseph Kirby the nephew and sole executor was duly xxx
before Xxxx 300

W Bishop Senior

In the name of God, Amen. I Joseph Kirby of the Parish of Moreton in Marsh in the County of Gloucester Widower being at present in good health and of a sound and perfect mind and memory Do hereby make and ordain this as my last Will and Testament. Imprimis to my nephew Joseph Kerby son of my brother Thomas Kerby late of Moreton in Marsh deceased. I give devise and bequeath all and singular my House Messuage or tenement situate lying and being on the Green in the Parish of Moreton in Marsh in the County of Gloucester together with the garden and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to hold to him the said Joseph Kerby his heirs and assigns under the same Copy Right Title Interest and Tenure by which I now occupy hold or enjoy the same save and accept the I am of my own Life together with good and legal right on my pa??and so far as I can legally vest in him that right and with and by the consent of the Lord of the Manor at any future time to purchase for and place in such other Right Title Interest Life or Lives as he the said Joseph Kirby his heirs and assigns may think expedient and proper And if by any Legal Means the said premises at any time are or can be made Freehold to me. In that case to him and his heirs and Assigns for ever.

Item. To the said Joseph Kirby I give and bequeath the sum of five pounds which as a Free member of Moreton Old Friendly Society I am entitled to dispose of as I think proper. It is further my Will that the said five pounds be paid him by the stewards of the said Society on the next monthly meeting after my funeral and after the payment of my Just Debts Funeral and Testamentry my Expenses which thereby order my executor hereinafter named to pay as soon as possible after my decease the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate and property whatsoever and wheresoever together with all Bonds, Promisory Notes and every other security for payment of money I give equally to all my Nephews and Nieces that is to say to my Nephew the said Joseph Kirby to my Niece Mary Kemp wife of William Kemp of Stratford on Avon in the County of Warwick and to my Nephews and Nieces the Sons and Daughters of my late sister Alice Plumb wife of John Plumb late of Over Norton in the County of Oxford both deceased to them the said Nephews and Nieces and to each and every of them share and share alike and it is my Will that the whole of such residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Property, Bonds, Promisory Notes and Interest due on the same be equally divided among my said Nephews and Nieces as soon as possible after my decease. Lastly thereby constitute nominate and appoint the said Joseph Kerby to be the whole and sole executor to this my last Will and testament, In witness whereof I have unto this Will and to a duplicate thereof set any Hand and Seal this sixteenth Day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen.

The mark of Joseph Kerby X

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by Herewithin named Joseph Kerby to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at the request of the Testator for in his presence and in the Presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses John Lardner, Elizabeth Lardner, Samuel Churchill