Date of Will: 28 July 1750
Will proved: 23 March 1750/51

In the Name of God Amen
I ALEXANDER WILLMOT of Lollingdon in the County of Berks Gentleman being in good health of Body and of sound and perfect Memory and Understanding (Praised be God for the same) calling to Mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time when do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Writing in manner following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul to God who gave it me hoping for Eternal Bliss in the Kingdom of Heaven by and through the alone Merits and Intercession of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my Body I commit to the Earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and as touching such Worldly Estate as the Lord in Mercy hath bestowed upon me I do give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give devise and bequeath unto my only Son JOHN WILLMOT all and singular my Freehold Messuages or Tenements Lands and Premises whatsoever with their Appurtenances lying and being in the County of Berks or elsewhere To hold unto my said Son JOHN WILLMOT and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said Son JOHN all and singular my Leasehold Messuages or Tenements Farm Lands and Premises with their Appurtenances lying and being in the Parish of Cholsey in the said County of Berks commonly called or known by the Name of Lollingdon Farm or by whatsoever other Name or Names the same are called or known To hold unto my said son JOHN WILLMOT his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns from and immediately after my decease for and during all such Term Estate and Interest which I at the time of my decease shall have therein Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable as is hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) with the Payment of Four hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain unto my Daughter MARY WILLMOT and with the Payment of One hundred Pounds of like lawful Money unto my Daughter ELIZABETH JONES and with the Payment of two hundred Pounds of like lawful Money unto my Grandaughter ELIZABETH WILLMOT the Daughter of my late Son JAMES WILLMOT deceased all which said several Legacys I do hereby accordingly give and order to be paid unto my said Daughter and Grandaughter respectively at the times herein after mentioned (that is to say) unto my said Daughters within six Months next after my decease with lawful Interest for the same and unto my said Grandaughter at her age of one and twenty years or Day of Marriage which shall first happen with Interest for the same after the rate of Four Pounds for the hundred for the Year in the mean time to be paid half yearly towards her Maintenance and Education and in case my said Grandaughter shall happen to die before she shall attain her said age or be Married then my Will is and I do hereby order that the said Legacy so given unto my said Grandaughter shall cease and not be paid but remain unto my said Son Item in regard I have given my Daughter JANE the Wife of JOSEPH BLACKALL a Fortune already I do therefore only give her one Guinea to buy her a Ring as a token of my love to her and do order the same to be paid to her immediately after my decease by my Executor herein after named Item I give and bequeath unto the Poor People of Cholsey aforesaid the Sum of Five Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to and distributed amongst them either in Bread or Money in such manner as my Executor herein after named shall think fitt as soon as conveniently may be after my decease Item all the rest and residue of my Goods Cattle Chattels ready Money Debts owing and Personal Estate whatsoever (my Debts Legacys and Funeral and Testamentary Expenses being first paid and discharged) I give and bequeath unto my said Son JOHN WILLMOT whom I do make and ordain full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and desiring this to be taken as and for my last Will only In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Twenty eighth Day of July in the Year of our Lord 1750 – ALEX. WILLMOT – Signed and Sealed each Sheet of this Will containing two Sheets of Paper and both together Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto in the presence and at the request of the said Testator – RD. TOOVEYJNO. TOOVEYCHA. STUART GRUBB

This Will was proved at London before the Worshipful Robert Chapman Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the Twenty third Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty by the Oath of JOHN WILLMOT the son of the deceased and sole Executor in the said Will named to whom was granted Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased being first sworn duly to administer