Copy Will: William Weight, Bearley
Copy Will of William Weight of Bearley, yeoman, whereby he devised to Edward Appelbee (son of his late nephew Edward Appelbee, deceased) his messuage with garden in Bearley, then in possession of Thomas Mills, and another messuage with garden in Bearley called Creed House; and he devised his leasehold messuage or Public House called the Sign of the Heart in Bearley in the possession of William Wiggins to the said Edward Appelbee, for the residue of the term which the testator had; and he devised to his nephew John Lane of Bearley his leasehold messuage in Bearley in the occupation of the said John Lane; and he bequeathed to the said John Lane £20; and he devised to his nephew Thomas Appelbee and his heirs for ever two messuages in Bearley in the several tenures of Richard Hitchcox and William Bennett; and he devised to the said Thomas Appelbee and George Gibbs of Wolverton, yeoman, a messuage in Henley-in-Arden then in the possession of Richard Martin upon trust to receive the profits and apply the same towards the education and maintenance of Elizabeth, daughter of the testator's late niece Ann Gibbs, deceased, until she attained 21 years and thereafter to the use of the said Elizabeth and the heirs of her body, and in default of such issue to the use of his nephew John Weight of Coventry, currier; and he bequeathed to his nephew Benjamin Appelbee £150, to his niece Sarah Swain, wife of --- Swain of Stratford-on-Avon £50, to his nephew John Weight £100, to his niece Hannah Ward £50, to his nephew Samuel Weight £50, to his niece Elizabeth Weight £25, to Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, Morris, William, Lydia and Hannah, children of his late nephew Morris Appelbee, deceased, £50 each; to William, son of his late nephew George Appelbee, deceased, £50; to Mary and Lydia, children of his said late nephew George Appelbee, £20 each; to Elizabeth, George, Morris, Charlotte, Edward, Samuel and Ann, other children of the said George Appelbee, deceased, £10 each; to Hannah and George, other children of his late nephew Edward Appelbee, deceased, £50 each; to Edward, Morris, Benjamin and Thomas, children of his nephew Thomas Appelbee, £50 each, and he bequeathed the residue of his personal estate to his nephews Thomas Appelbee and Benjamin Appelbee in equal shares and appointed them his executors. Witnesses: John Rich, John Boucher and William Welch Lea. Testator died 2 July 1816 and was buried at Bearley. Will proved at Worcester 12 July 1816.