Other wills and administrations: Will of Francis Gomeldon
PRO ref. Prob. 11/785
In the name of God amen Francis Gomeldon formerly a captain in a Regiment of Foot in Ireland lately commanded
by the honourable Sir John Bruse Hope being of sound mind memory and understanding do make my last will and
testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I give devise and bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Lake
of the city of Salisbury his Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns respectively all my Right Title Interest
Profit Share proportion and Estate of in and to the Bottle Glass House commonly called Musheroom Glass House
situate near Newcastle upon Tyne and in the county of Northumberland and of in and to the Lands Tenements Workhouses
and other the Appurtenances to the said Glasshouse belonging or thereunto in any wise appurtaining which I have in
right of my wife Jane Gomeldon otherwise Middleton
I also give and bequeath unto my good and true friend William Prater of the aforesaid city of Salisbury Gentleman and John Staples of the same place brasier and their heirs and the survivor of them the sum of Three Hundred pounds upon the trusts and to the uses following (that is to say) upon trust to pay unto or suffer my dear Sister Elizabeth Lake to receive the Interest thereof for and during the term of her natural life and also yearly and every year to permit and suffer my said sister Elizabeth Lake to receive and take out of the said principal sum of three hundred pounds over and above the interest and produce thereof for and during the said term of her natural life such further and other sum or sums of money as shall be requisite yearly to augment the interest and produce thereof to the sum of twenty pounds in case my aforesaid Nephew Thomas Lake do not pay to my said sister Elizabeth Lake the Yearly Sum of Twenty pounds for the said term of her natural life as is hereinafter by me bequeathed and from and after the decease of my said Sister upon this further trust to pay the said sum of Three Hundred Pounds or so much thereof as shall remain after deducting thereout the aforesaid annuity or yearly payment of twenty pounds to my sister as aforesaid unto my said Nephew Thomas Lake his executors administrators or assigns.
I also give and bequeath unto my neice Elizabeth Lake the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to her by my said nephew Thomas Lake within twelve months next after my decease.
I also give and bequeath unto my said nephew Thomas Lake all the Books Pictures and other my Goods and Effects of whatever nature or Kind soever now in my Lodgings in Mr Morane's House in Dublin in Ireland. I do hereby also give devise and bequeath unto my said Nephew Thomas Lake all my ready money plate jewels arrears of pay arrears of annuities and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of all such lands tenements and hereditaments Estates Goods Chattels and Effects and all my real and personal estate of what nature kind soever and wheresoever whereof I shall die possessed seized of or in any manner intitled to.
My will and meaning further is that my said nephew Thomas Lake shall and do yearly and every year well and truly pay or cause to be paid the aforesaid yearly annuity of twenty pounds to my sister Elizabeth Lake for and during the aforesaid term of her natural life at two half yearly payments the first payment to commence and be paid within six months after my decease which said yearly annuity of twenty pounds I do hereby give and bequeath unto her for and during her natural life and do hereby appoint the aforesaid Willism Prater and John Staples Trustees of Overseers to see the same performed and I do hereby for their pains give to each of them the sum of five pounds and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Nephew Thomas Lake executor of this my last will and testament revoking all former will and wills by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Francis Gomeldon as and for his last will and testament in
the presence of us who at his request and by his direction have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other
Rd Stephenson, John Aynsley, Wm Fetherstonhalgh Mowbray
Codicil to the will of Francis GomeldonI Francis Gomeldon do this fifth day of January 1750.51 make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I will that the said William Prater and John Staples see that my Nephew Thomas Lake give ten pounds to the poor of St Edmunds ten pounds to the poor of St Thomas's and ten pounds to the poor of St Martin's parishes in Salisbury, to be given to poor reduced families that are in want and not to common beggars or those in workhouses and that not above forty shillings be given to one family or under twenty and lastly it is my desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed published and delivered by the above named Francis Gomeldon as a codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament in the presence of William Dent and R Stephenson
ProbateThis will was proved at London with a codicil before the worshipful Robert Chapman doctor of laws surrogate to the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth also doctor of laws Master Keeper or Commisary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty by the oath of Thomas Lake the sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased being first sworn duly to administer.
PCC wills index vol 3 CH-G (Camp) 1750-1
7 Feb 1750
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