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|Margaret EVERARD 
Margaret EVERARD 
- Christened: 6 Nov 1677, St Swithun Sandy BDF
- Marriage (1): John NOYES of Trinity House LND 
- Marriage (2): George MOURDANT  on 18 Dec 1716
- Died: Aft 1720
Will Margaret Mordaunt of Beeston, 1720
In the name of God, Amen I Margaret Mordaunt of Beeston in the county of Bedford being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in the first place I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full pardon and remission of my sins, My body to be buried in the parish church of ….. in the said county of Bedford near my late dear father as possible in which I order my Executor hereafter named to Expend the sum of forty pounds but not more exclusive of the money hereinafter given for mourning. And as to such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me withal I give devise and bequeath the same as followeth. Whereas by Indenture bearing date the 19th Day of September in the year of our Lord 17(6)16 made between me and my late husband George Mordaunt Gent of the one part and Charles … and James Lyle of the other part all my messuages, Lands, Tenements and hereditaments situated lying and being in the several towns, hamlets parishes fiefs precincts and Territories of Beeston aforesaid and …. And Northill or any pf them or elsewhere in the County of Bedford were vested in the said Charles …. And James Lyle and their assigns for ever to the several purposes therein mentioned and particularly in trust for the sole use and benefit of Mary my daughter by my said husband George Mordaunt and myself and such other children by my late husband And whereas I had no other child my said late husband George Mordaunt but my said daughter Mary and whereas by the said indenture it is provided that in case my said daughter Mary should depart this life without issue of her body lawfully begotten and that I should have no other issue by my said late husband George Mordaunt that after the decease of my said late husband and after my decease the said Charles Higgs and James Lyle and the survivor of them and the heirs of such survivors shall convey all and singular the lands and premises before mentioned unto such person or persons and for such estate and estates as I by my last Will and Testament in writing should at any time or times direct and appoint whether sole or married attested by two or more credible witnesses and for want of such direction and appointment then to William Allston my nephew and son of my sister Elizabeth Alston by William Alston her late husband Now(?) I the said Margaret Mordaunt do hereby ratify and confirm all and singular the lands and premises in the said verified Indenture mentioned unto my said daughter Mary and her heirs forever and do hereby direct and appoint them the said Charles Higgs and James Lyle and the survivor of them and the heirs of such survivors to … and assure the same to my said daughter Mary and her heirs forever And my Will and mind further is that my Executor and Guardian to my said daughter Nary hereinafter named so and shall out of thee rents issues and profits of my said lands and tenements lay out and expend yearly and every year in the maintenance and education of my said daughter Mary who is my only child the sum of three score pounds until my said daughter Mary shall attain her age of fourteen years and after her attainment of the age of fourteen years lay out and expend yearly and every year in the maintenance and education of my said daughter Mary the sum of four score pounds until she attain her age of one and twenty years. And my Will and Mind is that at my said daughter Mary’s attainment of her said age twenty and one years the inheritance of the said lands and tenements be conveyed to my said daughter Mary and not before And my Will and Mind further is that my said daughter ‘s Guardian hereinafter named shall and may pay out of the rents and profits of my said lands and tenements yearly and every year until my said daughter shall attain her said age one and twenty years the sum of ten pounds to such person or persons as hw his executors or administrators shall think fit for thee managing and … the rents of the said lands and premises and other lands of forty five pounds per annum(?) at Over Caldicot in the said county of Bedford settled on her by her said late father. But in case my daughter Mary shall happen to depart this life without leaving issue of her body or in case she leave issue and all such issue dye under the age of one and twenty years without issue Then my will and mind is and I hereby give and bequeath all my said lands and tenements and hereditaments unto my said nephew William Alston of my said sister Elizabeth Alston by her late husband William Alston and the heirs and assigns off my said nephew William Alston for ever. But in case the said yearly sum of ten pounds hereby ordered to be paid for the management and …. the before mentioned rents during my said daughter’s minority shall not be allowed by such person or persons as shall or may be entitled to the personal estate of my said daughter Mary Then and in such a case I do hereby direct and appoint the said Charles Higgs and James Lyle and the survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor out of the first rents and profits of my said lands and premises that shall be received after my said daughters daughter’s decease to pay unto my said daughter’s guardian hereinafter mentioned his executors or administrators the sum of ten pounds for every year that my said daughter shall live after my decease and not be of the age of one and twenty years and I do hereby charge the said lands and tenements with the payment thereof before the devise to my said nephew William Alston take effect. Then I give and devise to my friend Mrs George Wakemouth(?) the sum of ten pounds and to Elizabeth Potter my late servant maid the sum of ten pounds and to my … sister Elizabeth Alston and her present husband …. John Alston the sum of to buy them and my said nephew William mourning clothes and to my brother in law Charles Higgs and his Wife twenty pound to buy them mourning. Then all the rest and residue of my personal estate after my debts paid and funeral and legacies discharges I give to the said Charles Higgs, his executors and administrators upon trust to put the same out at interest upon the best security that can be had and pay the same with interest and proceeds thereof to my said daughter Mary after her age of one and twenty but in case the same or any part thereof shall happen to be lost the same to be the loss of the said Mary unless by the wilful default of the said Charles Higgs or his executors . But in case my said daughter Mary shall part this life before she attain her said age of one and twenty years I give and devise the said residue of my personal estate with the interest and improvement thereof unto the said Charles Higgs his executors and administrators then all the rest and residue of my lands and tenements and hereditaments whatsoever in the Kingdom of great Britain I give to my said daughter Mary and her heirs forever and I hereby make the said Charles Higgs sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament and do hereby appoint the said Charles Higgs guardian to my said daughter Mary in testimony whereof I have to each sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal this twenty third day of February Anno Domini 1720
Signed: Margaret Mordaunt
Probate 11 March 1721.
Ref: PROB 11/579/49
Transcribed M Terbrack 2013
Margaret married John NOYES of Trinity House LND  [MRIN: 6715].
Margaret next married George MOURDANT  [MRIN: 6716] on 18 Dec 1716.
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