Transcript of the 1726 Will of Dr. Lewis Mauzy, of Exeter, Devonshire, England
[ Dr Lewis Mauzy (born Aunis Province, France circa 1670-75; died Exeter, England, 1727) was the maternal grandfather of Colonel Richard Hutchinson Long (1740-1814), of Longfield House, Ardmayle, Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland. Richard Hutchinson Long was the younger son of Edward Long (d 1773), of Lacken House, Ardfinnan & of Caher Abbey, Caher, Tipperary, & of the City of Cork, by his wife, Elizabeth Mauzy (d 1799), daughter of Dr Lewis Mauzy, by his wife, Anne Hutchinson (d post 1757), daughter of Edward Hutchinson (1632-1699), of Knocklofty, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland ]
I Lewis Mauzy of the City of Exeter M.B. do make my last Will and Testament as followethImprimis my Soul into the hands of God Almighty hopeing to find Mercy from him by the mediation of my blessed Redeemer Jesus ChristIt is my desire to be buryed in the most private manner my body to be laid in a plain black coffin without any Binding and carried to the Grave by six honest and ordinary Men without any other Bearers or MourningWhereas there was a Marriage Settlement made the 8th of June 1705 for settling portions for my Children and as a Joynture on my now wife Ann it is my Will that everything therein contained be fulfilled and observed and further it is my will that my daughter Elizabeth shall have out of my personal estate so much money as shall (with what is already settled for the maintenance of younger Children in the above mentioned Settlement to the sume of four hundred pounds and no morethat is one hundred and fifty pounds out of the five hundred pounds specified in my Marriage Settlement for the maintenance of younger Children and that my daughter Mary shall likewise have so much money as shall with the Two hundred and fifty pounds being half of the five hundred pounds settled for maintenance of younger Children as aforesaid) make up the sume of three hundred and fifty pounds that is one hundred pounds out of my personal Estate and no more and I do appoint my Brother in Law Andrew Majendie Minister of one of the French Congregations in Exeter and my brother in Law Mr. Richard Hutchinson of Knocklofty in the County of Tipperary in Ireland and my Brother in Law Mr. James Massiott Merchant in Cork Trustees for my said two daughters to lay out the said severall Sumes of four hundred pounds and Three hundred and fifty and to reserve the Interest thereof for the use of my said two Daughters respectively paying my said two daughters such reasonable maintenance as they shall think convenient till my said two daughters shall attain the age of one and Twenty or when they or either of them shall be Marryed respectivelyAnd Whereas my wife as by the said Settlement to pay twenty pounds per Annum out of Interest of fifteen hundred pounds Settled on her for her Jointure for the use of my ChildrenI desire that the said twenty pounds per Annum may be paid to the above mentioned Trustees for the use of my only son Lewis Mauzy only, my daughter[s] being considered to have as much as before mentioned and this not to be reasoned [?] as taken out of their fortunesAnd further it is my Will that whenever my wife shall dye and the fifteen hundred pounds Settled as her jointure shall come to my son Lewis that then my son Lewis shall then be oblidged and not before to pay unto my daughter Elizabeth one hundred pounds and one hundred and fifty pounds to my daughter Mary or to the already mentioned Trustees for their respective uses and I do hereby appoint Mr. Andrew Majendie Mr. Richard Hutchinson and Mr. James Massiott Executors of this my last Will and Testament to whom I give all the rest and residue of my Goods and Chattells in Trust nevertheless to and for the sole use and behoofe of my son Lewis Mauzy till he attain the age of twenty three desiring the said Trustees to Act towards my said son as they shall think convenient and to bring him up to some Trade or profession as they shall judge proper and he shall like and I do further desire and it is my Will that my said Trustees take care of all my Son’s fortune and not pay him the Bulk of such his fortune till he attain the age of three and twenty unless they shall think it proper for his my sons advancement and in case my said son should happen to dye before he attain the age of twenty three then in Trust for my two said daughters ~~ Elizabeth and Mary equally to be divided between ‘em as they or either of them shall attain the age of Twenty one or shall be Marryed respectively and if either of my daughters should dye before their respective Marriages or before they attain the age of one and twenty it is my Will that the fortune of the deceased daughter shall be divided equally between my son Lewis and the Surviving Daughter or if my two daughters shall dye before Marriage or the age of 21, then their respective fortunes to come to my son Lewis and if my son and two daughters should all dye without Issue by them lawfully begotten it is my will that that part of the £2000 Settled by my Marriage Settlement for the use of my wife and Children Whereby it is provided that in case our Issue did dye one Thousand pounds or so much out of the Lands (if any were purchased) or out of that £2000 should revert to my heires Executors or Administrators it is my will that if such a case did happen my Sister Elizabeth Mauzy now in France shall have one hundred pounds paid her if she should then be living out of the said £1000, or Lands purchased by it and that my Sister Magdalen Massiott wife of Mr. James Massiott of Cork Merchant should have also one hundred pounds paid her if she should then be alive and the whole remaining part of the said £1000, or Lands purchased by it I give to the Children of my Sister Susanna Majendie then living to be divided between them share and share alike but it is my will that her younger son Andrew Majendie shall have one hundred pounds above the rest of her ChildrenI give to my Wife her Gold Watchbut it is my will that if it happens that my Wife and family after my decease did remove out of this kingdom to Ireland that the Trust reposed in my Brother in Law Mr. Andrew Majendie to cease and be as if he had not been mentioned and then the sole Trust to be in my two Brothers in law Mr. Richard Hutchinson and Mr. James Massiott and I do hereby revoke all former Wills ratifying and confirming this as my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and Seal this 8th of Oct. 1726 ~ Lewis Mauzy ~ Signed Sealed and delivered and acknowledged to be the Last Will and Testament of the above mentioned Lewis Mauzy in the presence of us ~ Etheld Davy [second signature illegible]
Probatum [Probate in Latin -- brief English extract follows] Probate in London November 4, 1727. Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Venerable John Bettesworth Doctor of Law presiding. Executors Andrew Majendie, Richard Hutchinson & James Massiot.