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w256	John Bending, late of Topsham....Tallowchandler deceased. Executor Thomas Hodder. Proved in 
	the Peculiar Court of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 8 January 1830.  Effects under 600 
	This is the last Will and Testament of me John Bending, of Topsham in the County of Devon,
	 Tallowchandler.  I give and bequeath to my son 7079 John Bending the sum of one 
	hundred pounds sterling.  Also I give and bequeath to my grandson Samuel Hodder now living 
	with me all that Messuage and Tenement and Dwelling House with the Appurtenances in the 
	said Town of Topsham wherein I now dwell and used by me in carrying onmy business.........
	Also I give to my granddaughter Sarah Ann Hodder, sister of the said Samuel Hodder the sum 
	of ten pounds......and all the rest I give to my Daughter Hannah the wife of Samuel Hodder 
	of Topsham, Glazier and Painter.....

	
w257	John Bending, late of Exmouth  Executrix Sarah Bending of Exeter, Widow. Proved 18 June 1845. 	
	Appeared personally Sarah Bending. I, John Bending of Exmouth in the Parish of Withycombe 
	Raleigh 17 June 1844 make and publish this my last Will and Testament  and as to my worldly 
	goods Freehold and Leasehold Houses, Garden, Yard, Shops, Store Rooms, Furniture, 
	Stock-in-trade, Monies, Securties  (I give and) devise the same to my wife Sarah 
	Bending and should circumstances permit it at the end of one year from my decease I should 
	wish my wife to give up my business to my son Henry Bending on such terms as my said wife 
	may deem prudent 
  
        	Codicil   Whereas I John Bending direct the present writing to be a codicil (to my 
	will) and amend thereto I desire to express my wish the my wife and Executrix do give up 
	the business to my son Henry Bending as soon after my decease  30 a year to my wife for 
	her life/  One hundred pounds to Henry Bending                                            	
	19/5/1845
	
	

w258     This is the last will and testament of me Joseph Bending of Bradwell
	Green in Suffolk Gentleman I appoint Edward Markeson of 59 Dinrolus Jew Fields
	in the County of Middlesex Esquire and Charles Cubitt of Neatishead in Norfolk
	Esquire to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will First I give unto my wife

	my household furniture money securities for money and all other my Personal
	Estate of every description to hold the same unto my said wife for the absolute
	use and disposal she paying  and account my just debts financial and testamentary
	expenses and also a Legacy of Fifty pounds to John Dunwell of Gaol Street in 

	Great Yarmouth I first my said Executors and Trustees ot the survivor of them
	his heirs and assigns as soon as convenient after my decease to proceed to a Sale by
	Auction of all my freehold and copyhold Estates wheresoever situate lying
	and being and after paying all expenses attending the said Sale after the payment

	of the said expenses the said Sale or Sales I do give one half of the proceeds
	of the said Sale after the payment of the said expenses as aforesaid unto my
	said wife absolutely one fourth part of the said proceeds unto my half Niece
	Miranda and the remaining fourth part unto Thomas Bending of Norwich School
 
	master In witness whereof I the said Joseph Bending have at the foor or end
	of this my last Will and Testament affixed my signature this first day of May
	in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three - 
	Jos: Bending - Signco publishco and delarcos by the said Joseph Bending as and
	for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and
	in the presence each other subscribe our names as witnesses thereto - G. A.
	Dyer - William Harcourt Banking M.D.

        This is my Codicil to be added to the annexed Will Whereas by my Will I have given
	all my money securities for money and all my personal estate unto my wife  Now my
	intention is to give my household furniture plate and effects in and about my boardinghouse
	to my said wife and no more except for the said half ? in the said Will and all my

	money securities for money and all other my Personal Estate should be divided in the
	same proportions as my real and Leasehold Estates and that the Legacy of fifty
	pounds to John Dunwell should be paid out of my money and personal Estate and
	also my just debts and usual expenses Witness my hand this 2nd day of May 1853
	Jos: Bending  Witness  G. A. Dyer - William Harcourt Ranking M.D.

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w259	William Glass. This is the last will and testament of me 5157 William Glass of 
	Newton in the County of Suffolk Blacksmith First I give and devise unto my dear 
	Wife  Elizabeth Ann all those cottages and tenements late the Parish Workhouse 
	situate at Newton aforesaid with the yards gardens hereditaments and appurtenances 
	to the same belonging now or late in the occupation of  David Finch Edward Lingley 
	James Marshall James Cank and Richard Peggs and also all that messuage divide into two 
	cottages with the yards gardens hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging 

	situate at Denton End in Hadleighin the said County now or late in the occupation of
	Waterman May and William May and also all that my messuage or tenement 
	and Blacksmiths shop with the yard garden hereditament and appurtenance thereto 	
	belonging situate at Newton aforesaid now in my own occupation and also all those 
	cottages or tenements situate in Newton aforesaid now in the occupation of 
	John Woods Henry Plampin and James Siggers and all other my

	messuages or tenements wheresoever situate with the appurtenancess thereto 
	belonging To hold the same to her my said Wife for and during the term of her 
	natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same 
	messuages cottage hereditaments and premises as follows that is to say the said 
	cottages or tenements late the Parish Workhouse in the occupation of David Finch 
	Edward Lingley James Marshall James Cant and Richard Peggs I give and devise unto 
	my daughters Hannah Glass and Ann Glass their heirs and assigns as

	tenants in common and not as joint tenants the said messuages or cottages and 
	premises situate at Hadleigh aforesaid now or late in the occupation of Waterman 
	May and William May I give and devise unto my daughter Sarah Kilbourn her 
	heirs and assigns for ever the said messuage or tenement and Blacksmiths shop 
	and premises situate at Newton aforesaid now in my own occupation unto my son 
	William Glass his heirs and assigns for ever and the said Cottages or tenements 
	situate at Newton aforesaid now in the occupation of John Woods Henry Plampin and
	James Siggins I give and devise unto my son James Glass his heirs and assigns
 
	forever Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza Miller the sum of One 
	hundred pounds of lawful British money Also I give and bequeath unto my said 
	daughters Hannah Glass and Ann Glass the sum of thirty pounds each of like lawful
	money but which said legacies I will and direct shall not be paid until six months 
	next after the decease of my said Wife And I do hereby give and bequeath all and 
	singular my personal estate and effects be the same of what nature kind or quality 
	soever and wheresoever (after payment of my just debts the said legacies funeral
 
	expenses and the charge of proving this my Will) unto my dear Wife for her own use 
	benefit and lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Executrix 
	and Executors of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking making void 
	and disannulling all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made I do 
	declare this to be my last Willand Testament In witness whereof I the said William 
	Glass the testator have to the foot or end of the my last Will and Testament 
	contained in one sheet of paper written on three sides only set my hand this
 
	seventh day of January one thousand eighthundred and fifty two     Wm Glass
	Signed by the said William Glass the testator in the presence of us who in his 
	presence and being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names 
	as Witnesses
	James Nickelson   Newton  Bricklayer
	Jas Burrell    Clerk to Messrs E & R F Stedman  Solicitors
	Proved in the Archidiaconal Court of Sudbury on the 14th day of November 1853 by 
	the oaths of Elizabeth Ann Glass Widow William Glass and James Glass the Executors 
	within named
	Testator died 16th June 1853
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w260    Thomas Firth Richmond Bending. This is the last Will and Testament of Thomas Firth 
	Richmond Bending of the City of Norwich Gentleman I direct that all my past debts 
	financial and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my executrix hereinafter 
	named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give devise and bequeath unto 

	Clara my dear Wife all and every my household furniture and linen and wearing apparel 
	books plate horses carts andcarriages and also and every sum and sums of money which 
	may be found in my house or about my person or owe to me at the time of my decease 
	and also all my stocks funds and securities for money Govt debts money on Bonds Bills 

	Notes or other securities and all and every  other my estate and effects whatsoever
	and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession or reversion remainder 
	or ? unto my said dear Wife to own for her own use and benefit absolutely and I 
 	nominate constitute and appoint my said dear Wife to be Executrix of this my Will 

	and hereby revoking all former or other Wills and Testaments by me or at any time
	heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof 
	I the said Thomas Firth Richmond Bending have to this my last Will and Testament 
	put my hand the twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand 

	eight hundred and fifty three - Thomas F. R. Bending- Signed by the Testator Thomas
	Firth Richmond Bending and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament in 
	the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of  
	the said Testator and of each other - G. A. Dye -  Leonard B. Martin
	Proved at London at 29th Oct 1856 before the judges by the oath of 1646 Clara Bending 
	Widow and the Relict the sole executrix to whom admon was granted having been first 
	sworn by  ? Only to administer	

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w261	I Richard Bending of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Mariner late
	belonging to his Majesty's Ship the Syron being of sound and Disposing Mind and Memory
	do hereby make this my last Will and Testament ffirst and principally Do ...... into
	the hands of Almighty God hoping for ....... of all my Sins through the ...... of Jesus
	
	Christ my ....... Saviour and Redeemer and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall
	please God And as for ,,,,,,, Worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of
	or Articles which at the time of decease I give and bequeath the ...... as follows
	is to say I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Jane Bending all such Wages Sum and
	
	Sums of Money as now is or hereafter shall be due to me for my Service or Activities
	on board the said Ship or any other Ship or Vessell And I do hereby nominate and
	appoint her my said to be Executrix of the my last Will and Testament And I do give
	and bequeath her ,,,,,, my said Executrix all the Rest and Residue of my Estate
	
	whatsoever both real and personal ....... and making void all other and former Wills
	by me heretofore made And do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness
	whereof I have ........ set my hand Seal the ninth day of July in the Year of Our Lord
	one thousand seven hundred and sixty four and in the fourth year of the Reign of our
	
	Soveriegn Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and
	Ireland King Defender of the ffaith  Richard Benden (g) Signed sealed published and
	declared by the said Richard Bending the Testator as and for his last Will and 
	Testament in the presence of us who have ....... subscribe our Names as Witnesses in
	
	presence of the said Testator  George Rainer  Deputy Mayor
	Tobias fflagg

	This Will was proved at London on the ninth day of August in the Year of our Lord one
	thousand eight hundred and nine before the Right and Honourable Sir John Driscoll
	Knight Doctor of Laws .......Commissionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
	lawfully ....... by the oath of Jane Bondon (in the Will written Jane Bending) Widow
	
	the Relict of the Deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom
	Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the
	Deceased she having been first sworn by ......... to administer	

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w262	This is the last Will and Testament of...John Bending...of Leeds in the County of
	York Cloth Merchant whereby I give and bequeath all my household furniture plate linen
	china glass books pictures and all other my household effects which may be in or about
	my dwellinghouse at the time of my decease unto my dear Wife Mary absolutely I also 
	
	give and bequeath All that my Life Policy of Insurance effected by me in the 
	Consolidated Assurance Company for the sum of six hundred pounds together with all	
	bonuses or provisions which may be due thereon at the time of my decease And also all
	my stock in trade fixtures and materials of trade And also all my shares in Copper

	Lead or otherr Trades? book debts ........ and securities for moneys and all and 
	singular other Personal Estate and Effects not by me hereintofore disposed of and
	which I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease unto my said	
	dear Wife Mary Bending and William George Street of Priory Cottage London their

	executors administrators and assigns upon Trust to sell and dispose of all my stock 
	in trade fixtures and utensils of trade either by private contract or public auction
	and to collect get in and receive all debts and sums of moneys which may be due and
	owing to me including the sum of six hundred pounds and all bonuses thereon payable

	by the Consolidated Assurance Company to my Executors at my decease And also when 
	they think it expedient to sell and convert into money all my ...... Shares for the	
	best price or prices that can be gotten for the same And I do hereby ...... my will
	and mind to be that my said Wife Mary Bending and William George Street shall stand

	possessed of and interested in the money to arise from the sale ...... in and
	disposition and conversion into money of the said policy of Insurance Shares Stock
	in trade and other Personal Estate lastly hereinbefore bequeathed And also of the 
	ready money of which I shall be possessed at the time of my decease Upon Trust in

	he first place to pay of all my just and legal debts funeral and testamentary
	expenses and the cgarges of proving this my Will And aftyer payment thereof Upon 
	Trust to pay any ......or sums of money which I may be liable to pay in respect of
	any shares which I may die possessed of with such shares shall be respectively sold

	And upon further Trust in the next place to invest the residue of the said monies
	in the names of them the said Mary Bending and William George Street or the survivor
	of them in the purchase of a competent share of any of the parliamentary Stocks
	or ffunds of Grerat Britain or at interest upon Government or satisfactory Real

	Security in England with the power when they shall think fit alter vary and 
	transpose the said Securities for other Securities of like nature at their 
	discretion And do and shall pay the interest dividends and annual proceeds of any
	shares and other securities until they shall be so sold as aforesaid and the 

	interest dividends and annual proceeds of all the said trust monies or securities
	to my dear Wife during her life or during such part thereof as she shall continue
	my Widow And also do and shall pay to my said Wife during her Widowhood such 
	portion of the Stocks Shares or Securities as the said William George Street shall

	think necessary and in case of the marriage of my said Wife I direct that the said
	William George Street shall only pay to my said Wife the interest dividends and
	annual proceeds of the Stocks Shares and Securities which may then be invested for
	and during her life and such portion only of the said Stocks Shares and Securities

	as tha said William George shall think necessary for the purpose of maintaining
	educating and bringing up my daughter Emily Elizabeth with payments to my said Wife
	to be made to her for her own sole and separate use independant of any husband she
	may at any tome intermarry and free from his debts control or engagements And from

	and after the decease of my said Wife Upon Trust to stand possessed of all the said
	Stocks Shares and Securities Im Trust for my said Daughter Emily Elizabeth in case
	she should survive my said Wife to be paid and invested in such manner of the said
	William George Street shall think most expedient but such investment to be made

	free from the debts control or engagements of any husband with whom my said 
	Daughter Elizabeth may intermarry And in case my said Daughter Emily 
	Elizabeth should depart this life under the age of twenty one years not having 
	lawful issue her surviving then I give and bequeath the whole of the Stocks Shares

	and Securities undisposed of to Elizabeth Mary Ann Street the Daughter of the said
	William George Street on her attaining the age of twenty one years And I do hereby
	declare that the .......of the said Mary Bending and William George Street or the
	survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor for such 

	Stocks Shares and Securities as shall be paid or transferred to them by Virtue of
	this my Will shall effectually discharge the previous or present paying or 
	transferring the same from all liability in respect thereof and such persons shall
	not be obliged to see to the application thereof And I declare that the said Mary

	Bending and William George Street and the survivor of them and the executors and
	administrators of such survivor shall be....... for their own respective acts
	receipts and defaults only and shall not be liable for the acts receipts or 
	defaults of each other and shall be at liberty to retain and allow to each other

	out of the monies.......to their.......by virtue of the Trusts of this my Will all
	reasonable expenditure in......the trusts thereof And I hereby appoint the said
	Mary Bending and William George Street joint Executrix and Executor of this my	
	Will and hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore

	made I declare this to be and remain? my last Will and Testament for witness 
	whereof I have to this and four previous pages set my hand on this Twenty fourth
	day of ffebruary one thousand eight hundred and fifty four - John Bending -
	signed by the said Testator John Bending and for his last Will and Testament in

	the presence of us both present at the same time who in his pesence at his request
	and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our
	names as witnesses the word Emily having previously inserted before the word 
	Elizabeth throughout this Will - R L Rookes Solicitor Leeds - John Harding 
	Proffessor of Music Birkenhead

	Proved at London the 14th June 1854 before the Worshipful William Calverley Curtis
	Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of William George Street and of the
	Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn only to administer
	power reserved of making the life grant to Mary Bending Widow the relict the other
	Executor when she shall apply for the same 

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w263 	In the name of God Amen the first day of November in the year 0ne thousand & six 
	hundred eighty and two I Richard Bending of the parish of Plymtree in the county 
	of Devon Yeoman being weak of body but of good and perfect mind blessed be God do 
	make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that 
	is to say I ffirst I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God my maker and Redeemer and 
	my body to Christian burial  Item I do give and bequeath unto the Poore of the 
	parish of Plymtree twenty shillings to bee distributed at my funerall  Item I do 
	give and bequeath unto the sonnes of Andrew Clarke that is Andrew Peter and Thomas 
	the Summe of foure pounds a person to be paid at the space of Six months ? after my 
	decease  Item I do give and bequeath unto ? wife of the said Peter Clarke the summe 
	of forty shillings  Item I do give and bequeath unto my Sonne John the sum of onne 
	hundred pounds in case he doe come into the country within the time of Tenne years 
	following after my decease if not then my minde and will is that the said one 
	hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst thos of my Grandchildren then living  
	All the rest of my goods and chattells not given nor bequeathed I do give to my 
	said Grandchildren to be equally divide amongst them successively as they shall 
	come of age but if any or either of them to die before they accomplished lawfull 
	age that then the legatees of the dyeing to be eqaully divided amongst those of them 
	living and surviving  I do give and allow seaven pounds for my funerall expenses 
	and for the due performace of this my last will and testament  I doe nominate and 
	appoint my welbeloved friends Mr John Harward Mr Richard Pratt and Mr Robert Salter 
	of Plymtree to have for their pains therein taking forty shillins peere? This I do 
	acknowledge doe bee my last Will and testament and revoked all others have Signed 
	and sealed it with my owne hand the day and yeare above written  the mark of 
	Richard Bending  Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Edward Clarke Ann 
	Greenslade  Tho Doddridge

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