John Hayter The Elder of Melbury Abbas

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John Hayter

Birthplace: Church Knowle, Dorset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of George Hayter
Husband of Susanna Hayter
Father of Mary Foot; Ann Hayter; Elizabeth Hayter; John Hayter; Thomas Hayter and 2 others

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About John Hayter The Elder of Melbury Abbas

  • Name: John Hayter
  • Event Type: Baptism
  • Event Date: 17 Jun 1694
  • Parish: Church Knowle
  • Father's Name: George Hayter

The last will and testament of John Hayter The Elder of Melbury Abbas. 1762

In the name of God Amen I John Hayter the elder of Melbury Abbas in the county of Dorset yeoman being in health of body and of sound mind memory and understanding (thanks be to God) Do this twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I give to my son William Hayter the sume of Ten Pounds, Also I give to my Daughter Mary the wife of John Foot the sume of Eight Pounds, Also I give to my Daughter Anne Kendell Widow the sume of Fifteen Pounds, Also I give to my Daughter Frances the wife of John Cox the sume of Eight Pounds, all which said legacies I do order to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named within Twelve Months after my decease. And all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattells and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall die possessed of or any ways intitled unto I give demise and bequeath unto my Son John Hayter who I make Constitute and appoint whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament And I do desire and order that my said Son John Hayter do let and presuit (?) my said Daughter Anne Kendell to continue being in the house she now lives in Rent free during her life if he shall so long hold the estate to which the said house belongs In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written John Hayter Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator John Hayter as and for his last Will and Testament who at his request and in his presence have set our names as Witnesses Jn Harvey (?) Mich London Note: The spellings of ‘sume’ (for ‘sum’), ‘chattells’ (for ‘chattels’) and ‘intitled’ (for ‘entitled’) are those used in the will.

Proving of the above will

20th April 1770

This within written will of John Hayter the Elder late of Melbury Abbas in the County of Dorset and Diocese of Bristol deceased was proved by the Oath of John Hayter the natural and lawful Son of the said deceased and sole Executor within named to whom Administration was granted he being first Sworn will and faithfully to administer all and singular the Goods Chattels and credits of the said deceased according to Law also to exhibit a true and prefect Inventory thereof into the Registry of the Bishop of Bristol and to render a just Account thereon when thereunto lawfully required. Sworn Before me Mr Cooth & Sons (?) (hand written name hard to read)

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John Hayter The Elder of Melbury Abbas's Timeline

June 17, 1694
Dorset, England
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Dorset, England