Pallant Wills and Copyhold
Extracts from Court Rolls Manor of Hitcham Suffolk.
Pallant John admitted in fee on the absolute Surrender of Joseph Syer to a Messuage called Sedge Crops with a Garden containing half an Acre to which the said Joseph Syer was admitted at a Court 28 October 1802
Pallant John admitted in fee on the absolute Surrender of Robert Mowl to a Messuage and Orchard To which the said Robert Mowl was admitted at Court 19 October 1801
Pallant John admitted in Fee under the Will of John Pallant his father to All that copyhold Messuage Lands and Premises called Sedge Crops with a garden containing half an Acre to which the said John Pallant the father was admitted at a Court 18 Oct 1809 on absolute surrender of Joseph Syer.
Same admitted in Fee as eldest Son and Heir at Law of the said John Pallant to a Copyhold Messuage to which said John Pallant the father was admitted at a court held 13 October 1812 on absolute surrender of John Bearns
Fine £3.3s 0d
Pallant Thomas admitted in fee under the Will of the Said John Pallant his Father to a Copyhold Messuage to which the said John Pallant was admitted at a Court held 24 October 1811 on surrender of Robert Mowl
Pallant John admitted in Fee on the absolute Surrender of William Bull To All that Messuage or Tenement premises to which the said William Bull was admitted at a court held 21 October 1813 under the Will of his then late Father William Bull deced. A cottage.
I John Pallant of Sweffling in the County of Suffolk Farmer do make and publish this my last will and Testament in Manner following First I give unto my son Nathaniel Pallant the Sum of Forty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain and unto my Sons John Pallant and Thomas Pallant and unto my Daughters Margaret Pallant, Ann Pallant, Sarah Pallant and Rachael Pallant the Sum of Seventy pounds apiece of like Money All which Legacies I will shall be paid to them my said Sons and Daughters respectively out of the Monies arising by the Sale of my Goods and Chattels hereafter mentioned as they shall severally attain the Age of Twenty One years and in Case any of them shall die before that period then my Will is that the Legacy or legacies of him her or them so dying shall go and be paid unto and amongst the Survivors or Survivor of them, if more than one, share and share alike at their respective Ages of Twenty one years. Also I give unto my loving Wife Rachael Pallant and Richard Freeman of Saxmundham in the said County Glazier all my Household Goods Chattels Effects and personal Estate whatsoever of which I shall be possessed at the Time of my Death Upon Trust to sell the same as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease for the most Money that can be reasonably gotten for the same and out of the Monies arisng therefrom ,after Payment of all my just Debts and the Fine and Fees upon the Admission of Rachael by Wife to the Copyhold Premises hereinafter devised to her, shall and do pay and discharge the several Legacies of Sums of Money before mentioned as and when they shall respectively become due and payable, and shall and do in the Mean Time place out such Monies at Interest upon Real or personal Security and apply such Interest Money as the same shall from Time to Time received and paid in for and towards the Maintenance and Education of my said Children until they shall respectively attain the Age of Twenty one years as aforesaid. Also I give unto my said Wife and the said Richard Freeman the Sum of Ten pounds apiece to be paid to them out of the monies arising from the Sale of my personal Estate and Effects within six months after my Death. And if there shall be any Surplus of my said personal Estate after the payment of my Debts and the several Legacies and Sums of money before mentioned then I give such surplus unto my said Children to be equally divided between them at such Time and in such Manner and with such benefit of Survivorship as is hereinbefore mentioned or appointed for Payment of their said legacies. Also I give and devise unto my said wife Rachael Pallant all that my Messuage and Tenement Farm lands new erected Cottage Hereditaments and premises both Freehold and Copyhold with all the Appurtenances situate and being at Marlesford in the said County of Suffolk or elsewhere To hold the Same to her and her Assigns for the Term of her natural Life without Impeachment of Waste, except voluntary waste And from and immediately after her Decease I give and devise all my said Freehold Estate unto the said Richard Freeman and his Heirs In Trust that he the said Richard Freeman and his Heirs do and shall sell and Convey the same as soon as conveniently maybe after my Said Wife’s Decease for the best price or prices that can be obtained And I do hereby direct and impower the said Richard Freeman and his Heirs to sell and convey all my said Copyhold Estate in Marlesford aforesaid or elsewhere as soon as Conveniently maybe after my said Wife’s decease for the best price that can be got. And I do will and direct that the net Moneys arising from the Sale of my said Freehold and Copyhold Estates shall be paid unto such of my said Children as shall have attained the Age of Twenty One years at the Time of perfecting of such Sale within six Months afterwards and unto such of them as shall not have then attained the Age of twenty one years within six Months next after he her or they shall respectively attain that Age to be paid to them share and share alike. And if any of them shall die before attaining the Age of twenty one years then my Will is that the Share or Shares of him her of them so dying shall go and be paid unto the Survivors or survivor of them, if more than one, share and share alike at their his or her respective Age of Twenty one years. And in Case all or any of my said Children shall not have attained the Age of twenty one Years at the Time of the Payment of the purchase Money arising from the Sale of my said Estates, then I will that the said Richard Freeman his Heires Executors or Administrators shall place the same out at Interest upon real or personal Security until such Legacies or Sums of Money shall respectively become due and payable and apply the Interest of the Share or Shares of such of them as shall not have then attained the Age of Twentyone years towards his her or their Maintenance and Education in Aid of the Interest arising from the Sale of my Personal Estates until the Time of payment of the said last mentioned Legacies or Sums of Money if he or they shall think the same necessary otherwise to permit such Interest to accumulate until the original Legacies or Sums of Money shall become payable for the Benefit or the Person or Persons who shall be then intitled thereto And I will that the Receipt or Receipts of my said Trustee his heirs Executors or Administrators shall be good and effectual Discharges to the Purchasor or Purchasors of all and singular my said Freehold and Copyhold Estates so directed to be sold And that he or they shall not be concerned to see to the Application thereof nor be answerable for the same and that my said Trustees shall not be answerable for the Acts of each other And I will that he she and they shall reimburse themselves out of the Monies arising from the Sale of my said real and personal Estates or either of them all Expenses to be occasioned in or about the Execution of the Trusts hereby in them respectively reposed. And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Rachael Pallant and the said Richard Freeman joint Executors of this my Will. In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one Sheet of paper set my Hand and Seal the twentyninth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have set and subscribed our Names as Witnesses to the due Execution thereof.
Denniss Pinnock Clerk to Mr Mott.
John Pallant, Signed 22nd October 1812, Probate 16th February 1813
[Will in full, some spellings kept as original other changed to make them more readable, where word cannot be read xx have been used]
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Pallant of Hitcham in the County of Suffolk farmer, first I give to my wife Mary Pallant the fourth part of Messuage (which is now divided into four Tenements in the occupation of Knock and others)
Which fourth part is situated at the North End of the above Messuage with the land theirto belonging the same being freehold situate lying and being in Duck Street in Brettenham in the County a foursaid . To hold the said premises for and during the natural life and after her Death I give the said fourth part of the before mentioned Cottage or Messuage to my son Thomas Pallant likewise give to my wife during her natural life the Interest of two hundred pounds which sum is to be placed out under proper security by my executors hereunder mentioned which interest is to be paid xxx year in two equal half yearly payments And likewise give to my wife Mary Pallant a sufficient quantity of my furniture to furnish a Bed Room and Keeping Room for her own use during her natural life and immediately after her Decease I empower and direct my executors to dispose of that Furniture for the most Money that can reasonably be obtained for the same and the Moneys arising these from to be divided share and share alike to my Children that shall then be living except to Elizabeth Elmer her past being placed out at Interest with any Sum or Sums of Money I shall herein after mention I likewise give to my son John Pallant all that Copyhold Messuage Lands and premises now in my occupation called Seachrops situated lying being in the parish of Hitcham likewise a Messuage adjoining the below mentioned Messuage with the yards premises thereto belonging late barns which Messuage are xxx for the use of my will As soon after my Decease as may be convenient I direct my executors to sell to xxx tennents the above mentioned Copyhold Cottages and the Rents arising therefrom I direct to be paid to my Son John Pallant yearly and evenly till he shall have obtained the age of twenty one years then and immediately after the said Messuages Lands and Premises to be at his own disposal I likewise give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Pallant all those three freehold Messuages and tenements with Lands and xxxxxx therto belonging situated and adjoining the one below mentioned in Duck Street in the parish of Brettenham and after my Decease the rents arising therefrom to be paid to the said Nathaniel Pallant till he shall attain the age of Twenty One years and then the said premises are to be at his own disposal. I likewise give and bequeath to my son Thomas Pallant all that Copyhold Massuage Lands and premises situated in the parish of Hitcham and in the occupation of Samuel Knock and which is surrendered to the use of my will and I likewise give the said Thomas Pallant the sum of Seven Hundred Pounds to take up the same and after my Decease the rents arising therefrom to be paid yearly to the said Thomas Pallant till he shall attain the age of Twenty One and then to be at his own disposal I likewise xxx that two hundred pounds left to my wife shall be after her decease divided equally share and share alike to all my children that shall be living except Elizabeth Elmer whose share shall be placed out under proper Security and the interest paid her weekly or otherwise as she may think proper and after her Decease that share to be divided equally between her Children and paid them as they respectively come of Age. I likewise give to my daughter Anne Cocksedge the sum of twenty seven pounds to my Daughter Mary Poppy the sum of thirty pounds to my daughter Sarah Butcher the sum of thirty pounds to my daughter Rachel Hoddy the sum of twenty pounds to my daughter Esther Pallant the sum of Forty Pounds to my Daughter Aemma Pallant the sum of fourty pounds and to my daughter Elizabeth Elmer the sum of thirty pounds which sum is to be placed out under proper security by my Executors or Administration and the interest therefrom to be paid into the hands of my Daughter Elizabeth Elmer weekly if she require it and after her decease the principle sum of thirty pounds to be divided share and share alike to her Children as they respectively attain the age of twenty one years and I likewise direct my executors to pay to my Children that agree of Age one year my Decease the respective Legacys as before mentioned and that the Sums of Money as Legacys left to my children under the age of twenty one years shall be placed out under proper security and the interest arising therefrom to be paid yearly and respectively to the said Children under the age of twenty one years and the principle to be paid them as they respectively attain that age And as soon after my decease as may be convenient then I do hereby empower and direct my Executors hereinafter named or the survivors of them his executors or Administrations to make sale of all my remainder part of my household furniture goods and chattels the money arising therefrom together with all Bonds notes of Hands or other securities for money after a deduction of all reasonable costs charges trouble and expenses attending such sale together with my funeral expenses to be placed out under proper security to pay off the legacys as before mentioned to my Children as they respectively attain the age of twenty one years and whatever sum or sums of money that may remain over and above what I have here disposed of I direct and empower my Executors to divide equally share and share a like to my Children except Elizabeth Elmer whose share is to be placed out as before directed And lastly I do herby nominate and appoint John Pallant my son and Robert Snelling of Hitcham Farmer to be my executors of this my last will and testament and that they shall be paid all reasonable expenses for trouble and I will and explicitly declare that my said executors or either of them their or either of their Executors or Administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for any more Money than shall respectively actually receive by virtue of this my will nor be answerable or accountable for any losses that may happen in putting out or managing the same and I herby revoke all former wills by me made I do declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said John Pallant the testator have hereunto set my Hand and seal this twenty second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve John Pallant [JP Seal] signed sealed and published and declared by the said John Pallant in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto John [not Pallant looks like Growse], Robert Snelling Robert Daking
Probate of this will was made in common form before the Rev Charles Johnson xxx to the worshipful John Gooch xxxx 16th February 1813 by the oaths of the Executors to whom administration was granted being sworn saving the all might.
Youngest child Ester Pallant alias Hayward sum of three shillings per week until Eight, rents from 2 Cottages, sell when Ester Eight. If dead sell cottages. Louisa Pallant alias Louisa Hayward, John Pallant, Thomas Pallant alias Thomas Buss, Robert Pallant alias Robert Buss all £19 19s
Executors John Pallant of 106 Gatliff Buildings, Commercial Rd Pimlico and ?aeleb Hudson of Hitcham.
Son John Pallant, largest Freehold Cottage with garden, my clock and chest of drawers [the largest].
Thomas Pallant of Haverhill, smallest Cottage and garden
Living in cottages myself one , Susan Livit. Not to be sold but passed to nearest kin of above.
The Corner Cottage Hitcham near Ipswich to be given to the RAF Benevolent fund.