Croasdaile family tree.
This is the will of Richard Croasdaile signed on 6th July 1829. 

It was transcribed from an on-line copy held in the UK National Archives at Kew.    It was transcribed by Peter Moss and Margaret Moss, and compared against a similar transcription by Diane Waters.  Accordingly we think that there are not many errors in it.

I Richard Croasdaile of Rynn in the Queens County do make this last will and testament in the manner following that is to say I give and devise (means bequest) all that part of the lands of Rynn called Nut Grove and all my estate and interest to the use of my oldest son Lancelot and his assigns during his life without impeachment of waste and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his life then to the use of Charles Sands and George Sands sons of the late Lancelot Sands of Kilcavan in the Queens County and their heirs during the life of said Lancelot in trust for him and by the usual ways and means  to preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limited from being defeated and after the decease of said Lancelot to the use of the first and every other son of his body severally and successively and according to their respective seniorities in tail (entail) and for default of such issue to of my second son Thomas and his heirs during his life without impeachment of waste and after the determination of that Estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime to the use of the said Charles Sands and George Sands and their heirs during the life of said Thomas in trust for him and by the usual ways and means to preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter   limited from being defeated and after the decease of said Thomas to the use of the first and every other son of his body severally according to their respective seniorities in tail (entail) ? and for default of such issue to the use of my third son Henry during his life without impeachment of waste and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime to the use of said Charles and George Sands and their heirs during the life of said Henry in trust for him and by the usual ways and means to preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limited from being defeated and after the decease of the said Henry then to the use of the first and every other issue of his body severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail (entail) ? and for the want of such issue to the use of my fourth son George and his heirs during his life without impeachment of waste and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime to the use of the said Charles and George Sands and their heirs during the lifetime of my son George in trust for him and the usual ways and means to preserve contingent remainders and hereinafter limited from being defeated and after the decease of said George to the use of the first and every other son of his body severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male and for the want of such Issue to the use of my own right heirs for ever and whereas under the will of my kinsman Despard Croasdaile late of Golden Square in the City of London deceased I am entitled to the sum of ten thousand pounds Stg which is to be paid to me after the deaths of Mrs Charlotte Croasdaile widow of the said Despard Croasdaile and of her sister Miss Harriett Fitter and whereas under the codicil of said will I am also entitled to one eighth part of the residue of the personal property of the said Despard Croasdaile on account and as parcel of which said one eighth part I have already received a sum of money and invested the same in Government stock the amount of which stock the product of said sum received by me is about four thousand six hundred pounds or four thousand seven hundred pounds I hereby give and bequeath the said sum of four thousand six hundred or four thousand

 
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Seven hundred pounds Government stock be the same more or less and also the said sum of ten thousand pounds Stg and all other my personal Estate property and effects of whatever nature or kind the same may be of which I am now or hereafter may be possessed or over which I shall have a disposing power at the time of my decease subject to my debts and legacies hereinafter bequeathed unto the said Charles and George Sands their executors and advisors upon the several trusts hereinafter declared of and concerning the same that is to say as to the said sum of four thousand six hundred pounds or four thousand seven hundred pounds Government stock in trust to pay thereout immediately after my decease the following sums to the persons hereinafter named that is to say to my dearly beloved wife the sum of one thousand pounds Stg to my third son Henry the like sum of one thousand pounds Stg and to my fourth son George the like sum of one thousand pounds stg and whereas as  soon as the said sum of ten thousand pounds shall be received by my said trustees from the Representatives (?) or trustees of the said Despard Croasdaile on trust as to two thousand five hundred pounds part thereof to invest the same in Government security and to stand possessed of the stock thus produced in trust to pay the interest and dividends there (?) arising to my oldest daughter Mary Pigott during her life and after her decease to pay and divide the said sum of two thousand five hundred pounds or the stock in which it shall be there invested to and amongst the children of the said Mary Piggott by her present husband in equal shares and proportions and as to the residue of the said sum of ten thousand pounds when the same shall be so received as hereinbefore mentioned in trust to pay thereout the following sums to the persons hereinafter named that is to say to my daughter Elizabeth Vandeleur the sum of one thousand pounds to my third son Henry the sum of two thousand pounds and to my fourth son George the like sum of two thousand pounds and as to all the REST and RESIDUE of my said personal Estate property and effects hereinbefore given and bequeathed to the said Charles and George Sands after payment thereout as hereinbefore directed of the aforesaid Legacies and also of my debts in trust to stand possessed thereof to and upon the trusts herein declared of and concerning the same that is to say whereas under the provisions of the marriage settlement of my eldest son the said Lancelot the lands of Larry? And part of the lands of Rynn aforesaid are limited to the said Lancelot for life remainder to his first and other sons in tail male? remainder to his daughters in tail and whereas it is my wish and desire that the said limitations on some of them should be barred and not take effect and that the said lands by said marriage settlement should be resettled to the same uses and to and upon the said trusts and with the life limitations as have been hereinbefore declared of and concerning that part of the lands called Nutgrove now I do hereby direct and appoint that if my said son Lancelot shall be living at the time when his son Richard being now tenant in tail or remainder under the provisions of the aforesaid settlement shall attain the age of twenty one and if my said son Lancelot and his son the said Richard being then of the age of twenty one shall join in  suffering a recovery and take such steps as may be necessary in order effectually to bar the  remainders expectant on the termination of such estate tail and acquire the absolute fee in the said lands the subject of the said settlement and shall  resettle the same to and upon the same uses and the same trust and with the like limitations so far as the then existing circumstances will permit as have been hereinbefore declared of and concerning that part of the said lands of Rynn called NutGrove (Nutgrove is the original name for Rynn) then  and in such case the said Charles and George Sands shall stand possessed of the said rest and residue of my personal Estate property and effects in trust to and for the sole use of my said son the said Lancelot his executors, administrators and Administrators and if my said son the said Lancelot shall die before his said son Richard shall attain the age of twenty one years and if the said Richard on attaining to the age of twenty one years suffer such recovery and bar the said remainders expectant or such estate tail and acquire the absolute fee in the said lands comprised in the said settlement and therefore resettle the same to and upon the same uses and with the like limitations so far as the then existing circumstances will permit as have hereinbefore been declared of  and concerning  the lands of Nut Grove here and in such case the said Charles and George Sands shall stand possessed of the said rest and residue of my personal estate property and effects in trust and to and for the sole use of the said Richard having so resettled the said lands his Executors, Advisers and administrators but if it shall happen the said Richard shall attain the age of twenty one and that such settlement of the lands as is hereinbefore mentioned shall not be effectually made and take place within that space of six months after the time of the said Richard becoming of age and if the said Richard shall die before he attains
 
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…the age of twenty one then and in either case I direct and appoint that said Charles and George Sands shall stand possessed of the said rest and residue of my personal estate property and effects upon trust to pay the interest thereof to my said son Lancelot during his life and after his decease to pay the same in like manner to his son the said Richard if then living during his life  and after his decease to stand possessed of the said rest and residue of my personal estate property and effects to and upon the same trusts and to and for the same intents and purposes and with under and subject to the like powers provisions and declarations as hereinbefore declared of and concerning that part of the lands of Rynn called Nut Grove and hereby devised the said trustees or as near  thereto as the different natures of the property and the rules of Law and Equity and the then existing circumstances will permit but so that no person shall be entitled to all Estate tail in the said lands of Nut Grove under this my will shall have an absolute estate in the said personal property and effects until he shall attain the age of twenty one years or die before that age I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of June One thousand Eight hundred and twenty nine (1829).  R Croasdaile.  Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Thos(?) French Trinity Flynn James Gulvan
Codicil whereas I Richard Croasdaile have duly made and published my last will bearing date the 30th day of June 1829 now I do hereby declare this present writing to be a codicil thereto whereas I have by my said will bequeathed unto the said Charles and George Sands as trustees thereof not only the ten thousand pounds therein mentioned as bequeathed to me by Despard Croasdaile and the four thousand six hundred or the four thousand seven hundred pounds Government stock purchased by me being the money already received  by me on account?  of the one eighth of the residue of his personal property also bequeathed to me by him but also all other my personal estate property and effects whatsoever Now I do hereby revoke so much  of said bequests to the said trustees as relates to all such my personal estate property and effects and in lieu and in stead thereof I hereby bequeath to my said trustees their executors and Associates to be added by the legacies with the said ten thousand pounds and the said four thousand six hundred or four thousand seven hundred pounds Government stock subject to all my just debts as the trust in said mentioned the residue of the outright share of the ? of the personal property of the said Despard Croasdaile bequeathed to me by him it being my desire and intent that the said trust fund? to be holden? by my said trustees or the trusts in said will declared rourcing my personal Estate property and effects shall consist and be composed of the said sum of ten thousand pounds the said sum of four thousand six hundred or four thousand seven hundred pounds Government stock subject to my just debts and the said residue of said one eighth share of the remainder of the personal property of the said Despard Croasdaile and of other sums or funds whatever and as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal estate property and effects of which I shall be possed and over which I shall have a disposing power at the time of my decease other than the said sums of ten thousand pounds the said sum of four thousand six hundred or four thousand seven hundred pounds government stock subject to my just debts and the said remainder of the one eighth share I bequeath the same to my son Lancelot his executors and associates? to and for his their sole use and benefit and I hereby nominate and appoint my said son Lancelot the sole Executor of this my will I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand  this sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine R Croasdaile
To the above Will I nominate and appoint my oldest son Lancelot Croasdaile and my second son Thomas Croasdaile as Executors the carry? the said will into execution R Croasdaile dated this 13th day of September 1829
Thomas French of Rath in the Queens County Esq maketh oath of the holy Evangelists and state that he knew and was intimately acquainted with Richard Croasdaile late of Rynn in the Queens County Esq deceased and with his usual
 
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character and manner of handwriting and subscription having seen him write and subscribe his name and ? having carefully viewed and examined a paper writing hereunto purporting to be a Codicil to the last will and testament of said deceased? beginning “Codicil whereas I Richard Croasdaile have duly made and published my last will bearing date the 30th day of June 1829” and ending “this sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty  nine” and subscribed “Rd Croasdaile” saith the whole of said paper writing except the word sixth in the last line thereof and the name “ R Croasdaile” hereto subscribed is in the handwriting of Deposant and that he drew same by the directions and from the instructions of the deceased himself and exactly comformably? thereto and that deposant sent or delivered same to deceased and was same to deceased who fully approved of its contents as so prepared by Deposant and as same now appears which said codicil is now in the same state and condition as when said deceased  so approved of same save that the day of the month was not then inserted nor had deceased then signed it and Deposant? saith that the word “sixth” in the last line but one thereof and the name “R Croasdaile” thereto subscribed are the proper handwriting and signature of the said Richard Croasdaile deceased to the best of Deposant’s judgement and belief Deposant  also saith that the he hath perused and examined a writing at foot of the said last will and testament of said  deceased also hereunto annexed in the words and figures following “to the above will I nominate and appoint my oldest son Lancelot Croasdaile and my second son Thomas Croasdaile as Executors to carry the said will into execution R Croasdaile dated this 13th day of September 1829” saith that every word letter and figure thereof and the name “R Croasdaile” thereto subscribed are all the proper handwriting and subscription of  the said Richard Croasdaile deceased to the best of deposant’s judgement and belief Thomas French ? Sworn the 27th day of November 1829 before us J Radcliff.
Proved at London with two Codicils 27th February 1832 before the worshipful John Danbery Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Thomas Pearson Croasdaile Esq in the second Codicil written Thomas Croasdaile the second of the Executors named in the second Codicil to whom administration was granted being first sworn duly to administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Lancelot in the second Codicil written Lancelot Croasdaile Esquire the son the other Executor named in the second codicil which shall apply for the same
 


Notes.

1.    To prove the will – Probate?
2.    Testator - a person who has written and executed a last will and testament that is in effect at the time of his/her death.  In this case, Richard Croasdaile.
3.  Nut Grove is the name of the Estate at Runn, Queens County.



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