Copy will of Richard Dansey Esq of Easton, Little Hereford dated Directing that all his debts and funeral expenses are paid. To his wife Emma Dansey, to be paid half yearly the full sum of £300 a year during the term of her natural life, and £100 in money to be paid to her as soon as convenient after his death, over and above the £300. To his four sons, William, Edward. Collins. George Henry and John Dansey, the full sum of £24.000 to be equally divided in shares of £6.000 each to be paid when they are 21 and in case of the death of either, his share to go to the survivors except his son John and he is not to be paid until he is 25. The Interest at £5 per cent per annum to be paid to each of them from the day of his death. To Katherine Harper of Bleathwood Common, all those houses, lands and premises in the occupation of Edward Oseland, situate at Bleathwood Common in the parish of Little Hereford, during the term of her natural life or until her marriage, and afterwards to go to his eldest son Dansey Richard Dansey and his heirs. To Edward Harper the son of said Katherine Harper £200 and to Ann and Katherine Harper £100 each to be paid when they are 21 and the interest to be paid from the day of his death to their mother Katherine Harper, if either of them die before age 21 then the legacy or legacies shall merge into the estate and to go to his eldest son.
To Hannah Weaver of Bleathwood Common for her natural life or until her marriage, all those houses and premises with the lands now in the occupation of John Powell and William Yapp. To John Weaver, Henry Weaver and Jubilee Weaver the sum of £200 each and to Elizabeth Weaver £100 all children of the said Hannah Weaver. The interest to be paid to each of them from the day of his death and the principal sum when they reach 21, if either or all should die before, then legacy or legacies to be void and merge with the estate and go to his eldest son.
To John & William Davies, sons of Pheobe Davies of Bleathwood Common £200 each to be paid when they are 21, interest to be paid from the day of his death. If either should die before age 21, then legacy or legacies become void and go to his eldest son.
To Thomas Penny, Blacksmith, 20 guineas to be paid immediately after his death, he may also hold the house and lands at same rents as he now pays for the rest of his life and also two pieces of land called Broomy Yealds in the possession of Mr Benjamin Maund at the same rent or price per acre that Benjamin Maund pays.
As all his Little Hereford and Salop Estates were given up to Rev. Joseph Carbett Archdeacon, and Rev. James Ingram for the payment of debts, if the trustees choose to sell those premises so given and leased by him, in such case he gives to Katherine Harper for life or until her marriage all premises purchased from Christopher Temple and to Hannah Weaver for her life or until she marries, all those premises purchased from Mr Walter Wall and all premises situate at Dirty Middleton in the parish of Little Hereford, and charge the sums of money due upon mortgage of these premises to Mr Forester and Mr Dalloway upon all his other estates wherever situate.
He gives and bequeaths to his eldest son Dansey Richard Dansey and his heirs forever, all his estates, lands, houses, coppices, tithes and premises with the Manor of Brinsop and Little Hereford, Ashford Corbonell, Ashford Jones and Huntington, and all stock and personal property whatever to enable him to pay all debts and legacies bequeathed.
He appoints his eldest son Dansey Richard Dansey and William Dansey Executors. If his eldest son should die without issue, all aforesaid manors and estates to his son William Dansey and his heirs and if he should die without issue to his son Edward Collins Dansey and in like case to his son George Henry Dansey and in like case to John Dansey, and in failure of issue from him, all manors and estates before mentioned to go to the eldest surviving son of his sister Mary Johnson and his heirs taking and using the name and arms of Dansey and paying to Mary and Gertrude Dansey daughters of my brother Dansey Dansey the sum of £5000 each.
He wishes to be buried in the parish church of Little Hereford, where Roger Dansey was buried, but if it cannot be done by some other clergyman than the Rev. Chas. Price the present curate of this parish, he wishes his body to be buried at Brinsop in a plain and decent manner