Will of
Joseph 
Banks
(
Hodgkinson
,
Handcock
) 1665 - 1727, 27th Jul 1726

His main heir was his son, Joseph. Another notable legacy was that if
his family failed, 500 was to be used to set up a Foundling hospital.
This was in fact founded in 1739.

He had manually altered his will so substantiually, that his son had
to get a private Act of Parliament to obtain its approval.

PROB 11/614
Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate
Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece: Name of Register: Farrant Quire Numbers: 46 - 92
Date: 13 December 1727
Description: Will of Joseph Banks of Revesby Abby, Lincolnshire
Image contains: 1 will of many for the catalogue reference

PROB 11/617
Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate
Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece: Name of Register: Farrant Quire Numbers: 197 - 250
Date: 13 December 1727
Description: Sentence of Joseph Banks of Reavesby Abby, Lincolnshire

COPY of the WILL of JOSEPH BANKS ESQ. Dated 27th July The Last Will
and Testament of Mee Joseph Banks the Eldest of Reavesby als Reversby
Abby in the County of Lincolne Esqr made and Executed this Twenty
Seventh day of July One thousand seven hundred and twenty and six and
in the Twelveth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George
and at my age of Sixty Years.

FIRST I the said Joseph Banks being in perfect Health both in Body and
Mind praised be Almighty God for the same But considering the
certainty of Death and the uncertainty when it shall please God to
take me out of this Life to prevent Disputes betwixt my Children after
my Decease Doe by this my Will confirm the Settlement made on my only
Son Joseph Banks Juniors Marriage with my Dear Daughter in Law Ann his
wife of the greatest part of my Mannours Lands and Tenements in
Holbeach Whapload Fleet Moulton and Gedney in the Parts of Holland in
the County of Lincolne ITEM my Mannors of Hume and Dame Amyas and my
capital Messuage call'd Hurne Hall and the Chequer Inn in Holbeach and
all other my Messuages and Farmes in the possession of John Drewry
Thomas Cliffe John Brasse Charles Maxwell John Wharton John Betts Dm
Stewkley late Good and all other my Farmes and Estate at and near
Holbeach and Hurne in the said Parts of Holland unsettled and subject
to a Rent Charge of Thirty eight pounds And to Mrs. Rebecca Burton
Widdow for her life together with my Tythes of the Sea Lathes in
Moulton with the Lands where the Tythe Barne stood lately purchased of
Thomas White Esq and all other my Estate not settl'd on my sons
marriage in the Parts of South Holland being about Three hundred
pounds And I give to my said son Joseph Banks for ninety nine years if
he so long live and after his Decease to his son Joseph Banks my
grandson for ninety nine years if he so long live ITEM I give and
Devise my several Mannors of Reavesby als Reaversby and the late
Dissolv'd Abby or Monastery of Reavesby als Reaversby and the Church
with the Bells and Church Yard there Also the Grange of Reavesby and
my Mannor of St. Sythes and the capital Messe called St. Sythes Hall
in Reavesby wherein I dwell and all my new Park in Reavesby and
Minningsby and my inniLgsby Park caU'd BuUingbrooke Park als Kirkby
Park and all at leased my Farm Houses Outhouses and Gardens and all my
art of the