British Connection – 3

Background:  Francis McCulloh was the brother of Eleanor McCulloh who married her cousin, Samuel McCulloh

Will of Francis McCulloh

This is the last will and testament of Francis McCulloh of East Guntster in the County of Sussex, Esquire.  I desire that I may be interned in the family yard at St. Charlton in the County of Kent.  And whereas on the marriage of my sister Frances Browne with George Boone Roupell, Esquire, I settled a moirty of my one third part of Certain Estates in the Counties Kent and Leicester on the said George Boone Roupell and Frances Browne and their issue in the event of my dying without issue, reserving to myself a power to make a provision for any wife I might marry and whereas I have since charged all my said Estate with a jointure for Susan my wife, I do therefore confirm the said settlement and jointure and provision which I have made for my said wife and subject thereto and to the payment of all my debts and bequeath and dispose of my real and personal estate in the manner following:

That is to say, I give and devise the unsettled moiety of my said one third part of the said estates in the said county of Kent and the money produced by the sale of the said estate in the said county of Leicester of which I have power to dispose or if the said estate in the said county of Kent shall be sold in my life time then I give and bequeath the money to arise from such sale unto George Boon Roupell.

Upon trust to sell and dispose of my said real estate or such part as shall not be sold at the time of my death and to give receipts for the purchase money which shall be a discharge to the purchaser who shall not be bound to see to the application of the purchase money and to lay out and invest the money arisen or to arise from the sale of my said estates in the Purchase of Stock in public funds or on real security and to pay and apply the interest to dividends thereof and the rents and profit until sale of the said estates to or to the use of my sister Eleanor McCulloh for and during her natural life and from and after her death to pay or transfer such money or stock unto an amongst my nephews and nieces, the children of said George Boone Roupell and Frances Browne his wife who shall be living at the time of my decease and to whom I give and bequeath the same in proportion and in the manner following:

That is to say, I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann Susan Roupell and to my nephew Francis Pooley Roupell the sum of 1500 pounds sterling each and the rest and residue of my real estate and money arisen or to arise from the sale thereof I give and bequeath the same unto and to be divided amongst my nephews and nieces the nine children of said George Boone Roupell and Frances Browne…

McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 5, frame 179

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