Lypeatt Bodman (1713 – 1773)

Lypeatt Bodman (1713 – 1773) and Frances Pororke


Lipyeatt Bodman was born about 1713. He was the third son of Timothy.

He married Frances Pororke on 3rd March 1735 at Lower Basildon, Berkshire. No details of descendands is known at present.

In 1757 he was mentioned in his younger brother John’s Will.

He died in 1773 and was buried at Ashampstead, Berkshire on 15th June 1773. He left a Will. It does not mention his wife or any children.

Will of Lipyeatt Bodman
Dated 15th March 1773
Proved 17th October 1773
in PCC ref PROB 11/991
Executors Ann Diure and William Bodman
I Lipyeatt Bodman of Newbury in the County of Berks Apothercary being mindful of my mortality do make publish and declare my last Will and Testament in writing as follows that is to say
first I wish that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary charges be fully paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter named within twelve months next after my decease, whereas my late father Timothy Bodman decease in and by his last Will and Testament bearing the 22nd day of January 1745 did amongst other things therein ?rentained give devise and bequeath unto John Burkler and John show therein named and their heirs all his estate closes lands and hereditaments in East in Wells in the County of Somerset to the use of myself remainder to my issue male and their heirs of their bodies remainder to my daughters remainder to my brother John Bodman and his issue in like manner remainder to his grandson William Bodman his heirs and assigns for ever as in and by the said Will relation being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear and whereas my heir Mrs Diure the only surviving child of my late brother John Bodman joined with me in carring the said futail whereby I sold the said estate to Mr Tudway of Wells I am now desirous of compleating my father’s intention and of settling an equivalent to the same uses therefore I give devise and bequeath to Mr John Burkler the elder of Warminster in the County of Wilts brewer and to Mr John Shord of the same place grocer and their heirs all that my now dwelling house in Newbury aforesaid with all buildings and courts yards, gardens and appurtenances there unto belonging to and for the use and purpose here in after limited of and to utilising the joint and not to or for any other use or purpose whatsoever that is to say to the use of my said heire Mrs Ann Diure during her natural life without impediment of waste and form and after her death to the use of the first son of the body of my said heire Ann Diure and the heirs of the body of the same first son and for default of such issue to the use of all and every other son and sons of the body of my said heire Ann Diure ????? according to their seniority and of the heirs of the body and bodys of the same other son and sons respectively the elder of the same other son and the heirs of his and their body and bodys always to take and be preferred before the younger of the same other sons and the heirs of his and their body and bodys and for default of such issue then in case no more daughters than one shall begotten of the heirs of the body of the same daughter but if two or more daughter of the body of my said heire Ann Diure shall be gotten to the use of the same daughters by equal shares and proportions as tenants in Common of the heirs of the bodys of the same daughters and for default of heirs of the body or bodies of any the same daughters to the use of the other daughters of the body of the said Ann Duire by equal shares and proportions as tenants in Common and of the heirs of the body of the same other daughter but if no more than one such other daughter shall be to the use of my nephew William Bodman son of my late brother William Bodman his heirs and assigns for ever.
Also I give and bequeath to the said John Burkler and John Shard the capital sum of two hundred pounds 3 ½ p(er)cent Bank Annuities 1758 being part of that trust? Now standing in my name upon trust to sell and dispose of the same and to lay out and invest the monies arising thereby in the purchase of freehold land tenements or hereditaments to be conveyed to them and their heirs in Trust to and for the same and like uses intent and purposes as are hereinbefore particularly expressed and declared in respect to my dwelling house with its appurtenances.
I Give devise and bequeath all that my copyhold estate at East Woodley in the County of Southampton which I have surrendered to the use of my will unto my much esteemed friend Mrs Sarah Head, sister of Mr Lawrence Head of Newbury, for and during the term of her natural life with power to cut timber for necessary repairs only but not for sale and from and immediately after here decease
I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew the said William Bodman his heirs and assigns for ever. I give devise and bequeath all my house and lands at Warminster in the said County of Wilts which I hold by lease under the Right Hon. Lord Weymouth unto my heire the said Mrs Ann Duire her heirs and assigns
I likewise give and bequeath my house and land at Westbury in the said County of Wilts which I hold by lease under the Right Hon. The Earl of Abingdon unto my said heire Mrs Ann Diure her executors Admons and assigns.
I likewise give to my said heire Mrs Ann Duire the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful Money of Great Brittain.
I give and bequeath to my heirs Elizabeth Bodman and Mary Collins sisters of the said William Bodman the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds a piece to be paid to each of them within twelve months next after my decease.
I give devise and bequeath my leasehold Estate at Ashampstead in the county of Berks unto John Pororke of Childs Court, nephew of my late dear wife his executors, administrators and assigns upon condition that he pays to his brother Edward Pororke and his sister Ffanny Pororke the sum of one hundred pounds apiece within twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby expressly charge my said Leasehold Estate at Ashampstead with the payment of the said two hundred pounds accordingly and
I do hereby give, forgive and release the said John Poroke, Edward Poroke and Ffanny Poroke all sums and sums of money due and owing to me from them or either of them on their own account other than and except the arrears of rent due from the said John Pororke or from his father or mother for the said leasehold Estate.
I give and bequeath to Henry Chivers Duire Wsq and Mrs Bodman wife of my nephew the said William Bodman the sum of twenty pounds a piece.
I give to Mr Humphry Burke or the elder of Warminster the sum often pounds.
I give to my servant Mary Marsh the sum of ten pounds if living with me at the time of my decease.
I give to my servant James Clark one year’s wages if living with me at the time of my decease.
I give to my said heire Mrs Ann Duire the sum of ten pounds to be laid out by her in buying clothes and other necessarys for Elizabeth Brown of Seend in the County of Wilts and will and desire that my executors hereinafter named do pay and allow unto the said Elizabeth Brown two shillings a week as an addition to the two shillings a week she already receives from some of the family by weekly payments for and during the term of her natural life the first payment thereof to begin and be made within one week next after my decease.
All the rest and residue of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and where so ever and of what nature kind or quality whatsoever the same be after and subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary charges and the aforesaid legacies.
I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my heire the said Mrs Ann Diure and my nephew the said William Bodman, their heirs executors, administrators and assigns and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said heire Mrs Ann Diure and my said nephew William Bodman joint executors of this my Will lasth. I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time here before made and do publish and declare this truly to be my Last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy three
Lipyeatt Bodman Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared }
by the above named Lipyeatt Bodman, }
The testator and for his Last Will and } Jas Head
Testament in the presence of us who have } Thomas Norris
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses } Joseph Willis

This Will was proved at London the thirteenth day
of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and seventy three before the right Worshipful George Hay Doctor
of Laws, Master, keeper or Commisionary of the Perogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Ann Diure (wife of
Henry Chivers Diure Esquire) the heire and William Bodman the
nephew of the decease and Executors named in the said will to whom
Administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels
and credits of the said decease having been first sworn by ??????? and administer