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Photocopy of original documents


Probate Collection; Will and documents for Thomas Smith

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley




Documents :
1. Will [2 pages] dated
15 August 1797 .
Beneficiaries: To John Jones of
Preston on Wye, gentleman, his messuage and lands being freehold and copyhold in Michaelchurch Eskley and Peterchurch, subject to the discharge of the mortgage thereon and payment of a legacy to Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Watkins of Michaelchurch Eskley for her sole use without any control of her husband. If Elizabeth should die, payment to be made to her daughter, Hannah, at age 21.
To Ann, wife of Benjamin Morgan of Michaelchurch, all household goods 'except my clock which I bequeath to William Harris brother of the said Ann Morgan'.

Executor: John Jones

Signed by testator.

Witnesses: Edward Langford, Hannah Langford and Charlotte Langford.

2. Codicil dated
6 April 1804 .
As Elizabeth is now dead, her legacy now passes to her daughter Hannah, as above, together with the household furniture that was willed to Ann Morgan.

Signed by testator

Witnesses to codicil: Edward Langford and Ann Probert.

Date of probate:
3 October 1812 .

3. Inventory: none but coversheet is endorsed 'under £100'




Documents include a Commission to administer oath to executor dated 21 August 1812 and a Form of the Oath
4 documents on 3 sheets.

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