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Will of Mary Cooper

of Wilmington, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1809
Transcribed by Peter Adams
In the Name of God Amen I Mary Cooper of Wilmington in the County of Kent, Widow being sick and weak in Body but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be God for the same do make my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first I give and bequeath unto Thomas Cartwright, Sophia Cartwright and Elizabeth Mountain children of my niece the daughter of my brother John Woodmansee the sum of five pounds each to be paid within six months after my decease

Then as to the last residue and remainder of Ready Money,Security for Money Money in the public works and funds and goods and chattels, personal Estate,whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever which I shall be possessed of at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my nephews Thomas and James Sons of my Brother Thomas Woodmansee and nieces Elizabeth and Sarah daughters of Robert and Elizabeth Pritty equally between my said four last mentioned Nephews and Nieces share and share alike to be paid and delivered to them within Six months after my decease.

And I appoint my Nephew John Cooper Son of my Late husband's Brother William and James Harman of Wilmington Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former and other Will and Wills and Testamentary Dispositions declare this only to be my last Will and Testament and in Witness whereof the the said Testatrix Mary Cooper have hereto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Thirtieth day of January in the forty ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Defender of the faith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord Christ One thousand eight hundred and nine The Mark X Mary Cooper [LS] Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Mary Cooper as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her Request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto. The Words " your last mentioned" being first underlined?
Thos Harman Jo Farmer Dartford

7 10 1809
I Mary Coopper give of my own free will the sum of 20 pounds out of my ready Money which is in the house to Catherine Elizabeth Harman signed by me Mary Coopper Witnessed by
Jhon Coopper Thomas Woodmansee

This Will was proved at London on the twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nine before thev Worshipful John Mowbray Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir John Nicholl Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of John Cooper and James Harman the Younger the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer

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