First I Give and Bequeath unto Ann Flood my dearly beloved wife such interest as my Executors hereinafter named shall be enabled to obtain on five hundred pounds which will become due from the Proprietors of the Norwich Life Assurance Office at the time of my decease to my Executors whom I do hereby authorise and empower to receive the aforesaid five hundred pounds from the Proprietors or an agent of the aforesaid office And my will and meaning is that my Executors do as soon as possible after they have received the aforesaid five hundred pounds plan or put it out to the greatest advantage they possibly can for the support and maintenance of my said beloved wife and children.
And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate Household Furniture Goods Stock in Trade Book Debts and all and every thing whatsoever and wheresoever and of whatever nature kind quality or degree soever the same may be and consist of at the time of my decease and not hereinbefore given and disposed of after payment of my just Debts Funeral Expenses and the expense of proving this my will. I give unto my beloved wife for the support and maintenance of herself and her children for her natural life or until she marry again which shall first happen Then if she marry again or depart this life which shall first happen I Give and Bequeath the aforesaid two hundred pounds Household Furniture Goods Stock in Trade Book Debts and all and every thing whatever and wherever and of whatever nature kind quality or degree soever the same may be and consist of at the time of her decease or at the time of her marrying again which shall first happen Unto William Stiles and James Thomas Flood whom I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Executors and my will is that they my said Executors sell and turn everything into money and place or put it out to the greatest advantage they possibly can for the use and benefit of the surviving children to be equally divided amongst them that is share and share alike.
And also my will and meaning is that my said Executors retain and keep in their own hands such or so much money as will pay them every reasonable expense they may be put to in executing this my Will. I hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament revoking all former and other Wills and Testament by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written. George Flood -@- Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Testator George Flood as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto - William ????? John Gillaspy William Stiles- Witnesses
The before registered will of George Flood deceased was proved the twenty fourth day of May 1838 before the Reverend John Metcalfe, Clerk, surrogate to the worshipful Sherrerd Beaumont Barnaby Doctor of Law Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of William Stiles and James Thomas Flood Brother of the Deceased the Executors named in the said will. They being first sworn duly to perform the same
Will of George Flood