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Will of Elizabeth Norwoood

of Broadstairs, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1793
Submitted by Norm Keaton
This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Norwood of Broadstairs in the parish of Saint Peters the apostle in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Widow I being in sound and disposing mind and memory

First I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Norwood the sum of five pounds lawful money of Great Britain to be paid within thirty days after my decease by my Executor herein after mentioned

And as concerning all my money in the publick Stocks or elseware plate linen household furniture wearing apparel effects Goods Chattels and other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever as well not mentioned as mentioned I give and devise the same to my son Tho’s Norwood to him his heirs and assigns for ever he paying thereout all my just debts and Funeral charges

and I do appoint my said son Tho’s Norwood Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do revoke all former wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of April in the twenty seventh year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven. Eliz Norwood Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Elizabeth Norwood as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have here subscribed our names in her presence witnesses
Lydia Brown – Mary Milton – Thomas Brown

This Will was proved at London the twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the oath of Thomas Norwood the son of the deceased and sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.


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