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Will of Mary Sale

of Chelsham, Surrey


Source: PCC 1757
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson

In the Name of God Amen the Fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty three I Mary Sale widow of the parish of Chelsum in the County of Surry being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing the uncertainty of this life on Earth do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say
Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Body into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Soul I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughters Ann and Elizabeth Sale all and singular my Real Estate and personal to be equally divided between them the said Ann and Elizabeth Sale aforesaid by even and equal proportions together with all my household goods debts and moveable effects to be by them freely possessed and enjoyed

Item I give and bequeath to my aforesaid Daughter Ann the sum of Twelve pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain which said twelve pounds was given to my deceased husband James Sale by his Uncle Samuel Sale to be by the said Ann my aforesaid daughter freely possessed and enjoyed

And in case my aforesaid two daughters shall happen to die I give and bequeath to my beloved brother Richard Baker the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be by him freely possessed and enjoyed
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved brother William Baker the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull money of Great Briatain to be by him freely possessed and enjoyed
And with the proviso of my two daughters decease as aforesaid I give and bequeath to my well beloved sister Ann Baker the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be by her freely possessed and enjoyed

Item I give and bequeath to my honoured father Richard Baker and to Robert Sale of the parish of Limsfield in the County of Surry and to my honoured mother Ann Baker and also to my beloved brother William Baker the sum of ten shillings and six pence to buy each of them a ring whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament

And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacys and bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year before written Mary Sale Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Mary Sale as her last Will and Testament in presence of us subscribers
Richard Hale Ann Firminger her mark John Drummond

This Will was proved at London the nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven before the Worshipfull Richard Smallbroke Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Baker the brother of the deceased and one of the Executors to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer (Power reserved of making the like grant to Richard Baker the Father Ann Baker the Mother of the said deceased and Robert Sale the other Executors when they or other of them shall apply for the same)


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Will of Mary Sale
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