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Sarah Wigge Mort 1845

With the Assistance of the body to thee O Merciful father faith and trust in the hope of pardon for all unsaid Jesus Christ Amen. I Sarah Wigge Mort of the county of Worcester widow being in sound health of body of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I order all my just debts funeral expenses and the charge of proving this my last will to be in the first place paid and after payment thereof I give and bequeath to my faithful servant Harriet Pinfield Spinster the sum of three hundred pounds which I order my executors to lay out immediately after my decease and purchase a life annuity or continual security for the sole use benefit of the said Harriet Pinfield I give and bequeath the sum of thirty pounds to this my parish to be divided between the poorest and most deserving of the said parish according to the decision of the minister of the said parish I give and bequeath to my niece Ellen Attenborough my rosewood tea chest and my books I leave and bequeath to my dear niece Fanny my silver tea pot and all my best household linen. To my dear niece Kate I give and bequeath my India Cabinet my Ottaboy worked by my dear dowager Lady Sytterlon? I give and bequeath to my nephew David Melville the chair worked for me by my sister Anne Barrett I appoint as my Executors the Reverend Reginald Turner of Caterrhill Rectory in the County of Worcester and my nephew the Reverend Javis Moliner? Of Sholory? Rectory in the county of Worcester to whom I bequeath all the residue of my personal estate in trust I direct them to stand possessed thereof as follows as to one thousand poundspart thereof in trust for my dear brother the Reverend John Turner of Hagley? Rectory in the county of Worcester and after his decease to be divided between his surving children as to six hundred pounds other part thereof in trust to pay the interest to my dear sister Caroline Crowage? for her life for her separate use or her husband and after her decease the six hundred pounds to be equally divided between my nieces Ellen Attenborough Fanny Weigh? and Caroline Hervill? , as to hundred pounds other part of my personal estate I direct my executors to pay the interest thereof to my dear sister Anne Barett widow for her life and after her decease to call in and divide it equally between my nephews the Reverend David Melville Beresford Melville and John Melville as to seven hundred pounds other part of my personal estate I give and bequeath to my dear sister Elizabeth Melville the interest for her life for her separate use in of her husband and after her decease the said sum of seven hundred pounds to be equally divided between her children Annie Sarah Caroline Melville and Susy Melville as to five hundred pounds the other part of my personal estate I direct my Executors to pay the interest to my sister in law Marianne Turner widow for her life and after her decease the principal to be divided between my nephew the Reverend Chubb? Beresford Turner and my niece Kate Dorwell? And to hereas or purchased the house and furniture where I do reside at Hagley?. I devise the same property of house and furniture to my two sisters Anne Barrett and Elizabeth Melville as tenants in and to their respective heirs for ever and as to and remaing all the rest residue and remainder of my personal property subject as aforesaid in trust for my dear nephews The Reverend Reginald Turner and the Reverend David Melville my executors for ever and I do hereby declare it to be my will and deed that the receipts of my Executors shall be anserable only for his own respective acts and deeds which may arise in the personal value of my property. In witness thereof I set my hand this fifth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty five Sarah Wigge Mort

Proved at London 10 Aug 1846 before the Judge by the oaths of the Reverend Reginald Turner and the Reverend David Melville elect the nephews the Executors was granted having been first sworn to administer

 
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