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1787 will of Mary Willmington



By this my last Will and Testament I Mary Willmington of Yeovill in the County of Somerset Widow do dispose of my Estate and Effects as follows I give and bequeath unto my worthy Friends Thomas Hobbs of Yeovill aforesaid Postmaster and Thomas Bullock of Yeovill aforesaid Butcher and to the survivor of them his Ex[ecut]ors and Adm[inistrat]ors All my Monies Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever upon this special Trust and Confidence nevertheless and for this [kind ?] and purpose that they the said Thomas Hobbs and Thomas Bullock and the Survivor of them his Ex[ecut]ors and Adm[inistrat]ors soon after my decease do sell and dispose of the said Goods and Chattels as he or they shall in their discretion think adviseable and the Monies arising from such Sale to place out at Interest for the Benefit of my Son and Grand Children and to be applied for their use as hereinafter mentioned that is to say to pay the Sum of fifty pounds unto my Grand Daughter Mary Lilley the like sum of fifty pounds unto my Grand Daughter Betty Lilley and the like Sum of fifty pounds unto my Grand Daughter Ann Lilley at their attaining their respective Ages of twenty one years or days of Marriage which shall first happen And to apply the Interest arising from each fifty pounds in the mean time towards their respective Support and Maintenance And it is my will and desire that if either of my said Grand Children shall die without attaining the Age of twenty one years and unmarried that then the Legacy or Legacies of her or them so dying shall go to and be paid unto the surviving Sister or Sisters at such Time and Times as her or their own Legacies are directed to be paid Also to pay unto my two Sisters Betty Phelps and Sarah Hobbs five Guineas apiece and unto Samuel Phelps junr and Onisiphorus Phelps one Guinea each at the End of three Months after my Decease Lastly it is my Will and desire and I earnestly intreat my said worthy Friends Thomas Hobbs and Thomas Bullock to preserve the Rest and Residue of the Monies arising from the Sale of my personal Estate together with what other Monies I may have by me at the Time of my Decease to and for the sole use and Benefit of my son William Willmington and to be paid to him on his attaining the Age of twenty one years and to apply the Interest thereof in the mean time to and for his Support and Maintenance And I do nominate and appoint the said Thomas Hobbs and Thomas Bullock Executors of this my Will to and for the Purposes aforesaid hereby revoking all former wills by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the twenty sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven

The Mark of Mary Willmington

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Willmington as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto in her presence and at her Request and in the presence of each other

Thos. Shorland         John Barretts

This Will was proved at London on the fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Thomas Bullock the surviving Ex[ecut]or named in the said will to whom Adm[inistrati]on of all and singular the Goods and Chattels and Credits of the deceased was granted he having been first sworn by Com[missi]on duly to adm[inister]


Transcribed by Bob Osborn