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1821 Will of Mary Pope

Widow of Yeovil Marsh


I Mary Pope of Yeovil Marsh in the County of Somerset Widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give devise and bequeath All that my Household Estate called Clottfurlong situate at Folke in the County of Dorset subject to the payment of my just debts Legacies Funeral Expences and the Charges of proving this my will unto my son Richard and my Daughter Mary for all the remainder of my Interest therein I give unto my Son George the sum of Twenty pounds I give unto my Son John the sum of Fifty pounds I give unto my Son Thomas the sum of One hundred pounds the bed on which he now sleeps with the Bedstead and Furniture thereto belonging and my Clock I give unto my Son James the sum of ten pounds I give unto my two Grandsons William and Thomas Sons of my Son James the sum of ten pounds each And I hereby Charge my said Estate with payment of such Legacies and direct that the same shall be paid to my said Sons and Grandsons when and as the Rents of the said Estate can be got in and received according to priority the Elder Son being to receive his Legacy first and so on in rotation but no Interest is to be paid on such Legacies And after payment of my said Debts and Legacies I give devise and bequeath my Field called [Knottmans ?] Folly part of the above Estate now let to George Thompson Jacob Esquire unto my Son Thomas for the remainder of my Interest therein All the rest and residue of my Personal Estate Goods Chattels Rights Credits and Effects whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said Son Richard and my said Daughter Mary to be equally divided between them share and share alike And I hereby appoint my said Son Richard and Daughter Mary Executor and Executrix of this my Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the second Day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty one

The Mark of X Mary Pope

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses the same being read over and explained by Edwin Tomkins one odf the Subscribing witnesses hereto

Edwin Tomkins     John Trowbridge     William Symes


Proved at London 9th Oct[ober] 1826 before the Worshipful [Jesse ?] Addams D[octo]r of Laws & Surr[ogat]e by the Oaths of Richard Pope the Son & Mary Pope Spinster the Dau[ghte]r the Exe[cutor]s to whom Adm[inistrati]on was granted being first Sworn duly to Adm[iniste]r



Transcribed by Bob Osborn