Source: TNA, PROB 11/1257
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I Edwd Carter of Horsham in the County of Sussex do make and declare this to be my last will and Testament to my Dear Wife Harriett I leave all my Household Furniture also the Sum of Five hundred pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to Mrs Elizabeth Chatfield of Bol???? in the County of Sussex a Ring of twenty Guineas value to my Executors hereinafter named a Ring of ten Guineas each the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Property I desire to be equally Divided between my Children Edward Harriot and Louisa Susanna Carter to them and their heirs and in Case there should be and Child or Children born within the proper time after my Decease to share alike with its Brother and Sisters and if they die before they have attained the Age of 21 years their Property then to my Dear Wife Harriet for her natural Life and then to my Brother William Carter Esquire to him and his Heirs to whom I now Bequeath the Sum of one hundred Guineas also a Ring of ten Guineas value to his Daughter Miss Sarah Carter I Desire and request to be buried in the Church yard of Portsmouth in a vault to be made for that purpose my Funeral to be as Plain and frugal as Possible to each of my Servants I leave five Guineas and Mourning I do constitute and appoint Sr John Carter G T Goodenough and Arthur Atherley Esquire to be Guardians to my Children and Executors of this my last Will and Testament Horsham 3 Sepr 1794 Edwd Carter 23 March 1795 Appeared Personally Robert Williams of New Bornd Street in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and William Reeves of Walworth in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington in the County of Surry Gentleman and severally made Oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Edward Carter late of Horsham in the County of Surry Esquire Deceased for several years before and to the time of his Death having often seen him Write and subscribe his Name whereby they became to know and be well acquainted with the manner and Character of his handwriting and subscription and having viewed and carefully perused the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be the last will and Testament of the said Deceased beginning thus "I Edwd Carter of Horsham in the County of Sussex" and edning thus "& do Constitute and appoint Sr John Carter G T Goodenough Esqr and Arthur Atherley Esqr to be Guardians to my Children & Executors of this my last Will and Testament Horsham 3 Sepr 1794" and thus subscribed "Edwd Carter" do depose that they verily and in their Consciences believe the whole Series and Contents of the said will beginning ending and subscribed as aforesaid and also the Interlineation between the second and third lines of the second side thereof and on the third side in the following words and figures "and if they die before they have attained the Age of 21 years their property then to my Dear Wife Harriot for her natural Life & then to my Brother William Carter Esqr to him and his Heirs to whom I now Bequeath the Sum of one hundred Guineas also a Ring of ten Guineas value to his Daughter Miss Sarah Carter" and thus subscribed "E Carter" to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Deceased Rt Williams Wm Reeves same Day the said Robert Williams and William Reeves were duly sworn to the Truth of this Affidavit before me S: P: Parson Surr Pst: Wm Brown Not Pub This Will was proved at London the twenty Fourth Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety Five 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 Oaths of Sr John Carter Knight and Arthur Atherley Esquire two of the Executors named in the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer Power reserved of making the like Grant to George Trenchard Goodenough Esquire the other Executor named in the said Will when he shall apply for the same
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