Source: TNA, PROB 11/1139
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This is the last Will and Testament of me George Durell of the Town and County of Pool Merchant made this fifth day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one as follows First I will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson David Durell Bird my Metal Watch in a Shagreen Case and to my Grandson George Durell Bird my Silver Watch with the Sun and Moon on the Dial Plate Item I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law John Bird and to my Daughter Ann Farwell Bird one Mourning Ring each All the rest residue and remainder of my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever situate in the Town of Pool aforesaid or elsewhere together with all my Ships Vessels Merchandizes Moneys Moneys in the Publick Funds or on other Securities Goods and Chattels Plantations or Fishing Rooms in Newfoundland and with the Dwelling Houses and Storehouses Stages Vessels and Fishing Craft thereto belonging and all other my Estates both Real and Personal I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Ann Durell and to her Heirs Executors and Admors to and for her sole use and Benefit And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint her my said Wife sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me made and declaring this only to be my true last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said George Durell have hereto set my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written Geo Durell Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testator George Durell as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us wh in his presenced and in the presence of each other have subscribed Our Names and Witnesses thereto John Howell Jno Bristowe Wm Dean On the fourteenth day of March in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty six Administration with the Will annexed of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of George Durell late of the Town and County of Poole deceased was granted to Ann Farwell Bird Wife of John Bird the natural lawful and only Child of the said deceased she having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer Ann Durell Widow the Relict of the said deceased sole Executrix and Residuary Legatee named in the said Will dying in the Life time of the said Testator On the 7th day of July 1803 admon ???th the Will annexed of the Goods Chattels & Credits of George Durell late of the Town & County of Poole decd ????? adm?? by Ann Farwell Bird (Wife of John Bird the?? the natural & lawful D???? only Child & only person entitled to the personal Estate & Effects of the said Decd was granted to David Durell Bird the Son and Admon of the Goods ??????? of the said Ann Farwell Bird having been first sworn by Com duly to admr Ann Durell (Wife of the said Geo Durell) the said Extrix & Residy Legatee named in the sd Will dying in the lifetime of the sd Testator
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