Source: TNA, PROB 11/1346
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Pitt the Widow of Moses Pitt late of Birchin Lane London Insurance Broker I give and bequeath after payment of my just Debts and Funeral Expences All Monies Securites for Money Goods Chattels Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall die possessed or entitled unto unto and between all my Children by my former Husband Young Green in equal shares and proportions The shares of Sons to be paid to them respectively at the Age of 21 years and the shares of Daughters to be paid to them at that age or Day of Marriage which shall first happen And I direct that the shares of such of my Children as shall be under the age of 21 years at the time of my decease shall be invested in the names of my Executors hereinafter named in the Public Stocks or Funds or upon Government or Real Securities at Interest And I direct that the Dividends and Interest to arise from such Stocks Funds or Securities shall be applied towards the Maintenance and Education of such children respectively until their respective shares shall become payable I appoint Mr Lawrence Brickwood of Layton in Essex and my son Thomas Green Executors of this my will as Witness my Hand and Seal this eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred Mary Pitt LS Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Mary Pitt as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of Eliza Ann Brickwood of Layton Thomas Dawes Angel Court Throgmorton St In addition to my last Will and Testament preceding I further will and direct that my Extors therein mentioned do pay or cause to be paid out of the Interest arising from my Personal Estate there bequeathed to my Children unto Mr Thomas Gregory of Poole in Dorsetshire Ten Pounds Sterg P Quarter for the sole use and benefit of my Mother Ann Williams Widow (now residing with the said Thos Gregory at Poole) during her natural life And so soon as the said Ann Williams shall depart this life which shall first happen the said quarterly payment shall cease As witness my Hand and Seal this tenth day of July One thousand eight hundred Mary Pitt LS Signed Sealed Published & declared by the said Mary Pitt as a Codicil to her will preceding in the presence of Eliza Ann Brickwood 7th August 1800 Appeared Personally Jamed Medmore Brickwood of Billiter Square London Gentleman and being sworn on the Holy Evangelists to depose the Truth made Oath as follows that he knew and was well acquatined with Mary Pitt formerly of Birchin Lane London but late of Poole in the County of Dorset widow deceased for several years before and to the time of her Death and also with he rmanner & character of handwriting and subscription having several times seen her write and also write and subscribe her Name & having now with care and attention viewed & perused the codicil to the last Will & Testament of the said deceased hereunto annexed the said codicil beginning thus "In addition to my last Will and Testament preceding I further will and direct that my Exors therein mentioned do pay or cause to be paid" ending thus "As witness my Hand and Seal this tenth day of July One thousand eight hundred and thus subscribed "Mary Pitt" he this Deponent doth say that he verily and in his conscience believes the said subscription to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Mary Pitt widow deceased James M Brickwood Same Day the said James Medmore Brickwood was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me William Adams Surr P?? J Bush N.P. This will was proved at London the eighth Day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred before the Worshipful William Adams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Lawrence Brickwood and Thomas Green the Son of the deceased and the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer
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