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In the Name of God Amen I Martha Durell late of the Town and County of Poole but now of Willenhall in the parish of Wolverhampton in the County of Stafford Widow being Weak in Body but of sound Mind Memory and Understanding (praised be God do make this my last Will and Testament as follows First I will that all my debts and Funeral Expences be fully paid I Give to my Nephew Thomas Hinckes of Willenhall aforesaid all my pictures and to his son Thomas Hinckes I Give and bequeath One hundred pounds I Give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Hinckes of Willenhall aforesaid Ironmonger One Annuity or yearly sum of Ten Pounds for and during the Term of his Natural Life only to be paid him by my Executor hereinafter named clear of all deductions the first of the said payments to be made that Day Twelve months next after my decease I Give and bequeath to my Cousin Mary Riley the sum of Fifty pounds and my late daughter Sarah Hawkesfords black silk sack white silk Ground Brocaded Gown and Cotton Gown Also I Give and bequeath to Miss Mary Cleeves daughter of Elizabeth Cleeves of Poole aforesaid Widow my Silver Coffee pot marked S.H. and one Silver Chased Salver also marked S.H. I also Give and bequeath to William Hinckes another of the sons of my said Nephew Thomas Hinckes One hundred pounds I Give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Mary Hinckes daughter of my said Nephew Thomas Hinckes the sum of Four hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Executor when she attains her age of Twenty one years with Interest for the same after the Rate of Four pounds per Cent per Annum from the Time of my decease Also I Give to the said Mary Hinckes all the Residue of my Plate Rings Gold Watch Jewels China Linnen and wearing Apparel of all Sorts made and unmade I Give to my Sister in Law Sarah Hawkesford Spinster Five pounds to buy her a Ring I Give to my Kinsman Joseph Hinckes and to my Nephews David Durell and Thomas Durell and to Mary Casley Wife of Thomas Casley Five Guineas each to buy them Rings I Give and bequeath to Mary the Daughter of the said Thomas Casley Twenty pounds also I Give and bequeath unto Mrs Devall daughter of Robert Young of Poole aforesaid Merchant Twenty pounds To my Godsons Joseph Young and Aaron Young I Give and bequeath Thirty pounds each I Give and bequeath unto Thomas Young Robert Young and Spence Young sons of the said Robert Young the Sum of Twenty pounds each with equal Benefit of Survivorship between them the said Joseph Young Aaron Young Thomas Young Robert Young and Spence Young I Give and bequeath unto Margaret the daughter of Eli Robertson of Rudgely in the said County of Stafford Twenty pounds and to Elizabeth Becket Widow I Give and bequeath Twenty pounds and I will and direct that all the said Legacys and Bequests be Paid and payable within Twelve Months next after my decease except the said Legacy of Four Hundred pounds to the said Mary Hinckes which is to be paid to her at her Age of Twenty one years I Give devise and bequeath unto my said Nephew Thomas Hinckes all my Right Title Estate and Interest of in and to the Town House and Bathing House in Poole aforesaid To hold unto him my said Nephew Thomas Hinckes his Heirs and Assigns for ever All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Real and personal Estate whatsoever (after payment of my Debts Legacys and Funeral Expences) I Give devise and bequeath unto my said nephew Thomas Hinckes for ever and do appoint him sole Executor and residuary Legatee of this my Will and revoking all former Wills by me made do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand and Seal this Eighth Day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven Martha Durell signed sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Martha Durell 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 hereto first observing an Obliteration in the Thirteenth Line to be computed from the beginning Anne Morris Edward Davies Michl Humpage This Will was proved at London on the sixteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Hay also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Thomas Hinckes the Nephew of the deceased and sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased was granted he having been first sworn duly to Administer
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