1 September 1783 Will of Thomas Durell of Jersey (proved 28 May 1785)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1129

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In the Name of God Amen
I undersigned Thomas Durell Viscount of the Island of
Jersey being thanks be to God of sound mind and
understanding and after having recommended my Soul
to Almighty God to the end that he may be pleased
after this World to receive it in his Eternal Kingdom by
the Merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour I dispose of
my Temporal affairs as Follows I give and bequeath unto the poor
of the parish of Saint Saviour One hundred Livers
according to the Kings orders and to the poor of the Parish of St Helier One hundred Livers
according to the Kings order I give to my Son Thomas
all my Books as well manuscripts as printed which are
in Jersey as to those which did belong to my Brother
which are at oxford I have given the same to my
Son David as also the Ancient Gold Silver and brass
coin of my said Brother which are Still here and
as to the remainder of my personal Estate as well in
Jersey as in Great Britain which God has been pleased
to bless me with I give and bequeath (after the payment
of my Debts and Legacies) one third part thereof to my
well beloved Wife Mary Aubin And I do give the other
two thirds to my Sons Thomas David and John and
my Daughters Mary Widow of the late Charles Lew
Maistre Gent Margaret Wife of Mr Matthew Gosset
Rachael Wife of Mr James Lempriere Hammond and 
Jane to be divided between them by equal portions
my Son Thomas and my Daughter Margaret accounting
for two hundred                       pounds each
which I have advanced them on my Succession As to
my Daughter Ann Wife of Mr Nathaniel Cotes she is
to remain Satisfied of what I gave her when she
Married which is more than what she could claim
at present for her part of my Personal Estate I give
and bequeath my Gold Watch to my Cousin Thomas
Franklin Son of John Franklin Esquire who I beg to
accept a Ring I do name constitute and appoint my
aforesaid Wife Charles Payn Esquire and 
James Hilgrove Gent to be Executors and Executrix of

this my last Will and Testament to act Jointly or Seperately
and beg my Executors to be pleased to accept a Ring as
a Small token of my regard and affection Thus done my last
weill and Testament              wrote with my own hand
at St Savior my place of abode this first day of September
one thousand seven hundred and eighty three Witness my
hand Thos Durell  approved the 22d April 1785  True Copy
Charles Poingdestre Greffier

The above translated the 30th day of April 1785 by me
Francs Tourneaux Noty Publ

On the twenty eighth day of May in the year of our 
Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty Five
administration (with the Will annexed) was granted of all and Singular the Goods
Chattels and Credits of Thomas Durell Viscount of the
Island of Jersey Esquire deceased was granted to John
Fiatt the lawful Attorney of Mary Aubin otherwise
Durell Widow the relict of the said deceased Charles Payn
and James Hilgrove the Executors named in the said
Will for the use and benefit of the said Executors now
residing at the Island of Jersey aforesaid he having
been first Sworn duly to administer

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