Source: TNA, PROB 11/2240
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Lodge of Longfleet within the Borough of Poole in Dorsetshire Widow I give devise and bequeath to my great nephew John Bristowe Durell All that I shall die possessed of or entitled to In trust for the purposes hereinafter mentioned that is to say to pay or cause to be paid to the two granddaughters of my late brother Henry Bristowe the sum of ten pounds each and to the Reverend Mark Roan??? the sum of ten pounds and to the servant that shall reside with me at the time of my death the sum of five pounds out of monies that may be in my dwellinghouse and all the residue and remainder thereof and therein to divide it equally between my two nieces Meatible and Emma Bristowe Spinsters together with all my wearing apparell share and share alike And I also give to my great niece Emma Matthews of No 2 Kirby Place Bath the sum of ten pounds As to all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate goods chattels and effects rents and arrears of rents I give devise and bequeath the same wherever situate to my great nephew John Bristowe Durell absolutely Appointing him the said John Bristowe Durell sole Executor to this my last Will and residuary Legatee after all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences are fully paid and satisfied And I hereby revoke all former Wills made by me In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five Mary Lodge LS Signed sealed and declared by the above named Mary Lodge as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us as witnesses thereto (the testator and Witnesses being present at the same time) Dav Durell Junr Poole Dorset John Barnes Durell of Longfleet in County of Dorset In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Goods of Mary Lodge Widow deceased Appeared personally David Durell the younger of the Borough of Poole Gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Mary Lodge late of Longfleet within the Borough of Poole in the County of Dorset Widow deceased hereunto annexed bearing date the fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty five And he further made oath that on the said day of the date thereof the said Deceased duly executed her said Will by signing her name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this Deponent and John Barnes Durell the other sub scribed witness thereto who thereupon in the presence of the said testa trix and of each other at the same time subscribed their names as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof David Durell Junr On the fourth day of October 1856 the said David Durell Junr was duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavit by virtue of the commission hereto annexed by me John Barrow Commissioner Proved at London 7th of Octr 1856 before the Judge by the oath of John Bristowe Durell the Great Nephew the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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