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WILL & CODICIL OF ANN CRICKMER 1808



Note: spelling, grammer and the use of abbreviations and capital letters are as in the original will. Punctuation and paragraphs have been added to help clarification

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Crickmer of Beccles in the County of Suffolk, Widow made this twenty first Day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and eight as follows (that is to say)

First I do hereby give and devise unto William Lillistone of Harleston in the County of Norfolk, but at this time residing in the city of Norwich, Baker, all that my Messuage, a Tenement and Baking Office with the Outhouses, Edifices and Buildings, Yard, Ground and appurtenances thereunto, belonging, situate, lying and being in Harleston aforesaid or Redenhall hereunto adjoining in the said County of Norfolk now in the occupation of his Mother, Sarah Lillistone, Widow. And also all other my Real estate in Harleston and Redenhall aforesaid and either of them to hold the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of the said William Lillistone, his heirs and assigns forever.

And I nominate, constitute and appoint Ziba Bolton of the said City of Norwich Coachmaster and Sarah Bolton his wife Executors of this my Will and do direct them with all convenient speed next after my decease to sell and dispose of all my Household, Furniture, Plate, Linen and Household Goods. And the money to arise from such Sale together with what ready money I may happen to die posessed of. Money due to me on securitiy or securities and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever I will, shall be paid applied and disposed of in the manner following (that is to say)

I direct that all my just debts, Funeral Expences, the Charges of the Probate of this my Will and other incidental expences shall be fully paid and satisfied

And I give and bequeath to Ann Lillistone of Harleston aforesaid (Sister of the said William Lillistone) and the said Sarah Bolton Two Hundred Pounds apiece.

Also to my Nephew and Neices Samuel Lillistone of Beccles aforesaid, Merchant, and his Sisters, Mrs Ann Freston, Mrs Elizabeth Cole and Mrs Mary Temple, Thirty Pounds apeice.

Also I give to Martha Newstead the wife of (space blank) Newstead of Chedgrave in the aforesaid County of Norfolk Thirty Pounds and to her two children Ten Pounds apiece.

Also to Robert Crickmer of Bungay in the aforesaid County of Suffolk, Plumber and Glazier, Robert Crickmer his son and Master John Lillistone, son of the said Samuel Lillistone Ten Pounds apiece. All of which said legacies to be paid within six Months next after my decease.

And as to the Residue and Remainder of the said Monies and Personal Estate and Effects, I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Sarah Bolton, William Lillistone and his sister the said Ann Lillistone equally to be divided amongst them, share and share alike.

And hereby revoking and making void all former Wills I do hereby declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Ann Crickmer have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written.

(Signed)Ann Crickmer

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Ann Crickmer
the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the
Presence of us who in her Presence, at her Request, and in the
Presence of each other, have subscribed our names as
Witnesses thereto.

Jim Buck
Mary Fiddes
G W B Bohun

CODICIL

A codicil to be taken as part of the last Will and Testament of me Ann Crickmer of Beccles in the County of Suffolk, Widow.

Whereas I have and by my last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date on or about the twenty first day of February One Thosand eight hundred and eight given and bequeathed to my neice Mrs Elizabeth Cole a Legacy of Thirty Pounds, and she my said neice has lately departed this Life. Now I do hereby give and bequeath the said Legacy of thirty Pounds to Sarah Bolton, the wife of Ziba Bolton of the City of Norwich, Coachmaster over and above the Legacies and Bequests in my said Will in All respects not hereby altered.

In Witness whereof I the said Ann Crickmer have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nine.

(Signed)Ann Crickmer

This Writing was signed and sealed
by the said Ann Crickmer and
by her published and declared as and
as and for a codicil to her last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who
in her presence at her request and
in the presence of each other have
subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

Joseph Fiddes
G W B Bohun
Will proved at Norwich December 21st 1809. Effects above 600 and under 800.

SRO Ref IC/AA1/229/89

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