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WILL OF SUSANNAH CRICKMORE 1812

Transcribed by Chris Elsden to whom many thanks
Spelling and capitals as in the transcription, but for ease of reading, paragraphs and punctuation have been inserted

Will of Susannah Crickmore of Colchester, proved in PCC 1842 24/February

This is the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Crickmore, of Colchester, in the County of Essex, widow, made this nineteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty one.

I appoint my friends William Scraggs, of Colchester aforesaid, Builder, and George Lufkin of the same place, Stonemason, Executors of this my will, to whom I give five pounds each for the trouble in undertaking the trusts of this my will

I give and bequeath to the eight following persons namely Charles Crickmore, Thomas Crickmore, George Crickmore, James Crickmore, Letitia Lamb (formerly Letitia Crickmore) Sabrah Crickmore and Elizabeth Crickmore (the seven nephews and nieces of my late husband Thomas Crickmore) and John Sappage my own nephew, the sum of two thousand pounds to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, and to be paid to them as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I also give and bequeath to Mary the wife of Alexander Keeble Glover of Colchester aforesaid Land Surveyor the sum of one hundred pounds and to Ann Susannah child of the said Mary Glover the sum of fifty pounds.

Also to Sarah the wife of Henry Golding who resides in or near London the like sum of fifty pounds Also to Ann Lamb of Colchester aforesaid widow the sum of thirty pounds and to Maria Blomfield of Ipswich (who formerly lived servant with me) the sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings for their respective absolute use and benefit and to be paid to them respectively as soon as conveniently after my decease. I also direct my Executors as soon as conveniently after my decease (note in margin) to make sale and absolutely dispose of my household furniture and effects of every description (except my plate and linen), and out of the net proceeds of such sale to pay and discharge all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expences, and all charges incident to the execution of this my will, and to pay and divide the residue of the proceeds of such sale unto or between and among the said Charles Crickmore, Thomas Crickmore, George Crickmore, James Crickmore, Letitia Lamb, Sabrah Crickmore, and Elizabeth Crickmore in equal shares, to whom I give and bequeath the same accordingly for their respective absolute use.

Also I give and bequeath to the said Charles Crickmore, Thomas Crickmore, George Crickmore, James Crickmore, Letitia Lamb, Sabrah Crickmore and Elizabeth Crickmore, all my plate and linen to be equally divided between them share and share alike And as to all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore bequeathed I give and bequeath the same to the said Thomas Crickmore for his own absolute use and benefit

And lastly I devise to the said William Scraggs and George Lufkin, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all estates vested in me upon any trust or by way of mortgage, subject to and upon the equities and trusts affecting the same, but all monies due on all such mortgages to belong to and form part of my general personal estate, and hereby revoking all former wills by me made I declare this to be my last in Witness, whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.

X the mark of Susannah Crickmore

Signed and published by the testatrix in our presence and attested by us in her presence and in the presence of each other

Wm Riddelsdell
Geo Claire
Clerks to Mr W Salmon Cooper Solr Colchester

Proved at London 24th Feby 1842 before the Judge by the oaths of William Scraggs and George Lufkin the executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by ? duly to administer.

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