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WILL OF SUSANNA STOKES 1820



In the name of God Amen. I Susanna Stokes of Thetford in the county of Norfolk, widow, being in health of body and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, praised be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows:

First I commend my soul into th hands of almighty God hoping for a joyfull ressurection through the meritorious death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ. My body I commit to the earth to be secritly (sic) interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter named.

After paying all my just debts, funeral expenses, the expenses of the sale and of proving this my will, I give and bequeath all and every my household furniture, wearing apparel, plate, linen, china and glass to my son and my seven daughters viz Joseph Stokes, Elizabeth Oldman, Eleanor Cobourn, Harriot Newberry, Magdelen Garner, Grace Smith, Racheal Huggins and Ruth Bowen to be equally divided, share and share alike amongst my son and my said daughters. Lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint Thomas Starne, carpenter and George John Starne, hosier (both of Thetford) executors of this my will

In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this eighteen's (sic) day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred twenty.

Witness - Susanna Stokes

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator a'said for her last will and testament in the presents (sic) of us who in her presents and at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:

John Coburn
Isaac Cooke



Will proved at Thetford 31 Jan 1827. Tastator died 16 Nov 1826 - Effects were under 100

Thanks to Joyce Lehmann of California for this will

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