Sarah Flower of Compton Bassett - her Will - 1 Aug 1817

Sunday, 1 January 2017 04:44 PM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

 Sarah was my 4xG Aunt through marriage to Clare Flower. More of her details can be seen here.

 I Sarah Flower wife of Clare

Flower of Compton Bassett in the County of Wilts Farmer
Do by this my writing purporting to be my last will and
Testament dispose of all and singular my Estate and Effects
pursuant and according to the authority to me given &
reserved in and by a deed of settlement made previous to my
marriage with the said Clare Flower bearing date the
twenty eighth day of March one thousand eight hundred
and twelve and made between the said Clare Flower
of the first part myself by the name of Sarah Hammond
of Calne in the said County of Wilts widow of the second
part and James Howell and Edmund Flower both of Compton
Bassett aforesaid yeomen of the third part and by virtue
of the said deed & of all other powers and authorities
whatsoever to me given or reserved in manner as follows
that is to say I give and bequeath to my Brother the
said James Howell the sum of one hundred and
Fifty pounds of lawful money Current in Great Britain
Also I give and bequeath to my Brother William Howell of
Pewsham Forest in the said County of Wilts Farmer the sum of
One Hundred pounds of like lawful money also I give and
bequeath to my Nephew Thomas Large of Devizes Grocer
Son of my late Sister Mary Large deceased the like sum of
One hundred pounds also I give & bequeath to my Sister Ann
Lewis wife of William Lewis late o aforesaid but now
of Box in the County aforesaid Gentleman the sum of Fifty pounds
of lawful money current in Great Britain to and for her own
separate use & benefit independant of her husband and
her receipot alone notwithstanding her coverture to be a good
and sufficient discharge for the same also I give and bequeath
to my Niece and God Daughter Sarah Howell Daughter
of my Brother John Howell of Chippenham in the said
County of Wilts Gentleman the like sum of Fifty pounds
also I give & bequeath to my late Servant Hannah Harper
the sum of thirty pounds of like lawful money all which
said several Legacies my will is and I do hereby order and
direct shall be paid by my Executor hereinafter named
within twelve Calender months next after my decease all
the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects
whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind and
quality soever the same may be after payment of the
above mentioned several Legacies Funeral Expenses and
the Costs of proving this my Will and I do hereby give &
bequeath the same being all personal unto my Husband
the said Clare Flower his Executors admons and assigns to &
for his and their own use and benefit and I do hereby
nominate constitute and appoint my said husband
Clare Flower sole Executor of this my will and revoking
all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore
made I declare this only to be my last will & testament
In witness whereof I have to this my last will & testament
contained in two sheets of paper set my hand to the first sheets
thereof and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet
this first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and seventeen. Sarah Flower Signed
sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Flower
the Testatrix as and for her last will & testament in the
presence of us who at her request in her presence & in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses thereto. Jno Ladd Clerk to Mr Merewether? of
Calne Wilts attorney at Law // William Bathe of Compton
Wilts Blacksmith
On the 23rd October 1817 admon with the will annexed  of
the Goods of Sarah Flower late of Compton Bassett in the
County of Wilts [] was granted to Clare Flower thehusband Sole Exor & sole person entitled to [] personal State//

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