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Mary Mathews of Calne - her Will - 30 January 1790

Mary was a spinster, sister of my 4xG Grandmother. In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Matthews of Calne in the County of Wilts Spinster
being in an ill state of health but of sound and disposing
mind memory and understanding for which I bless God do this
thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and ninety make and publish my last Will and
Testament in manner following that is to say first I give
and bequeath to my niece Elizabeth Spackman (Daughter
of my sister Sarah Spackman and to my niece Betty Matthews
Daughter of my Brother John Matthews the Sum of ten
pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain Also I
give and bequeath to my said Brother John Matthews
all my Pewter dishes and Plates and all such other
Pewter as I shall happen to be possessed of at the time
of my decease also I give and bequeath all my household
Goods and Implements of Household to my Sisters Ann
Robins Wife of Mr John Robins of Fosbury? in the said
County of Wilts my said Sister Sarah Spackman and to
my Sister Betsey? Matthews to be equally divided between
them share and share alike as nearly as possible and
at the discretion of my Executors and Trustees herein
after named and all the rest residue and remainder
of my Goods Chattels ready Moneys Securities for
Money Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever wheresoever
and of what nature kind or quality soever after payment
of my Funeral Expenses Debts and Legacies and the
Expense of proving this my Will I give and bequeath
the same and every part thereof to my trusty and
well beloved Friends John Flower of Calne aforesaid
Schoolmaster and Benjamin Baily of the same place
woolstapler their Executors and Administrators In
Trust only and to and for the sole use and benefit
of my said Brother and Sisters John Matthews Ann
Robins Sarah Spackman and Bessey? Matthews to be
equally divided between them share and share alike
as Tenants in common and with respect to the part
or share of my said Sisters Ann Robins and Sarah
Spackman of in and to my said Personal Estate
my Will is and I do hereby order and direct that the
same shall not be at the disposal of or subject or liable
to the Debts Contracts or Engagements of their respective
Husbands but only at their own sole and separate
use and disposal respectively and that their receipts
alone without their said husbands shall from time to
time be sufficient discharge to my said Trustees

for the same And I do hereby nominate constitute and
appoint the said John Flower and Benjamin Baily
Executors in Trust of this my Will for the purposes aforesaid
and Lastly I do will and declare that my said Trustees
and Executors shall not be put to any charge or
Expense in the Execution of the Trusts of this my
Will but that all Costs Charges and Expenses be borne
defrayed out of my Estate nor be answerable for
any loss that may happen to the same except it be
by their or one of their wilful art default or neglect
nor the one for the art default or neglect of the other
of them but each of them for his own art default
and neglect only In Witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year
first above written - Mary Matthews - Signed
Sealed and Delivered and by the said Testatrix Mary
Matthews published and declared as and for her last will
and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto
subscribed our names as Witnesses in her presence and
in the presence of each other - Thos Wiltshire, Ann Scott.

30th January 1790
I also give and bequeath to the said John
Flower and his Wife Susanna Flower (my Mother?)
the sum of ten pounds apiece to buy them mourning
Mary Matthews witness Thos Wiltshire Ann Scott

This Will was proved at London with a Codicil
on the second day of June in the Year of our Lord
one Thousand seven hundred and ninety before the
Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of
Laws Master Keeper or Commissory of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of
John Flower and Benjamin Baily thhe Executors named
in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of
all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the
deceased having been first sworn by Commission duly
to Administer
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