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Will of Elizabeth Webb


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Widow of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/1159
First date: 21 August 1787
Probate date: 26 November 1787
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Jane Rush
Relationship: Friend
Witness: Thomas Cooper
Witness: J. A. Mesman
Court Official: John Nicholl
Court Official: Peter Calvert


To: William Webb

To William Webb, London, Gentleman, one hundred pounds Stock in the 3 per cent consolidated Bank Annuities.

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To: William Toovey Halley

To William Toovey Halley, all the grates and fixtures in my house in Henley; all plate marked "WT", a pair of fluted silver candlesticks with silver snuffers and stand.

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To: Ann Toovey

To Ann Toovey, of Henley, six silver tea spoons marked 'EW'; a pair of silver tea tongs and the best of my clothes (to be divided at the discretion of my executrix as between the best and worst)

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To: Elizabeth Base (Servant)

To my servant Elizabeth Base, ten pounds and the worst of my clothes (to be divided by my executrix as between my best and worst); providing she lives with me at the time of my death  

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To: Jane Rush (Friend)

To my esteemed friend, Jane Rush, my gold snuff box and the rest and residue of my estate and effects.

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0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Elizabeth Webb of Henley upon Thames in the
0003: County of Oxford Widow being of sound and disposing
0004: mind memory and understanding considering the
0005: considering the uncertainty of this transitory Life do make
0006: publish and declare this my last Will and Testament
0007: in manner and form following that is to say First I
0008: desire to be buried in a neat and decent but private
0009: manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter
0010: named And as to such Estate and Effects wherewith it
0011: hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as
0012: follows First I give and bequeath to Mr William Webb
0013: of London Gentleman One hundred Pounds Stock in the
0014: Three p[er] Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities Also I give
0015: and bequeath to William Toovey Halley Esquire all the
0016: Grates and Fixtures in and about my dwelling House in
0017: Henley upon Thames aforesaid Also I give and bequeath
0018: to the said William Toovey Halley all my Plate marked
0019: W.T. and a pair of fluted Silver Candlesticks with Silver
0020: Snuffers and Stand Also I give and bequeath to Mrs
0021: Ann Toovey of Henley upon Thames aforesaid six
0022: Silver Tea Spoons marked E.W. and a pair of Silver Tea
0023: Tongs and also the Best of my wearing apparel Also I give
0024: and bequeath to my Servant Elizabeth Base provided
0025: she lives with me at the time of my decease the Sum
0026: of ten Pounds and the worst of my wearing Apparel
0027: and I request my Executrix to divide my wearing Apparel
0028: between the said Ann Toovey and Elizabeth Base at her
0029: discretion as to what shall be deemed the best and what
0030: the worst Also I give and bequeath to my esteemed friend
0031: Mrs Jane Rush my Gold Snuff Box All the rest and
0032: residue of my ready Money Securities for Money debts
0033: to me owing Plate China Household Furniture and
0034: Implements of Household and all other my Personal
0035: Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of
0036: what nature or kind soever not hereinbefore by me
0037: disposed of I give and bequeath to the said Jane
0038: Rush her Executors Administrators and Assigns to and
0039: for her and their own proper use and benefit and I
0040: do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said
0041: Jane Rush full and sole Executrix of this my Will and
0042: Lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former
0043: and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore
0044: made and declare this and this only to be my true last
0045: Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said
0046: Elizabeth Webb have hereunto set my hand and seal
0047: this twenty first day of August in the year of our
0048: Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven
0050: Eliza[beth] Webb [Seal]
0052: Signed sealed published and declared
0053: by the said Elizabeth Webb the Testatrix as and for her
0054: last Will and Testament in the presence of us who
0055: in her presence at her request and in the presence
0056: of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses
0057: hereto
0058: Thomas Cooper Jun[io]r
0059: J A Mesman

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Cynthia
Checked by: Not checked
Date posted: 04th March 2014
Date modified: 28th June 2014