Will of Mary Lilliott of Vauxhall 1730

In the Name of God Amen I Mary Lilliott of Vaux Hall in the county of Surry Spinster being in perfect Health of Body and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praises be given to Almighty God for the same. I do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following that is to say First and principally I resign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the Meritts Death and Passion of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and Forgiveness of all my Sins and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executors herein after named And as touching and concerning all such my temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me withall I give and dispose there of as follows that is to say Imprimus I will and order that all my debts which I do and shall owe at the time of my decease together with any Funereal Charges be well and truly paid and satisfied Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew John Combs all that my peice and parcel of Garden Ground with the Appurtenances situate and being in the Parish of St Pancras adjoining on the South East Wall of the City of Chichester in the County of Sussex now or late in the possession of Justice Mant co[py]hold to the said John Combs and to his Heirs of his body lawfully to begotten for ever he the said John Combs paying to his Brother Thomas Combs the Sum of Ten pounds within three months after my decease and in default of such Issue of the Body of the said John Combs to be begotten I do hear by give devise and bequeath all and singular the said premisses and every part and parcel thereof unto my said Nephew Thomas Combs his Heirs and assigns for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Hannah Hughes all my wearing Apparell whatsoever as well Linnen as Woollen or otherwise as also all my Household or other Linnen whatsoever Item I give to my said Nephew John Combs my sister Elizabeth Edwards's Funerall Ring Item I give to my Brothers Richard Lilliott and James Lilliott and to my sisters Jane Combs and Hannah Hughes and to each and every of them a Ring of the value of fifteen shillings apiece Item I give to my Neice Jane Lilliott my silver pepper Box and my Will is that all my legacyes before given be paid and delivered by my Executers within three Months next after my decease All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate both Reall and Personall whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto all and every the children of my Brother James Lilliott which shall be living at my decease to be divided equally between them Share and Share alike And I hereby nominate and appoint my said Nephew John Combs and my said Brother Richard Lilliott the joint Executors of the my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disa[________]ing all and every former and other Will or Wills Testament or Testaments heretofore at any time by me made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Mary Lilliott have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this sixteenth day of May anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine Mary Lilliott Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Testatrix as and for the last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were Witnesses hereto and subscribed our Names in her presence  —  Elizabeth Davis  —  Sam[ue]ll Butler  —  Chris Norbury his Clerk

Probate fuit hujusmodi Testamentutum apud London Decimo certia Die Mensis Maii Anno Domini millesimo Septingentesimo tricesimo coram Venerabili Viro Guliehno Bramston egum Doctore Surrogato Venerabilis et Egregii viri Johannis Betcesworth Legum Doctoris Curiee Prerogativae Cantuar Magistri Custodis sive Commissary legitime constituti Iuraueuto Richardi Lilliott Fratius dicta defuncta et unius Executorum in Dicto Testamento nominatorum cui commissa fuit administratio Amninu et singulorum Bonorum Jurium et Creditorum dicte Defuncte de bene et fideliter Administrando eadem ad Santa Dei Evangelia iurat Reservata Posestate similem Commissionem Facit udi Johanni Combs alteri Executori in dicto Testament nominate tum vererit eandem petiturus

A Rough Translation

This Will was proved at London the tenth day of May Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and thirty before the Venerable Man Guliehno Bramston Doctor of Law Surrogato? Venerable and Distinguished Man Johannis Betcesworth Doctor of Law Curiee? Master Keeper of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Richard Lilliott Brother of the said deceased and one Executor nominated in said Testament to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased at the same time he swore on the Holy Gospels of God to well and faithfully administer Power Reserved John Combs the other Executor nominated in the said Testament when he shall apply for the same

Transcribed by Janice Ferris. Document ref: Ref Prob 11/637.

  1. Jane Lilliott of Chichester married John Combe of St Martins in the Fields, Middlesex on 6 May 1706 at Appledram, Sussex. (SFHG marrige index).
  2. Elizabeth Lilliott married William Edwards Widower, both of Chichester at Up Martin Sussex on 9 Dec 1714. (From SFHG marriage index).