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Last Will and Testament of Mary Burgess
This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Burgess, widow, of Merstham in the county of Surrey. First I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences be paid and discharged by my Executors herein named within six months after my decease and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my nephew, Robert Roffey and my son in law, George Hall, Executors of this my last will and testament and do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Executors the sum of five pounds between them for their trouble. I also give and bequeath all the rest of my property whatsoever and wheresoever and what kind or nature soever to be devided into six shares equally to my children and grandchildren as follows (viz) to my son William Burgess' three children John, Sarah and Jane Burgess to receive one share divided equally among them or their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, to my son, Thomas Burgess and my four daughters, Mary Watson, wife of John Watson, Ann Luxton, wife of Henry Luxton, Elizabeth White, wife of John White, and Jane Hall, wife of George Hall or their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, the other fare shares divided equally among them, and I direct the same shares to be paid within six months after my decease subject to my just debts, funeral and testamentary expences. And lastly I do revoke all former wills by me made and published and declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I the said Mary Burgess, have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Mary Burgess, the Testatrix, as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who, in her presence, at her request, in the presence of each other of us, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Patience Moore, Mary Richardson, the mark of William Richardson
Proved at London 25th January 1831 before the worshipful John Daubeny, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate, by the oaths of Robert Roffey, the nephew and George Hall, the Executors, to whom administratoin was granted, having been first sworn duly to administer.
Transcribed from the original document, held in The National Archives, ref prob 11/1780, by Jane Wicks, November 2012