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Will of Sarah (Mordaunt) Hougham (?-1783) transcribed



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In the name of God Amen.

I, Sarah Hougham, of the Tower of London, widow, do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say I give and devise to my older son Charles Hougham his heirs and assigns forever all my freehold messuages lands tenements hereditments in East Gate Rochester in the county of Kent. I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estates both real and personal of what nature kind and quality soever the same shall be unto my said son Charles Hougham and my youngest son George Hougham their executors administrators assigns to be equally divided between them share and share alike to hold tenants in common and not as joint tenants and nominate and appoint Mr Stainsby xxxx of the tower of London, Gentleman, and my said two sons Charles and George Hougham executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills made by me. In witness thereof the said Sarah Hougham testatrix have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and eighty one [19 Mar 1781]

(SH)

Signed sealed published and declared by the testatrix Sarah Hougham as and for her last will and testament in the presence in the presence [sic] of us who in her presence and at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses Isa March, Charles Oakley, Sam March

This I mean as a codicil to my former will and my will and desire is that in case my sister Elizabeth Phillips, widow, be living at the time of my death that my two sons who are my executors do pay unto the said Elizabeth Phillips the sum of ten pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain within one month after my decease being my legacy and I likewise bequeath unto my said sister Elizabeth my black satin and as to my linen which is called wearing apparel I desire it may be equally divided between the aforesaid Mrs Phillips and my son George Hougham's wife called Sarah Hougham whereunto I set my hand and seal this seventh day of September one thousand seven Hundred and eighty two [7 Sep 1782]

(SH)
Tower of London

26 March 1783

Appeared personally Samuel March of St Dunstans Hill London and Gentleman and Stainsby xxx of the Tower of London gentleman and made oath that they know and were well aquatinted with Sarah Hougham formerly of the liberty of the Tower of London but late of the Tower of London, Widow, deceased for many years before and to the time of her death and having often seen her write and write and subscribe her name and are thereby become well acquainted with her manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having now carefully viewed the paper writing hereto annexed being a codicil to the last will and testament of the said deceased beginning thus ”this I mean as a codicil to my former will” and ending thus ”whereunto I set my hand seal this seventh day of September one thousand seven Hundred and eighty two” and thus subscribed Sarah Hougham they say they verify and they xxx believe the xxx xxx and contents of the said paper writing and the subscription thereto be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Sarah Hougham, widow, deceased. Sam March, Stainsby XXX The said Samuel March and Stainsby xxx were duly sworn to the truth of the above affidavit before me and xxx xxxx surrogate notary public

This will was proved at London with a codicil the twenty-sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and eighty three before the worshipful Andrew xxxx xxxx Doctor of Laws surrogate of the right worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws and master keeper or commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury Lawfully constituted by the oath of Stainsby xx and of the executors named in the said will to whom administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased was granted he having been first sworn duly to administer power received of making the like grant to Charles Hougham and George Hougham the sons of the deceased and the other executors named in the said will when they or either of them shall apply for the same

[Transcribed by Robin Young]


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