Will of Joseph Huffam (1768-1843) transcribed
This is the last will and testament of me Joseph Huffam now residing at Colchester in the County of Essex made this twenty fourth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty one [24 Jul 1841] I give devise and bequeath direct and appoint all and every my real personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate and over which I have any disposing power unto my dear wife Sarah Huffam her heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely and I appoint my said dear wife executrix of this my will I revoke all former wills and codicils at any time before by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Huffam as and for his last will and testament in our presence and in token whereof we have in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses thereof George Whiting No 5 Duke Street New London Bridge Mary King servant to Mr Whiting same place.
In the prerogative court of Canterbury in the goods of Mr Joseph Huffam deceased appeared personally George Whiting of No 5 Duke Street London Bridge in the County of Surrey gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last will and testament of Joseph Huffam of Provident Place Colchester in the County of Essex gentleman deceased bearing date the twenty fourth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty one now hereunto annexed and he further made oath that on the twenty fourth day of July aforesaid the said testator duly executed his said will by signing his name at the foot or and thereof in the presence of this xxx and of Mary King Spinster the other subscribed witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and this xxxx and the said Mary King thereupon attested and subscribed the said will in the presence of the said testator and of each other George Whiting on the seventeenth day of August 1843 the said George Whiting was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me John Danbany xx at xx notary Public
Proved at London the 19thAugust 1843 before the worshipful Augustus Frederick Bairford Doctor of Laws and surrogate by the oath of Sarah Huffam widow the relict to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer
[Transcribed by Robin Young]