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Will of Jane Hougham (1741-1812) transcribed

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I, Jane Hougham, the wife of Solomon Hougham of the City of London, Merchant, (late the relict of Thomas Jewer of the city of Bath deceased) by virtue of the power and authority given and reserved to me in and by an indenture of three parts bearing date the 30th day of December 1800 made in contemplation of the marriage then intended and which was shortly afterwards and solemnised between the said Solomon Hougham and me of all and every other powers and authorities given to or vested in me or enabling me in this behalf do by this my last will and testament in writing give dispose of appoint and bequeath all my eight hundred pounds bank four percent consolidated annuities and all other the estate and property of which I am empowered to dispose of in the manner following that is to say

I give unto my dear husband Solomon Hougham all the plate and linen likewise all the household furniture china and glass belonging to me in the house No 4 Catherines Place, Bath, or elsewhere for his own use

and I give and appoint unto my dear sister Sarah Bound, widow, for during her natural life one clear annuity or yearly sum of eighty pounds of lawful British money to be paid in four equal quarterly payments on the 25th day of March, 24th day of June, the 20th day of September, the 25th day of December in every year the first payment thereof to be paid upon such of the named dates of payments as shall first happen next after my decease

and I do give unto my much esteemed brother-in-law William Charles Rawpath ten guineas for a ring,

also to Clementina Clark ten guineas for mourning

and I give unto Joane Stewart wife of Robert Stewart my best enamel gold watch and chain also all my diamond rings pearls and jewels

and I give all the rest residue and remainder of my said bank annuities estate and property in possession and reversion which I have a power to dispose of subject to the payment of the said like annuity and the charges of proving this my will and executing the same unto my niece Joane Stewart the wife of Robert Stewart and my other niece her sister Elizabeth Bound to be equally divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and I do appoint my said husband Solomon Hougham sole executor of this my will hereby revoking all formed wills by me at any time made and do declare this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of September 1811


Signed sealed published and declared by Jane Hougham the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses Sol’m Royes, 137 Aldersgate Street, Jonathan Crowe, No 19 Charterhouse Square

Proved at London 20th January 1812 before the worshipful John Danbury, Doctor of Laws, by the oath of Solomon Hougham the husband and sole executor his having first sworn to administer

Transcribed by Robin Young

Linked toSolomon Hougham; Jane Jewer (Will)
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