The Will of Elizabeth Ffitch, Widow, of Felsted, Essex

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Transcription Copyright Richard Thomson Oct 2004.

Names in the Will

Elizabeth ffitch, widow, the testator
Samuel ffitch, deceased, her late husband
Charles ffitch, her son, beneficiary & executor
Samuel ffitch, her son, beneficiary
Eliza Lonsdale, her daughter, beneficiary
Emily Skill, her daughter, beneficiary
George ffitch, her son, beneficiary
James SKILL, her son-in-law, executor
William LONSDALE, her son-in-law
A Cunninglord Solicitor of Braintree witness
W F Tennent of Braintree, witness

The Will
I Elizabeth Fitch of Felsted in the County of Essex, widow and relict of Samuel ffitch deceased make and declare this my last Will and Testament. I desire to be buried at Felsted aforesaid near the remains of my late husband. I appoint my son Charles Fitch and my son in law James Skill executors of this my will. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel ffitch the sum of Ten pounds. To my two daughters Eliza Lonsdale and Emily Skill my (illegible word) jewels ornaments and wearing apparel to be equally divided between them by my executors and to my son Charles ffitch and my said two daughters all my household goods and furniture plate linen and other household effects to be equally divided between them. And I give and bequeath all my money (illegible word) funds and securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever after the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and my just debts in manner following that is to say one fourth part thereof to my son George ffitch his executors or administrators, one other fourth part thereof to my son Charles ffitch his executors or administrators one other fourth part to my daughter Eliza Lonsdale the wife of William Lonsdale her executors or administrators and the remaining fourth part to my daughter Emily Skill the wife of James Skill her executors or administrators. And I declare my mind and will to that if my said son George shall be out of the Kingdom of England at the time of my decease it shall be lawful for my executors to invest the amount of such fourth part in the name of my said son George in investment of the (illegible word) or Parliamentary stocks or funds and such investment shall be a sufficient discharge to my said executors for the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the thirteenth day of February One thousand eight hundred and fifty two - Elizth ffitch - signed by the said Elizabeth ffitch as and for her last will and Testament and by us as witnesses thereto being all present at the same time A Cunninglord Solr. Braintree - W F Tennent, Braintree

Proved at London the 5th July 1852 before the Worshipful (name illegible) Grant Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Charles ffitch (in the will written Fitch) the son and James Skill the Executors to whom Administration was granted being first sworn duly to administer.

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