Wareham

Will of Mary Cockram of Worgrett, Dorset

Dated 13th March 1822

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary COCKRAM of Worgrett in the County of Dorset Spinster which I make as follows

That is to say ffirst out manner and carried to Church by six poor men who are to be paid two shillings and six pence each for their trouble I direct that all my just debts ffuneral expences the charges and Expences of Proving this my Will be paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named

I give and bequeath unto Jane SNOOK of London Widow of Joseph SNOOK and unto all and every of her Children as shall be living at the time of my decease the Sum of One Guinea each and to be paid to them as soon after my decease as conveniently may be And I direct that the receipt of each such Child notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharge for the same

Also I give and bequeath unto Sarah Ann SNOOK daughter of the aforesaid Jane SNOOK a pair of Silver shoe buckles black silk Cloak dark cotton gown White Stripe Petticoat and brass Candlestick a small Chair with Rush bottom a yellow tea pot and two tumbler Glasses Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Sarah MEABEY the daughter of my late Uncle Thomas COCKRAM the sum of five pounds and to be paid her as soon after my decease as conveniently may be

And I direct that the receipt of my said Cousin Sarah MEABEY alone notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharge for the same

Also I give and bequeath unto the daughter of my said Cousin Sarah MEABEY Provided her Christian name shall be Mary my Silver Watch and case and in case she shall have no daughter christened Mary then I give and bequeath my said Silver Watch and case unto my aforesaid Cousin Sarah MEABEY to and for her own use and benefit

All the rest residue and remainder of my household Goods ffurniture Implements of Household Plate Linen Woollen Wearing Apparel soever I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto Mark COCKRAM of Stoborough in the County of Dorset aforesaid Labourer and to all and every of the Children of the said Mark COCKRAM also unto John BRINTON of East Creech in the said County Yeoman and to all and every of the Children of the said John BRINTON also unto George BRINTON of Morden in the said County Labourer and to all and every of the Children of the said George BRINTON their Executors and Administrators to be equally divided between them as Tenats in common

And I do hereby declare it to be my Will that my said Executor hereinafter named shall be charged and chargeable only for so much monies as he shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in him reposed and shall not be answerable and accountable for any Banker Broker or other person with whom or in whose hands any part of the said monies shall or may be deposited for safe custody or otherwise in the execution of the trusts hereinbefore contained and that he shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or damage which shall or may happen by or through his own wilful default And also that it shall and may be lawful for him with and out of the monies which shall come to his hands to retain to and reimburse himself all costs charges damages and expences which he shall suffer sustain or expend in or about the execution of the aforesaid Trusts or in relation thereunto and also for his loss of time and labour therein

And I nominate constitute and appoint Robert DUGDALE of Wareham in the County of Dorset aforesaid Gentleman Executor in Trust of this my Will and lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof  I the said Mary COCKRAM have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say to the first sheet I have subscribed my name and to the second and last sheet I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal the ninth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

The Mark of X Mary COCKRAM

(Attestation Clause)

Charles GROVES     Robt D MARSHFIELD

Proved at London 13 March 1822

PCC Prob11/1654


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