Documents > Will relating to Hannah Porter, dated 21/01/1807

The below will was sourced from The National Archives (ref: 11/1487) and was proved on 20/10/1808. Thomas Porter Pottrell died 8 years after receiving his inheritance..

Person of interest / Location Details Notes
Thomas Pottrell, Son-in-law Executor and beneficiary of:
· £100 + £100 after 6 months
Hannah Pottrell, Daughter Executor and beneficiary of:
· Remaining monies and all goods, chattels etc
John Bayford Witness
William [Illegible] Witness
Thomas Porter Pottrell, Grandson Beneficiary of:
· £100 at age 21 (1818)
John Pottrell, Grandson Beneficiary of:
· £100 at age 21 (1824)
This is the last Will and testament of me Hannah Porter of Furneux Pelham in the County of Hertford Widow which I being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be almight God for the same do make publish and declare in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath the sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to each of my two Grandchildren Thomas Porter Pottrell and John Pottrell and I direct the said two Legacies to be paid to them the said two Legacies respectively at their respective ages of one and twenty years but without any Interest in the mean time also I give and bequeath the sum of One hundred pounds of like lawful Money to my Son in Law Thomas Pottrell as a mark of my regard and asteem for him and I direct the same to be paid to or retained by him at the Expiration of six Calendar months after my decease and as to for and concerning all my ready Money and Securities for Money and Monies in the public funds debts Goods Chattels Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereuntofore disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof after and subject to the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary Expenses unto my dear daughter Hannah Pottrell her Executors administrators and assign for her and their own proper use and benefit and I nominate constitute and appoint the said Thomas Pottrell and the said Hannah Pottrell his wife executor and executrix of this my last Will and testament and hereby revoking all [Illegible] to be my last Will and testament [Illegible] [Illegible] herein set my hand and [Illegible] the twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven [The Mark of Hannah Porter] signed sealed published and declared last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses to the execution thereof. John Bayford, William G [Illegible].

This will was proved at London on the twentieth of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eight before the Right Honorable Sir William [Illegible] Knight Doctor of Law Master Keeper of commissary of the prorogative court of Canterbury lawfully consistuted by the oaths of Thomas Pottrell and Hannah Pottrell (wife of the said Thomas Pottrell) the daughter of the deceased the executors named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased first having been sworn by Commission duly to administer.
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