Documents > Will relating to Oliver Rush, dated 22/10/1761

The below will was sourced from SEAX (ref: D/ABW 105/2/14) and was proved on 25/01/1775. Oliver requests that his wife's brother and father become the legal guardians of his son, Thomas Rush, until he reaches adulthood. Thomas Rush turned 21 in the year that Oliver passes away, but unfortunately by this time Thomas Pottrell had already passed away..

Person of interest / Location Details Notes
Thomas Pottrell, Father-in-Law Executor
John Pottrell, Brother-in-Law Executor
Richard Bush Witness
John Parker Witness
Ann Hopkins, Daughter Beneficiary of:
· £100
Thomas Rush, Son Beneficiary of:
· Everything else.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Oliver Rush of Chrishall in the county of Essex Gentleman being at this time sick and in firm in Body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding (thanks to God for the same) first I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Ann the wife of Samuel Hopkins the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my Executors herein aforenamed within one year next after my decease. All the rest residue and remainder of my ready monies Bills Bonds Mortgages notes Debts Stock in farming Crop of corn Grain and Hay implements in Husbandry and farming and other my personal estate whatsoever and of what kind or quality soever the same may be that I shall die possessed off or inherited unto at the time of my decease (after payment of my just debts, funerals, the legacy herein before by me given the Probate of this my Will and other indicent charges shall be fully satisfied) I give devise and bequeath the same any every part thereof unto my loving son Thomas Rush his Executors and Administrators to and for his and their own proper use according to my Interest in the same respectively. Also I nominate Constitute and appoint my Father-in-law Thomas Pottrell of Building End in the Parish of Chrishall aforesaid Gentleman and my Brother-in-Law John Pottrell of the Parish of Littlebury in the County of Essex aforesaid also Gentleman Executors of this my last WIll and Testament and also Guardian for my said Son Thomas Rush during his minority and my mind and Will further is that my said Executors shall in the first place reimburse themselves all their expences in and about the execution and performance of this my Will and lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made and declare this present writing to be and contain my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Oliver Rush have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this two and twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one. Signed, sealed published and declared by the said Oliver Rush as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who attested the same as witness in his presence and at his request. Richard Bush, John Parker.

This will of Oliver Rush late of the parish of Chrishall in the county of Essex deceased was prooved on the twenty fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five before the Reverend John Baukes Clerk surrogate by the oath of John Pottrell the surviving executor to whom administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased was granted and committed on the second day of February next following him being first sworn duly to administer. 25th January 1775, Thomas Pottrell being dead, the within named John Pottrell was sworn to the Truth of this Will & faithfully to fullfill and execute the same before me. J Bankes, John Pottrell.
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