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Will of Jabez Bloxham

In the Name of God Amen 

I Jabez Bloxham of Cateaton Street London Whaleboneman being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament as follows that is to say 

first I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to obtain forgiveness of my Sins through the Merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ 

and as to my temporal Estate I dispose thereof as follows That is to say 

I give to my dear Wife Elizabeth Bloxham the Sum of two thousand pounds over and besides what she she will be entitled to by virtue of a certain Settlement made on our Marriage 

Item I give and bequeath to Mr Charles Worrall of King Street London Warehouseman and Mr George Stane of Milk Street London Warehouseman the sum of six thousand pounds for the Benefit of my two daughters Elizabeth and Mary in equal shares and to be paid to them respectively at their ages of twenty one years or days of Marriage sooner so as they marry with Consent of their Guardian after named and in the mean time the Interest of the said six thousand pounds is to be paid to them or their Guardian and for that purpose the principal is to be placed out in parliamentary Funds 

Item I give twenty pounds to my Sister Mary Bloxham for Mourning 

I give to my two Nephews and two Nieces viz. Jabez Bloxham Benjamin Bloxham Mary Bloxham and Ann Bloxham twenty pounds a piece 

Item I devise the Guardianship of my said two daughters so far as I am impowered by Law so to do to the said Charles Worrall and Mr George Warney of King Street London Button Seller 

Item I give to the said Charles Worrall and Mr George Warney and Mr George Stane the sum of fifty pounds a piece 

Item I give to Mr William Simon of Long Acre Carver twenty Guineas 

Item I give to Mary Harris spinster in Leather Lane five Guineas 

All the Rest and Residue of my Estate Goods and Chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said dear Wife her Executors Administrators and Assigns 

Lastly I make and appoint the said Mr Charles Worrall and George Stane Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I impower them to compound and refer to arbitration all Debts Matters and Things concerning my Estate and I order that they shall not be answerable but each of them separately for his own acts and that they shall be fully indemnified out of my Estate for all Costs and Damages by reason of the Trusts in them reposed 

and I revoke all Wills by me at any time heretofore made 

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of paper to the first Sheets thereof set my Hand and to this present Sheet my hand and seal the thirteenth Day of April one thousand seven hundred and fifty three.

Jabez Bloxham. 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mr Jabez Bloxham as his Last Will and Testament 

in the presence of us who have subscribed the same as Witnesses in his presence. 

Saml. Hussey, Clerk to Mr Shorthouse in Milk Street. 

John Dixon, Servant to Mr Bloxham.

This Will was proved at London the fourth Day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty three before the Worshipful Robert Chapman Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Charles Worrall and George Stane the Executors named in the said Will To whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased being first sworn duly to administer the same.

Jabez Bloxham (1702-1753)

Will of 13 Apr 1753, proved 04 May 1753

Date04 May 1753
Linked toJabez Bloxham (Probate)

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