Will of Susannah Hill

This is the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Hill formerly of Dover in the County of Kent afterwards of Ashingdon in the County of Essex but now of Woodham Walter in the County of Essex Widow

I give and bequeath to my Niece Mary Ann Lovatt the Wife of Edmund Lovatt of Woodham Walter aforesaid Yeoman all my ready money my stock in all or any of the public stocks or funds of Great Britain and all the Rest and Residue of my personal property of every description to and for her own use and benefit absolutely but subject nevertheless chargeable with the payment thereof of one hundred pound part of the stock now standing in the Books of the Governor of the Bank of England Unto my sister Amelia Richardson the wife of Charles Richardson of Rochford in the County of Essex Hairdresser and I direct my executors hereinafter named or my acting executor for the time being to pay to the said Amelia Richardson the said legacy of one hundred pounds stock without interest at the expiration of twelve calendar months from the day of my decease provided always and I do will and declare that in case the said Amelia Richardson shall depart this life before the expiration twelve calendar months from the day of my decease then the said legacy of one hundred pounds stock hereby bequeathed to her is to be void and not payable to the representatives of the said Amelia Richardson but I will and direct that the said one hundred pounds stock shall be paid to or transferred by my executors into the name of the said Mary Ann Lovatt to whom I give and bequeath the same accordingly and I appoint my friends the said Edmund Lovatt and Edward Middleditch of Purleigh Essex ffarmer Executors of my said Will In Witness whereof I the said Susannah Hill have hereunto set my hand the fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty

(Attestation Clause)

Jno Crick, Maldon _ W Snow Woodham Walter

Proved at London 19 May 1841

PCC Prob11/1945

Will Transcribed and supplied to this site by Ros Dunning