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Will - THOMAS WENSLEY, Sandville, Donoghkiddy Parish
29 January 1776

Transcribed & Compiled by
Faye Logue


In The Name of God Amen ~ I Thomas Wensley of Sandville in the parish of Donoghkiddy and County of Tyrone Gentleman being weak in body but sound in mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills heretofore made by me. First I order my corpse to be decently interred in a private manner in my Father’s burial place in the Church yard of Grange in the said parish. I order all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses to be paid I give and bequeath unto my Sister Bond one hundred pounds: to my Sister Letitia Wensley one hundred pounds to my Sister Cowan one hundred pounds to my Sister Cary one hundred pounds to be by her divided amongst her children by her former husband as she thinks proper and to the four children of my late Sister Hall one hundred pounds that is to say twenty five pounds to each of them I give and bequeath to my Nephew William Chambers the farm of Sandville with the Bleach yard and Bleaching Utensils reserving nevertheless the Upper floor that is, all the rooms closets and lobby etc above stairs in the Dwelling House, two Cows grazed and foddered every year during my Lease and Turf sufficient for her use and brought home and stacked at the house, to my Sister Letitia Wensley I leave and bequeath to Mr John Sproule Apothecary in Strabane the sum of Fifty pounds. To my Nephew William Chambers fifty pounds and to my Nephew Thomas Chambers one hundred pounds sterling The remainder and Residue of my Effects I give and bequeath to my four children Viz: Jane John Margaret and James Wensley share and share alike. I order all my Crop Household Furniture Horses Cows and Sheep to be sold by public auction and the amount applied for the uses and purposes before mentioned. I order a stone to be erected by the Wall of the Burial place to show it belongs to my Father’s Family I do hereby appoint the before mentioned John Sproule Wm Chambers and Thomas Chambers Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby Will and Direct that my said Executors shall not be answerable for any accidental losses nor the one for the other but each for their own acts and deeds only and that it shall and may be lawful for them to retain and pay themselves all costs and charges with which the necessary Execution of this my Will may be attended In Witness whereof I have to this my Will set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy one Thos Wensley ~

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Thomas Wensley as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as Witnesses thereof (the words of public auction) being first interlined Jos Morton, Charles Mackay,

John Adams ./.

 

This Will was proved at London before the Rt. Worshipful Sir George Day (?) Knight Doctor of Law Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Cant. Lawfully constituted on the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six by the oath of William Chambers one of the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn by Commission Duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to John Sproule and Thomas Chambers the other Executors named in the said Will when they or either of them shall apply for the same. -/-

 

Source – PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Catalogue Reference: Prob 11/1015



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