by Wendy Snarey

(40) Will of Elizabeth Elliott – 17th April 1841

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Cover: Probate of the Will of Elizabeth Elliott late of Tewkesbury deceased

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Elliott of Tewkesbury widow

I give and bequeath the Freehold Dwelling House and Premises in which I now reside situate in High Street in Tewkesbury together with the whole of my personal estate of what nature or kind soever unto my cousin Joseph Smith of Tewkesbury aforesaid maltster his heirs executors administrators assigns – subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses – and subject also to the following specific and pecuniary bequests (that is to say)

To John Elliott son of John Elliott brother to my late husband - £5

To Elizabeth daughter of the said last named John Elliott – One best gown and petticoat and £5

To William, Elizabeth and Sarah Wagstaff, son and daughters of my cousin Sarah Wagstaff - £5 each

To my cousin Thomas Smith - £5 to be paid to him in weekly payments of 2s-0d each until it is expended

To my cousin James Smith now or late of Andover - £5

To my cousin Ann Hyatt – Two common gowns and two petticoats, two caps, one bonnet and one cloak and also the sum of £5 to be paid to her in weekly payments of two shillings each until it is expended

To Maria Smith wife of my said cousin Joseph Smith – All my wearing apparel not before bequeathed UPON TRUST that after reserving such of the best of it as she may select for her own use – to distribute the rest at her discretion amongst my poor relatives

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I appoint my said cousin Joseph Smith sole executor of this my Will made this day 21st April 1837

Signed: Elizabeth Elliott

Witnesses: John Moore; Thomas Weaver; Joshua Thomas

Proved at Gloucester on 17th April 1841 by Joseph Smith sole executor

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