Friday, January 18, 2013

Will of William Beard of Saint Saviour Southwark - The National Archives PROB//;1//72/220, probated 19 Dec 1788

William Beard the testator does not identify himself in any way. Not helpful with my Beard family of Saint Mary Magdalen but then it is a different parish and having walked the streets of Southwark they are somewhat separate. The street Little Bandy Leg Walk is mentioned on Google.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 17 Jan 2013
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/1172/220
Testator: William Beard
Place: Saint Saviour Southwark, Surrey, England
Date of document: 11 Dec 1788, probated 19 Dec 1788
Read: Electronic copy images
Document quality: 18th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: William
[Margin]: Beard

1    In the name of God Amen
2    I William Beard of the parish of Saint Saviour
3    Southwark in the county of Surry being of sound and
4    disposing mind memory and understanding (tho' of a weak
5    state of Body) do make this my last Will in manner
6    following that is to say I give and bequeath to my friend
7    Ann Roberts of Little Bandy Leg Walk in the said parish
8    of Saint Saviour Southwark all my Monies Goods Chattels
9    and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall be
10    possessed of Invested in or intitled into at the time of
11    my decease and I do appoint the said Ann Roberts sole
12    Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby
13    revoking all former and other will or wills by me
14    heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto
15    set my hand and seal this 11th day of December in the
16    year of our Lord 1788 W B [seal] Signed with the
17    mark WB and sealed published and declared as the
18    said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in
19    the presence of us who at his request and in his presence
20    and in the presence of each other have subscribed our
21    Names as witnesses hereto Geo. Parkhurst M Concanen
22    This Will was proved at London the nineteenth day of
23    December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
24    hundred and eighty eight before the Worshipful William
25    Battine Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful
26    Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws _____ Keeper or
27    Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
28    constituted by the Oath of Ann Roberts Spinster the sole
29    Executrix named in the said Will in whom Administration
    [Page 2]
30    of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of said
31    deceased was granted she having been first sworn duly
32    to administer

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