Will of Edward Sage

1745 - 1810

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Will of Edward Sage

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  1. In the Name of God Amen this is My Last Will and Testament of Me
  2. Edward Sage of Wivenhoe [the Elder] Butcher in the County of Essex First I will and Order
  3. That All My Just Debts and my ffuneral Charges and the Probate of this my will be fully
  4. Satisfied And paid by my Executor and Executrix Hereafter Mentioned out of my
  5. Personal Estate With in twelve months After my Decease Which being Yon I Give Devise
  6. And Bequeath to My Well beloved Wife Ann Sage All and Singular my Estates and Effects
  7. Whatsoever Both Real and Personal to hould to her the said An Sage During the term of her
  8. Natural Life And After her Decease I Give and Devise to My two Sons Edward and
  9. William Carrington Sage And My three Daughters Ann Elizabeth and Mary Sage All My Personal
  10. And Real Estates to be Equally Parted between them Share and Share Alike and do Nominate
  11. And Appoint John and Thomas Carrington and Ann Sage My Wife My Joint Executors And
  12. Executrix of this My Will Declaring this Only to be My Last Will and Testament
  13. Hereby Revoking All Other Wills by me heretofore made In Witness Hereof
  14. I have Hereunto Set My Hand and Seal this Eight Day of February 1802

Signed Sealed Published and Declared

By the Said Testator Edward Sage

The Elder As And for his Last Will and

Testament in the Presence of us Who

In hisPresence and at his Request

Have hereunto Subscribed Our Names

As Witnessis Thos Thunmer

John Thomas                                             Hosekeepers


The within named [Testator] Edward Sage departed this Life in the Parish of

Wivenhoe in the County of Essex on or about the Twenty fifth Day

Of December 1810


The within named Thomas Carrington and Ann Sage [both of Wivenhoe in Essex] the

two surviving Executors within mentioned were sworn to the

Truth of this Will and to the performance thereof And that

to the best of their Knowledge and Belief the Amount of

the Goods Chattles and Credits of the deceased is under the sum

of four hundred [and fifty] pounds this thirteenth Day of March 1811

Before me

Rd Hoblyn Surrogate


Proved on the thirteenth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and eleven before

The Reverend Richard Hoblyn Clerk Surrogate by the Oaths of Thomas Carrington and Ann

Sage the two surviving Executors to whom Admon was granted on the twenty fourth Day of August One thousand eight hundred and twelve they being first sworn duly to administer



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