Will of Samuel William Cardinal Wade

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Samuel W. C. Wade

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This is the last Will and Testament

of Samuel William Cardinal Wade

Dated October 4th 1847


  1. In the Name of God Amen I Samuel William Cardinal Wade of
  2. Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Mariner being sick and weak of body
  3. but of sound mind memory and understanding and knowing that it is
  4. appointed for all anon once I die do make and ordain this my last will and
  5. testament That is to say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my
  6. soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commend to the
  7. earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executrix and
  8. Executor hereinafter named And as ? such worldly estate wherewith it has
  9. pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in
  10. the following manner and form that is to say
  11. First I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife all my household
  12. Furniture Linnen China and plate Also I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid
  13. dearly beloved wife all my part of that fishing smack known and called by the
  14. name of the Presperens? Together with [my part of] all the sails and all other things whatsoever
  15. thereunto belonging and also I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid dearly beloved wife all the
  16. rest residue and remainder of Estate both personal and real whatsoever and wheresoever
  17. and of what [kind] or nature soever the same may be Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute
  18. and appoint my aforesaid dearly beloved wife Exectrix and Samuel Catt of Wivenhoe
  19. aforesaid Blacksmith Executor of this my last will and testament And I do hereby
  20. disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments Wills Legacies
  21. bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed
  22. ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament
  23. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Forth day of
  24. October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred forty seven
  25. Signed sealed Published pronounced and declared by the
  26. Said Samuel William Cardinal Wade as his last will and
  27. Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in
  28. The presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
  29. As witnesses

Thomas J Howard

William Jolliff

Edmund Catt


Reverse of page

This is the Will of Samuel William

Cardinal Wade late of the Parish of

Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Mariner

proved before me this day by the Oath

of Elizabeth Wade the Widow and

Relict of the Testator one of

the Executors who was sworn

duly to administer and that the Goods

and Chattles of the deceased are under

the value of One hundred pounds

Dated this thirtieth day of September

1848 Power reserved of making the

like Grant to Samuel

Catt the other Executor

when he shall apply

for the same

Testator died at

Wivenhoe Essex

on the seventeenth

day of January



Proved on the 12th day of

October 1848 before the Reverend

Samuel Carr Clerk Surrog by

the oath of Elizabeth Wade the

widow and one of the Executors to

whom Admon was granted she

being first sworn duly to admin

Power being reserved to Samuel

Catt the other Executor



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