John FORBER of Wivenhoe Gentleman, 1757. PROB 11/828/368

This is the last Will and Testam[en]t
of me John Forber of the parish of Wivenhoe in the
County of Essex Gentlemen whereas I am now intitled to
The sum of seventy five pounds charged and made
chargeable by my Father Thomas Forber by Settlement
upon his estate in Rainhill near Prescott in the County
Palatine of Lancaster now in the possession of my
Brother in law James Houghton a Surgeon in Prescott
aforesaid which is to be paid to me or my Heirs by
him in five years after the death of my Mother
Elizabeth Forber by the said James Houghton which
Said Sum I give and bequeth unto my daughter
Mary Forber  Item I give divise and bequeath unto my
said Daughter Mary Forber one Freehold Messuage or
Tenement and Garden lying behind the same with the
appurtenances situate in Broad Street old Gravel Lane
next adjoining to Marcus Suites in the parish of Saint
George Middlesex now in the occupation of
Sherlley and Hunter of which I have a mortgage
and Judgment dated the twentieth day of July One
thousand Seven hundred and forty one for the sum of
one hundred and eight pounds seven shillings with
Interest at Five per Cent per annum payable to me by
Robert Sax of the said  St George Middlesex
Esquire which said sum is charged and made chargeable on
the said premises for the term of Fifty Nine years from
the date thereof for securing the payment of the said
money  Item I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter
Mary Forber all that one Moiety or half part of a
Messuage or Tenement Garden and other the premises
With the appurtenances now in the Occupation of John
Mason of Wivenhoe aforesaid which I lately purchased
of William Sudall to her and her Heirs Item I Give
and bequeath unto my Son in law Patrick Coppinger
Six Silver Table Spoons marked PCE item I give and
bequeath all my Household Goods and Furniture Wearing
Apparel both Linnen and Woollen Plate Jewells Watches
Rings and all other utensills of Brewery Coppers and Casks
thereunto belonging with their and every of their appertenances
unto my said Daughter Mary Forber to be at her own
disposal by and with the consent and approbation of Mr
George Wyatt of Wivenhoe aforesaid Shipwright for which
I appoint him a Trustee under this my said Will for
that purpose during my said Daughters minority and I do
appointment I said Daughter Mary Forber residuary Legatee
to this I Said Will and lastly I do hereby nominate
constitute and appoint my said Daughter Mary Forber
and said George Wyatt Executrix and Executor of this
my said Will hereby revoking all former Will and Wills
by me at any time or times heretofore made In
Witness whereof I the said John Forber have to

this my Said Will Set my hand and Seal this thirtieth
day of March in the year of our lord One Thousand Seven
hundred and Fifty four Jno Forber Signed Sealed
Published and declared by the Testator John Forber to be as
and for his only true last Will and Testament who at his
request have signed our names in his presence and in the
presence of each other of us Thos How:  Horace
Flack  Austin Stapley

This Will was proved at London the twelfth day of
March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred
and Fifty Seven before the Worshipfull Arthur Collier Doctor
of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George
Lee Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of
The Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the
Oath of Mary Howes formerly Forber (wife of John Howes
the Daughter 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 said deceased having
been first sworn duly to administer power reserve to
make the like grant to George Wyatt the other executor
named in said Will when he shall apply for the same

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