Will of Horace Flack


Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Horace Flack

Wills are generally written without any punctuation or abbreviations. There is often alternative spelling of some words and using upper case letters which do not always mean the start of a new sentence. Neither are they divided into paragraphs but are continuous lines of writing This can make documents difficult to read or understand.

This post shows the Will exactly as it was written with no attempt to break it down into paragraphs. Done in this way it shows exactly how the original document is written. As the documents are sometimes very large each line of writing in the document sometimes takes up two lines when it is transcribed in to the web site.



  1. I Horace Flack of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex
  2. Surgeon Doe Make this my last Will & Testament
  3. in Manner & form following
  4. Imprimis I Give and Devise unto my Daughter
  5. Anna Flack and her heirs for ever All my real and
  6. personal Estate whatever and Wheresoever she
  7. paying thereout all my Just debts funeral Charges &
  8. & probate of this my Will And I hereby appoint
  9. her Sole Executrix of this my Will so revoking
  10. all former wills by me at any time heretofore
  11. made I Do Declare this to be my Last
  12. In Witnesss whereof I the said Horace Flack
  13. have hereunto sett my hand and seal this
  14. Twelfth Day of June in the year of our
  15. Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty

Signed Sealed published and

Declared by the said Horace Flack

the Testator as & for his last Will

and Testament in the presence of

us and by us attested in his presence

Isaac Savill

Thomas Ablitt

John Hobrough


The 4th day of August 1756

The within named Anna Flacke the Sole

Executrix of the said Will was duly Sworn

Before me sole Executrix thereof

Tho: Halley Surrogate


Proved the fourth day of August in the Year of our

Lord 1756 before the Revd Thomas Halley Clerk

Master of Arts Surrogate do by the Oath of Anna

Flack Spinster Daughter of the deceased and

of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased

Sole Executrix to whom Administration was

granted she being first sworn duly to Administer



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