Will of Mary King 1746

Died 1746

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Mary King

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  1. I Mary King of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex widow Do make my last Will and
  2. Testament in manner and Form following First I Give Devise and bequeath unto my
  3. Grandaughter Anna Flacke All my Estate lying and being in Fingringhoe in the County aforesaid and holden
  4. of the said Mannor by Copy of Court Role To hold to her the said Anna Flacke her heires and assigns for ever
  5. All the rest and residue of my Messuages Lands Tenement and hereditaments whatsoever and
  6. wheresoever both lleasehold and Copyhold I will order direct and appoint shall as soon as conveniently
  7. may be after my decease be sold by my Executor herein after named for the best price that can be
  8. gotten for the same and the money arising by such sale I give to be applied by my Executor
  9. to discharge the Incumbrantes thereupon and pay my just debts and of any overplus shall be
  10. then remaining I give the same to be equally divided amongst all my Daughter Mary Flackes children
  11. share and share alike as they shall separately attain their several ages of twenty one years and
  12. in case any of them should die under that age Then I give the share & part of him her or them so dying
  13. under age to be equally divided amongst the Survivors and if only one should should live to attain that age I
  14. give the same to that one only Item I give unto my said Grandaughter Anna Flacke All the Linnen
  15. I shall leave in a Chest of Drawers in my now dwelling house in Wivenhoe aforesaid with a paper
  16. in the same describing the particulars thereof Also I give unto the said Anna fflacke my Great Silver
  17. Tankard a Silver Salver a Silver Porringer and four Silver Spoons Item I give unto my Grandaughter
  18. Mary Flacke on Silver Cann and Silver Porringer and one Silver Spoon Item I give unto my Grandson
  19. William Flacke one Silver Tankard one Silver Salver one Silver Cann one Silver Porringer & two Silver
  20. Spoons Item I give unto my Grandson John Flacke one Silver Porringer and Silver Salver and
  21. Two Silver Spoons All the remaining plate I have I give to my Son in Law Horace Flacke their
  22. Father and do likewise give him the use of the several pieces of plate I have hereby given to his
  23. Children until they severally attain their Respective ages of Twenty one years when I direct the
  24. same may be respectively delivered Item I give all my household goods & Furniture now standing
  25. (except the furniture which shall be in the room used as my own room which I give unto my Grandaughter Anna Flacke at her age of twenty one years)
  26. being in my dwelling house unto the sid Horace Flacke provided he makes no charge upon any of
  27. his Children by the said Mary Flacke my Daughter for Cloathing Board Maintenance or Education at their
  28. respective ages of Twenty one years and if he should direct that all the said household furniture hereby
  29. given him may be appraised & sold and the money equally divided as aforesaid amongst my said Grand
  30. Children Item I give to Samuele the son of Samuele Flacke by Ann his wife late Anna
  31. Taylor a Silver Cup & two Silver Spoons Item It is my will to be buried in Linnen and I do hereby
  32. Direct my said Son in Law Horace Flacke bide it accordingly and nominate & appoint him
  33. Sole Executor of this my Will All the rest and residue of my Estate after payment of my funeral
  34. Charges and Charges of proving this my Will I Give to be Equally divided between my Grandchildren
  35. in manner & form, aforesaid and hereby revoke all former & other Wills by me made I declare
  36. this to be & Contain my last In Witness whereof I give hereunto Sett my hand & seal this
  37. ninth day of Aprile in the Eleventh year of the Reign of King George the Second
  38. in the year of our Lord 1738


Signed Sealed Published & declared by the said

Testrix Mary King as & for her last Will & Testament

In the presence of us and by us attested in her presence

(the Interlination between the Twenty fourth & Twenty fifth lines giving

the furniture to my Grandaughter Anna Flacke of my own room being first



Sarah Brown

Rich. May

W Maylish


December the 17th 1746

The within named Horace Flacke the only Executor

Named was only Sworn before me

Philip Morant Surrogate

Proved the 27th Day of January in the Year of our Lord 1746

Before the Reverand Philip Morant Clk A M lawful Surrogate By

The Oath of Horace Flacke the Son in Law of the Deced and Sole Extor To Whom

Administration was granted he being first sworn duly to administer


A summary of names and relationships mentioned in the will of Mary King


Names                                                    Relationship                                     Line

Anna Flacke                                                             Grandaughter                                               3, 4, 14, 16, 25

Mary Flacke                                                             Daughter                                                         10, 27

Mary Flacke                                                             Grandaughter                                               18

William Flacke                                                        Grandson                                                        19

John Flacke                                                              Grandson                                                        20

Horace Flacke                                                         Son in Law                                                      21, 26, 32

Samuel Flacke                                                                                                                                    30



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