1782 Hannah Casamajor


I HANNAH CASAMAJOR of New Suffolk Street in the Parish of St Mary le Bone in the County of Middlesex widow being in perfect health and sound in mind and memory do make this my last will in manner following that is to say first in case it please God I die in or near London I will that my body be interred in St James Church as near my late husband Mr John Casamajor as possible but if I should fall in the country my will is that I be there interred decently but with as little expense as may be I give to my friend Mrs Mary Burton thirty pounds I direct that all my just debts legacies and funeral expenses be paid and whereas I am possessed of certain capital sums placed out at interest on Government and other securities and am also entitled at the death of my husband’s sisters to retain proportions of five thousand pounds stock now vested in trustees for the payment of annuities to the said sisters and whereas it was and is my intention to give at my death the said sums and likewise my interest in the said five thousand pounds stock to my two sons John and Justinian in the following shares and proportions that is to say that my son John shall take for his share five eighths of the same and my son Justinian shall take for his share three eighths But whereas I did some time ago lend and advance to my son Justinian the sum of three thousand three hundred and eighty nine pounds six shillings and three pence of lawful money of Great Britain to bear interest at five per cent per annum my will is that provided the said sum or any part thereof shall remain unpaid or due to me at the time of my death the said sum or sums together with the arrears of interest due thereon shall go and be taken by my son Justinian for or in part of the said three eighths above mentioned and my son Justinian having so accepted the same and given proper discharges to my executor I do hereby release him from all bonds and obligations made by him to me on account of the said three thousand three hundred and eighty nine pounds six shillings and three pence and the interest thereof And I give and bequeath to my son Justinian such a share of or interest in the residue of my estate above mentioned as shall be sufficient to make up the said three eighths the same to be computed and transferred in just and ratable proportions from all and every such sums of money as I may be possessed of or have any interest in at the time of my death placed out on Government or any other security whatsoever and subject to the same conditions and qualifications as such monies or securities may be subject to I give and bequeath to my son John my house in Suffolk Street near the Middlesex Hospital together with all the furniture thereunto belonging And I do give all the rest and residue of my estate goods and chattels whatsoever and whensoever to my said son John And I do constitute and appoint him whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament written all in my own hand and seal this fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine – Hannah Casamajor –  signed sealed and delivered as her last will and testament by Mrs Hannah Casamajor this fourth day of December 1779 in the presence of us – Brownlow – Abram Grimes


Probate 17/12/1782

This will was proved at London the seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two before the worshipful Andrew Colter Discarel doctor of laws surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert doctor of laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of John Casamajor Esquire the son of the deceased and sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased he having been first sworn duly to administer.


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