1804 Jane Thomason

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This is the last will and testament of me, Jane THOMASON of Stourbridge in the County of Worcester, widow. First it is my will and desire that all my just debts, funeral expenses and the expenses of proving this my will shall be paid, satisfied and discharged by my executors hereinafter named [as soon as may conveniently] be after my decease.  ITEM; I do hereby give and bequeath unto Mary TAYLOR of the parish of (Tasley) in the County of Salop, widow, niece of my late husband, the legacy or sum of one hundred pounds; also I hereby give and bequeath unto my two nieces Sarah HOBSON and Mary CORBETT, my nephew William Webb LANE and my two kinsmen John Noxon LANE and James LANE, sons of my (xxx) nephew John Noxon Lane the like legacy or sum of (one) hundred pounds only, and all [faded text] and effects of what nature or like so ever and wherever, I hereby give and bequeath unto my said two nieces, Sarah Hobson and Mary Corbett and my said nephew William Webb Lane in equal proportions, share and share alike, and it is my particular desire that my executors hereinafter named shall and lawfully may reimburse and indemnify themselves out of my said personal estate all such costs, charges and expenses which they or either of them shall or may sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will, and that they shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or diminution in such estate unless such loss or diminution be occasioned by or through their wilful neglect or default, and further that my said executors shall not be answerable the one for the other of them for the acts, deeds or defaults of the other of them, but each of them for himself and his own acts, deeds and defaults only; and lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my two friends, Francis Hobson of Courdsley and George Timmings of Birmingham, executors of this my will, and also hereby declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the fourteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and three – Jane Thomason – signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testatrix, Jane Thomason, as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: John (@x), Wm Hunt

Proved 14th November 1804 by Francis Hobson and George Timmins