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1806 William Perks of Wolverhampton Blacksmith

12th May 1806

At Wolverhampton the 12th day of May 1806 before the Reverend Thomas Walker, Surrogate etc. On which day appeared personally Martha Perks and did suggest that William Perks late of Wolverhampton in the County of Stafford Blacksmith deceased died upwards of fourteen days ago without making any will and that she was the widow relict of the said deceased and the person to whom the right of administration does belong; wherefore she prayed the same to be granted to her which the Surrogate upon taking the usual oath and giving good security decreed the same accordingly – being first duly sworn and also that the personal estate of the deceased at the time of his death did not amount in value to the sum of £20.

Before me

Thomas Walker Surrogate

1772 William Perks of Wolverhampton, Gentleman

28th April 1772

I William Perks of Wolverhampton in the County of Stafford Gentleman being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife all my messuages land tenements and hereditaments and all my personal estate and effects to hold to her her heirs executors administrators and assigns forever firmly relying on her care of my children and making such provision for such of them in her lifetime or by her will as she shall think proper and trusting that she will give a preference to such of them as shall be most dutiful to her and likely to improve what she shall bestow upon them but I direct all my just debts and financial expenses to be paid out of any said personal estate and I appoint my said wife Mary Perks sole executrix of this my will and revoke all former wills by me made and I devise the guardianship of such of my children as shall be under the age of twenty one years at the time of my death unto my said wife during their respective minorities.

In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament (written with my own hand) wrote my name and put my seal this twenty-eighth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator William Perks this 20th of April 1772 as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and also in the presence of each other.

W Perks

Sarah Perks

Sarah Jarden

George Perry


At Wolverhampton fourteenth August 1780. Let a probate of this will be granted to Mary Perks the sole executrix therein named.

Having been duly sworn before me – Titus Neve, Surrogate