|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Copy of Will|
|Date:||11 September 1773|
|Fair. Badly discoloured even for its age, and without seal.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 24cm x 31cm.|
|Summary of contents:|
Charles Burgess of Reading, Berkshire. Shopkeeper.
Thomas Burgess (brother)
Elizabeth Sherwood (sister)
Mary Woodroffe (sister)
Sarah Burgess (wife)
This has the appearance of the copy of a will which would normally have a grant of probate attached. There is no such grant but it looks as though there was once a pendant seal attached (as it usual with a probate).
The will itself does not mention a date, but 11/09/1773 is written on the outside. I would guess that this is the date on which probate was granted.
Thomas Burgess gives £10 to his brother and each of the 2 sisters mentioned, leaving the remainder of his estate to his wife. His executors are his wife and his brother in law, Edward Pittman.
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