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Document Number:0504285
Title:Copy of Will
Date:11 September 1773
For Sale:22.00
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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