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Will of Elizabeth Cayley, widow of Tyrwhitt Cayley, 1758

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Will of Elizabeth Cayley, widow of Tyrwhitt Cayley, dated 1758

The National Archives, PROB-11-871-217, transcript by [[Cayley-55|Michael Cayley, released by him into the public domain

In the name of Good Amen. I Elizabeth Cayley now residing in Leghorn [Livorno] the Dukedom of Tuscany widow of Tyrwhitt Cayley Esqr deceased being of good health of body and sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner (that is to say) first and principally I commend my sou to God who gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried with Decency and [?] and as and touching such temporal Effects Money wch I have inherited as my own particular property by the will and testament of my deceased husband Tyrwhitt Cayley Esqr I have and do dispose of the same in the manner following (that is to say) first I will that my lawfull Debts contracted in my own name if any due at my decease and funeral charges be paid and discharged Item of my temporal Effects etc given and bequeathed me by my deceased husband Tyrwhitt Cayley Esqr I have (before I departed London) given and sent as a present to my Daughter Mrs the widow Ann Pintard at New York in America a good share of household goods linnen furniture wearing apparell of divers kinds Item I have given as a present to my daughter Catherine Hannah Perryman the best share of my household goods furniture etc when I left my Son in Law Robert Perryman’s house having adjusted settled and balanced all accounts between Mr Robt Perryman and I the 5th November one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and what I have reserved during my Life (which it may please God to grant me) and brought with me to my Son in Law Mr John Lagourgut[?] Olivers house I likewise give as a present to my Daughter Mrs Elizabeth Lagourgut[?] Oliver namely watches money jewels plate linnen my own wearing apparell furniture household goods printed books china and what else I may have omitted to mention herein nothing excluded and during the mutual lives of my Son in Law and Daughter Mr and Mrs Oliver to enjoy the whole and after the Death of both it is my will and pleasure that the watches jewels plate printed books and what else may remain existant of any kind whatsoever by given to my Daughter Mrs the widow Ann Pintard at New York in America and in case she should be deceased (which God forbid) then to be distributed amongst her children my grand children with a precise and strong command that the plate watches and jewells be kept in the family in remembrance of my deceased husband Tyrwhitt Cayley Esqr and me And I do hereby nominate and appoint my Son in Law Mr John Lagourgut Oliver and my Daughter Mrs Elizabeth Lagourgut Oliver full and sole Executors and Administrators of this my last Will and Testament and to demand and receive what sum or sums of money due to me for my Annual Pension to the day of my decease which my Attorney Mr John Hillon[?] merchant in London may have received or shall receive after my Exit (by virtue of my letter or power of attorney in his favour the 12 January 1758) from the Navy Pay Office and from any Attorney I should in case of need have occasion to appoint and nominate for to recover and receive from the Navy Pay Office my pension and I do hereby revoke annul and make void all powers and procurations made and given by me in my Name likewise if any clause or Expressions in point of Law should be found defective for the validity of this my Will and Testament I do hereby revoke annul and make void all Laws known and unknown (wheresoever it shall please God to dispose of me) it being my will and pleasure that this my Will and Testament be (in all and every point expressed in the same) executed as if it had been stipulated and rogated[?] by a Notary public In witness whereof I Elizabeth Cayley to this my Will and Testament (as also to another part thereof the same tenor and date signed at the same time and in presence of the same witnesses) have set my hand and seal the second day of May one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight.

John Dick, the British Consul in Leghorn, certified this as a true copy of the last Will and Testament of the late Mrs Elizabeth Cayley on 12 January 1761.

Administration granted by John Dick, the British Consul in Leghorn, 14 December 1761.





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