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Will of Samuel Suffolk, proved 1782

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Will of Samuel Suffolk, Cordwainer of Nuneaton. Will written on 19 February 1780. Proved at the Consistory Court of Lichfield and Coventry 27 November 1782. [1]

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Lich 27 Nov'bis 1782
of Sam. Suffolk
Nun Easton 2: E C: Inf £100

At Coventry 4th October 1782 before the Reverend Thomas White, Clerk Master of Arts Surrogate &c

Hand exhibited for Joseph Worthington & David Woodcock and suggested that Samuel Suffolk, late of Nuneaton in the county of Warwick and Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, Cordwainer, deceased duly made and Executed his last Will and Testament in Writing and therein named the said Joseph Worthington and David Woodcock Executors thereof Wherefore he prayed a Probate to be Granted to them and Commission to be Issued out to Empower the Reverend Thomas Edwards DD and Thomas Liptrott Clerks jointly or severally to swear them to the truth of an Inventory of the Deceaseds Effects and upon the return of the Commission duly certified the Probate to pass the Seal of Office which the Surrogate aforesaid decreed as prayed.

I Samuel Suffolk of Nuneaton in the County of Warwick Cordwainer Do hereby make Ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral Expences be in the first place paid and satisfied

And after payment thereof I do hereby Give and Bequeath the Lease of the Messuage or Tenament and premises wherein I now inhabit and dwell together with all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever unto my two friends Joseph Worthington of Nuneaton aforesaid Glazier and David Woodcock of the same place Worsted weaver and the Survivor of them

In Trust that they or or the Survivor of them do and shall permit and suffer my dear wife Ann Suffolk to hold occupy use and enjoy the same for and during the term of her natural life, provided she so long continues my Widow but not otherwise, in order to enable her to maintain and provide for all my younger Children, And from and immediately after her decease or marriage again, I give and bequeath all and singular my said Lease and personal estate unto and amongst all and every my Children whether Sons or Daughters which shall be then living share and share alike

And if any of my Children shall happen to be then dead having Issue it is my Will that such Issue shall receive and enjoy his her or their deceased parent or parents share or shares equally to be divided between them share and share alike if more than one And I do hereby desire and direct my said Trustees immediately upon my decease to have an Inventory and Appraisement made of all my said personal Estate and from time to time as much as in them lyes to take particular Care that the same is not diminished by my said Wife and I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint the said Joseph Worthington and David Woodcock Executors of the my Will declaring the same to be my last Will and Testament
In Witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and seal the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty
Sam'l Suffolk
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Samuel Suffolk the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Abel Palmer
Charles Bindley


  1. Will of Samuel Suffolk of Nuneaton, Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court, Piece surname range Q-Z, Piece year range 1782 Full images on FindMyPast.co.uk. Accessed 30 January 2021

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