Will of George Compere

Written 5 June 1717, Probated 10 March 1718

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24 March 2006
In the Name of God Amen
I George Compere of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields in the
County of Middlesex Baker being indisposed in Bodily Health
but of perfect memory and understanding praised be God for the
Same And considering the frailty and uncertainty of this transitory
Life do make ordaine and appoint this to be my Last Will and
Testament And first and principally I resign up my Imortal Soul
into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator Trusting and
believing that through the alone merits and mediation of Jesus
Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer I shall receive the
pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and inherit Eternall Life my
Body I comit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of
my Executrix hereafter named And for that Worldly Estate which
God in his Mercy and Goodness hath blessed me withal I give
devise bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth (Vizt)Note 1 InprimisNote 2 I
give devise and bequeath all that my MessuageNote 3 Tenement or farm
with all and every the Lands Woods Ground and Appurtenances
whatsoever thereunto belonging or Appertaining Situate lying
and being at Gretton in the Parish of Temple Guiting in the
County of Gloucester And Also all that my Messuage or
Tenement Situate lying and being on the South Side of Grand
Street in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields aforesaid now in
the possession of John Sayer Eaylor with the Ground and
Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my dear and Well beloved
Wife Mary Compere to be disposed of by her by her [in margin Sic orig] Last Will
and Testament in Writing to be attested by any Three or more
Credible Witnesses or by any Writeing or Assignement under
her Hand to any person or persons whatsoever in case She shall
have no Child or Children living begotten on her Body by me
But in Case She shall have any Child or Children whether Sons
or Daughter begotten by me or her Body and living at the time
of her Decease Then my Will and meaning is that the said estate
be equally divided between them Share and Share alike And
if but one Child then the whole Estate to be to such Child Item I
give and bequeath to my father Mr. William Compere the Sum
of Ten pounds to be paid out of my said Estate after the decease
of my said Wife in case he Survives her Item I give and bequeath
to my Brother Mr. John Compere Twenty Shillings to buy
him a Ring Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Mr. Henry
Compere (if alive) Twenty Shillings to by him a Ring Item I give and
bequeath to my Sister Mrs. Mary Blissett Twenty Shillings to buy her
a Ring All which three last mentioned Legacies I appoint to be paid
by my Executrix within one Month after my Decease Item and Lastly
after my Debts Legacies and Funerall Expences are paid and
discharged I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and
remainder of my Estate both reall and personall Goods and Chattels
whatsoever not herein before by me given and bequeathed unto my
said Wife Mary Compere And I do hereby make ordain and
appoint her the said Mary Compere the full and Sole Executrix of
this my Last Will and Testament revokeing and making void
all former and other Will or Wills by me heretofore made and do
declare this to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness
whereof I the said George Compere have hereunto set my Hand
and Seale this Fifth day of June in the year of Lord One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Seventeen. George Compere Signed Sealed
published and Declared by the said George Compere to be his
Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have
subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of him William
Fish James Smith both of the Investor Office in Symonds/Fune V.
Davis of Symonds Fune
Probatum... Probation in Latin.

  1. Vizt: Latin abbreviation for that is to say, to wit.
  2. Inprimis: Latin for first or primarily.
  3. Messuage: Obsolete synonym for real estate property.
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