Will of Leonard Compere

Written 23 December 1729, Probated 17 November 1747

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24 March 2006

In the Name of God Amen
I Leonard Compere of Berkley Street Clerkenwell in the County
of Middlesex Haberdasher being of sound Mind and Memory
do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament
in manner and form following (that is to say) First and
principally I recommend my Soul to Almight God in hopes
of Salvation through the Words of my Saviour and Redeemer
Jesus Christ my Body I commit to the Earth from whence
it was formed to be decently interred at the discretion of
my Executrix herein after named in hopes of a joyfull
resurrection to Life Eternal And as to the Disposition of
that temporal estate which God hath been pleased to bless
me withall I give and dispose thereof in manner and form
following (Vizt.)Note 1 ImprinisNote 2 I will and order that my just Debts
and Funeral Expences be in the first place paid and satisfied
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Mary Evett Daughter
of Thomas Evett by his late wife Mary formerly Mary Compere
twenty pounds to be paid unto the said Thomas Evett the father
for the use of the said Mary Evett his Daughter within six
months next after my Decease Item All the rest residue
and remainder of my Estate both Real and personal of what
nature or kindsoever the same shall be I give devise and
bequeath the same unto my dear and loving Wife Elizabeth
Compere her Heirs Executors Admin'sters and Assigns forever
Item I make ordain constitute and appoint my said Wife
Elizabeth Compere full and sole Executrix of this my last Will
and Testament Lastly I do hereby revoke and make
void all former and other Will and Wills Testament and
Testaments devises and Bequeathes In
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the
twenty third Day of December in the third Year of the Reign
of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of
Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith
at and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and twenty nine Leon: Compere Signed Sealed Published
and Declared by Leonard Compere the Testator as and for his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our Names as Witness in his presence
Rob: Bowring - John Batten - Fras. Cahill - Clerks to Fras.
Cooper Esq. in Basinghall Street

This Will was proved at London the seventeenth
day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and forty seven before the Worshipfull Robert Chapman
Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the right Worshipfull John
Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Mastere Keeper or Commissary
of the Prerogative Court of Cantebury lawfully constituted by
the oath of Elizabeth Compere Widow the Relict of the Deceased
and sole Executrix in the said Will named To whom administrat[i]on
was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of
the said Deceased being first sworn duly to administer.

  1. Vizt: -- Latin for that is to say.
  2. Inprimis: -- Latin for first, primarily.
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