Will of Robert Compere

Written 23 August 1839, Probated 11 January 1843

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24 March 2006
This is the last Will and Testament
of me Robert Compere of Reading in the County of Berks victuallerNote 1 First I
desire all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences to be paid
and satisfied and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath unto my dear
wife Mary Ann All my household furniture plate linen and china
ready money and securities for money and generally all and singular
my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever whether in possession
reversion remainder expectancy or otherwise which I may be possessed of or
entitled to at the time of my decease To hold the same and every part thereof
unto my said wife to and for her own absolute use benefit and disposal and
not to be subject or liable to the debts controul or intermeddling of any future
husband she may happen to marry and I appoint my said dear wife Mary
Ann sole Executrix of this my last will and testament and I the said
Robert Compere the testator sign this my last will and testament at the
foot hereof this twenty third day of August one thousand eight hundred and
thirty nine - Robt. Compere - Signed by the said Robert Compere the testa-
tor in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto - Charles
Butler Reading - Christ Butler D[itt]o. //

Proved at London the 11th January 1843 before the Worshipful John
Haggard Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Mary Ann Compere
widow the Relict the sole Executrix to whom Administration was granted hav-
ing been first sworn duly to administer.

  1. Victualler: This occupation had two meanings: (1) supplier of food and supplies to ships or troops; and (2) tavern keeper. Due to the simplicity of this testament, one would be inclined to the latter.
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