Will of Amy Pomfret Compere

Written 8 January 1843, Probated 20 November 1849

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24 March 2006
This is the last Will and Testament of me Amy
Pomfret Compere of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester widow I give devise
and bequeath all and every my messuagesNote 1 lands tenements and hereditamentsNote 2 and
All my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever
unto my daughters Amy Compere and Esther Compere their heirs executors or
administrators and assigns to and for their own use and benefit absolutely and
I appoint my daughter Amy Compere sole Executrix of this my will In testimony
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eight day of January
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three - Amy
Pomfret Compere {seal} - Signed sealed published and declared by the said Amy
Pomfret Compere the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the
presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - W. H. Hawkins
Clerk Cheltenham - Mary Hawkins Wife of the above -

Proved at London 20th Nov. 1849 before the worshipful John Elliot Pasley
Robertson Doctor of Laws Surrogate by the oath of Amy Compere spinster the daughter
the sole Executrix to whom admonNote 3 was granted having been first sworn duly to

  1. Messuage: Obsolete synonym for real estate property.
  2. Hereditament: Anything that can be inherited, although usually applied to real property.
  3. Admon: Abbreviation for administration, commonly used in probate clauses.
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