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Help with reading this Will please

Postby Simon45 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:23 pm

Please can someone let me know what this will says of Mary Bettis
Many thanks Simon





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Re: Help with reading this Will please

Postby avaline » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:06 pm

Most of it looks relatively easy to read - which bits are you stuck on?
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Re: Help with reading this Will please

Postby Simon45 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:22 pm

Hi
It’s some of the names I’m stuck on

What does it say ?

Thank you


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Re: Help with reading this Will please

Postby avaline » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:01 pm

I've only skim read it but the gist is this:

Father – Thomas Humphreys deceased
Sons – Samuel, William, James, Edward & Benjamin Bettis
Daughters – Anne Bentley(?) & Elizabeth Tyroll(?)

Samuel was to sell her property and divide the proceeds between himself and her other children. They also each got £5, except for Samuel, who got the residue of her estate and was also executor.

If any of them tried to obstruct Samuel in proving & performing the will then they would lose their share and it would be divided amongst the rest of them.

She later added a Codicil leaving her wearing apparel to her two daughters, to be divided equally.

The daughter’s surnames aren’t entirely clear but there is a transcript of a marriage between ‘Elz Betts’ and ‘David Tirrell’ in Rainham in 1788 that could be her. I cant find a marriage of Ann(e) Bettis to a Bentley, although there is a marriage in Bowes Gifford in 1775 between Ann Bettis & Richard Porter, so perhaps this is her & Richard died?
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Re: Help with reading this Will please

Postby Simon45 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:25 am

Hello
Thank you for sending me the details of this Will , very much appreciated

I will try and find out where the names in the Will fit in my family tree

Kind regards
Simon :)


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