Will - 1738 FROGLEY Elizabeth nee JAMES of Old Swan Lane, London, England - widow
I Elizabeth FROGLEY of Old Swan Lane, London, widow, and now residing at Camberwell in the County of Surrey, do make and publish this to be my last will andtestament. First and principally I command my soul into the hands of that Almighty God that gave it, in hope of my salvation through his mercy and the redemption of my soul. Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body I commit to the earth to be buryed at my own parish church in London at and on twelve of the clock at night. And I devise that but one coach shall be at my funeral, and as to my worldly estate, I give and dispose of it as follows, that is to say I give and bequeath to Mr. Abraham NORTAINE (NORTON?) of Minting Lane, London, merchant, one thousandpounds old South Seas annuity stock and five hundred pounds new South Seas annuity stock, in trust that he his executors and administrators do pay and apply the interest and dividends of the said several annuities to my daughter Elizabeth LONG, wife of Mr. John LONG, cooper, for and during her natural life to and for her own private separate personal and peculiar use exclusive of her said husband or any other husband she may hereafter marry, and my mind is that the same shall not be subject to the power or control debts or engagements of her said husband or any future husband she may hereafter take. But that the receipt and directions of my said daughter alone shall be sufficient for and concerning the payment of such interest and dividends of the said annuities. And upon the decease of daughter I give the said one thousand pounds Old and fivehundred pounds new South Seas annuities or what the same shall be vested in at my said daughters death into and among all and every of the child and children of my said daughters as shall be living at her death, to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike, and to be paid to the sons on their attaining the age of twenty one years, and to the daughters on their attaining the said age orday of marriage which shall first happen. And incase any of the sons shall dye (sic. die) before the said age and unmarried, then I give the part and share of him, her, or them, to be paid and transferred to such survivors equally, share and share alike, at the same time as their original legacies will become payable as aforesaid. And incase all and and every the child and children of my said daughter shall dye (sic die) to wit the sons before the said age and the daughters before the said age and unmarried, their I give the ... and one thousand pounds Old and five hundred pounds new South Seas or what the same shall be invested at the time of death of my said daughter to such person or persons and for such uses and purposes as my said daughter shall by her last will and testament in writing direct and appoint whether she be married or sole, and as well marryed (sic married) as sole, and for want of such appointments then I give the same to the executors and administrators of my said daughter. Also I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Long junior five hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her when she attains her age of twenty one or day of marriage which shall first happen, and I also give to my grandson Thomas LONG junior two hundred pounds of rite (sic. right) and lawful money to be paid to him on his attaining the age of twenty one years, and incase my said grandchildren or either of them shall dye (sic. die) before their said legacies shall respectfully become payable then I give the legacy and legacies of them so dying unto and among all and every the child and children of my said daughter Elizabeth LONG as shall be living at the time of the death of my said grand children, so respectively dying also I give to Margaret BADGER thirty pounds of rite (right) lawful money. To Samuel BUFFIN of Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire, five pounds, and to Thomas JAMES, of Thames Street, London, five pounds. Also I give the sum of ten pounds to be paid to such person and persons and for such uses and purposes as my said daughter Elizabeth LONG shall appoint and direct and as to all the rest and residue of my estate reall (sic. real) and personal whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind soever. I give and devise and bequeath the same to my said daughterElizabeth LONG forever.And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son-in-law Mr. Thomas LONG and my said daughter daughterElizabeth LONG his wife joynt (sic. joint) executor and executrix of this my last will and testament. And hereby revoking all former and other wills by me heretofore made do make and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament. In witness wereof I have set my hand at the bottom of the other side of this paper and to this last side my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight. And in the eleventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the second, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France andIreland. King, defender of the faith - Eliz. FROGLEY, signed sealed and published and declared by the executrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of saith other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto - Ann DAVIES - Ann JAMES, John TILLY.
This will was proved at London before the worshipful John BETTERWORTH, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted thetwenty first day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight, by the oaths of Thomas LONG and Elizabeth LONG his wife, executors in the said will named to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods , chattels and credits of the said deceased being first sworn duly to administer. Exd.
(c)Geoffrey Frogley, South Australia, 2000