The Last will and Testament of Susannah Blachford (nee Pinhorn) of Fontmell Magna, Dorset. about 1717 - about 1782



In the name of God Amen

I Susannah Blatchford of Hartgrove in the Parish of Fontmell Magna in the County of Dorset - Widow do this Eighth Day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two make Publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following

That is to say First I give and bequeath unto my good friends James Bennett of Hartgrove aforesaid Gentleman and John Mitchel of the same Yeoman and the survivor of them his Executors and Administrators all my ready money and Securities for money which shall be payable of at the time of my decease In trust that they and the survivor of them his Executors and Administrators do apply and dispose of the same to and for the only live and benefit of my son John Blatchford During his natural life as they or the survivors them his Executor or Administrator shall in his or their discretion think fit and if my said son shall happen to Die before my said Trustees shall have paid or applied the moneys herein before given them for his benifit then I give the remainder that shall be dispersed of unto my daughter Ann Ball.

I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Ann Ball all and singular my Goods Chattels and wearing apparel and all other of my personall Estate whatsoever and wherever To hold to her, her Executors, Admors and assigns forever and I do hereby Constitute and appoint my said Daughter Ann Ball whole and Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Testatris Susannah Blatchford have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written

Signed Sealed Published and Declared By the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the Presence of us