The Last will and Testament of Ann Keevil (nee Sharp) of Stalbridge, Dorset. Proven 1856

This is the last will and testament of Ann Keevil of Stalbridge in the County of Dorset, Widow

I appoint my son George Keevil to be my Executor and trustee & give my Policy of Assurance on my own life to my said son George Keevil upon trust to receive the amount payable thereunder with power to give valid receipts and surcharges for the same and to divide the amount in the proportions following:

That is to say to each of my children Thomas Keevil Elizabeth the wife of George Brown, John Keevil and Mary Dawe the Wife of Thomas Dawe ten pounds apiece and to himself the said George Keevil the residue after apying all expenses attending the receipt of the same and the obtaining the probate of this my will and other testamentary expenses (not funeral expenses) and give all the household goods and other house- hold things of which I may be possessed or which may belong to me in the possession of my said son George to him for his own use absolutely and declare that any sums that I may have advanced to any other of my children out of any monies arising from my husbands efforts or otherwise are to be part of their his or her distributive shares or share under the Will of my late husband on witness whereof I have hereto set my hand on this nineteenth day of July 1855

Ann Keevil

- signed by Ann Keevil the Testateis as a her last will in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses - Henry Raines, Fanny Robings

Proven at London 29th January 1856 before the Judge by the oath of George Keevil the son the sole execotor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by admissions only to administer