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The Last Will & Testament of George Derrick born 1773


I George Derrick of the Parish of Eastington in the County of Gloucester, Teasel Worker, do hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the form and manner following.  First I give to wife Mary Derrick all my Freehold House Garden and premises situated at Muddle Hole in the Parish of Eastington, now occupied by Rebecca Firth and likewise all my personal property, goods, chattels, money, securities for money of what kind so ever or where so ever for her natural life to be enjoyed by her, and after her decease it is my desire that my son William Derrick shall have the freehold house, garden and premises situate at Muddleshole and pay George Derrick, Thomas Derrick, James Derrick, Charles Derrick, Sarah Daniels & Eliza Derrick his brothers and sisters, ten pounds each out of the freehold Property and all the rest of my property after paying all my just debts and my wife and my funeral expenses it is my desire that my trustees herein afternamed shall divide equally between all my children which shall be living at the time of my self and wife decease share and share alike.


And lastly I appoint Robert Davies Esq and Mr White both of the Parish of Stonehouse in the said County joint executors and trustees of this my last will and testament.


21 May 1833


On so this day appeared personally Robert Stephens Davies of Stonehouse in the County and Diocese of Gloucester Esquire, commonly called Robert Davies Esquire, and alleges upon oath that the within paper writing contains the last will and testament of George Derrick late of Eastington in the county and Diocese of Gloucester aforesaid Teazle worker, who died in or about the month of November, now last past, without having altered or worked the same leaving goods, chattels and credits within the diocese of Gloucester the value of twenty pounds.  That he had no personal estate and effects at the time of his decease within the Province of Cantebury save as aforesaid.  The he is on of the Executors named in the said will – that he will well and faithfully perform the issue and lender can inventory and account:- Power nevertheless being reserved for the other Executor wherefore he prayed Proabate, let probate pays, John Bishop, Surrogate.


Sworn under £20, before me, John Bishop, Surrogate all which I attest

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