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Will of Thomas SELLAR of City of Oxford

Will 22 Jul 1717   Codicil 23 May 1718   Probate 4 Feb 1718/19

Source: TNA no. PROB11/567
Contributed by: Ros Dunning Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Thomas Sellar of the City of Oxford ... infirm in body ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Thomas SELLAR City of Oxford
William SELLARSon
Mary WILLIAMSDaughter (Exec)
Anne FORTRIEDaughter (Exec)
Elizabeth BARROBYDaughter (Exec)
Margaret GOODSister
Foulke SELLARBrother Overseer
Anne SELLARSister Overseer
John KNIBBWitness
Joseph CURTISWitness
John KNIBB JrWitness

Probate 4 Feb 1718/9 London ... Mary Williams, Ann Fortrie and Elizabeth Barrowby ...
Transcriber's and Editor's Notes
The brief codicil was unwitnessed, so presumably invalid.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Thomas Sellar of the City of Oxford ... infirm in body ...
  • I revoke all former wills.
  • After my debts and funeral expenses are paid, I give half to my daughter Barreby and her children and the other half to my daughters Mary Williams and Anne Fortry.
  • I give my son William Sellar 5.
  • I give my sister Margaret Good 4 pa for life, paid at 20s quarterly, unless my brother provides so well for her that she has no need of [it].
  • I make my daughters Mary Williames, ,Anne Fortrie and Elizabeth Barroby my Executrixes, they paying my debts.
  • I appoint my brother Foulke Sellar and my sister Anne Sellar overseers, and I give them 20s each to buy rings.
  • Any argument is to be decided between three or four men, so that no lawyer is concerned in my will other than to prove it according to custom.
    He or she that will not be content without going law to is to have no part of my substance except what was settled at their marriage.

  • Witnesses John Knibb; Jos: Curtis; John Knibb Jr
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Codicil 23 May 1718
  • My Executrixes are to pay my son William Sellar 10, 5 being too little to buy him mourning.
Probate 4 Feb 1718/9 London ... Mary Williams, Ann Fortrie and Elizabeth Barrowby ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are not preserved.
In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Sellar of the City of Oxford being infirm in body but of sound mind and understanding thanks be given to Almighty God for the same and being desirous to Settle that Worldly Estate which God in his mercy has blessed me withal and that no difference may arise about the same after my Decease Do make and Ordaine this my Last Will and Testament and Do revoke and make void all former Wills whatsoever by me made and first and most Chiefly I commend my Soul to Almighty God who gave it me hoping through the alone Merits of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to be saved and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such manner as my Executrixes shall think fitting Imprimis I give to my daughter Barreby and her Children one halfe and my Daughter Mary Williams and my daughter Anne ffortry the other halfe after my Debts and ffuneral Expence is payd I give to my Son William Sellar ffive pounds and I give to my Sister Margaret Good four pounds a year during her Life to be paid Twenty Shillings a Quarter except my Brother provides soe well for her that Shee hath no need of this my Allowance And Lastly I make my Daughter Mary Williames and my Daughter Anne ffortrie and my Daughter Elizabeth Barroby Executrixes of this my Last Will and Testament and that they be sure to pay my Debts and I doe Appoint and make my Brother ffoulke Sellar and my Sister Anne Sellar Overseers of this my Will to see the same performed And I give to each of them Twenty Shilings to buy each of them a Ring my Will is that if any Difference doth Arise that it should be putt to refference between three or four men that there may not be any Lawyer concerned in this my Will other than to prove it according to Custom And he or she that will not be content without going to Law shall have no part of my Substance but what was Settled at their Marriage in Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this Twenty second day of July 1717 in the year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord George by the Grance of God King of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith Anno Domini 1717 Tho: Sellar

(Attestation Clause)
John Knibb _ Jos: Curtis _ John Knibb Junr

May 23 1718 Whereas I have given to my Son William Sellar in this my Last Will I do now Desire and Appoint my Executrixes to pay him Tenn pound ffive being too Little to buy him Mourning Tho: Sellar

Proved at London 4 February 1718/19 to Mary Williams Ann Fortrie and Elizabeth Barrowby