Will of Ann Doo

of Chipping in Buckland, Hertfordshire

Created 29th June 1832
Proved 5th Nov 1842

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Doo of Chipping in the parish of Buckland in the County of Hertford Spinster

ffirst I direct that all my ffuneral and testamentary expenses and all debts owing by me at the time of my decease shall be paid and satisfied as soon as may be after my decease and after payment and satisfaction of the same and subject to the payment of the legacies hereinafter by this my will given

I give and bequeath all the Rest and Residue of my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (except as hereinafter next mentioned/ unto my nieces ffanny Ann Cowell ^now Boys(?)^ Sarah Cowell Anne Cowell Elizabeth (in margin “Original ??”) Cowell Mary Ann Cowell and Emma Cowell Daughters of my Sister Elizabeth Crouch Cowell or such of them a shall be living at the the time of my decease equally to be divided between them share and share alike on their attaining their respective ages of twenty one years or days of marriage which shall first happen and if any of my said Nieces shall happen to die before attaining the age of twenty one years or days of marriage the share or shares of such of them as shall so die shall go and be equally divided between the survivors at the times they shall so receive their respective shares which accruing share or share shall be subject and liable to the like benefit of survivor ship as the respective original shares

excepting our of my said personal Estate the household ffurniture Plate Linen China and Utensils in and about the Cottage in which I now reside situate at Chipping aforesaid which I give and bequeath unto my said Sister Elizabeth Crouch Cowell widow

and I give and devise all that my undivided moiety or equal half part of and in all that ffield piece or parcel of Meadow or pasture Ground situate and adjoining to the High Road leading from Buntingford to Chipping aforesaid called Halfhide Meadow in the parish of Throcking in the said County of Hertford containing about Thirteen acres and all other my real Estate whatsoever unto my Sister Elizabeth Crouch Cowell widow her heirs and assigns for ever Subject to and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of one annuity or clear yearly sum of twenty pounds to my Brother George Doo for and during the term of his natural life over and above the sum of fifty pounds per annum given to him by my late Sister ffanny Doo and secured to him for life upon her Real and personal Estate to be paid to him by equal quarterly payments namely the twenty fifth day of March the twenty fourth day of June the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty fifth day of December in each year the first payment to commence on such of those days as shall first happen after my decease with power to enter and make distress for the payment of the said twenty pounds in case the same shall not be paid to the said George Doo as before directed

And I give and bequeath unto my Brother George Doo the sum of ten pounds for mourning and I do appoint my Sister Elizabeth Crouch Cowell and my nieces Sarah Cowell and Anne Cowell Executrixes of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty ninth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.

Ann Doo Signed and sealed by the Testatrix Ann Doo and by her published and declared as her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence do subscribe our names as witnesses William Camp of Bygrave Thomas Picking of Ashwell Mary Camp

Proved at London 5th Nov 1842 before the Judge by the oaths of Elizabeth Crouch Cowell widow the Sister and Sarah Cowell and Anne Cowell Spinsters the nieces the Exectrixes to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly administer

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