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Will of Lucy MAY of Basing
Hampshire, widow, 1st September 1830

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Lucy MAY of Basing in the County of Southampton, Widow, made in sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding as follows.  First I order and direct all my just debts, funeral and testamentary charges and expenses to be fully paid and satisfied by my Executrix and Executor hereinafter named out of my personal estate.  I give and bequeath all my clothes and wearing apparel of every description unto my five daughters Ann HUTTON, Elizabeth MATTHEWS, Jane LUNN, Lucy GUNNELL and Mary LUNN to be equally divided between them by and at the discretion of my Executrix and Executor.  Also I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel MAY all such fixtures and articles affixed to the freehold which are now or shall be hereafter belonging to me and in and about the dwellinghouse and premises in which I now reside at Basing aforesaid at the time of my decease to hold unto him the said Daniel MAY his executors, administrators and assigns.  And as to all the rest and residue of my monies and securities for money, goods, chattels, personal and testamentary estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my son Thomas MAY, the said Daniel MAY, Ann HUTTON, Elizabeth MATTHEWS, Jane LUNN, Lucy GUNNELL and Mary LUNN equally to be divided between the share and share alike.  And I appoint my daughter the said Ann HUTTON and my son Daniel MAY Executrix and Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this only to be and contain my Last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I the said Lucy MAY the Testatrix have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and affixed my seal the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

The mark X and seal of Lucy MAY

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Lucy MAY the testatrix as and for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto.

Geo Lamb  Basingstoke
Henry Chase  his clerk

The second day of April 1840 on which day and year administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the within named Lucy MAY was granted and committed to Ann HUTTON and Daniel MAY named in the within will and the said Ann HUTTON and Daniel MAY at the same time made oath that the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased do not amount in value to the sum of six hundred pounds to the best of their knowledge, information and belief.

James Blatch


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