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Quilter, Edward of Kirby-le-Soken, 1789
I bequeath to my mother Sarah Quilter £5 per annum of Good and Lawfull Money to be paid her by my Executors herein after named for and during the Term of her Natural Life.
Also I give and Bequeath unto my three Children, Elizabeth, Edward, and Annis Quilter the sum of £100 of Lawful Money to be Equally divided between part and Share alike in Case any of them should die before they arrive at the Age of 21 Years the survivor or Survivors to receive their part.
Likewise that Estate at Great Oakley in the County aforesaid to be sold and equally divided between the above named Children, and to my beloved wife Sarah Quilter I give and bequeath my Cash stock and Business to be by her in enjoy’d she paying thereout the above mentioned sum of £100 and £5 a year and likewise £15 to each of my two sons to Bind them to a Business and to provide for such my three Children till they are bound.
And lastly I appoint my beloved wife Sarah Quilter, Richard Stone and Henry Draper to be my Sole Executrix and Executors to see this my Will be truly fulfill’d.
Witnesses: Barbara Gibson, Edmund Blowers, William Simpson.
Written 8th September 1789, proved 20th November 1789.