Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Many thanks to Ian Wright for the following transcript of Stephen's will.


The Will of

Stephen WHITEMAN (1797-1890)


I, Stephen Whiteman, of Elizabeth Street, Liverpool, County of Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia make this my last will and testament in the presence of Almighty God; being of sound mind and in possession of all my mental facalties, resting by faith alone on Christ Jesus for eternal salvation After payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentory expenses I GIVE, DEVISE and BEQUEATH to my wife Ann Whiteman, the whole of my real and personal estate for her sole use and benefit during the term of her natural life And at the decease of my wife Ann Whiteman the whole of my real and personal estate to be divided equally between Ann Maria Lavender, my first child, Thomas my second, Eliza Dark my third and John my fourth and also Emily Gilbert my Grand-daughter and daughter of my eldest child Ann Maria by her first marriage and their heirs or assigns for ever AND I hereby appoint Charles Stratford, Teacher of the Public School Liverpool executor of this my will AS WITNESS my hand this second day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy two.

                                                                                                                                    Stephen Whiteman, Testator.

Signed and acknowledged by the said Stephen Whiteman, the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

                                                              Thomas Henson - Frank Paine - Witnesses

30th June, 1892:   BY ACT OF COURT-Probate of the late will and testament of the abovementioned deceased granted to Charles Stratford of Sydney, Esquire,the executor of the said will named.

                                                                                                                       Testator died 4th June,1890

                                                                                                                       Estate sworn at 101 Pounds.



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