Deposition – Diana Bosville – 21 Feb 1793

Document Type: Deposition
Date: 21 Feb 1793
Correspondent: Diana Bosville
Archive Source: WYAS BEA C3 B5 10
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In Chancery

The Answer of Diana Bosville as one of the Defts to the Bill of Complaint of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr. and Diana his Wife Complainants

This Deft. saving and reserving to herself now and at all times hereafter all and all manner of benefit and advantages that may be had or taken by way of exception otherwise to the many Errors uncertainties and Imperfections in the said Complts said Bill contained for Answer thereunto or unto as much thereof as She is advised is materially necessary for her to make Answer unto Answereth and saith She admits it to be true that the sd. Sir Thos. Blackett’s (formerly called Sir Thos. Wentworth) Bart in the sd. Complts said Bill named was in his lifetime and at the time of his Decease seized and intitled of or to and possessed of the <Prem[is]es> in the said Complts Bill mentioned to be devised to the Complts And doth also admit that the sd. Sir Thos. Blackett being so seized intitled and poss[es]sed did about the time for that purpose in the sd. Bill ment[ione]d duly make and publish his last Will and Testament in writing in such words and Figures or to such purport and Effect as in and by the said Bill of complaint as set forth and that the sd. Testator was of sound mind memory and understanding at the time of his making & publishing the same and that the same was so executed and attested as is by Law required for the passing of Real Estates by devise And doth also admit that the sd. Testor departed this Life at or about the time in the said Bill in that behalf mentioned and that he died without revoking or altering his said Will leaving this Deft. and Elizh. Walker and Julia the Wife of John De Chair his coheirs at Law And this Deft. denies all and all manner of combination and confederacy whereunto She is charged without that that there is any other matter cause or thing in the Complts sd. Bill of Complt. contained material or Effectual in the Law for this Deft. to make Answer unto and not herein and hereby well and  sufficiently Answered avoided traversed or <denied> is true to the knowledge and belief of this Deft. All which matters and things this Deft. is ready and willing to Aver maintain and prove as this Honble Court shall direct – and humbly prays to be hence dismissed with her reasonable <Costs> and Charges in the Law in this behalf most wrongfully sustained

[signed] James Blackstone
Undated, but appears to be the Answer referred to in a letter from Watts to Skelton dated 28th February 1793, so a date one week before is used here. Diana Bosville was the sister of the late Sir Thomas Blackett

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