Will – Julia Blackett – 12 Jun 1722

Document Type: Will
Date: 12 Jun 1722
Correspondent: Julia Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZWN A 1
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In the name of God Amen, I make this my last Will and Testament

First I make my husband Sr. Wm. Thomson Sole Executor thereof, to whome I Demise all my Estate reall and personall what. Ever except the legacys following viz, I Demise to my Daughter Calverley, all my Gold in my Gold purse imbroyderd with pearle I allso give her my gilt Cup and Silver my <nett> bed my first weeding ring my Dear mothers weeding ring and my Grandmother Lumleys weeding ring sett with Diamonds and all the toys belonging to my watch and my Eagles Stone to my Grandson Wallter Calverley I give my Gold watch to my Granddaughter Julia Calverley I give my Diamond Earrings with French pearle Drops and my Gold chain for my watch with hookes to it for toys

I Demise to my Daughter Isabella Blackett my Best Diamond Earrings and necklase with the Diamond buckle to buckle it as allso my pearle necklace my gold chain and hoke for my watch my Gold Snuff box and my Common prayer Book with gold clasps and plates my gold cup my silver philigrine Cabenett and perfumeing pan my <four> Glass with Silver frames and my <four> Silver Sconces, and my three dosen Silver Counters in A Silver box and my Diamond buckle for my girdle She paying my husband Sr. Wm. Tomson five hundred pounds out of it in a year after my Death and in case Shee Should not accept this my Demise then my Diamond necklace to be Sold for the payment of the monny and the overplus to go to my Daughter Isabella if any Such Should be

I give to my Daughter Trencherd, my <four> Diamond buckles and taggs I wear upon my Stays

In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this twelvth day of June 1722

Julia Blackett

Signd Sealed and published as the Last will and testament of the said Julia Blackett in our presance and Signed by us in her presance

           Margaret Bates

           Ann Auston

           Chris: Camplin

I give to my Daughter Frances Blackett my Diamond earrings with four Diamonds each

My Diamond Crosse and Colon<y>

And to my Daughter Marshall my amothist ring Sett round with Diamonds in rememberence of Me 

To my niece Fanny Shuckburgh I give my Topas earrings and disire my Daughter Bell may have my Books
Toys hung on the watch chain with hooks were very fashionable and a way of demonstrating openly one’s wealth.   They were not toys in the modern sense, but beautifully made little objects, either useful – such as sewing implements or perfume bottles – or purely ornamental.   The whole assembly is an equipage.   Daughter Diana Wentworth is not mentioned in the will, nor her only son and heir Sir William Blackett.

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