National Archives (PRO) Reference PROB 11/1590 Will dated 9th August 1810 Proved 19th March 1817
This is the last Will and Testament of me Martha HARRIS of Freston in the County of Suffolk Spinster made the 9th day of August 1810.
First I order and direct my executors hereinafter named to pay the interest dividend and proceeds of two hundred pounds capital stock the five percent stock annuities now standing in my name in the books of the governor and company of the [Bank?] of England as the same shall be received unto my natural daughter Lydia HARRIS of [?] to apply the same for her use benefit until she shall attain the age of twenty five years. And immediately upon her attaining that age then I order and direct my said executors to transfer the said stock to her to own use and disposal. But in case of the decease of the said Lydia HARRIS under the said age of twenty years then I give and bequeath the said stock immediately upon her decease the interest and dividends that maybe then due thereon unto my brothers and sisters John HARRIS, Michael HARRIS, Ann HARRIS, Frances the Wife of William GORBLE of Butley in the said County innkeeper and in case of the decease of the said Frances GORBLE then I give and bequeath her share of the said stock unto the said William GORBLE to him own use and disposal.
And all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate effects whatsoever and wheresoever (subject to the payment of all just debts funeral and probate charges) I give and bequeath to the said Lydia HARRIS.
And I nominate and appoint the said William GORBLE sole executor of this my Will and lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have [/?] unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. The mark of Martha HARRIS. Signed sealed in the presence of us\who in her presence at her request in the presence of each other have subscribed our marks as witnesses hereto. Stephen NOTCUTT Ja. CHAPMAN.
Proved at London 19th March 1817 before the judge by oath of William GORBLE the sole executor to whom admin was granted having been first sworn by common duly to administer.