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Will of Thomas Storrow of Kingston, Jamaica 1762

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Storrow of the Parish of Kingston in the County of Severy and Island aforesaid Carpenter being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say imprimis I will [?] and desire that all my just debts funeral expenses and legacies may be paid by my executrix and executor as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. Item, I give devise and bequeath unto my honored Father John Storrow and Honored mother Mary Storrow of the County of Cumberland in the Kingdom of Great Britain the sum of fifteen pounds sterling per annum to be paid them for and during the term of their natural lives out of the rents fees [?fines] profits of my estate real and personal. Item, I give to my loving brother John Storrow and my loving sisters Ann Langstaff Elizabeth Bele and Mary Ousley and to each of them the sum of five pounds sterling Item I give to my brother in Law Thomas Cooper the sum of five pounds sterling. Item give to my brother in Law Thomas Cooper the sum of twenty pounds of current money of Jamaica. Item it is my will & desire that my loving daughters Mary Storrow and Ann Storrow should be maintained and educated out of the rents fees [?] and profits of my estate both real and personal until they shall respectively attain to their age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said loving daughter Mary Storrow the sum of six hundred pounds sterling to be paid her out of my said estate real and personal at her age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said loving daughter Ann Storrow the like sum of six hundred pounds sterling to be paid her out of my estate real and personal at her age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Storrow all my household furniture and plate together with my horse and kittareen [?]. Item also give devise and bequeath unto my said dear wife Ann Storrow the sum of two hundred pounds sterling per annum for and during the term of her natural life to be paid her out of my estate real and personal. Item I also give devise and bequeath unto my said dear wife Ann Storrow all those five negro women slaves named Íose Lucy Cloe Phillis and Sally together. To hold the said negro women slaves with their future issue offspring and increase unto the said Ann Storrow for and during the term of her natural life and no longer and from and immediately after the death of my said dear wife Ann Storrow then give devise and bequeath the said negro women slaves named Ìose Lucy Chloe Phillis and Sally with their future issue offspring and increase unto my loving children Nicholas Storrow Mary Storrow Ann Storrow and Thomas Storrow. To hold the said negro slaves with their future issue offspring and increase unto my said children Nicholas Storrow Mary Storrow Ann Storrow and Thomas Storrow their heirs and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Item all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal in this Island Great Britain or elsewhere I give devise and bequeath unto my said two sons Nicholas Storrow and Thomas Storrow. To hold the said rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal unto my said two sons Nicholas Storrow and Thomas Storrow and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten for ever but if it should happen that my said two sons Nicholas Storrow and Thomas Storrow should depart this life without issue of their bodies lawfully begotten that then and in that case I give devise and bequeath the said rest residue and remainder of my said estate real and personal unto my said two daughters Mary storrow and Ann Storrow. To hold the same unto my said two daughters Mary Storrow and Ann Storrow To hold the same them the said Mary Storrow and Ann Storrow and their heirs and assigns for ever. And lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Ann Storrow my son Nicholas Storrow James McQueen of the parish of Kingston Esquire David Milner of the same place Esquire and Peter Gerard of the same place Carpenter to be executrix and executors of this my last will and testament and guardians of the persons and estates of my said children during their minority and do hereby revoke and make null and void all forms and other wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament contained on two sides of paper set my hand and affix my seal this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty two.

T Storrow [seal]

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Thomas Storrow for his last will testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have our names as witnesses thereto,Wm Smith John Gray R. H.Lawrence

Memorandum this ninth day of December 1762 personally came and appeared before me John Gray and made oath on the holy Evangelists that he was present and did see Thomas Storrow the Testator in the will hereunto annexed named being then of sound mind and memory sign seal publish and declare the annexed instrument in writing to be his last will and testament and at the same time Richard Harris Lawrence and William Smith were also present and together with him subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator. And further that he knows nothing of any other will since made by the said testator which may tend to the disadvantage of the will hereunto annexed.