The Bednall Archive


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I Joseph Badnall of Leek in the County of Stafford, Silk Dyer de hereby revoke all wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last will and testament and of which I appoint my sister Ann Badnall sole executorix And I order and direct my just debts funeral expences and testamentary charges  to be paid and satisfied with all convenient speed after my decease. And I give and devise the messuage or dwelling house wherein I now reside and all the dyehouses, stove houses, warehouse buildings yards gardens, lands, tithes, hereditaments and all other the real estate of which I shall be seized whether in possession or reversion, remainder or expectancy with their and every of their appurtenances unto and to the use of my mother Martha Badnall and my two sisters Ann Badnall and Elizabeth Badnall equally to be divided among them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several and respective heirs and assigns.  And I give and bequeath all my stock-in-trade, book debts,  monies and securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever subject to the payment of my just debts funeral expences and testamentary charges, unto my said mother and two sisters equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike. In witness whereof I have here unto set and subscribed my hand and seal this  4th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

 Joseph Badnall.

 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator Joseph Badnall as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names thereto.   

Robert Hurst       Francis Ainsworth                          William Ainsworth.

Proved at London 6th November 1830 before the Judge by the oath of Ann Badnall, spinster, the sister and sole executrix to whom administration was granted having been sworn by Commission duly to administer.

 Public Record Office. Probate 11/ 1777, F654.