Will of Francis Blackett, Westoe, Jarrow, 1812

In the Name of God Amen I Francis Blackett of Westoe in the Parish of Jarrow in the County of Durham (late Clerk with Messrs Brown Coalfactors London) being at present in a weak state of health Do hereby make seal publish & declare the writing herein contained to be and contain my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say ffirst I give & bequeath unto Mary Pearson wife of John Pearson of Westoe aforesaid my Gold Watch with the oval Chain & Articles appertaining thereto as a mark of respect for her particular care & attention to me during the period of my Illness And subject to the payment of my just debts ffuneral Expences & the charges of proving this my Will & carrying the same into Effect I Give devise & bequeath unto my dear Mother in Law Mary Blackett Widow of my late beloved ffather Francis Blackett & to her heirs Exors Admors & Assigns for ever All & every the rest residue & remainder of all & singular my real & Personal Estate & Effects Monies securities for money Goods Chattels & Premises whatsoever & wheresoever & of whatever nature kind or quality soever the same may be & consist of and which I may be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease To hold to all such real & Personal Estate Effects Monies & Premises & every Part Parcel member thereof or any Part thereof unto her my said dear Mother in Law Mary Blackett her heirs Exors Admors & Assigns for ever subject as aforesaid And I hereby nominate & appoint her my said ffriend Mary Blackett sole Executrix & Residuary Legatee And I do hereby revoke all former & other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this only to be my last Will& Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty first day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve _ Francis Blackett

(Attestation Clause)
Margaret Peacock
J.S. Sanderson Clerk to Mr C Bainbridge South Shields

Proved at London 10 January 1813