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Record #969 from Wills from Sussex County, Delaware, 1751-1883

State Delaware
County Sussex
Liber: Folio F6:265
Date (Signed) 11/16/1802
Date (Probate) 1/12/1807
Deceased Sarah Tingley
Heirs Negroes
Abstract In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Tingley of Sussex County in the State of Delaware being of sound disposing mind & memory & calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, do ordain this writing to be my last Will and Testament in manner of form following to wit, ------------------- Imprimis. I do forever emancipate & set free from me & my Heirs all my Negroes of every description & all their future increase ------ Item. I give to Comfort Cooper wife of Isaac Cooper the Picture of the right Reverend Father in God Lord Bishop of London------------------ Item. I give and bequeath all my Estate of every kind & all my wearing apparell to be equally divided between my Negroes, David, Silvia, Henny & Phillip and Negro Jane, now belonging to Jonathan Hudson in [Maswadox?] in Worcester County so as each to have one Equal Fifth part to them and their Heirs forever, In Testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and Seal affixed this Sixteenth day of November in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and two, delivering this only to be my last Will & Testament and hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made. Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared in the presence of us } Sarah Tingley (seal) Isaac Cooper, Comfort Cooper, Wm. B. Cooper ---- Mrs. Tindleys last Request, Imprimis I Give to Mrs. Hall a Silver Milk pot Six Tea Spoons & tongs, one table Cloth two silk and one Chinty Gounds [Gown], one plad Morning Dito, one pair of Stockings, two pair of Silk Gloves, a warming pan one [Merzails?] Cote ------ Item, to Joseph Hall my Watch, patty Hall a flower pot to Mrs. Cooper six table spoons & ladle new bonnet & lace shade, Elizabeth Brown N. Wst F. best Black silk gound [gown] & Short Sattin Cloan, Rebecca Brown my muff and tippet one Sattin Cloke two pair of Stockings a Gaus shall my locket of sett of Chania to her Daughter to Mary Brown N. Wst F two laced borded Caps, to Elisabeth Brown George In one Striped Sattin Cote, one lite Chinty gound [gown], two pair thread Stockings, to Margaret Rose my Morocco Shoes and a [morben?] hankirk, to my Sister Poke black woman my long Cloke ------ Witness present John White, James Wittbank / Sally Tingley (x her mark) Sussex County Memorandum Jan.y 12th 1807. Before me Phillips Hollock Register appointed for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration for the County afs. Appeared Isaac Cooper and William B. Cooper two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within Will who being duly sworn on the holy Evengels of Almighty God did I ___ dispose and say that in their sight presence and __ the Testatrix Sarah Tingley did sign seal publish pronounce declare the same to be her last Will and Testament and ___ doing __ she sworned to be of a sound disposing___

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