Will of Thomasine Lewis widow, of Norwich 1745
– NCC will register, Wright, 91, 1745

The last will and Testament of Thomasine Lewis of the City of Norwich Widow made this twenty ninth day of august in the Nineteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c and in the Year of our Lord 1745 In the first place being of Sound Mind and Memory I give and dispose as follows that is to say I give and Devise all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments in Salthouse and Kelling in the County of Norfolk (which were late of my Father John Tuck deceased) unto John Jarvis & Martha his Wife my Daughter for and during their natural lives and the life of the longer liver of them and from and after their deceases then unto the heirs of my said Daughter for ever Item I give all my Messuages Tenements & Hereditaments in the parish of Saint Martin at palace in Norwich unto Samuel Walker and Thomasine his Wife my Daughter for & during their Natural lives and the Life of the longer liver of them & from and after their deceases then to the Natural Child of the said Thomasine (a female Infant Baptized by the name of Anne and now called Anne Codlyn) and to her heirs for ever But in case She the said Anne Codlyn the Infant Shall happen to dye under the age of twenty one Years I give and devise the same to the heirs of my said Daughter Thomasine for ever Item I give to my Son Fenn Lewis a Legacy of Ten Guineas and to my Friend Henry Stanforth one Guinea for a Ring and I also give to my said Son all the household goods and the Cattle that shall be found at my Death Standing and being upon any of my Estates or possessions in Salthouse and Kelling aforesaid and all the residue of my Goods and Chattels and personal Estate that shall remain after the payment of my Debts and the charges of my funeral which I leave to be made at my Sons discretion and also all charges & Expenses relating to the Execution of this my Will I give to be equally divided amongst my said Son & both my Daughters provided always that Whereas the said Estate in Salthouse and Kelling above devised to the said John Jarvis and Martha his Wife or some part thereof is Copyhold and I am in doubt whether I have passed a Surrender thereof to the use of my Will or not I do now declare my Will and Mind to be that if my said Son Fenn Lewis shall refuse to Surrender the said Estate in due form of law (being paid or tendered all Costs and charges which he shall or may Sustain or be put unto in any Wise relating to Such Surrender or his Title to make the same) to the uses of this my Will contained of & concerning the same Estate that then I disannul and make void the said legacy and all that I have before given him in and by my said Will and in such case the same to go to my said Daughters equally between them Item I make the said Fenn Lewis Sole Executor of this my Will In Witness whereof I the said Thomasine Lewis have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year first above written

Thomasine Lewis X her mark

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testatrix Thomasine Lewis to be her last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets whereof each Sheet Signed and the last Sealed in the presense of us who in her presence have Subscribed and set our hands as Witnesses thereunto

Edm d Hooke Michael Bishop Henry Brittan

October 9 th 1745

The Executor within named was then Sworn before the Chan r present Henry Fish M.A. (?)

Examined by us Sam l Cole (?) Tho s Col---- (?)