Will & Probate
Born: 1799 (approx)
Will dated: 3 March 1873
Buried: 15 March 1873
Will proved: 31 May 1873
This is the Will of James Seaman farmer in the county of Norfolk. I appoint my son John Seaman and Stephen John Andrews as my two Executors. I request to have my farm carried on for the benefit of my wife Ann Seaman at my Decease if my Landlord Mr W P Baker* of Ipswich will allow her to do so and I request my two executors to act in a straitforward way making the best they can and taking account of all trasactions in writing and at the death of my Wife Ann Seaman every thing shall be sold by Auction and all Bills shall be paid out of what the Auction and Covenants upon the Farm shall realise and the remainder of money to be equaly divided between my Children these are the of my children Hariet Hobart, Susanna Seaman, James Seaman, Sally Mears, John Seaman, Rebeca Biggs, Jane Andrews, this is my will James Seaman.
Signed March 3rd, 1873
his mark X
Witness* John Minister
Affidavit of due execution filed G R Harman, District Registrar
* There is a hole in the document so we have guessed at the name being Baker but it could be Barber
The District Registry of Norwich
In Her Majesty's Court of Probate
BE IT KNOWN, that on the Thirty First day of May 1873, the last Will and Testament, hereunto annexed, of James Seaman late of Tharston in the County of Norfolk Farmer, deceased, who died on the Seventh day of March 1873, at Tharston, aforesaid, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Tharston aforesaid within the District of the County of Norfolk, was proved, and registered in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty's Court of Probate at Norwich, and that administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to John Seaman the son of the said deceased and Stephen John Andrews, the executors named in the said Will, they having first been sworn well and faithfully to administer the same, by paying the just debts of the deceased and the legacies contained in his Will and to exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said estate and effects, and to render a just and true account thereof whenever required by the law so to do.
G R Harman
Estate Sworn under £200