Abstract of will of Mary Sackett of St John's, Margate, Kent.
Date: 14 August 1855.
Proved: Principal Probate Registry, 22 June 1863.
Source: Somerset House Indexes).
Personal estate under £5,000.
Testatrix: Mary Sackett, spinster, of St John's, Margate, Kent, died 18 April 1863 at Margate.
Niece Ann Thornton, wife of Henry Thornton of Margate, surgeon, all linen, clothes, jewels, trinkets & personal adornments, 2 china jugs from sitting room mantelpiece, silver salver, silver coffee pot, liquor stand, all for own absolute use; & £800.
Godchild Mary Thornton, watch, chain seals & appendages, piano, music stool & music, work table & writing desk, to be delivered to her mother as soon as possible after my decease, & £10 (to be given to her mother).
Nephews John Sackett Swinford, Daniel Swinford, Henry Herbert Swinford, James Smith Swinford, & niece Ann Thornton, rest of plate & china, equally divided.
Nephew John Sackett Swinford, bookcase & books.
Nephews Henry Herbert Swinford & James Smith Swinford, £350 [unclear whether each, or share].
Relation Herbert Hooper, £10.
Godchild Sackett Swinford, one of sons of Daniel Swinford, £10 (to be given to his father).
Servant Elizabeth Kennet, if living with me at time of my decease, £20 plus the furniture in the small bedroom she uses.
All of the above to be paid free of duty.
Nephews John Sackett Swinford & Daniel Swinford, residue to be divided equally as tenants in common & not as joint tenants.
Executors: John Sackett Swinford, Nash Court, St John's, gent, nephew; & Daniel Swinford, Alland Court, Minster, gent, nephew.
Witnesses: William Brooke, Samuel Pointon.
Codicil dated 18 May 1861, due to death of grand-niece Mary Thornton.
Bequests made to Mary Thornton to be transferred to niece Ann Thornton, plus 2 old china jars, 2 old china vases, & 2 old china butter boats to match.
Witnesses: Ann Evans, Jane Kennet, 27 Hawley Square.
Ann Evans swore an oath identifying codicil at Margate 10 June 1863 before Wm Brooke, Comm. of Oaths.