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.