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18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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The last Will and testament of Samuel Sparrow,
late of South Carolina in the United States of America.  


 South Carolina July 7th: 1799.

SAMUEL SPARROW

                                

                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                

My Chief motive for writing this, I am much = = Distressed and fearful of Treachery: However, I must = trust to providence I find the yellow fever prevailing and may prove fatal. I leave at my death all my = property to my Wife Sarah Sparrow # Saml Sparrow 

 28th Decr : 1803

On which day appeared personally Broome Phillips Witts of Friday Street in the = = = Parish of Saint Margaret Moses London Gentleman and Thomas Russell of London Road in the Parish of St Georges Southwark in the County of Surry   Gentleman, and jointly and severally made Oath = that they knew and were well acquainted with Samuel Sparrow formerly of South Lambert in the County of Surry and late of Shadds Place Peckham in the Parish of St Giles Camberwell in the same County but in America deceased for many Years before and to the time of his death and during such times I have = = frequently seen him write and write and subscribe his name to writing and are Hereby become well acquainted with his Manner and character of hand writing and Subscription and having now carefully viewed and inspected the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be the last will and Testament of the said Deceased the said will being in the Words following "to Wit, South Carolina Being July 7th : 1799 my Chief Motive "for Writing this I am much Distressed and fearful of "treachery However I must trust to providence. I = " find the yellow Fever prevailing and may prove fatal. I leave at my death all my property to my wife Sarah Sparrow" and thus Subscribed "Samuel Sparrow" These Deponents say they verily and in their consciences believe the whole body Series and Contents of the Said Will and the named Samuel Sparrow" = Subscribed Hereto as aforesaid To be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Samuel Sparrow the Testator deceased # Broome P. Wilte # Thos Russell # Same Day the said Broome Philipps Witts and Thomas Russell were duly sworn to the truth of = this affidavit before me.  Dr: Parsons Surr # press. J: J: pott Not pub

  
On the Seventh Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and four Admin with the Will annexed of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Samuel Sparrow formerly of Peckham in the County of Surrey, afterwards belonging to the =  Merchant Ship Industry but late of Charlestown in =  South Carolina  deceased was granted to Sarah = Acres former Sparrow wife of John Edwards Acres the relict and universal Legatee named in the said will having been first sworn duty to administer the Letters & administration of the Goods of the said Deceased granted in the month of February 1801 to Elizabeth Stansbury widow the = = = Natural and lawful Sister and one of the next of kin of the said Sarah Acres under a suggestion that the said deceased had died Intestate having been first ﮚ voluntarily brot [brought] in and revoked as by acts of ﮚ  ﮚ  ﮚ   court appears ~
 
On the Eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and four Administration with the Will annexed of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Samuel Sparrow formerly of Peckham in the County of Surry, afterwards ﮚ ﮚ belonging to the Merchant Ship Industry but lately of Charlestown in South Carolina deceased = left and administered by Sara Acres formerly Sparrow deceased whilst living the relict and universal Legat[ee] named in the will was granted to John Edward Acres the husband and Administrator of the Goods of the said Sarah Acres formerly Sparrow having been first = =  sworn Duty to Administer His Executor being named in the said will The Letters & Administration of all and Singular the Goods Chattels & ic = said deceased ﮚ granted in the month of February 1801 to Elizabeth Stansbury widow the Sister and one of the next of Kin of the said Deceased upon the remuneration of the said Sarah Acres under a Suggestion that the Deceased had died Intestate, having been first voluntarily brought in and revoked as by Acts of court appears

Samuel Sparrow in the England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858


 

JULY 7, 1799
FEBRUARY, 1801
DECEMBER 28, 1803
JANUARY 7, 1804
MARCH 8, 1804

Reference: PROB 11/1404/18
Description: Will of Samuel Sparrow of South Carolina , North America
Date: 07 January 1804
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D338034

Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/1404
Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece: Name of Register: Heseltine Quire Numbers: 55 - 112
Date: 07 January 1804
Description: Will of Samuel Sparrow of South Carolina , North America
Image contains: 1 will of many for the catalogue reference

[Source: London, Public Record Office, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers, PROB 11/1404 , p. 81 - See http://www.documentsonline.pro.gov.uk/ ]

NOTE:
"The Prerogative Court of Canterbury ... was the most senior of the pre 1858 ecclesiastical courts and had jurisdiction over all of England and Wales. The wills of those who died abroad were usually proved here ...The PCC was the most important of these courts dealing with relatively wealthy individuals living mainly in the south of England and most of Wales ..."

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JULY 7, 1799

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FEBRUARY, 1801 / JANUARY 7, 1804

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DECEMBER 28, 1803

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MARCH 8, 1804

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Sparrow, Samuel, formerly of Peckham, Surrey, afterwards of the merchant ship Industry, but late of Charleston, South Carolina.
Administration with will to the sister, Elizabeth Stansbury, (Feb 1801).
Revoked and granted to the relict, Sarah, now wife of John Edward Acres, (Jan. 1804).
Revoked on her death and granted to her husband, (Mar. 1804).

Title: American Wills and Administrations
Chapter: Surnames, S-T
Page: 293

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