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Can anyone Decipher this
« on: Sunday 28 January 18 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Would anyone be able to make heads or tales of this will?

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Re: Can anyone Decipher this
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 January 18 19:16 GMT (UK) »
You need to delete the full image (or a Moderator will do so), as we're only allowed to post snippets for deciphering purposes.

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(page 1)
This is the last Will and Testament of me
Thomas Peregrine Browning of Emanuel College in the University of
Cambridge Bachelor of Physic  I direct that all my just debts funeral and
testamentary Expences may be fully paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter
named as soon as conveniently may after my decease  I give and bequeath unto
my Nephews William Shepherd and Henry Savile Shepherd and to my niece
Harriet Elizabeth Wren the sum of five hundred pounds each  I also give and
bequeath unto the said William Shepherd all my Books and plate and all my
family portraits (except the Portraits of my late Father and Mother  I also give
to the Independent Meeting in Butt Lane Deptford at present under the pastoral
Charge of the Reverend John Theodore Barker the sum of thirty pounds and
to the said John Theodore Barker the sum of ten Guineas and I direct that
all the aforesaid legacies may be paid within three Calendar months next
after my decease  I give to my sister Mrs Elizabeth Shepherd the portraits of
my late father and mother  And as to all the rest Residue and Remainder of
my property whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal I give
devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my sisters the
said Elizabeth Shepherd and Sarah Brownig* in equal shares and proportions
as tenants in common and to their respective heirs executors administrators and
assigns  I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Elizabeth Shepherd
and Sarah Browing* joint Executrixes of this my Will and I hereby revoke
all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this
to be my last Will and testament  In Witness whereof I the said Thomas
Peregrine Browning have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand
and seal this twenty sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred

(page 2, not posted)
and twenty nine T. P. Browning <LS> Signed Sealed published
and Declared by the said testator Thomas Peregrine Browning as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Will(ia)m Saltwell Carlton Chambers Regent St(ree)t John Dyke
Henry Walker

Proved at London the 11th Sep(tembe)r 1832 before the Judge by the Oaths of Elizabeth
Shepherd Widow & Sarah Browing* Spinster the Sisters the Executrixes to whom Adm(inistrati)on
was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer

     * could be written Browing or Brownig, but presumably = Browning with one letter omitted in error.

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Re: Can anyone Decipher this
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 January 18 21:45 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much