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|Craighton JACKSON 
Craighton JACKSON 
Essex Record Office D/DU 206/9
15 DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Dates of Creation1766-1811
Scope and Content:
Legal correspondence concerning the legacy left by Thomas Hearn to his daughter Mary Jackson, including a letter locating Craighton Jackson serving as a private soldier under the name William Hearn at Fort St. George, Madras, India.
Will of Craighton Jackson
2 Jan 1787
In the Name of God Amen.
I Craighton Jackson, Mariner of the "Royal Admiral" Captain Huddart Commander being in perfect health and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding blessed be Almighty God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life and the certainty of death do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament that is to say I most willingly assign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it in an humbly (sic) that he will receive it to his favour through the merits of his dear Son, our blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ my body I desire to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named whereas I being entitled to the sum of five hundred pounds at the decease of my mother Mary Jackson, by virtue of the last Will and Testament of the late Capt Thomas Hearn my grandfather. I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath unto Mr Richard White Junior, of Coggeshall in the County of Essex six pounds six shillings shillings for mourning all the rest residue and remainder unto my executor and uncle John Jackson to be equally divided between the said John Jackson uncle Stephen Jackson and aunts Sarah Hayward, Elizabeth Jackson and Hannah Jackson and in case of the decease of any of the above mentioned persons then to be equally divided amongst the survivors of them. I give devise and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter mentioned after payment of my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my Will all monies that may be due and owing to me for wages on board the "Royal Admiral" Captain Joseph Huddart at the time of my decease and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my uncle John Jackson whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made in witness whereof I the said Craighton Jackson have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal this second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Seven
Signed. Craighton Jackson
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Craighton Jackson as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution hereof Jane Beasley Elizabeth Pullin
Proved at London 5 January one Thousand eight Hundred and Eleven before the worshipful Samuel Pearn-Passon? Dr of Laws and Surrogates by the Oath of John Jackson the uncle and sole executor to whom admon was granted he having been first sworn duly to administer.
Copy of this Will in this file.
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