Will of William Miller of Kendal, Westmoreland, England, son of John Miller of Kendal and husband of Mary Spurstow.
The top image is a copy of the actual will and the bottom image is a copy of the probate which notes that William died "on or about August 11th 1826" which is a little unusual. William left his estate to his wife to be divided at her death among his daughters who were still living: Helen, Rebecca and Mary. His youngest son, Rev. Charles H. Miller was the executor. His other sons, still living, were not mentioned in the will: William Spurstow, John, George Spurstow and Joseph Dundas.
This is my Last Will.
So soon after my death as may be convenient – I wish all my just debts (if funds sufficient) may be discharged, the remaining part of my property of every
sort and description whatever I leave to my present dear wife Mary for her life and at her
death to be divided, share and share alike to my daughters Helen, Rebecca and Mary or
to so many of them as may be then alive. Rev’d. Chas Miller Executor.
Signed, seald and delivered
this thirteenth day of Apl 1826
in the presence of us
Will of William Miller, 13 April 1826, Lancashire, England, Lancashire Record Office, 1827. Copy of the will and probate obtained by Hope Healy Koontz at the Lancashire Record Office.