In the Name of God Amen this is the Last Will and Testament of me Matthew POUNCY of Forthington in the County of Dorset Butcher made and published this Fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven.
Impremis: I give and bequeath unto my Neice Elizabeth the wife of Matthew MEDWAY late Elizabeth ROGERS spinster the sum of Thirty Pounds
Item: I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth the daughter of my Nephew George POUNCY the sum of Fifteen Pounds and I do direct that the said sum of Fifteen Pounds to the said Elizabeth the daughter of my said Nephew George POUNCY shall be paid to her out for her benefit and advantage at such time and times and in such manner as my executor hereinafter named shall in his discretion think proper
All the Rest and Residue of my Money and securities for money personal estate and effects whatsover and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my Brother Harry POUNCY of Dorchester in the said County Gentleman his executors and administrators and I hereby nominate and appoint him my said Brother Harry POUNCY Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made
In Witness: whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
The mark of Elizabeth POUNCY
Sealed and delivered being first duly sworn in the presence of Nathaniel TEMPLEMAN
On the sixteenth day of May 1793 the above bonded Elizabeth POUNCY was sworn sole and faithfully to administer all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of her late husband Matthew POUNCY deceased according to the tenor thereof also to exhibit a full true and perfect Inventory of the said Goods Chattles and Credits into the Registry of the Court of the Bishop of Bristol and a just account of the administration therein when thereunto required.
Nathan TEMPLEMAN surrogate
(1).Matthew POUNCY was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 28th April 1790
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