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Will of Alice ROBERTS

Widow of Dorchester, Dorset

Dated 24th October 1713

[Original held Dorset History Centre, Ref Bc/A/R/56 also copy Bc/Ew 50,51]

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC Dorchester - January 2011

This is the last Will and Testament of me Alice ROBERTS of Dorchester in the County of Dorset Widow made and published this four and twentieth day of October One Thousand seven hundred and thirteen.

Impremis: [In the first place] I give abd devise unto my son William ROBERTS my Cisterne belonging to my Malthouse the Grate belonging to the Kiln and the haire cloath

Item: All the rest of my goods and chattles rights and creditts I devise unto my daughters Joane, Susanna, Elizabeth and Judith to be equally divided between then share and share alike whom I make joint Executrixes and residuary Legatees of this my last Will and Testament

Lastly: I devise to be buryed as was my late husband as may be in the Churchyard of St Peters Church in Dorchester aforesaid with a desent funeral

In Witness: whereof I have hereunto se my hand and seal the day and year first above written


Sealed published and declared
to be the last Will and Testament
of the above named Alice Roberts
In the presence of:

Wm [William] LEIGH
Tho: [Thomas] COOPER jun [junior]

xxxth [30th] Die [Day] Augt [August] Jur [abbreviated Latin for juramento = by the oath of] fuit [past tense ='has been']
Execut [abbreviated Latin in this case for Executrixes] Im reservate [Is reserved]
potestate [power] cateus

Genealogical Notes:-

(1). Alice ROBERTS was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 27th October 1713

(2). Although the original Probate does not give a year this will was copied into a continuous register at a later date when the year of probate was given as 1716 images of both the original and copy are available on to view.

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