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Will of Elizabeth Burwash

of Bredgar, Kent

Transcribed by Fred Vickerson
In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Burwash of Bredgar in the County of Kent being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and dispensing mind memory and understanding (prayed to God for the same) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say Imprimis I recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me trusting and assuredly believing to be saved and enjoy everlasting bliss and happiness in the world to come through his merceys and the great merritts of my blessed Redeemer Christ Jesus and my body I committ to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named.

Item I give and Bequeath to my son John the sum of five pounds to be paid unto him within twelve months next after my decease by my executor hereinafter named. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca all my wearing apparell and clothes. But my will and meaning is that if my said Daughter Rebecca shall happen to dye before my decease that then my said wearing apparell and clothes shall go to my executor herinafter named. Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas all my household goods whatsoever and wheresoever (except such as I design to give to my son Nathaniel before my decease).

Item I give and bequeath all right title interest and term of years to come of and in one Indenture of Mortgage made unto me by my said son John Burwash and all interest which shall be due and owing to me thereon at the time of my desease unto my sons Thomas Burwash and Nathaniel Burwash equally to be divided between them share and share alike.

Item all the rest residue and remainder of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Burwash whom I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke disannulling make void all forms and other wills and Testaments by me at any time hertofore made. In witness whereof I ? Elizabeth Burwash the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament contained un one sheet of paper sett and affix my hand and seal this eighth day of December in the tenth year of the reign of King George the Second of Great Britain and in the year of the Lord 1736.

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Burwash the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said Testatrix.
Elizabeth Beale
Mary Thurston
M Thurston ?
The Mark of Elizabeth Burwash

February the Twenty Second 1738 before the Rev’d Thomas ????
This will was proved by the oath of Thomas Burwash son of the deceased and executor herein named he being sworne well and truly to perform the same.

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