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Will of Susanna Godfrey

of Charing, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/754
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I Susanna Godfrey of Charing in the County of Kent Spinster being Weak in Body but of Sound mind and disposing memory Praised be God for the same do make Publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and Body to the Earth from whence it came in hopes of a joyfull Resurrection through the Merrits of my saviour Jesus Christ and as for my Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows

I give and bequeath unto Mrs Elizabeth Ludwell my Mistress a handsome Mourning Ring with two Small diamonds one on each side

I also give and bequeath the sum of forty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain together with all and Singular my Wearing Apparel unto my Sister Elizabeth Bothom of London to be paid her by my Executrix hereinafter named within Six months after my decease

also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Daniel Godfrey of Feversham the Sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid him by my Executrix hereinafter named within Six months after my decease

also I give and bequeath unto my two Neices Mary and Katherine Sayer and to my Neice Mary Bothom ten pounds apeice of like lawfull Money to be paid them by my Executrix hereinafter named within Six months after my decease

also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew George Sayer all and Singular my Plate

and all the rest Residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels ready Money debts Bills Bonds Mortgages Rings Linnen And all other my Estate both real and Personal of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever I give devise and bequeath after my debts Legacies and Funeral Expences are satisfied and Paid unto my Sister Mary Sayer of Charing aforesaid Widow and to her Executors Administrators and assigns

and I do hereby appoint my said Sister Sayer Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one Sheet of Paper set my hand and Seal this Twenty Second day of June in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty five Susanna Godfrey
(Attestation Clause)
Wm Reynolds Elizabeth Willard Tho Willard

Proved at London 2 May 1747


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