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The last Will and Testament for Christopher EWENS of Broadwinsor, Dorset, dated 20 June 1710



In the name of God Amen the 20th day of June in the year of our Lord etc 1710 I Christopher EWENS of Langley in .. of Broadwinsor in the County of Dorset yeoman being weak of body but sound and memory (. To God) and .. of my frailty and mortality and being fully minded and .. make a full .. and . of all such . . and . as it hath .. God of his goodness to confer upon me do make and this my last will and testament: in manner .. . After following that is to say Impris and bequeath my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body to the Earth the original mother of it to be buried according to the instruction of my Executor herein after named, in . . of a joyful .. amongst the just through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and redeemer.

Item I will that my debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged.

Item To give and devise all my new? dwelling house and all other my leasehold at Langley unto my Son James EWENS for and during all such thereof portive(?) resident of my respective ????? ????? therein as shall be respectively to ????? ????? period

Item I give unto my daughter Mary EWENS my .. , the bedclothes that belongs to her bed together with the bed and furniture to the same bed and bedclothes appertaining and also the sum of One Hundred Pounds lawful money.

Item I give unto my daughter Susan the sum of Twelve Pounds lawful money

Item I give unto my daughter Hannah? The sum of Fifty Pounds lawful money

Item I give unto my son John EWENS the sum of Twelve Pounds lawful money

Item I give unto my son Daniel EWENS the sum of Twelve Pounds lawful money

Item My will is that all the before mentioned legacies of money be paid and discharged at or before 6 calendar months next after my decease.

Item All my Goods Chattels and other my personal .. what .. not herein before given or .. to be paid or mentioned to be given or .. to be paid nor that shall be in any . To behove unto anyone as part of this my will by us given or mentioned to be given I give and bequeath unto my said son James whom I do make and Sole Executor of this my last will and testament

Lastly I do hereby revoke . . and make void all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made .. and .. my only last will and testament

Witness whereof the said Christopher EWENS first above named have hereunto my hand .. this day and year first about written.

Signed sealed and published in the presence of:

Signed Christopher EWENS

Elizabeth PAULL
Sarah E
George LOCKIER

There is also an inventory of goods attached to the Will:

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