Last Will and Testament Thomas EWENS of Bridport, Dorset, dated 22 May 1794
I Thomas EWENS of Bridport in the County of Dorset. Maffister (Master?), do by this writing, which I declare to be my last Will and Testament, give, devise and bequeath unto my sons and daughter John EWENS, Thomas EWENS the younger and Ann EWENS all and singular my Lands, Tenements and Heriditaments whatsoever and whosoever and also all my Goods, Chattels, personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind so ever To Hold unto these my said Sons and Daughter Heir Heirs Executors Administrators and assign equally to be divided between them share and share alike to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and I do nominate and appoint them my said sons and daughter joint Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto ??? my hand and seal this 22nd day of May in the year of Our Lord 1794.
Signed, sealed, published and declared } Thos: EWENS
By the above named Thomas EWENS }
The testator as and for his Last Will and }
Testament in the presence of us who have } 16 April 1796
Hereunto at his request in his presence }
and in the presence of each other ??? scribed }
Our names as witnesses.
John SYMES Sworn before me H S…………..?
On the 16th day of April in the year of Our Lord 1796 the written written (sic) Will of Thomas EWENS late of Bridport in the County of Dorset and diocese of Bristol deceased was proved by the oath of John EWENS, Thomas EWENS and Ann EWENS the children and joint executors therein named to whom administration was granted they being first sworn upon the Holy Evangelists to well and faithfully to prepare the same to make a true and perfect inventory of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased and to exhibit unto the registry of the Court of the Bishop of Bristol and to pass a just account thereon when thereunto lawfully required off …………….
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