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The Will of John Dyer

The 1743 Will of John Dyer, Clothier

 

In the Name of God Amen The thirteeth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty and three I Jno Dyer of Yeovill in the County of Somersett Clothier do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say First I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in a Christian like decent manner at the discretion of my Executrixs herein after mentioned Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Eighty pounds to be made up with the moiety given her by my Sister Dorothy Ealiott Item I give unto my daughter Marey Eighty pounds to be made up with the moiety given her by my Sister Dorothy Ealiott I give unto my daughter Bridgett Eighty pounds to be made up with the moiety given her by my Sister Dorothy Ealiott I give unto my daughter Sarah Eighty pounds to be made up with the moiety given her by my Sister Dorothy Ealiott I give unto my son William Eighty pounds to be paid at the discretion ofmy dear wife Item I give unto my son John the Sum of four pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my dear wife and son James whom I liken for constitute make and ordain my joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament and all my real and personal Estates whatsoever not herein mentioned and before given and bequeathed I give unto my wife and son James abovesaid and do acknowledge this to be my last will and testament and no other In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written

John Dyer

Signed sealed pronounced and declared by the said Testator as his last will and Testament the presence of us subscribers

The mark of Jno Troaks Sen      Wm Cockey      John Troaks junjior

This Will was proved at London on the seventh day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty three before the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted By the Oath of Mary Dyer Widow the Relict of the deceased and one of the Executors named in the aid will To whom Adm[inistrati]on was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to Administer the same power reserved to make the like grant to James Dyer a minor the Son and other Executor when he shall lawfully apply for the same



Transcribed by Bob Osborn