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1692 Will of Margaret Harding



In the Name of God Amen I Margarett Harding wife of George Harding of Yeovill in the County of Somersett Haberdasher being of sound and perfect mind and memory thankes be to Almighty God and haveing reserved a power to my selfe of the Sole disposall of all such goods or chattles Legacie or Legacies that at the enter marring with my said husband George Harding or any time after should of right belong to me I doe make and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say I first recomend my Soule to God that made it and as for all the worldly affaires that it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth and first of all I give and bequeath unto my brother Campbell one shilling I alsoe give unto my two sisters Dorcas and Mary Campbell one shilling each and last of all I give & bequeath unto my dearly beloved husband George Harding all such sume or sumes of money which of right doth belong to me and is now in the hands or possession of Charles Taylor and Francis Boteler both living in the parish of St Martins in the feilds [sic] in the County of Midd[lese]x both of them being Executors in trusrt to my father Dougell Campbells last will and testament sometimes since proved by the said Charles Taylor and Francis Boteler in the Prerogative Court and I alsoe give unto my beloved husband all my right title and Intrest in all and every Legacie or Legacies bequeathed unto me by my deceased Father Dougell Campbell and I doe hereby constitute and appoint my beloved husband George Harding my Sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revokeing and annulling all former wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this fourth day of October one thousand six hundred ninetie two

Margarett Harding

Sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the above named Margarett Harding in the presence of us

Jo Harding      Tho Salmon      John Prowse

Transcribed by Bob Osborn