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The 1701 will of Eleazer Johnson

Gentleman Soldier


In the Name of God Amen I Eleazer Johnson now of Yeovill in the County of Somersett Gent Soldier under Captain Francis Byng Esq[uire] in the Earle of Oxfords Regiment of Horse being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect mind and memory thanks be therefore given to Almighty [inserted = ~/~/~ ] do make and ordaine this to be my last Will and Testament First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the merits death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour to have and receive full and free pardon & forgiveness of all my Sins And as for my worldly goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose of them ~//~ as followeth Imp[rimi]s I give and devise to my brother Johnson living at Richmond Schoolmaster the Sume of twenty shillings to buy him a gold Ring Item I give unto my Sister Hannah Wine and her husband twenty shillings each to buy them two Rings Item all other my goods chattles debts and credits whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my brother John Johnson whom I make my sole and whole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke dismiss and make void all former and other Wills by me formerly made And I do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Seaventh ~/~/~ Day of November [Latin phrase] One thousand seaven hundred and one

Elizar Johnson

Sealed and delivered published and declared as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us

Richard Harrison     Henry Collingwood     Fran[cis] Garfield


Proved at London, 1702



Transcribed by Bob Osborn