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1706 will of John Vivian

Bodice maker


I John Vivian of Yeovill in the County of Somersett Bodice maker being sick and weak of body but od sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be therefore given to allmighty God Doe make and ordaine this to be my last Will and Testament And first and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Allmighty God hoping through the Meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour to receive full pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins. And as for my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried in the usuall place of burying of the people called Quakers in Yeovill aforesaid. And as for my worldly Goods and Estate that I Have I give and devise the same as followeth. Imprimis I give unto my Grand Son William Raws the Summe of Twenty pounds to be paid him at the age of one and twenty yeares if he shall happen to live soe long and not otherwise Item I give unto my Cozen Mary Hewlett the Summe of twenty pounds to be paid her in one yeares time after my decease Item I give unto my Cozen Anne Peirce the Summe of Twenty Shillings to be paid her in halfe a yeare after my decease. Item I give and devise unto my Wife all other my Goods Chattells Monies Lands and Tenements whatsoever To hold to her for and during her naturall life And from and immediately after her Decease I give and devise the same unto my Daughter in Law Mary Winsor To hold the her, her Heires Executors Administrators and Assignes forever. And I doe hereby make the said Mary Winsor my Daughter whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. And I doe hereby revoke and make void all former Wills by me formerly made and doe owne by these presents this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this Nineth day of April [Latin phrase] One thousand Seaven hundred and Six

John Vivian

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

John Winsor    Edmund Wills     Fran: [Carteill?]



Transcribed by Bob Osborn