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1734 will of dorothy dorrington

Wife of William Dorrington


The Last Will and Testament of Me Dorothy Dorrington Wife of William Dorrington of Yeovill in the County of Somerset Gent[leman] made the Twenty Third Day of December in the Eighth Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second Annoqi Domini 1734 First I give and bequeath to my Dear and Loving Husband William Dorrington all and Singular my Household Goods and Implements of Household whatsoever Also I give unto my Son Edward Perry my Silver Cupp and the Great Bible which were his Fathers Also I give unto my Daughter in Law Mary Perry my best Suit of Linnen and my best Silk Night Gown and I give all the rest of my Wearing Apparel unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bewsey Also all the rest of my Goods Chattles Moneys and Personal Estate whatsoever not hereinbefore given I give and bequeath unto my said Son Edward Perry and my said Daughter Elizabeth Bewsey equally to be devided between Them They paying thereout all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences And my Will is that the share of my said Daughter Bewsey of the remainder of such Personal Estate as aforesaid shall within the Space of One Year next after my Death be laid out by my Said Husband William Dorrington in the Purchase of Some lands of Inheritance and the Same to be Settled and Assured to and for the Sole and Separate Use of my said Daughter Elizabeth Bewsey for and during the Term of her Natural Life and from and after her decease To the use and Behoofe of such Child or Children of the Body of my said Daughter Bewsey begotten or to be begotten by Charles Bewsey her present Husband for such Estate or Estates therein as my said Daughter Elizabeth Bewsey shall (notwithstanding her Coverture) by her Last Will  and Testament in Writing or by any other writing attested by Three or more Credible Witnesses give Limit or Appoint the Same and for want of such Will or Deed Then to and for the use and Behoofe of the right Heirs of the said Elizabeth Bewsey for ever and to and for none other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever And lastly I do hereby make my said Husband Executor and Trustee of this my Will Desiring Him to see the Same duely performed In Witness whereof I the said Dorothy Dorrington have here unto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written

Dorothy Dorrington

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Dorothy Dorrington to be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us

Joan Bucher     The Mark of Elizabeth Phelps     Tho[mas] Knight Esq[uire]


This Will was proved at London On the Twenty Eighth Day of May In the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Before the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by Oath of William Dorrington the Husband of the Deceased and Executor named in the said Will To Whom Administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said deceased He being first sworn by Commission well and truely to Administer the Same



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