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1739 Will of William Markes



In the Name of God Amen I Will[ia]m Markes of Yeovill in the County of Somerset Glover being of sound Body and of perfect understanding Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament this twelfth Day of October 1739 First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping the forgiveness of all my Sins through the only merits death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer And as for my Worldly Estate I dispose of as follows To my dear Wife One Close on Hendford Hill now rented by John Somerton three Closes of Pasture called Churchway now rented to Love Hunt one acre of Arable ground in Northover Field called Coxalls now rented by Mr William Daniell Item I give to my said Wife All that my House in Grope Lane where Mrs Harris now lives with the outhouses and appurtenances and the Gardens likewise to her Executors Administrators and Assigns for and during the remainder of the years therein to come I give to my Dear Wife the Sum of eight score pounds due on a Mortgage on Rob[er]t Sealy's Estate and also all my Right Title and Interest to an Estate lately in the possession of Solomon Ellin lying at Lake in the parish of Kingsbury Bishop and also Fifty pounds on a Mortgage on part of an Estate belonging to Mrs Dare and all the Goods in the house I now dwell in Item I make my Wife my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand the day and year first above written

Willm Markes

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Frances Harris    The mark of Eliz Rawlins    Wm Daniel


On the Nineteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty [inserted = two] Administration with the Will annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of William Markes late of Yeovill in the County of Somerset deceased was granted to Mary Markes Widow the natural and lawfull Mother of the said dece[ase]d being first sworn by Commission duly to Administer for that Elizabeth Markes Widow the Relict of the said deceased first renounced the Execution of the said Will and as Residuary Legatee named therein



Transcribed by Bob Osborn