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1789 will of John King



In the Name of God Amen This is the last will and Testament of John King of Yeovill in the County of Somerset Stationer (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my Wife Mary King all my Real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate for and during her natural life only and as one Moiety of my Real and Personal Estate is secured to my said Wife Mary and her assigns by her Marriage Settlement and Bond I give after hear death the other Moiety of all such real and Personal Estate to [inserted at margin = my Brother Charles King for and during his natural life and after his Death I give the said Moiety of all my real and personal estate] to the Children of my Brother George their Heirs and Assigns for ever to be equally divided between them share and share alike and I appoint my wife Mary King whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal the 29th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine

John King


E Taylor     Robt Young     John Cook


This Will was proved at London the eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary King Widow the Relict of the deceased and the sole Executrix named in the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer



Transcribed by Bob Osborn