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1767 will of Jane Newman



In the Name of God Amen I Jane Newman of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Widow being of sound mind memory and understanding (Bless God for the same) but considering the same do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following First and principally I commit my Soul into the Hands of Almighty Gog Trusting through the merits of Christ Jesus my most Blessed Saviour and Redeemer to enjoy everlasting live, my Body I give to be decently buried in a Christian like manner according to the direction of my Executrex [sic] herein after named and as Tuching such Worldly Estate as God has been pleased to bless me with I give devise and dispose of in manner and form following Item I give unto my Grandson John Newman my House and Orchard Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Mary Sugg the sum of Five pounds to buy her a suit of Mourning Item I give unto my Grand Son James Newman the sum of Two hundred pounds to be paid him when he comes to the age of Twenty one years I give unto my grand Daughter Jean Newman Two hundred pounds to be paid her when she comes to the age of Twenty one years I also appoint my Daughter in Law Elizabeth Newman to be my whole and Soul [sic] Executrax [sic] to this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. Item I appoint my Daughter Law to be Trust for my Children

The mark and X Seal of Jane Newman

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testatrix Jane Newman for her last Will and Testament in the presents [sic] of us who at her request and in her presents [sic] and in the presents [sic] of each other have set our names as Witnesses hereunt

Edwd Ostler     Ann Hodey     John B Hodges


The Will was Proved in the Consistorial Archidiaconal Court of Wells 22nd April 1801 by the Oath of Elizabeth Newman, Widow, the sole Executrix therein named.

Effects under £600



Transcribed by Bob Osborn