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1833 Will of James May

Supervisor of Excise of Yeovil


In the Name of God Amen I James May of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Supervisor of Excise being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I give devise and bequeath all my monies and securities for money goods chattels rights credits and effects and all other my personal estate and also all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever or of what nature or quality soever the same may be after payment of all my just debts funeral expences & the expences of proving this my Will unto my dear wife Elizabeth May her heirs executors adm[inistrat]ors and assigns absolutely for ever And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written

James May

Signed sealed published and declared by the said James May the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

Edwin Newman      John Ball      Jane Parsons

Proved at London 3rd April 1833 before the Judge by the oath of Elizabeth may widow the relict the sole Executrix to whom adm[inistrati]on was granted having been first sworn by Com[missi]on duly to administer.

Transcribed by Bob Osborn