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The 1765 Will of Edmund Daw



I Edmund Daw of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Glover being weak of Body but od a sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I give unto Mary Seagor my beloved Sister Fifteen pounds of Good and Lawfull Moneys to be paid her by my Executor I likewise give to my said Sister three large Silver Spoons and two Gold Rings and half my Household Goods I likewise give to my Kinsman Jno Segor my Silver Watch and Silver Buckles and all my wearing Apparel both Woollen and Linnen I likewise give unto Ann Daw my now Lawfull Wife all my Money Goods and Effects of what nature or kind soever not herein before by me given and I do also charge Ann Daw with the just payment of all my Just Debts of what nature or kind soever And I do also appoint my said Wife Sole Executrix In Witness whereof I the said Edmund Daw have here unto set my hand and Seal the Twenty Eighth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Five I Give unto my Wife one large Silver [word illegible] Six small ones not before by me given

Edmund Daw

Signed Sealed published and declared as and for the said testator Edmund Daws last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto

Mary [word illegible]        Tho[ma]s Hodges

This Will was proved at London on the twenty [word illegible] day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Five before the Worshipful Arthur Collier Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George [word illegible] also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Lawfully Constituted [word illegible] of Ann Daw Widow the Relict of the deceased and the Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of All and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased She having been first sworn duly to Administer



Transcribed by Bob Osborn