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John Perry 1751
In the name of God Amen I John Perry of Little Linford in the County of Bucks Taylor being in perfect health of Body and of sound and disposing mind and memory praised be God therefore But calling to mind the Uncertainty of this mortal life and being willing to settle and dispose of the Estate and Effects wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me before I go hence Do make or ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God in hope of a Joyful Resurrection my Creator and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named in the Church yard of Haversham in humble hopes of a joyful Resurrection to eternal life And as to my temporal Worldly Estate I dispose of as followeth Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto Susan my wife absolutely to be by her disposed of and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned Such and so much of all my Goods chattels money and monies for securities of money and all other my personal Estate whatsoever as shall be sufficient for her to pay and discharge all my Just debts and funeral Expences And the Use benefit profit produce and Interest of all the rest residue of my said Goods chattels and personal Estate I Give and bequeath unto my said wife for and during the term of her natural life only and from and after her decease I Give and devise bequeath the same residue remainder as follows that is to say I Give to Mary Taylor wife of Abraham Taylor of Bickelswad [Biggleswade] in the County of Bedford fifty shillings to be paid unto her out of my personal Estate within twelve Months next after the death decease of my said wife by the Executors or Administrators of my said wife I also Give to my Kinsman John Atterbury son of John Atterbury of Woughton Five pounds I also Give to Henry Atterbury Son of Henry Atterbury of Haversham seven pounds I also Give to Joseph Atterbury son of Henry Atterbury of Haversham fifty shillings I also Give to Elizabeth Atterbury Daughter of Henry Atterbury of Haversham fifty shillings I also Give and bequeath to my Kinsman William Windmill of Hanslop Shoemaker two Guineas I also Give to Harry Bonnum of Haversham forty shillings I also Give to Joseph Bonnum fifty shillings I also Give to Ann and Mary Bonnum Daughters of John Bonnum a Guinea apiece Also I Give to Elizabeth the sister of Harry Bonum three Guineas I also Give but one shilling to John Barret of Safford in the County of Bedford Blacksmith And I also Give but one shilling to Thomas Barret of Buckelswad [Biggleswade] aforesaid wheelwright Item I Give to Mary Underwood of Woughton on the Green two Guineas All the above mentioned legacies I desire to be paid within twelve months next after the decease of my said wife out of my aforesaid personal Estate by her Executors Administrators or Assigns Also I give and bequeath All the rest residue and remainder and overplus which shall then remain and be after my all my Just debts and funeral Expences and the above legacies by me herein before given and bequeathed shall be fully satisfied and paid unto the Executors Administrators and Assigns of the said Susan my wife to be paid unto them in such manner parts and shares as she shall by any deed or deeds or by her last Will and Testament writings to be by her duly executed and properly attested direct or appoint and I do make ordain constitute and appoint ye said Susan my wife full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Utterly revoking and making void all former Wills by me made heretofore And do pronounce and declare this Allone to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I the said John perry the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first of September In the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty seven and in the twenty first Year of the reign of our most gracious Soverign Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain france and Ireland King defender of the faith and so forth the mark of the said John Perry Signed Sealed published and declared by ye said John Perry the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto sett our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other William Travell Ann Annesley Edward Hobbes

Proved the 6: day of May 1751 before John Stephens Clerk Surrogate by the Oath of Susan Perry Widow relict and sole Executrix to whom Administration was Committed she being first sworn duely to Administer