Will for Elizabeth Harris 1770

 

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Elizabeth Harris 1770

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Harris of Yardley Gobeyon in the County of Northampton Widow being somewhat indisposed in Body but thanks be to God of a sound and disposing Mind and Memory Do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament as followeth First I humbly recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God in humble hopes of acceptance through the Merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my Body I comit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and my temporal Estate dispose of as follows Item I give and bequeath to my Sons Leonard Henry and Arthur and my Daughters Elizabeth Sarah Ann Thomasin and Sibella the Sum of five Pounds apiece to be paid to them within one year after my decease Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Thomas the Son of my late Son William deceased the Sum of Five Pounds to be paid to him at his age of Twenty one years but if he dies before he attain that age then the said Legacy to be void I give to my said Daughter Sibella my bed bedstead and bedding with all the Goods and ffurniture that usually stand and be in the Room where in I lye Also I give to my said Daughter Sibella half my Pewter my great kettle and brass Pan Lastly All the rest residue and remainder of my Gods Chattels Cattle Real and personal Estate whatsoever I give devise and bequeath to my son Christopher Harris and to his Heirs and Assigns he and they thereout paying the aforesaid Legacies my just Debts and ffuneral Expences and I do make and constitute him my said son Christopher sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time before made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty nine

The mark of Elizabeth Harris

Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Testatrix Elizabeth Harris as for and to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request in the presence of each other Subscribed our Names as Witnesses

The mark of Mary Browne

Mary Browne

Samuel Smith

Probate On the 11th day of December 1770 Christopher Harris the sole Executor named in the above and within Written Will was then at the Petition of Smith his Proctor sworn faithfully to fulfil the same and so forth

Before me

Robinson Lawford Surrogate

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