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The will of John Farmer, 1775

 
Will made 20 Mar 1768 . Testator buried 24 Nov 1775 . Will proved 11 Dec 1775



In the Name of God Amen
I John Farmer of Pangbourn in the County of Berks
Yeoman being in good health and of sound and disposing
mind memory and Understanding praised be almighty God
therefore but considering the certainty of death and the
uncertainty of the time . do make and declare my last
Will and Testament first I recommend my soul unto almighty
God my Creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all
my sins through the Merits Mediation and Intercession of my
Redeemer and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently
buried at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named
and as for such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to
bless me with I dispose thereof in manner following that is
to say (Item) I give devise and bequeath unto my sister
Elizabeth Hobbs wife of John Hobbs of Swindon in the
County of Wilts the sum of twenty pounds of lawful Money
of Great Britain to be paid unto her the said Elizabeth
Hobbs by my Executrix herein after named in twelve Months
next after my decease (Item) I give devise and bequeath
unto my Neice (sic) Elizabeth Buys wife of William Buys of
Swindon aforesaid in the said County of Wilts the sum of ten
pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be
paid unto her the said Elizabeth Buys by my Executrix herein
after named in twelve Months next after my decease (Item)
I give and bequeath the sum of fifty shillings worth of
Bread to be distributed at the discretion of my Executrix
amongst the poor of the Parish of Pangbourn aforesaid
in the said County of Berks at my Funeral  Item  I
give devise and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth
Farmer
all my Estates both Real and Personal together
with all the Rest and Residue of my Money Securities for
Money and Mortgages Bonds Notes Debts dues and demands
with all my Goods and Chattels and of each whatsoever and
wheresoever to hold unto my said beloved Wife Elizabeth to and for
her own Proper use for ever and to be at her disposal by
will or otherwise and lastly I do Constitute and Appoint my
said beloved Wife Elizabeth Farmer full and sole Executrix
hereby revoking and making void all former Will or Wills
by me made at any time and do acknowledge this to
be my last Will and Testament contained upon two sheets
of paper whereof I have set my hand to the first sheet and
my hand and seal to the second thereof this twentieth
day of March in the eighth year of the Reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God King
of Great Britain and Ireland and in the year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty Eight  John
Farmer .. signed and sealed by the above named John Farmer
the Testator and by him published and declared as and for
his last will and Testament in the presence of us who
have subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the
presence of each other  Robert Jemmet Senr.  John Rose
Robt. Jemmet Junr.

This Will was Proved at London the eleventh day
of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and seventy five before the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay
Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath
of Elizabeth Farmer Widow the Relict of the deceased and sole
Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was
granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of
the said deceased having been first sworn by Commission duly
to Administer.



[Copy of will downloaded from TheGenealogist.co.uk]


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