The will & inventory of Priscilla Precy, 1724

Will made 3 Jan 1723  .  Testator buried 15 Jan 1724  .  Will proved 17 Sep 1724

In The Name of God Amen the third day of
January Annoqe Dom 1723  I Prisscilla Presey of
Bishopston in the County of Wilts Widow being weak in body but of
sound and perfect mind and memory (thanks be given unto
Allmighty God) and Calling to mind the mortality of my body and
knowing the Uncertainty of this Life Do make and ordain this my
Last Will and Testament and as toutching such wordly [sic] goods whatever
it hath pleased Allmighty God to bless me with in this Life I give and
dispose of the same in manner and form herein aftermentioned (that
is to say)
  Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Henry Green
of Bishopston in the County aforesaid Butcher All and singular my
goods Chattles and Creditts of what nature quality or kind soever the same
be or in whose Custody or possession soever the same may be remaining
or being at the time of my decease his to hold receive or take the
same to his Sole use and benefitt and by Virtue of this my will I do
hereby Nominate Constitute make and Ordain my said Son in Law
Henry Green Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament and I do
hereby revoke disanull and make void all former Wills by me made whether by
word of mouth or writing rattifieing and Confirming this and no other to be my
Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my name
and seal the day and Yeare first above written
Signed sealed published and declared by the
Testatrix Prisscilla Presey as her Last will and
Testament In the presence of us who have
subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto
  Richd. Colling

Edward Goddard
  Nathaniel Wells Prisscilla Presey
       her      X      mark
  17 Sep 1724
[three lines of small text follow this date, which are mainly indecipherable, but appear to refer to the grant of probate to Henry Green]

The Inventory

the 10th September 1724  
    An Inventory of the Goods of Prisscilla
Presey of Bishopston in the County of Wilts
Widow Lately Deceased Taken and appraised
by us whose names are hereunder subscribed
as followeth viz
         -  s  -  d
  Imprimis her wearing Apparrell   00 - 10 - 00
  Item two old feather bedds and         )
three beddsteeds with bedding and  )
materials thereto belonging               )
  02 - 15 - 00
  Item three old coffers one Box          )
and two old Trunks                            )
  00 - 10 - 00
  Item brass and pewter   00 - 10 - 00
  Item Two Table boards                      )
with all other Lumber                         )
  00 - 10 - 00
  Totall   04 - 15 - 00
  Witness our hands the day and yeare above
  John Taylor  
  David Wilson  

[Copy supplied by David Pracy, and obtained from the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office]

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