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Will of Elizabeth MAY of Huish
Nately Scures, Hampshire, widow, 22nd March 1738

In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth May of Huish in the parish of Nately Scures in the County of Southampton widow being weak in body but of a sound disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God therefore do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is t say first and principally I commend my should unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body so fine may be devoutly buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named And as for my personal estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose thereof as follows In primis I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my son John the sum of thirty pounds of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my sons Charles and James thirty pounds apiece of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my three grandaughters Dorothy Jane and Elizabeth Whitiears ten pounds apiece of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Mary Triphook the sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Elizabeth Triphook the sum of one pound and one shilling of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my daughters Elizabeth Wigg and Sarah Tees the sum of forty pounds apiece of like lawful money Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane the sum of sixty pounds of like lawful money and my will meaning and design is that all the above legacies be paid by my executor hereafter named within twelve months next after my death All the rest residue and remainder of my estates both real and personal I give devise and bequeath unto my said son John whom I make full and sole executor of this my last Will and Testement revoking and making void all other and former wills by me heretofor and made In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal the twenty-second day of  March in the twelfth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirty and eight

Elizabeth May

Signed sealed published and delivered by the said testatrix Elizabeth May to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witness in her presence

John May Junr.
James Limbery

Proved 22nd May 1740
 

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