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Will of Thomas MAY of Worting
Hampshire, gentleman, 8th April 1760

In the name of God amen, I Thomas MAY of Worting in the County of Southton, Gentleman, 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 following.  First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix here in after named.  And as to my worldly estates where with it hath pleased Almighty to bless me.  I give and dispose thereof as followeth:  First I will that all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.  And I then give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Catherine all my moneys and securities for money and also all corn, cattle, grain and hay and all my implements in husbandry of what nature or kind so ever and likewise all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen and woollen in and about my dwelling house situate and being in Worting aforesaid.  All the rest residue and remainder of my goods, chattels and personal estate what so ever and where so ever or of what nature or kind so ever I give and bequeath unto my said dear and loving wife Catherine whom I do hereby make full and sole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and making void all other and former wills by me here to fore made.  In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the eighth day of April in the thirty third 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 and sixty.

Thos May

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas MAY the testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have here unto set our hands as witness.

James Limbrey
Edmd Pittman

 

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