Other wills and administrations: Will of Ann Gumbleton of Britford, 1742
TranscriptIn the name of God Amen I Ann Gumbelton of the parish of Burtford in the County of Wilts spinster being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind, memory and understanding, thanks be to God, therefore, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the merrits of my Saviour to obtain remission of my sins and blessed immortality; and my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named, and to my worldly effects that it has pleased God to bestow on me, I give and dispose of in manner following.
And first I will that my funeral expences and debts (if any) be paid and discharged.
Also I give and bequeath to my brother James Gumbelton and to my brother Robert Gumbelton one shilling apiece to be paid within one year next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath to my nephew William Gumbelton the sum of one shilling to be paid within one year next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath to Thomas son of my nephew William Gumbelton the sum of six pounds to be paid within twelve months next after my decease, and in case the said Thomas shall die before he attains the age of fourteen years the said six pounds to be paid to his brother William.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods and chattles whatsoever I give and bequeath to my brother Jonathan Gumbelton whom I make and ordain sole executor of this my last will and testament.
Lastly, revoking all other wills that have or might have been heretofore by me made, I make, constitute and ordain this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this four and twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty one.
The mark of Ann Gumbleton
Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of
At Sarum the twenty second day of May 1742 Jonathan
Gumbleton the executor abovemnamed was duly sworn before me.
John Nourse surrogate
________|____________________ | | | | | Ann Jonathan James Robert ? | ______|_ | | William Thomas The only likely candidates for the nephews, WIlliam and Thomas, are the children of WIlliam Gumbleton (of Britford) and his wife Sarah. In that case, they are almost certainly great-nephews.
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