Other wills and administrations: Will of Jonathan Gumbelton of Britford, 1647

Gumbelton, Jonathan; blacksmith; Britford; 1747; Will; P24/1061


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In the name of God Amen, I Jonathan Gumbelton of the Parish of Britford in the County of Wilts Blacksmith, being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind (praised be God for the same), do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in manner an form following (that is to say): First & principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the merrits[?] of Jesus Christ to obtain remission of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life; and my body I commit to the Earth; And as for my personal estate, I give and dispose of as follows.

First I will that my funeral expences and debts be paid and discharged. All the rest of my personal estate, goods and chattles, whatsoever, I give to Mr. Stephen Carpenter of Longford and Mr. Jno. Shergold [...] of Britford aforesaid. In trust nevertheless for my brother James Gumbelton during the remainder of his natural life, to be paid a competent maintenance out of the same at the discretion of the said trustees, and from and after his decease, my will and desire is that all the then residue of my personal estate, goods and chattles, above said, shall be equally divided into three shares or parts: one part to go to my brother Robert Gumbleton; a second part for my nephew William Gumbleton; and the other part for my two neeces Abigail and Elianor XXXX, this last part to be equally divided between my said neeces. And my desire is that the aforesaid estate, goods etc be be so shared and divided within twelve months after the decease of my brother James.

Lastly, revoking all other wills by me formerly made I do declare this to be my last will and testament, and I do appoint the said trustees executors thereof. In witness whereof I the said Jonathan Gumbelton have interchangeably[?] set my hand and seal the twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord 1747.

X The mark of Jonathan Gumbelton

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator Jonathan Gumbelton as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto in the presence of the said testator

Stephen Carpenter
Edward Moody

At Sarum, July 28, 1747, Stephen Carpenter & John Shergold the executors were duly sworn before me John Nourse, Surrogate


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Brothers:   Jonathan  James   Robert

Nephews &                             William Abigail Elianor

Jonathan was a blacksmith and was buried at Britford in June 1747.
The only plausible candidate is the Jonathan, son of John (Blacksmith)
and Ann, baptised in 1698.
John and Ann also had children James (1683) and Robert (1686), amongst others.
The nieces, Abigail and Elianor, were the children of John Gumbleton (blacksmith)
and his wife Eleanor, nee Kent.

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