1637 William Lewyn


In the name of God Amen; this nineteenth of December in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign  Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Defender of the Faith etc., AD 1637; I WILLIAM LEWYN of Smithfield London being in perfect mind and memory God be praised, in consideration of general mortality and especially of my present weakness of body do make this my last will and testament to wit concerning the will of William Penn Esquire deceased whereof he the foresaid William has made me together with Nicholas Pay Esquire executors (which Mr Pay has since renounced the administration whereby the care and trust reposed by the said Mr Penn lies whole in me) in consideration whereof and in discharge of the said trust reposed and by me to be as also for and concerning all legacies therein contained or any right title or interest which I have to retain any rents profits annuities goods or chattels by virtue of my said executorship to be performed had demanded enjoyed or in any wise received or discharged I do wholly solely and particularly ordain constitute and appoint my son JUSTINIAN LEWIN of whole pious care therein I rest confident to be my executor to receive perform and enjoy all and whatsoever which to me as executor of the last will of William Penn does or may appertain or in any wise belong to be received and had enjoyed performed or discharged.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written – William Lewin – read sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament in this behalf only of the within named William Lewin in presence of William Parker, Mary Sowens, Mary Cooke, (the mark of) Joseph Hubbard


Proved 25th January 1637/8 by Justinian Lewyn son and executor


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