1750 John Winch of Westminster


I JOHN WINCH of the Parish of Margarets Westminster in the County of Middlesex brewer being in health of body and of sound disposing mind and memory praised be God thereof yet considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof do make and declare this to be my last will and testament as follows: vizt.  First and principally I commend my soul unto God who gave it hoping at the last day to have a joyful resurrection with the righteous; my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter; and as for and touching such temporal estate and substance as the Lord in his goodness has been pleased to bestow on me I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following; that is to say: Imprimis I will and order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be in the first place paid and satisfied.  ITEM; all the rest residue and remainder of my moneys goods chattels rights credits estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my son in law PETER HUNTLEY to be at his absolute disposition.  ITEM; I will request and desire that my son JOHN WINCH may have all my wearing apparel both linen and woollen. ITEM; I do make and ordain the said Peter Huntley full and sole executor of this my last will and testament.  Lastly I do hereby revoke and disannul all former and other wills by me heretofore made declared or given; and I do declare this only to be my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I the said John Winch have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this tenth day of August one thousand seven hundred twenty and three – John Winch – signed sealed published and declared by the said John Winch in the presence of us whose names are subscribed as witnesses hereto in his sight.  Elizabeth Edwards, Sarah Bannister, Samuel Edwards Jermyn Street St James’s


Will proved 14th June 1750 by Peter Huntley executor


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