1776 William Wynch of Marylebone


In the name of God Amen. I William Wynch of the parish of St Mary le Bone wine merchant do hereby make this my last will and testament vizt I desire to be buried in Saint George’s new burying ground in the most private manner the whole expense to be less than ten pounds I desire if practicable that all my just debts be paid and I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Mary Wynch whole and sole executrix and residuary or legatee of this my last will hereby giving and bequeathing unto my said wife all my estates and effects whatsoever and wheresoever revoking all former wills by me made signed & sealed by me this seventeenth of March 1768William Wynch


Affidavit 18/7/1776

Appeared personally James Gunter of the parish Saint George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex confectioner and Bridget Nicholson of the parish of Saint Mary le Bone in the same county widow and made oath that they knew and were well acquainted with William Wynch late of the parish of Saint Mary le Bone in the said county deceased for several years before and to the time of his death and having often seen him write and subscribe his name and thereby became well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having now carefully viewed and perused the paper writing hereunto annexed prurporting to be and contain the last will and testament of the said deceased beginning thus “In the name of God Amen I William Wynch of the parish of Saint Mary le Bone Wine Merchant” and ending thus “revoking all former wills by me made signed & sealed by me this seventeenth of March 1768” and such subscribed “William Wynch” they do verily and in their consciences believe the whole series and contents of the said paper writing beginning ending and subscribed as aforesaid to be all of the proper handwriting of the said William Wynch deceased – James Gunter – Bridget Nicholson – same day the said James Gunter and Bridget Nicholson were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me – Frs Simpson Surrogateprest Wm Abbot Noty Pub.


Probate 22/7/1776 – This will was proved at London the twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six before the worshipful Francis Simpson Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary Wynch widow the relict of the deceased and the sole executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased she having been first sworn duly to administer.


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