1779 Elizabeth Winch of London


This is the last will and testament of me ELIZABETH WINCH of King Street [  ] London widow. In the first place I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied; and as to my estate and effects I dispose thereof as follows; first I give and beq ueath unto my son JAMES WINCH the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to be paid him at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease; also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Mr JOSEPH DENT the sum of five guineas; and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto my three daughters MARY SUSANNAH and HANNAH to be equally divided between them share and share alike; and I will and direct that the share of my said daughter Hannah shall be paid to her when she attains the age of twenty one years; and the interest thereof in the meantime shall be paid and applied for her maintenance and education; and I do hereby appoint my said daughters Mary Winch and Susannah Winch joint executrixes of this my last will and testament; and lastly hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this only to be my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Winch have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty seven – Elizabeth Winch – signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Elizabeth Winch as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request have hereunto set our names as witnesses thereto.  Thomas Webster, Thomas Taylor


Proved 18th June 1779 by Mary Taylor (formerly Winch, wife of Thomas Taylor) and Susannah Winch spinster, daughters and executrixes.


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