1783 Elizabeth Winch of Westminster


In the name of God Amen; this eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty I ELIZABETH WINCH of the parish of St James’s in the Liberty of Westminster London do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following; I recommend my soul to Almighty God who owns it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as to touching and concerning that temporal estate I am now possessed of I do hereby charge the same with the payment of all such debts as have been contracted on my account and also with the payment of my funeral and so subject and charged and chargeable as aforesaid I give and bequeath to my nephew DAVID WALKER the sum of ten pounds.  I also give and bequeath to his brother my youngest nephew RICHARD WALKER the sum of twenty pounds.  I also give and bequeath unto [  } and Mr William the two gentlemen of whom I hope had the care in educating and bringing up from their infancy to each of them the sum of ten guineas for a ring in memory of me and the love [ ] respect and regard I always bore to them.  I also give devise and bequeath all and every my goods and chattels unto my only son NICHOLAS FRANCIS JAMES WINCH to and for his own proper use he first paying and discharging all legacies above mentioned and likewise all bonds bills notes subject to my disposition I likewise bequeath unto my said best beloved son Nicholas Francis James Winch to and for his own proper use and benefit forever; and of this my last will and testament [  ] appoint my said son Nicholas Francis James Winch my executor as witness my hand and seal the day and year first above written – Elizabeth Winch – Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Winch as for her last will and testament in the presence of us witnesses – [  ]


Proved 28th May 1783 by Nicholas Francis James Winch son and executor


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