Will of Henry Sexton, 29 July 1747 - proved August 1749
In the name of God Amen I Henry Sexton of the parish of Bosham in the County of Sussex being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers of the seas and other uncertaintys of this transitory life do for avoiding controversys after my decease make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following -
That is to say - First I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth or sea as it shall please God to order. And as for and concerning all my worldly estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth.
That is to say. Unto my dear sister Jane Sexton of the parish of Bosham in the aforesaid county all such wages arising from the Swallow belonging to the Honble East India Company, Norton Hutchingson, Commander and all other wages sum and sums of money lands tenements goods chattels and estates whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging to me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my aforesaid sister Jane Sexton of the parish and county aforesaid. And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Jane Sexton my whole and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made. And I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal the twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty seven and in the twentieth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George King over Great Britain &c.
Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of William Pomfret; Peter Channon.
This Will was proved at London before the Worshipful Robert Chapman, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine by the oath of Jane Sexton spinster the executrix in the said Will named to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased being first sworn duly to administer
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Transcribed from - downloaded copies by Dave Woolven, Newport, South Wales. 2009
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