1761 Will - William Reeve


1761 Will - William Reeve


Dated: 5 Feb 1761, Woodford, Essex
Probated: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 19 Feb 1761
Recorded: Piece 863 (Choslyn), folio 183 reverse


In the Name of God Amen I William Reeve of the parish of Woodford in the County of Essex Bricklayer being of sound mind and memory blessed be God for the same tho weak in body do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say
First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping thro the merits of my blessed Redeemer to find acceptance at the last day and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as to the worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose of in manner following
First I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Parker the sum of one shilling
I also give and bequeath to my sister Margaret Girrard the sum of one shilling and as to the estate I am now possessed of at Woodford Bridge in the aforesaid County of Essex being leasehold comes by heirship to my Brother Joseph Reeve to whom I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of the goods chattels and effects I shall be possesed of at my decease after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid and discharged on condition he maintaine my mother during her natural life
I also constitute and appoint my beloved Brother Joseph Reeve to be whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of February 1761.
The mark of William Reeve

Signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed James Chatwin J Webb

This will was proved at London the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one before the worshipfull George Harris Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right worshipfull Edward Simpson Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Joseph Reeve the Brother of the deceased and sole executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to Administer the same


England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 (Ancestry)