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Last Will & Testament
of
Ann Turney  -  1801


This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Turney of Potsgrove in the County of Bedford Widow

I give and bequeath unto my son John Turney one Shilling only he being already provided for by the Will of his late father

also I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Mary Chapel, Judith Banwell and Ann Philpott all my wearing apparel both linen and woolen and cotton to be equally divided between them share and share alike

also I hereby order and direct that William Petwin my servant he being one of the executors to this my said will do detain and keep in his own hands the sum of Fifty Pounds if he shall continue with and be a servant to me until the time of my decease but not otherwise,

Also I give and bequeath unto the said William Petwin my feather bed two bolsters one pillow two blanketts two pair of sheets and coverlid and all other the furniture that belongeth to the same and on which he in common lyes

and as to all the rest and residue of my monies goods cattle chattels eights credits personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kindsoever that shall remain after payment of the said legacy of fifty pounds and all other my just debts funeral expenses and the costs and charges of proving this my will I give and bequeath the same unto my son George Turney and my said three daughters Mary Chapel, Judith Banwell and Ann Philpott and direct the same to be equally divided between them share and share alike as soon as conveniently maybe after my decease,

And lastly I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my two sons in law George Chapel and John Banwell and my said servant William Petwin joint executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofor made and do declare this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Ann Turney have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
sig. Ann Turney

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Ann Turney as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
sig. David Willis, David Lee Willis

December 19th 1801. This will was proved on the oath of George Chapel, John Banwell and William Petwin executors before the Revd. Thos. T. Aveling, Surrogate.

Assets under £600


Arch Of Bedford Wills : TURNEY, Ann; Potsgrove, wid. 1801/40
Acknowledgement to Beds & Luton Archives Service

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