Simon's Family History
The Last Will
Thomas Turney - 1798
In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Turney the Elder of Husborn
Crawley in the county of Bedford Yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of sound and disposing
mind memory and understanding (praised be God for it) do make publish and declare this my last
Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
First I will that all such
Debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my Decease and my Funeral Charges and Expenses be
in the first place paid and satisfied by my Executors and Executrix hereinafter named out of my
Also as to all the rest and residue of my Monies Stock goods Chattles and
personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever I give and
bequeath the same unto my dear and loving Wife Mary Turney her Executors Administrators
and Assigns to and for her and their sole and only use and Benefit
also I do hereby make ordain
constitute and appoint my said Wife Mary Turney and my friends Abraham Page and
Thomas Sims joint Executors and Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former and
other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this
present writing contained in this sheet of paper to be and contain my only last Will and
Testament In witness whereof I the said Thomas Turney have hereunto set my hand and Seal this
Second day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven.
This writing was signed sealed published and declared by the said
Testator Thomas Turney as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence who have likewise
in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as
Witnesses thereto the Words (Executors and) between the Sixth and Seventh lines and the Words
(and my friends Abraham Page and Thomas Sims Joint Executors and) between the Eleventh and
Twelfth lines being first interlined and the Erazure in the Twelfth Line being first made.
Thos Turney Juner.........William Turney..........Jn Rotherham
It is Mr Turney's Desire that Mr Page and Mr Sims be paid or pay themselves one Guinea
each for their trouble.
March 27th 1798.
Proved on the Oaths of Mary Turney, Abraham Page, and Thomas Sims before the Revd
Thos T. Aveling, Surrogate.
Assets und : £300/
Arch Of Bedford Wills : TURNEY, Thos; sen.; Husborne Crawley, yeo. 1798/11
Acknowledgement to Beds & Luton Archives Service
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