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The Last Will and Testament
John Boughton  -  1749

In the name of God Amen I John Boughton of Husborne Crawley in the County of Bedford Yeoman being infirm in body but of sound perfect memory praised be God do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following

Item I give and bequeath to my sister in law Elizabeth Yeates the sum of ten pounds to be paid by my executor or executrix hereinafter named within twelve months after my decease

Item as for all the rest and residue of my Estate be it of what nature or kind so ever real or personal which I die possessed of I give and bequeath to my dear and loving wife Ann Boughton to have and to hold to my said loving wife Ann Boughton her heirs and assigns for ever She paying all my just debts and funeral expenses

And I do hereby appoint my said wife Ann Boughton whole and sole executrix to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty four
The mark of John Boughton

Signed sealed and delivered by the abovenamed John Boughton the testator he having hereunto set his mark and his seal and declaring it to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same
Ri'd Filkes, William Hill, John Guarsigues

Proved 13th October 1749 before the Revd Mr William Smith Cl Surrogate to the Revd and Venble John Taylor Cl MA Com'sy and A'eacon of Bedford lawfully constituted and Ad'ron granted unto Ann Boughton relict of the dec'd sole executrix in the said will named.

Arch Of Bedford Wills : BOUGHTON, Jn; Husborne Crawley, yeo. 1749/40
Acknowledgement to Beds & Luton Archives Service

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