Nathaniel BEARDWELL of Wivenhoe, Butcher, 1711.  D/ACW 24/27

In the Name of God amen I Nathanill Beardwell of Wivenhoe
in the County of Essex Butcher being sick and weak in Body but
of sound and perfect mind and Memory do make & declare
my Last will and testament in manner Following I Resigne
my soule to Almighty God hoping for mercy on the alone
accompt of Christ merits and my body I will be Christian-
like Burried and of my worldly Goods & Chattles which God
in his Mercy hath pleased to Intrust me with: I Give and devise
unto my loving Friend Mary Redman the Daughtr of Sarah Redman of
Wivenhoe wid the sume of Five Guinnneys or Five pounds seven shilli
& sixpence to be paid to her by my Execut: within Three Months after
my decease Item I give unto my Loving Mother the sume of tenn
pounds Item I give unto my Brother George Beardwell the sume
of Tenn pounds Item I give unto my Brother Thomas Beardwill
the sume of Tenn pounds all my Book Debts Bills Bonds & all other
assits which is due and in wright belong unto me I give unto my Brother
George Beardwell provided he discharges my funerall Charges and
of any overpluce should happen after my debts & Funerall is dischar
ged I Give unto my Brother John Beardwell the sume five pounds
and of this my last will I make & ordaine my Loving Brother
George Beardwell my whole & sole Executor and my loving friend
Mr Grange of Langham Lodge Supervisor to this my Last will and
testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and
seale this twenty seventh day of March in the tenth year of the
reigne of our sover lady Queen Anne of Great Brittaine
Anno Dom 1711

signed sealed pronounced
and declared by the sd Nat, Beardwell
as his Last will & Testamt in
the presence of us

James Rich
Susan Neale her mark
Edward Jackson
William Allen

April 4 1711
George Beardwell was then
sworn Executor of Natha
niel Beardwell
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Tho Bernel surrog

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