Will of Ann Dye

Wife of Thomas Dye

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Ann Dye Widow

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1 In the Name of God Amen

2 I Ann Dye late of Colchester but now of Wivenhoe

3 in the County of Essex Widow and Relict of Thomas

4 Dye late of Colchester aforesaid writing clerk deceased

5 Do make my last Will and Testament in Manner

6 following to give and resign my soul to God my Creator

7 hoping for his gracious acceptance of me through

8 the / of Jesus Christ my saviour and my

9 body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried

10 in the Church yard of the parish church of St Martin

11 in Colchester aforesaid in the same grave as my

12 said husbands Remains were interred and my

13 ffuneral to be at the discretion of my Executrix

14 hereinafter named And my Worldly Estate I

15 dispose of in manner following that is to say

16 whereas I am possessed of and justly intitled to

17 certain Stocks or annuities commonly called four

18 per cent consolidated annuities standing in my

19 name in the proper transfer Books which are

20 my sole absolute property now I do hereby give

21 and bequeath the same and every part thereof

22 and all other my stocks or annuities whatsoever

23 and also all my household goods and furniture

24 money in hand Debts due to me securities

25 for debts and all other my personal Estate and

26 Effects whatso ever and wheresoever from and after payment of my

27 just debts ffuneral charges and the probate of this


28 my Will unto my loving and dutiful Sister Elizabeth

29 the wife of Thomas Ablitt of Wivenhoe aforsaid

30 Barber and peruke maker (with whom I now dwell

31 and who take care of me) for the use and benefit of

32 her the said Elizabeth Ablit absolutely and I do hereby

33 nominate an appoint Mr Thomas Cooper of

34 ffingringhoe in the said County ffarmer Executor

35 and my said sisterElizabeth Albit Executrix

36 of this my last Will and Testament And I do give unto the

37 said Thomas Cooper all his reasonable Charges and

38 expenses as such shown for And do hereby revoke all former

39 Wills and Testaments by me made In Witness

40 whereeof I the said Ann Dye the testrix have

41 to this my last Will and Testament contained in

42 one sheet of paper set my hand and seal

43 this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord

44 one thousand seven hundred and eighty Ann

45 Dye Signed Sealed Published and Declared

46 by the said Ann Dye the Testrix as and for

47 her last Will and Testament in the presence of us

48 who have hereunto subscribed our Names as

49 witnesses hereto in her presence at her request

50 and in the presence of each other Petr Daniell

51 Willm Francis

52 This Will was proved at London the Twenty

53 third day of January in the year of our Lord one

54 thousand seven hundred and eighty one before

55 the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws

56 Master Keeper or Commisary of the Prerogative

57 Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the

58 Oaths of Thomas Cooper and Elizabeth Albit wife

59 of Thomas Albit the Executors named in the

60 said will to whom administration was granted of

61 all and singular the Goods Chattles and credits

62 of the said deceased they having been first sworn

63 by commission duly to administer.


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