William RUGGLES of Wivenhoe, Victualler, 1725. D/ACW 26/4/25

The Last Will and Testament of William Ruggles of Wivenhoe in the County
of Essex victualler made this Foure and Twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our
Lord God One thousand seven hundred and Twenty Five as followeth Imprimis
I Give and begueath my soule into the hands of Allmighty God who gave it hoping
through the meritts of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to obtaine
Everlasting life and my Body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried
at the discretion of my Executors herein after named Item I Give and bequeath
to my Grandson Thomas Ruggles One Silver Tankard Item I Give and bequeath
to my Grandson William Ruggles my horse Item all the rest residue and
remainder of my Goods Chattles ready mony and personall Estate whatsoever
and wheresoever being my debts Leagacyes and Funerall Charges being
first satisfied and paid I Give and bequeath to my three Daughters namely
Elizabeth Rand Rebecca the wife of Thomas Sturdy and Mary the wife
of Edmund Cole and my Grandson John Parker the same to be equally
Divided between them share and share alike the part of the said John
to be deliverd to him at his Age of One and twenty Item I Give and
begueath to my sonn William Ruggles my Two Gold Rings And I doe
hereby make nominate and appoint the said Thomas Sturdy and the said
Edmund Cole Executors of this my last will and testament and John Hurlock
of Elmsted in the said County Gent Supravisor hereof to whom I Give
One Guinea for his trouble Thus revoaking all other wills by me formerly
made I doe hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale and have
published and declared the same to be my last will and Testament the day
and yeare first above written
William Ruggles
Signed sealed published and declared
by the testator to be his last will and
Testament in the prssence of us
George Clark
the mark of
Robert Porrage (R)
John Wittley

Proved 7 May 1724 before R. Turner, Surr[ogate]

[Probate clause in Latin]

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