Source: TNA, PROB 11/1221
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In the Name of God Amen I Mary Sweet Inhabitant of Trinity in Newfoundland being of a sound and disposing Mind and Memory thanks be to Almighty God for it do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following First of all I recommend my Soul to Almighty God through the Merits of Jesus Christ and my Body to be Buried at the discretion of my Daughter Ann Sweet Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Sweet all the Sum or Sums or Money both Principal and Interest that is are or may be in the hands of Mr Thos Clark of Ringwood Hants are that he have put out to Interest on my Account with whomsoever or wheresoever may be Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Sweet all the Sum or Sums of Money both Principal and Interest that it are or may be in the hands of Mr Moses Sleat of PChurch Hants are that he have put out to Interest on my Acct w?? whomsoever or wheresoever may be Item I Give unto my Brother John Brock if he should Survive me the Sum of five Pounds to be paid by my Daur Ann Sweet if she should have so much in her hands at my Decease Item I Give unto my Sister Susanna Se???n if she should survive me the Sum of two Guineas to be paid by my Daughter Ann Sweet if she should have so much in her hands at my Decease Lastly I constitute make and ordain my Daughter Ann Sweet my Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament to receive all Rents Debts and Dues belonging to me for her own use likewise I Give unto my said Executriss all my Household Furniture and Wearing Apparel Boats Skifts Fishing Craft and all that belong to me at any Place or places in Newfoundland or England Money are any thing else that is mine at my Decease she paying all my Just Debts and Legacies out of it Item I Give unto my Son William Sweet the Sum of one Shlling to be paid him by my aforesaid Executriss at the time of my Decease and I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke and Disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacys Bequests Executors by me made in any ways before named willed and Bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty Fifth Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine Mary Sweet MS her Mark LS Signed Sealed and Declared to be (where to stamp paper to be had) the last Will and Testament in presence of us John Rolley Thomas Dampier Sam Vallis This Will was proved at London the eighteenth Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two before the Right honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Ann Dampier formerly Sweet (wife of Thomas Dampier) the Daughter of the Deceased and the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Admon was granted of all and singular the Goods & Chattels & Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer
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