9 January 1750 Will of Grace Carter of Portsmouth, widow (proved 12 May 1767)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/928

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In the Name of God Amen
this Ninth day of January in the year of our Lord 1750
and in the twenty fourth year of the Reign of King George
the second over Great Britain and so forth I Grace Carter of
Portsmouth in the county of Southampton Widow being at
present in health of body sounds Mind and disposing Memory
blessed be God for it but considering the Frailty and
uncertainty of this Transitory life and having a serious
Intent to settle my worldly Estate do make and declare these
presents to contain my last Will and Testament in manner
and form following that is to say first and principally I
Give and resign my soul into the hands of almighty God
my creator hopeing for the pardon and Remission of all
my sins by the alone Merits and Mediation of Jesus
Christ my blessed Lord and Saviour My Body I Give to the
Earth from whence it was taken in hopes of a glorious and
Joyful Resurrection again at the last day and as to such
worldly and Temporal Estate which God of his meer

infinite Goodness and Bounty hath blessed me with in this
life I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to
say Item I give and bequeath unto John Elgar three pounds of
lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid at the end of one
twelve Month next after my decease Item all the Rest and
Residue of my Lands Tenements goods chattels Real and
personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after the
payment of my debts Funeral charges and Expences I give
devise and bequeath unto my son Joseph Carter his Heirs
Executors administrators and assigns for ever and I do hereby
Nominate and appoint my said son Executor of this my last
Will and Testament In Witness whereof revoking and
makeing void all other and former Will or Wills by me at
any time heretofore made and declared both by word and
writeing I have hereunto set my and Seal the day and year
above written  Grace Carter  signed sealed published and
declared by the said Grace Carter to be for and as her last Will
and Testament in presence of us and by us subscribed as
witnesses in the presence and at the request of the said
Testatrix Mary Francklin  Abr:m Francklyn  Jos:

This Will was proved at London on the twelfth day 
of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and sixty seven before the worshipful Thomas Bever Doctor
of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Hay Doctor
of Laws Master Keeper or Comissary of the Prerogative Court
of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Joseph Carter
the son and Executor named in the said will to whom adminis-
tration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and
Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to

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