05 April 1773 Will of John Sweet of Trinity (proved 18 July 1792)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1221

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Sweet Inhabitant of Trinity in Newfoundland being of
a sound and disposing Mind and Memory thanks be to 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 the Dust to be Buried at the Discretion of my
Mother and Sister Item I Give and Bequeath unto my
Mother Mary Sweet all      my wearing Apparel
Furniture and all and every Sum or Sums of Money that I shall or may be
possessed of at the time of my Decease whether in England
or here in whose hands so ever it may appear to be she
paying out of it twenty Pounds to my Sister Ann Sweet If
I am Possessed of so much at the time of my Decease but
not otherwise and more I Give and Bequeath unto my
Mother Mary Sweet all my Stages Flakes Beach Boats
Sails Netts and all other kind of Fishing Craft belonging to the
Premises likewise Dwelling House Cow house Store house Gardens and Meadow Ground
to her for her natural Life and after her Decease I Give
and Bequeath the same to my Brother William Sweet
and his Heirs and he or they to pay my Sister Ann
Sweet six Pounds P year for the same if she should be
then unmarried and she my Sister Ann Sweet to have a
living on the Room until she can conveniently go to England
and if she remarries her yearly ???? of six pounds is then to cease
Lastly I constitute make and ordain my Mother Mary
Sweet to be my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and 
Testament In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand
and Seal this Fifth Day of April in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and seventy three  John Sweet  his mark

Signed Sealed Published and Declared to be where no stamp
paper to be had the last Will and Testament in presence
of  Willm Pittman  Henry Hitchcock  Ann Sweet AS her mark

On the eighteenth Day of July in the Year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and ninety two Administration
(with the Will annexed) of all and singular the Goods
Chattels and Credits of John Sweet late of the Bay of
Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland Deceased was granted
to Ann Dampier formerly Sweet (Wife of Thomas Dampier
the natural and lawful Sister and one of the next of kin
of the said Deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to
Administer  Mary Sweet widow the Mother of the said
Deceased and the sole Executrix named in the said will dying
without taking upon her the Execution thereof and no Residuary
Legatee being therein named

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