Source: TNA, PROB 11/916
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This is the last Will and Testament of me William White of the parish of Winborne Minster in the County of Dorset Newfoundland Planter, who being under an indisposition of Body but of perfect Mind and Memory do make and publish the same in manner following that is to say First I will that all my just Debts and funeral Expences be paid and discharged All my Estate and Effects vizt That part of my Plantation at Twillingate in the Newfoundland with all my Boats Fishing Craft and Appurtenances I give and bequeath unto Charles Anstey and William Anstey sons of Charles Anstey of Poole their Executors administrators and Assigns to be equally held divided and parted between them share and part alike Also I give unto William White son of my brother Richard White all that my Dwelling house with the Garden and Appurtences thereunto belonging situate in Winborne Minster aforesaid To have and to hold the said Dwelling house with the Garden and Appurtenances unto the said William White his Executors Administrators and Assigns during the remainder of the Term of years I have therein. And whereas I have lately sold one half of my Plantation Boats and Effects unto Thomas Riggs the younger of Merden in the County of Dorset and there remains due of the purchase money the sum of Forty pounds Now I do give the said Forty pounds unto the said Charles and Thomas Anstey sons of Charles Anstey their Executors and administrators equally to be divided between them share and share alike. Also I give unto my two Daughters in Law Mary the Wife of James Armerod and Anne Brenton the sum of Ten pounds each Also I give unto my Sister Katharine White the sum of Fifty pounds Also I give unto Charles Anstey the Elder of Poole Ten pounds Also I give unto Mary Dewy of the town of Winborn Widow Ten pounds Also I give unto George Rogers Cordwainer in Winborne Five pounds. All the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels and personal Estate of what kindsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my Sister Dinah the wife of Samuel Bowden her Executors Administrators and Assigns and I do make my said Sister sole Executrix of this my Will and do order that the aforesaid Legacies be paid within six months after my death and do make void all former Wills by me made Declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fourth day of December 1765. The mark of William White. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator William White as and for his last Will and Testament (the above Obliteration first made) in the presence of us, who signed our names in his presence and at his request Willm King Thomas Green Richd Corpe Nory Pub This Will was proved at London the eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six before the Right Worshipfull George Hay Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Dinah Bowden (Wife of Samuel Bowden) the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer
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