4 December 1765 Will of William White of Wimborne Minster, Newfoundland Planter (proved 18 February 1766)

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

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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