Will of Esther Boyce of Winkfield Died 1730



In the Name of God Amen I Esther Boyce of

Winkfield in the County of Berks Widow, being weak in Body, but of Sound

Mind and Remembrance, praised be God for the Same, do make & ordain this to be

my last Will & Testament First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty

God, hoping through the Lord Jesus Christ to receive free Pardon of all my Sins, and

my Body I comit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor

herein after named And as for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow

upon me I dispose thereof as followeth. In the first place, considering that the real Estate

long since purchased by my husband & I, will be enjoyed by my Son & heir George Boyce

after my decease, desiring his Prosperity in the Enjoyment thereof, I omit giving anything

to him in this my said Will. And I do hereby give devise & bequeath unto my son John

Boyce & to his heirs & Assigns for ever All that my Close of Land called Winkfield Close

with the Appurtenances, lying and being in Winkfield aforesaid, abbutting upon Winkfield Lane

North-West & upon a Closed of Meadow or pasture Ground called Long Mead South-East & adjoining

to the Ground of Mr Edwards North-East & to the Land of the said John Boyce South-West,

& now in the tenure or Occupation of my said Son John Boyce; under this Condition never-

theless that he my said Son John his Heirs or Assigns shall pay or cause to be paid out of the

Money I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah the Wife of Benjamine Harding. And the

other fifteen pounds thereof I order to be paid unto Rebecca Bowyer of Warfield in the said

County of Berks Widow, or her assigns,  being so much now die to her upon Bond from my

said daughter Sarah: But if She my said daughter Sarah or her husband shall or do hereafter

pay or cause to be paid the said fifteen Pounds  to the said Rebecca Bowyer or her Assigns

shall have all the said Thirty five Pounds. Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter

All my wearing Apparel. Item I give & bequeath all the Rest & Residue of my Goods Chattels

& Personal Estate whatsoever unto my Son William Boyce, whom I make & ordain full & Sole

executor of this my Last Will & Testament. And I do hereby revoke annul ad make utterly

void all former & other Wills by me heretofore made wither by word or writing. And I do

declare this only to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto

set my Hand and Seal this nine & twentieth day of April Anno Dni 1729

Signed Sealed published & declared by the said Esther Boyce                        The Mark & Seal

as her last Will & Testament in the Presence of us in and in                                            X

her presence attested by us subscribing our names                                            of Esther Boyce

            Edward Battell

            Thomas Baker

            John Finch



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