Archdeacon Will 1724/5 #119, Arbory, of Elizabeth Harrison als Bell,

"In the name of God, amen. I Elizabeth Bell[looks scratched out] Harrison relict of Wm Harrison being now in a weak and declining condition, but (by God’s blessing) of perfect mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in the manner following. First, I commit my soul into the hands of God, and my body to Christian burial. I leave to my eldest daughter Jane 10 shillings and whatever corbs are due to her. I leave 2 sheep to Alice Jane’s eldest daughter. To my daughter Mary I allow the price of half a cow which she had in partnership with me; with a blanket and a sheet, and the payment of a quarter of beef. Item, to my daughters Mary and Catherine all my made clothes woolen and linen. To Catherine I bequeath also my bed whereon I lie, with the clothes belonging to it. To my son William I leave the keeve and barrel. I leave to the poor of the parish 8 kishans of barley which I order my Executors to pay. Lastly, I constitute and appoint my aforesaid son Wiilliam and daughter Catherine joint Executors of all the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever. Witnesses present this 5th February 1723/4: Edward Moore, William Cubbon.

The Executors sworn in Court in form of Law. Pledges: Ned[?] Waterson, Robert Shimmin."

The registers for Arbory for this period are deficient so burial date not certain.





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