George Gwinnett, Clerk, of Horsley, 1779

I George Gwinnett of Horsley in the county of Gloucester, clerk, being mindful of my mortality do make this my last will and testament as followeth:

I give and bequeath all my moiety or half part of my messuage, lands, tenements and hereditaments being leasehold, situate in the parish of Long Ashton in the county of Somerset and all my rights, title and interest therein to my loving wife Ann Gwinnett to have and to hold to her and her executors, administrators or assigns for all the remainder, or term or number of years which I leave therein yet to come and unexpired.

All my other messuages, lands, tenements and heraditaments whether freehold, leasehold or copyhold whatsoever or wheresoever and all my estate and property therein in possession or reversion in law or a equity, I give, devise and bequeath unto my said wife Ann Gwinnett, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever.

And lastly I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said wife Ann Gwinnett all my goods, chattels, and personal estate, whom I do make and appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament revoking and making void all former and other will or wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I the said George Gwinnett have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five.

George Gwinnett.

Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testator, George Gwinnett, as and for is last will and testament and in his presence and at his request, attested by us, George Newland and Mary Heaven.

This will was proved at London the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert, Doctor of Laws, Master keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oath of Ann Gwinnett, widow, the relict of the deceased and the sole executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.