Anne Gwinnett of Ashton Keynes, 1726

In the name of God, amen.  I, Anne Gwinnett of Ashton Keynes in the county of Wiltes, widow, being in good health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to Almighty God, doe make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

First, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it; my body I commit to the earth and as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with all I dispose thereof as followeth:

Imprimis, I give to my son the Reverend John Gwinnett, clerk, the sum of two shillings and sixpence

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Overton the sum of three score pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her within one year next after my decease.  But if it shall happen that my said daughter Jane Overton to dye before her said legacy shall become payable then I give and bequeath the said sum of three score pounds unto the child or children of my said daughter Jane Overton as shall be living at the time of my decease to be equally divided betwixt them share and share alike.

Item: I give unto my grand-daughter Martha Collett the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her when she shall attain unto the full age of one and twenty years.

All the rest and residue of my personal estate, goods and chattles whatsoever not hereinbefore bequeathed, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Gwinnett whom I make full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I  do hereby revoke all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred twenty and three.

Anne Gwinnett

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of us:  Henry Taylor, Elizabeth Telling, Bradford Jefferies

Proved 28th April 1726