George Gwinnett of Barton Street, Gloucester, 1734

In the name of God, Amen.  I George Gwinnett of Barton Street in the county of Gloucester, gent, being weak of body but, thanks be to Almighty God, of sound and well disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say:

First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of God my creator trusting to be saved through the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter mentioned. 

And as for such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose thereof as followeth:

Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Gwinnett all my real and personal estate, all and singular of my goods, cattle and chattels of what nature and kind soever and wheresoever they be whereof I shall dye possessed, whom I also hereby nominate, make, ordain and constitute sole executrix of this my last will and testament, she paying to each of my sons and daughters within twelve months after my decease the sum of one shilling and also discharging and paying all my debts and funeral expenses.

 And lastly, I revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of March in the seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second, by the grace of God, King of Britain France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three.

George Gwinnett

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said George Gwinnett the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of the persons underwritten and who subscribed their names in the presence of the said testator.

 Eliz. Neale, George Neale, Richard Adey

Proved 25th April 1734

The above named Martha Gwinnett, sole executrix in the above will was duly sworn by me.

B. Newton, Surrogate.