The Will of Bernard Dunkley late of Brington proved 21 July 1739 sub 40

Thursday, 23 September 2010 09:02 PM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

This will of Bernard Dunkley mentions Rose widow of William. There are two Williams born about 1700 in Brington, I am hoping that this will will give clues as to which William married Eleanor Brooks in 1721. There are many more Dunkley wills and probate details included in the Family Tree.
In the name of God Amen I Bernard Dunckley of Great Brington (praised be God) of a disposing mind and memory do make my last will and testament in manner following Recommending my soul to God who gave it my Body I commit to decent buryall at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and my Temporal Estate I dispose of as followeth First I give and bequeath to my Brother Thomas Dunckley ten shillings to Rose Dunckley widdow of my late brother William Dunckley one shilling To each and every first cozin of my own blood which shall be living at the time of my decease I give and bequeath one shilling All which legaciesbefore mentioned I do hereby direct and appoint to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named within twelve months more after my decease Lastly all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattles Cattle Crop Stock and personal Estate whatsoever and of what sort so ever my debts Legacies and funerall charges being first paid and discharged I give and Bequeath to my Neice Rose Claridge now wife of William Claridge Blacksmith Hereby constituting and appointing her my said Neece Rose Claridge full and sole Executrix of this my will which I do publish and declare to be my last will and Tesament hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty three
Bernard Dunckley

signed sealed published and released by the Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribe our names as witnesses in his presence and at his request
Robins Bradley
Esther Bradley senr
Esther Bradley their daughter

21st July 1739 Rose Claridge the sole Executrix named of the within written Will was sworn well & truly to perford & execute the same & that the Effects did not amount to forty pounds
John Clark surrogate

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