The Will of John Dunkley late of Rothersthorpe Decd Proved 25th July 1721

Tuesday, 7 December 2010 03:49 PM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

Another Dunkley who's not in my tree at present.

In the name of God Amen: April the sixteenth 1681 I John Dunkley of Rothersthorpe in the County of Northampton being in health praised be God and of sound mind and memory yet considering the great uncertainty of this mortall Life: Doe make this my last Will and Testament.
First and Pricipally I commend my soul into the hands of Amighty God my Creator trusting in his infinite mercy through the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and Redeemer, Commiting my body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my executor here in after named & Am disposing of my Temporall Estate in manner and form following
Imprimis I doo give and bequeath unto Robert Watts my Son in Law and Ann his wife my Daughter one shilling a piece. Item I doo give and bequeath unto my Son Richard Dunkley one shilling. Item I doo give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Valentine Parratt and Joan his wife my Daughter the summs of Twelve pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto them or one of them by my said Executor; Item I doo give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dunkley the summs of Twenty pounds of like lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executor; Item I doo give and bequeath unto my Daughter Frances Dunkley the summs of Twenty pounds of like lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my said Executor Item I doo give and bequeath unto my son William Dunkley all the rest and residue of my house hold Goosa and Utensils of household Chattells Cattle Implements of husbandry stock crops and Personall Estate whatsoever to my said Son William Dunkley paying and discharging all my just Debts and Legacies and defraying my Funeral Expenses And I doo hereby make and ordain him my said Son William Dunkley sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament: Revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of November In the Fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the Faith And in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and eighteen
Signed Sealed published The mark of John Dunkley
and decared by the
said Testator John
Dunkley for and as his
last Will and Testament
in the presence of us
witnesses And the words
stock crop interlined before the sealing hereof
John Woolston junr
Edward Lee
Mary Lee

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