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Anne Bracher of Tisbury - her Will - 1717

Anne was my 8x Great Grandmother. Her relationship to my Mother can be seen here.

 In the name of God Amen. I Anne Bracher of Walmead in the

Parish of Tisbury and County of Wilts Widow being in Perfect
health both of mind and body Blessed be God, do make this my
Last Will and Testament in manner and form following
 
In the first place I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God
hoping for pardon of all my Sins and everlasting Salvation through
the merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth
to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereafter
mentioned and for Such Worldly goods as God hath been pleased to
Bless me with I dispose thereof as followeth
 
Impr I give to my Daughter Anne Bracher the Sum of two Hundred Pounds But
my Will is If my Daughter Anne should die leaving no Child behind her 
that then one of the two Hundred Pounds be paid Back to my three Sons WEilliam
Bracher Edward Bracher and John Bracher (that is to say) the Hundred pound
to be Equally divided Between them and that there be Security giving
for the repaying of sd Sum. Item I give to my Daughter Anne above sd
my Bed two pillows Bolster Curtains quilt half a dozen of Cane Chairs and
Looking Glass Also I give to my daughter above sd the Chest that stands
in my Best Chamber and all the Linen that is in it and all my
old gold Except what shall be hereafter mentioned and all my Rings
Except my wedding ring which I give to my Son John Item I give to my
Son William Bracher my Silver Cup the leather Chair and five
pounds in money. Item I give to my daughter Edith Bracher one
piece of gold of ten shillings. Item I give to my Son Edward Bracher
In money five pounds. Item I give to my Brother Thomas Burrows
one piece of gold of five shillings. Item I give to my Kinswoman Mary
Walters one Suit of Linen and one Suit of woollen apparel such as
Daughter Anne and my Daughter Edith Shall think fit all the rest
of my apparel I give to my Daughter Anne Bracher Item I give to the
poor Widows of Tisbury the Sum of fifty shillings to be distributed
as my Sons Shall think fit. All the rest and residue of my Goods and
Chattles I give to my Son John Bracher and my daughter Anne
Bracher whom I make my Sole Executors of this my last will
and Testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and
Seal this twenty first day of January 1717
Anne Bracher her mark
Signed Sealed
in the presence
of us
Harry Best
William Rogers
Rachel Case her mark
 
Proved at Tisbury 29 July 1718
 
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