Will of Elizabeth Adams of Little Horwood, widow, 1707 (proved 1710)

National Archives PROB 11/516/393

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Adams of Little Horwood in the County of Bucks Widow being weak of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory all possible praise be given to Almighty God for the same and considering the certainty of Death but the uncertain time thereof Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it hoping through the meritts Death and passion of my only Saviour and Reedeemer [sic] Jesus Christ to obtain everlasting Life and my Body I committ to the earth to be decently interred att the Discretion of my Executor herein after named And as for such temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto John Adams one of my Sons (who is at present beyond the seas so far as I know of him) the sum of Ten pounds if he ever returns again alive to be paid by my Executor within six Months after his Return Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son William Adams the Sum of forty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid him within Twelve Months next after my Decease Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Anthony Adams the sum of forty pounds of lawfull English money to be paid likewise by my Executor within Twelve Months after my Decease Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandchild Charles Adams only Son of Henry Adams deceased the sum of Ten Shillings to buy him a Ring Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandchild Benjamin Martin only son of my daughter Elizabeth Martin deceased the full sum of Twenty pounds of lawfull English money to be paid unto him by my Executor within Twelve Months after my Decease I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandchildren Thomas Mary and Robert Adams Children of my eldest son Robert Adams the sum of five pounds apiece of lawfull English money Item I Give and Bequeath unto my two Grandchildren only Daughters of my Son William Adams the full sum of five pounds apiece to be paid unto them within twelve Months next after my Decease by my Executor hereinafter named Item all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattles and personall Estate whatsoever not herein before bequeathed I Give and Bequeath the same unto my eldest son Robert Adams whom I make full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made and Do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have to this my last Will sett my hand and Seal this seventh day of October in the sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann Queen of Great Brittain etc. Annoq(ue) D(omi)ni 1707.
                                                                                                                                                The m(ar)ke of Elizabeth Adams

Signed Sealed published and Declared in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witt(n)esses in the presence of the Testatrix
The Rev(eren)d John Markham                  The m(ar)ke of John Ward

Proved at London before George Paul, Doctor of Laws, on 1st August 1710 by the oath of Robert Adams son and Executor of the deceased to whom Administration was granted.


Notes

Elizabeth Adams was buried at Little Horwood in 1710.

Copyright 28 August, 2020