Will of Elizabeth Line of Shipton, spinster, 1786

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In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Line of Shipton in the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Spinster being Sick and weak in Body but of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding (Praised be God for the same) Considering the certainty of Death and the uncertain Time thereof Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Sarah the Wife of William Menday the Sum of Two pounds Two shillings of lawful money of Great Britain  Also I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Ann Line the Sum of Five pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to them respectively by my Executrix herein after named within Twelve Months next after my decease  Also I further Give unto my \said/ Sister Ann Line my Feather Bed Bolster pillows \a pair of Sheets/ one Blanket and Coverlet, Tea Kettle, One chair, Joint Stool, Frying pan, Two Three Gowns My Old red One A dark brown and a Striped One, Two pair of Common Stays, a Black Cloak and a Red One, half my Linnen of all sorts, Two Flannel Petticoats and two Quilts and my Bonnet my Sleeve Silver Buttons and three Silver Tea Spoons \and a knobd [?] gold ring/  All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels ready Money and Securities of Money  personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature or kindsoever the same may be (not herein before by me given or bequeathed) whereof or wherein I shall be in any ways  possessed of or Interested in or Intitled unto at the time of my Decease I do hereby Give and bequeath and every part thereof unto my Sister Emm Line to and for her own proper Use benefit and disposal for Ever (She paying my Just Debts Funeral Expences  and Legacies probate and Charges in Executing this my Will And lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my said Sister Emm Line full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void  all Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Six

The mark of Elizabeth Line

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Elizabeth
Line as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have         
hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the said                            
Testatrix and also in the presence of each other

Catharine Evans
Joseph Hunt

The 28th Day of July 1786 the within named Emm Line Executrix to the within mentioned Elizabeth Line deceased was duly sworn before me Jonathan Brigges surrogate


Elizabeth Line could be the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Line bap. 17 Feb 1733/4 but her siblings' names don't seem to match. Her sister Emm(a) married John Wilkes of Adstock in 1787. Edward Line of Shipton, dairyman (d.1824) could be her brother.


Copyright 25 May, 2017