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Last Will & Testament of

Hannah Spittey - 1712

In the Name of God Amen I Hannah Spittey of the Parish of Rettendon Widow of Richard Spittey late of the said Parish being sick and weak of body but of perfect sense and memory thanks be to God do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament this present third day of May 1707 Impris I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God my only Saviour and redeemer and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix thereafter to be named and as to my worldly goods

First I give unto my first son Ambrose Spittey one shilling to be paid unto him within one month after my decease by my executrix hereafter to be named

Item I give unto my second son Richard Spittey three hundred pounds to be paid to him at his age of one and twenty years by my executrix hereafter to be named further my will is that my son Ambrose Spittey shall pay the interest money half yearly from the day of my death unto my daughter Hannah Spittey and my desire is that she should put him out to school and afterwards to bind him out to a good trade

And if the said Richard Spittey happen to die without heirs then the three hundred pounds before bequeathed to return unto my son and daughter equally to be divided between them

Item I give unto my son Richard Spittey my wedding ring of gold

All thereof residue of all my money goods and chattels in bequeath I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Spittey and her heirs forever whom I make whole and sole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other wills I acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
Hanna Spittey

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Tho Cheeveley, Saml Hanbury, Will Cheeveley

Proven September 1712


Wills at the Essex Record Office Chelmsford :-
Ref : 1712 Spittey, Hannah, Wid., Rettendon 270/BR/16

Acknowledgement to the Essex Record Office

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