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1689 will of John Dish



In the name of God Amen I John Dish of Yeovill in the County of Som[er]sett gent[leman] being sick and weake of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God do this twenty second day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred eighty and Nine make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament as followeth viz First I commend mt soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting to the meritts and passion of all my sinns And my body I committ to the dust from whence it came to be decently interred according to the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as for my worldly Effects I dispose of the same in manner following Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Elizabeth and Anne Dish the sume of three hundred pounds apeece to be paid unto each of them at their respective dayes of marryage provided that their said mother doth keep herself unmarryed and in my name and soe as shee doth consent to and approve of such of their respective marryages Provided alsoe that if either of my said two daughters doth fortune to dye without being marryed as aforesaid That then and in such case it shall be lawfull and I hereby give and bequeath the Legacie of the dying sister who shall as aforesaid dye unmarryed unto the survivor of them Item I give and devise all my Lands and Tenements whatsoever unto my loveing Wife her Heirs and Assignes forever And do make constitute and appoint her my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revokeing all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made In testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

John Dish

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us

Rob[er]t Grandy     Henry Combe     George Davy


Proved at London by the oath of Margaret Dish the Relict, 1689



Transcribed by Bob Osborn