Will of Benjamine Alefounder 1698

Dedham pedigree

Original will, Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich branch, reference IC/AA1/128/13.

Be it remembred that Benjamine Alefounder of Debenham in the County of Suff: Singleman, who departed this life vpon the tenth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord One thousand Six hundred ninety & eight, att his dwelling howse in Debenham aforesaid, being then did on or about the sixth day of the said Moneth of Aprill, being then sicke, of wch sicknes hee dyed, being of Sound minde & memory and feareing hee should dye of that sicknes ^seriously declard his intencõn to dispose of his estate & to make his will, and to that end did then & there by word of Mouth make his last will nuncupative in the words following or to the same effect in the pesence of severall witnesses who tooke notice therof. All that I have I give to my child, And I would have her Mother take care of it (Meaneing A girle which hee had begotten on the body of Ann Gant of Mickfeild in Suff: wch child hee owned to be his in his life time.) And I make her (Meaneing the said Ann Gant) ^my Executrix: All wch or to the same effect the said Benjamin did declare to be his will, to Mr Richard Newton Edward Kell & Mary Burnett the Nurse who in testimony therof have sett their hands: Att wch time was also pesent, one John Smith:

R Newton   The Marke of Edw. + Kell   The marke of Mary + Burnett

The 7th day of June 1698 Edw: Kell & Mary Burnett were sworn to the truth of the will above written /before mee. Sam: Salmon Surr ./

6 June 1698 Mr Richard Newton was sworne to the truth of the will abovesd before mee Jos. Cutlove surro. /

8th of June 1698 Mss. Ann Gant was Sworne Executrix to the Will above~sd coram me Johe Candler Surr.

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Transcribed by Peter Alefounder 1994
and added to web site 11th April 1999