Office reference D/ABR 14/265 (poor copy).
Also on the Essex Record Office web site can now be found an image of the original will, reference D/ABW 77/74.
Memorandum that upon the Sixteenth day of August Anno dñi 1701
Elizabeth Alefounder late of Greate Clackton in the County of Essex Spinster
decd- being sick of the Sicknesse whereof she
died but of a sound disposing mind and memory, and having an intent to dispose
of her Effects did declare her mind and make her will Nuncupative or by
word of mouth in these or the like words following vizt I doe give
all that I haue to my brother John Alefounder which words or the same
in effect shee the said Elizabeth the Testatrix did utter and declare as and for
her last will and Testament in the presence and hearing of Credible
Witnesses who have hereunto subscribed their names ./.
The Mark of
Sarah X Harlow
The Mark of
Mary + Applefoote
Novis. 22do 1701.
Tenes Supra nominali jurati fuerunt
coram me Ric Reynolds Surr.
Juratus etiam fuit supra dictus
Johannes Alefounder coram me
Ric Reynolds Surrog~
Office copy has:
Probatum fuit hoc legtm 22o die menss November Anno dni 1701 car~ mlo. Ricd Reyn ... com~issa a fiat John Alifounder fi ... Cur &c de bene &c jur Salvo &c.....
Transcribed by Peter Alefounder 1994