Colchester pedigree, notes.
Office copy, Essex Record Office reference D/ABR 27/496
I Upcher Alefounder of St. Leonard's Parish in the Borough
of Colchester Do make this my last Will and Testament. I give and bequeath unto
my loving Wife Alice [on caret:] and her Heirs ["so orig" in margin] absolutely and for ever All
that my Freehold House in which I dwell I also give to her all my
Goods Chattles Effects money Securities for money, money due or owing to me,
and all my real and personal Estate besides of what nature or kind soever
Subject nevertheless to the payment of all my just debts and I so hereby
make constitute and appoint my Wife Sole Executrix of this my last will
revoking all former wills this being contained on one Sheet of paper to which I
have affixed my Seal this Twenty Second Day of January One Thousand seven
hundred and Eighty
three ["so orig" in
margin] four. Upcr. Alefounder LS Signed sealed
published and declared by the Testator to be his last will in the presence of
we who at his request have hereunto Signed our names as Witnesses
Robt. Jabor. Edwd. Snell. Joseph Clark.
Proved on the Fifth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty five Refore the Reverend Robert Storey clerk Surrogate &c by the Oath of Alice Alefounder the widow and Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix to whom administration &c was granted She being first Sworn duly to administer.
Transcribed by Peter Alefounder 1994