Josiah Brett

b. 15/02/1741


Jno Brett bur. 20/12/1781
Etheldreda Wyatt bur. 29/06/1787
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I Etheldreda Brett of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex Spinster do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I direct that all my just debts and Funeral and other Expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named Then I give and bequeath unto each and every of the Children of my late Brothers John Brett and Josiah Brett Twenty Pounds apiece and to each and every of the Children of my late Sister Hannah Moss the like Sum of Twenty Pounds apiece also I give and bequeath unto each and every of the Children of my late Sister Ruth Bonham the Sum of Ten pounds apiece all the rest and residue of my property Household Furniture and Wearing apparel I give to be equally divided amongst all my above-Said Nephews and Neices [sic] share and share alike Lastly I nominate and appoint my Cousin Atkinson Francis Gibson Sole Executor of this my last Will revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made . - Witness my hand and Seal this Nineteenth day of the Third month in the year One thousand and Eight Hundred and Thirteen - Signed Sealed published and declared as the last Will and Testament of the said Testator by her in our presence and by us in her presence & in the presence of each other . - . | Etheldreda Brett John Baker Hannah Baker A My Mind and will further is that my acquaintance Mary the wife of William Clark Shall be paid five pounds at my decease wich [sic] sum I Give her in Consideration of her Kind attention to me in my Ilness [sic] witness my hand Etheldreda Brett B Since making the within Will my Brother Josiah's daughter Sarah Brett has departed this life and my mind & will is that the Twenty Pounds which would have fallen to her share should be gevin [sic] to her Sisters share & share alike Witness my hand this 24th of april 1816 Etheldreda Brett C Whereas since I made the within Will my Nephew Caesar Bonham and my Niece Emma Camp have departed this life my mind & will now is that the interest each of them would have had therein if living shall descend to their children respectively and be equally divided among them share and share alike And my Will further is that in case any other of my Nephews & Nieces shall die in my lifetime that the several interests each has in my aforesaid Will shall descend to their children & be divided in like manner And further I appoint my Cousin Wyatt George Gibson joint Executor with his father to this my Will Witness my hand this 12th day of December 1822 Signed in the presence of Etheldreda Brett ???ah Goldsmith Hanneh [sic] Baker D My will is that all my surviving Nieces, Daughters of John Brett, Josiah Brett Hannah Moss & Ruth Bonham should divide my wearing apparel equally between them share & share alike E Brett

Source: D/ACW 41/3/21
Essex Record Office


15/02/1741 Chishill, Cambridgeshire
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