Will of John Tomkinson of Marston 1728

Transcript of the 1728 Will of John Tomkinson of Marston, Staffordshire

In the name of God Amen of John Tomkinson of Marston in the county of Stafford yeamon Being weak of Body But of a sound Disposing mind and memory thanks be to God for it Do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following ________

Item I give unto my Son Richard Tomkinson five pounds____

Item I give unto my Son John Tomkinson ten pounds________

Item I give unto my Son in Law Henry Dale eight pounds___

Item I give unto my Daughter Ellin Hart too pounds________

Item I give unto my Grand Son John Tomkinson son of Francis Tomkinson the bed whereon I usually Ly with all furniture to it my chest my black mare the clock in the House place______

Item I give unto my Son Francis Tomkinson fifteen pounds and Hee to pay my Debts and Funelal Expences and I leaue my Son Francis Tomkinson Sole executor of this my last will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty third day of october in the year 1728

Signed sealed and published
By us whose names are here JohnTomkinson
Subscribed as witness here unto X
Tho: Great T Batch His Marke His marke
William Sands

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Please note that there are strange spellings in the original and that this transcript may contain errors due to the difficulty of reading the 18th century handwriting. Transcribed from a photocopy supplied by Lichfield records office

Rob Tomkinson 2003

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Rob Tomkinson October 2003