Robert Smith 1738

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Smith of Cosgrave in the County of Northampton Labourer being Weak in Body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory praised be God for the same do make my last Will and Testament in Writing in manner and Form following First I commend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping to obtain free pardon of all my Sins thro’ the Meritorious Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer And my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executrix herein after Named And as to such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me I dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) First I Appoint all my just Debts to be paid and discharged and then after my Debts are paid and discharged do hereby give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah Smith all the rest residue and remainder of my Money Goods and Chattels whatsoever and wheresoever to her her Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever And Lastly I do hereby also Nominate and Appoint my said Loving Wife Sarah Smith to be Executrix of this my last Will and testament revoking all former Wills and Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty first day of August and in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred  and thirty eight

The Mark of Robert Smith

Signed Sealed and delivered by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the Signing and Sealing thereof or being interlined

Charles Harrold

Gabrl Rand

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