Alice Alefounder of Colchester

Will 1801 Colchester Archdeaconry Court

This is the last Will and Testament of me Alice Alefounder of Colchester in the County of Essex Widow being sick and weak in Body but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory (praised be God for the same)
In the first place I resign my immortal Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for eternal Life through the Merits and Righteousness of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer, my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named But my desire is not to be buried until my Body shalt begin to Putrify
and as to my Wordly Estate I dispose thereof as follows, to wit,
And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Nephew Stephen Hempsted and my esteemed Friend The Reverend William Kemp of Colchester aforesaid Dissenting Minister executor of this my Will and appoint unto them all reasonable charges and expenses as such executor And my Will e that neither of them shall be charged with any more Monies Goods or other Effects than what shall actually come into their hands by virtue of this my Will nor for any loss of the same Provided such loss should happen without his or their wilful default nor shall either of them be answerable for the Acts or Doings the one for the other but each of them for his own Acts and Deeds only
And hereby revoking all other Wills by me made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament
[Signature 1800-12-15]
In Witness whereof I have hereunto made my Mark and set my Seal this fifteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred The Mark of   T   Alice Alefounder
[LS] Signed sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Alice Alefounder as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
[Probate 1801-04-06]

Proved on the sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one before the Reverend Robert Stony Clerk Surrogate &c by the Oath of William Kemp one of the executor to whom Administration &c was granted He being first Sworn duly to Administer (Power being reserved of making the like grant to Stephen Hempsted the other Executor when he shall lawfully apply for the same.) Exd

Archdeaconry Colchester office copy at shelf mark D/ACR 19/248 in Essex Record Office. Transcribed by Peter Alefounder 1994. Reproduced, with permission, from the Alefounder website. Home

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