WILL OF John MEWSE, Surgeon of St Georges London 1746
In the name of God, Amen. I John Mewse, late of the parish of St Georges in the East, in the County of Middlesex, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do for avoiding controversies after my decease, make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following:
First I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God and as to my body I will to the earth or sea as it will please God to order it, and as for and concerning all my worldly estate I give and dispose of the same as followeth
Imprimis I will and order all my just debts to be paid out of my real and personal estates.
Item: All the rest and residue of my estates both real and personal also all my ready money, mortgages, bonds, Bills, Book debts and any other debt or debts whatsoever which shall be due to me at the time of my decease as also all my Rings, Plates and wearing apparel and all manner of things not here mentioned be they as (accompany?) me to sea or otherwise, I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Mewse and her heirs at the age of twenty one or marriage
And in case my said daughter Elizabeth Mewse should depart this life before the age of twenty one, then I will and bequeath the aforesaid goods, money and estate to my sisters Margaret Mewse and Elizabeth Mewse and I do hereby constitute my sisters Margaret Mewse and Elizabeth Mewse to be my joint executrixes of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former wills by me made
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and forty six and in the year of the reign of His Majesty King George the second over Great Britain
Signed: John MewseWitnesses
Richard Pridio, Anne Pridio, Benjamin Arnold.
This Will was proved at London on the twentyeighth day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two befiore the worshipful Arthur Collier Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the right honourable Sir George Lee keeper or promissory of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Elizabeth Mewse of Lowestoft, spinster, the surviving executrix name din the said will to who administration was granted of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and credits of the said deceased being first sworn duly to administer the same.