I, Margaret Mewse of the parish of St John, Wapping, being infirm of health but of sound and disposing mind and memory, on account of the uncertainties of this transitory life, do, for avoiding controversies after my decease, make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following:

ffirst I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth

And as for the remaining all my worldly estate I give, bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say all sum and sums of money lands tenements goods and chattels and estate whatsoever as shall be anyway due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my dear and loving sister Elizabeth Mewse

And I do hereby nominate and appoint the aforesaid Elizabeth Mewse the whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former and other wills testaments and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify to stand and be for and as my only last will and testament in witness whereof to this my said last will I have set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lrd one thousand seven hundred and forty seven and in the twenty first year of the reign of his Majesty, King George over Great Britain

Marg Mewse

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of

John Eade,
Ann Jow,
Martha Gardner

Will proved at London on 9 Feb 1748 - Executrix: Elizabeth Mewse, spinster