After the usual start to wills of this time, Simon says on 28th October 1770
Will of Simon MEWSE 1770 Summary
I give and devise to Judith ALDERSON my sister for the rest of her natural life all that my barn together with all the lands, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto and being in Pakefield, Carlton Colville and now in the tenure of John PEARSE,
and from the decease of the said Judith ALDERSON I hereby authorise James ALDERSON her son.... to sell and dispose of all I give and bequeath to be divided between my six nephews and neices of my said sister Judith, namely Judith the wife of (blank) WOODHOUSE, Thomas, Robert, Elizabeth and John (Note: only five are named in the will)
Also I give and devise to my sister Elizabeth ffARYBE for and during her natural life all those my two tenements or dwelling houses in Gardiners Lane, Lowestoft near the old market now occupied by Henry THROWER and Philip WARD and from and after her decease I give the tenements to Henry APPLEWHITE and Elizabeth APPLEWHITE the son and daughter of my said sister Elizabeth and to their heirs and assigns for ever.
Also to Elizabeth ffARYBE my said sister, three tenements in Lowestoft now in the occupation of Matthew BUTCHER, John PALMER and Christopher BROWNand to be sold on her decease.
I give and dispose of the money from this sale as follows: £15 to Henry APPLEWHITE, £15 to Elizabeth APPLEWHITE and the residue to Elizabeth ffARYBE
Also to Ann MEWSE daughter of John MEWSE of Corton my third share in a boat or skiff lying at Corton aforesaid
And as to my household goods and furniture and linnen, ready money, money due to me or owing to me to go to my two sisters, Elizabeth ffARYBE and Judith ALDERSON
Signed Simon MEWSE
Ruturn to Mewse Branch here