WILL OF WILLIAM MEWSE, Butcher of Wapping, 1720

In the Name of God Amen. I, William Mewse in the parish of St Johns Wapping in the county of Middlesex, Butcher, 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 do commend my soul into the hands of almighty God and as to my body I will to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my herinafter named executrixes, and as to 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 eastates

Item: all the rest and residue of my estates both real and personal I give devise and bequeath the same to my son Thomas, my daughters Rebecca, Margaret, Elizabeth and Susannah to be shared amongst them share and share alike, and I so hereby contstitute and appoint my said daughters to be my joint executrixes of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made and ordain this to stand and be as my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of January 1720.


William Mewse, his mark...................

Witnesses: John Herring, John Mewse, M. Robinson