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Last Will and Testament of Charles Waterman 1759

In the name of God Amen, I Charles Waterman of Tytherley in the county of Southampton, husbandman, being now of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament - and I do give and bequeath unto my son Hugh Waterman and to his heirs and assigns, all that my leasehold messuage, tenement and five acres of arrable land with the appurtenances and all my right title and interest thereto, situate and being in the parish of Broughton in the said county of Southampton and now in the tenure and occupation of my said son Hugh Waterman. Also I give unto the said Hugh Waterman the furnace, a Larum clock, __ __, an iron bar and three iron wedges, a bed and furniture in the outer chamber and one round table together with my two best suits of clothes. Also I give to my daughter Joannah Downes the five small pewter dishes and to her husband John Downes, one shilling. Also I give to Robert Bright my son in law, one shilling. Also I give to my daughter Sarah and to her own disposal (which said Sarah is now the wife of Jonathan Luke) two feather beds with the furniture and all the residue and remainder of my goods, chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever I give unto my said daughter Sarah Luke and do hereby nominate and appoint the said Sarah Luke sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, revoking all former will and wills. In witness whereof I, the said Charles Waterman, have hereunto set my hand and seal the 23rd day of August 1759.

                                                               Charles Waterman

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for his last will in the presence of us who subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testator as witnesses, William Perren, Harry Harwood.

Proved 29th September 1759

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