The will of Ann Shell (d. 1724/5)

Ann Shell (married name; maiden name unknown) is one of my 9 x gt grandmothers.

In the name of God Amen,
I Ann Shell of Woodhorn in the County of
Northumberland widow, being weak of body
but in perfect memory do make this my Last
Will and Testament, in manner and form following
First I Recommend my soull into the hands of my
Creator hoping for Salvation in & thro’ the merits
of Christ my saviour, and my body to be buried
in a Christian manner as my Executor think fit,
and as for my temporall Estate I dispose of
the same thus, I give & bequeath to my son
Burlison Shell
five shillings in token of a
Child, 2dly I Leave to my Daughter Cathrine
haff a Guiney, to be paid by my Exetor
Lastly I Leave & bequeath to my son George Shell
all my goods Chattells, houshold stuff and all other
my personall Estate, whatsoever, and do make him
my sole Executor, of this my Last Will & Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seall this third of December Anno 1724
sealed & declared
in presence of

Wm Carstairs
John Hedley

her mark
Ann + Shell
and seall

James W Watson

Transcription of the original will by me, Teresa Goatham, from image on FamilySearch

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