The will of William Howcutt of Brixworth, proved 1782
William Howcutt was buried on 1 November 1782 (Brixworth parish register).
In the Name of God, Amen.
I William Howcut of the parish of Brixworth in the County of Northampton Miller being of sound Mind & Memory but very weak in Body do hereby declare my Will respecting my Estates & Possessions, which is that all of them of what Kind or Nature soever they be I give & bequeath to my Wife Sarah Howcut to be possessed and enjoyed by her for her sole Use & Benefit; I do hereby appoint her my Executrix for the Payment of my just Debts, and providing me a decent Funeral. In Witness whereof I hereunto set my Hand & Seal, this seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.
The Mark of X William Howcut
Witnesses. Chas. Marshall, J W Berrie, James Deacon.
Whereas I am entitled to a Legacy of Thirty Pounds bequeathed me by Richd. Britten late of Pisford in the County of Northampton, I do hereby declare it is my Will that the same be received & enjoyed by my Wife Sarah for her sole Use & Benefit. Witness my Hand this twenty third Day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & eighty two.
The Mark of X Wm. Howcut
Signed in the presence of us. James Deacon, Elizabeth Uppington.
On the 7th Decr. 1782 Sarah Howcott the sole Executrix named in the within Will was then sworn well & faithfully to perform the same and that the Deceased at the time of his Death was not possessed of a personal Estate to the amount of One Hundred Pounds.
Before me, J Watkin B.D. Surrogate.
Transcribed by Francis Howcutt from a photocopy of the original.