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.


Further details


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.