The Will of John Collett (Ref. 14J19) of Bourton-on-the-Water

was made on 22nd July 1775

and proved on 28th March 1776

 

 

 

 

 

IJohn Collett of Bourton on the Water in the County of Gloucester gent do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following

 

 

First I give unto my beloved wife Ann Collett all that half part or moiety of an estate in North Moor in the County of Oxford now in the possession or Mrs West all that arable, meadow and pasture lands with common with the house, barn, outbuildings, yard thereto belonging or pertaining

 

 

I likewise give unto my beloved wife Ann Collett all my stock of cattle, cows, oxen, sheep, horses and all cattle of every kind whatever

 

 

I likewise give to my beloved wife Ann Collett all my hay, corn of all kinds whether growing or in ricks or barns

 

 

I likewise give unto my beloved wife Ann Collett all harness for horses and wagon, carts, ploughs, harrows and implements of husbandry whatsoever

 

 

I likewise give unto my beloved wife Ann Collett all my plate, pewter, brass, all my linen and bedding and all manner of household goods whatever and all wood and ais that I shall be possessed at my death all which I give unto my beloved wife Ann Collett after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid

 

 

And I do make, constitute and appoint my beloved wife Ann Collett my whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament to which I have set my hand and seal

 

 

John Collett and delivered this twenty second day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy five in the presence of

 

Samuel Fox and Sarah Fox

 

 

John Collettís wife Ann was Ann Hanman

 

The children of John and Ann not mentioned in his Will

were all aged in their thirties at the time of his death

 

Witness Sarah Fox was formerly Sarah Collett (Ref. 14K13)

and Samuel was her husband