In the Name of god Amen

I William Mathews of the Parish of Saint Helens in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southampton Salt Boiler being of sound mind and Memory make this my last Will and Testament First I desire that all my just debts and Funeral expences should be paid and discharged, my Estate and Effects I bequeath and dispose of in manner follow.  First to Mary my beloved Wife I give and bequeath all my Houshold Goods and Furniture to use and dispose of as she think proper  Also all my wearing aparel I give to my three Sons to be Divided equally amounst them, that is to say, Richard Mathews, William Matthews and John Matthews.  Also to my son in Law James Wearne^ (and his Heirs) I give Devise and Bequeath my Freehold Messuage or the Tenement (now let or used as two Tenements) situate in the parish of Saint Helens afores’d with the Garden and Orchard there to belonging with one other piece of Land laying and being in St Helens field – by Estimation one ? to be the Sole use and property of the said James Wearn and his Heirs forever together with all my writings and ? purchase Deeds he paying Yearly unto Mary my beloved Wife dureing her Natural Life Thirty Shillings of Lawfull money of Great Britain, the first Payment to begin and be made in twelve months next after my Decease.  And do hereby constitute and appoint my son in Law James Wearn Whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly revoke disallow and ? all former Bequests Wills and Legacies by me heretofore ? ? left of made declaring ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament  In Witness ? ? hereunto set my hand and Seal this Thirtieth Day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and sixty seven

Signed Saled Published-
and Declared by the Testator William
Matthews to be his last Will and —-
Testament in the Presence of us, who
subscribed our names in the Presence of
thes’d Testator the words and his Heirs
being first Interlined
Tho’s Vance                                                              his
Tho’s Houghton                                          William        x  Matthews
Hen. Matthews                                                            mark

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