In the Name of God Amen, I James Fry of Arreton in the parish of Arreton in the Isle of Wight and County of Southampton Cordwainer although labouring at present under some indisposition of Body yet being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding through the Mercy of God do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following.  First and prinsipally I reommend my soul with the utmost humility into the hands of Almighty God my Creator humbly hoping for a blessed Immortality through the merits and mediation of my blessed Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ and my body I desire may be decently Interred at the discretion of my Executor herein after named in the Parish Church Yard of Arreton as near as may be by the side of my late dear wife.  And as for such Worldy Estate as the Lord in his great goodness and mercy hath entrusted me to be steward of I give devise and dispose thereof as follows.  Item I give Devise and bequeath to my Son Thomas Fry my Leashold Cottage or Dwelling house wherein I now Dwell my Lands and appurtenances thereto belonging.  All my household Goods my work ship and Stock in trade my Chattels Credits and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever.  And I nominate constitute and Appoint my son Thomas Fry whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and Lastly I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all other Wills bequests and Legacies by me at any time heretofore made bequeathed or given————-

And do make and declare this only to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said James Fry the Testator have to this my last Will set my hand and Seal—–This Twenty sixth Day of October in the Year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and Eighty Seven.

Signed Sealed published and Declared
by the above named Testator James Fry
as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who have subscribed our Names as Witnesses
hereunto in the presence of the said Testator and in
the prescence of each other

Benjn Stephens
Rich Forward

                                                                           James Fry

28th day of November 1787
Thomas Fry the Sole Executor above named was
duly sworn well and truly to administer to / and Rec’d all
the Goods and Chattels of the said Deceased do not amount
in value to the Sum of One Hundred pounds as he only
believes——                       Before me
                                                W Dickonson surrogate

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