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Transcribed by Eve Bunce, 2006

Will of John Britten, Farmer

The grave of John Britten in
Burton Latimer churchyard
The inscription reads:
In Memory of John Britten
Who Died June 7th 1854
Aged 53 Years
"Looking Unto Jesus"

December 30th 1854

In the name of God Amen. I, John Britten of Burton Latimer in the County of Northampton Farmer , do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. I give and bequeath to my dear wife Maria Britten all my personal Property Money and Security for Money, all my stock of my farm Household Furniture Linen China and Books for her own use and benefit.

And I do hereby direct and appoint my dear Wife Maria Britten my Executrix. In witness whereof I the said John Britten have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal this 24th day of April in the Year of our Lord 1854.

Signed and sealed by the

said testator John Britten in

the presence of us who at his request

in his presence and in the presence                      John Britten

of each other have subscribed our

names as witness to the above.

David Britten

Frances Britten

On the back of the Will:

In the Arch Deaconry Court of Northampton

On the thirtieth day of December 1854, Maria Britten now of the Town of Northampton widow, the sole Executrix named in the within written will was then sworn well and faithfully to perform and fulfil the same according to Law and that the deceased at the time of his death which happened on the 7 day of June 1854 was not possessed of goods or chattels and credits of the Value of six hundred pounds.

Before me

Charles West


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