Abstract of the will of Elizabeth Worth (1734)
Transcribed by Edna Marlow
Elizabeth Furse was daughter & heir of John Furse of Morshead, Dean Prior, Devon; she married John Worth (c1679-c1730) on 11th June 1705 at Dean Prior; she died on 26 January and was buried on 3 Feb 1734 in Washfield.
1734. The last Will of Elizabeth Worth of St. Sidwells, Exeter, 26th Jany. 1733. She desires to be buried with her deceased husband (John Worth) in the Chancel of Washfield Church. She leaves to her five younger Sons, Henry, Bamfyld, Simon, Reginald, and Samuel Worth, L10 each. She mentions her son, Furse Worth, lately deceased. She leaves her daughter Dorothy, her gold watch, and to her daughter Susannah her pearl necklace. To her daughter Matilda, her "gold Medall" and her diamond ring. To her brother-in-law Francis Worth, a mourning ring each. To Mr. John Parsons, Apothecary, Exeter, and to Mr. John Norman, Apothecary, Tiverton, a mourning ring each. She leaves the residue of her estate to her said Sons, Simon, Reginald, and Samuel, and to her six daughters, Mary, Elizb. Bridget, Dorothy, Susannah, and Matilda, who are Joint Exors.
Witnesses, John Fortescue, "Catherine Dummitt" Proved 19th Sept., 1734.
Crest Seal, in red wax; an heralded tiger, supporting between its paws a shield charged with a bend betw. 2 bendlets.