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Will of John Oldis, Clothier of Wood Lane. 1744

In the Name of God Amen 

I John Oldis of Wood Lane, London, Clothier, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give devise and bequeath all and singular my Estate and Effects of what nature and kind whatsoever unto my dear and loving brother James Oldis of Limehouse in the County of Middlesex, Distiller, whom I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking annulling and making void all and every former or other will or wills by me made

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-four.

John Oldis

Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Oldis as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto in the presence of said testator

Jno Larcombe

Alexr Kinman

Mary Garrard

Thomas Kinman

Proved at London 7 November 1744


There is no family connection known with the Kinmans and John Oldis, but in 1729 John Oldis, son of John Oldis, Clothier, was apprenticed to George Pepys, saddler, in St Edmund the King

Last updated 13 October 2015