Source: TNA, PROB 11/287
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In the name of God Amen The Twentie third daie of March in the yere of our Lord God one thowsand Six hundred Fiftie and seaven I Henry Barns of Litchet Minister in the Countie of Dorset Husbandman being sick of bodie but of perfect mind I thank my God doe make and ordeine this my Last will and testament in manne and forme following I give and bequeath my Soule unto Allmightie God my maker and redeemer And my bodie to be buried in the Churchyard of the Parish of Litchet of Litchet Minster Also I give and bequeath unto my brother Will Barnes living in the Isle of Weight in the parish of Shorrell Six pounds And all my wearing Apparrell (Except one Jacket which I usuallie weare and one paire of busgans) and the same to be paid within twelve monethes after my decease And if my brother die before he comes to receive it then the same shalbe paid to his F??? Children wch He ???? had ??ead?? by this his present wife Also I give unto John Barnes ye sonne of William Barnes in the Isle of Weight in the parish of Briston fortie Shill- ings to be paid within one yere after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto Robert Barnes the Sonne of Roger Barnes deceased in ??iston T???ing in the parish of Canford Fortie Shillings to be paid within one yere after my decease Also I give unto Nicholas F??? tenne Shillings and my grey Jacket and busgans to be paid within Twelve monethes after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto Marie the wife of Robert King of Mooretowne within the parish of Cranford fortie Shillings to be paid within twelve monethes after my decease Also I give & bequeath unto Patient Barnes the daughter of Roger Barnes deceased in the parish of Milton int he Countie of Southampton One Silver spoone to be delivered unto her after the decease of Katharine my now wife Also I give unto Marie the wife of Jeffery Mudge one Ewe and Lambe within one moneth after my de- cease Also I give unto the poore of the parish of Litchet Minster thirtie five Shillings to be given within half a yere after my decease by my wife Katharine Barnes to whom she shall think fit All the rest of my goods and Chattles noveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath unto my wife Katharine Barnes of Litchet Minster in the Countie of Dorset whom I make my sole true and Lawfull Executrix of this my Last will and testament And I utterlie Revoke and make voyd All other former testamts or willes whatsoever by me in anie wise before this time named willd and bequeathed In witnes whereof I have hereunto subscribed my Hand and Seale unto this my present will and Testament the daie and yere above written Henry Barnes his marke In the presence of Theophilus Skutt Katha- rine Woode her mark Marie Mudge her mark This will was Proved at London The five and twentieth daie of Februarie one thowsand and Six hundred Fiftie eight Before the Judges for probate of willes and grannting Administracon Lawfullie authorized By the oath of Katharine Barnes the Relict and sole Executrix named in the said will To whom was Committed Administracon of all and singular the goods Chattles and debts of the said deceased She being by Commission first sworne truelie to Administer the same
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