Source: TNA, PROB 11/349
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In the Name of God Amen The Twenty Fyfth day of June Anno Dni 1675 I Nicholas Barnes of Litchlitt Minster in the County of Dorsett husbandman being sick of Body but of perfect Mind and Memory Praised be God for it Doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I give and bequeath my Soule to God my Maker through Jesus Christ my Saviour By whose Bl??d and Righteousnes I hope to be saved And my Body to the Earth from whence it was first taken and for my Worldly Goods I thus dispose Item I give ^ to Dorothy Barnes Mary Barnes John ^ and bequeath Barnes and robert Barnes my Fower Children Each of them Twelve Pence a peece All the rest of my Goods not gyven nor bequeathed I gyve and bequeath to Jane my wife and Thomas Barnes my sonn whome I make and ordeine my whole and sole Executors ioyntly together of this my last Will and Testament and to keepe my Kinswoman Mary Mudg and to pay her the Legacy her Mother gave her upon her last Will and Testament when it shall become due by that Will aforesaid But my Will and Meaning is that if my wife shall any wayes abuse or not keep my Cosen Mary Mudg in a hansome and decent manner in Meat drink and Clothes as shee ought to be kept Then my Overseers shall take the aforesaid Mary and place or keepe her as they shall think fitt And my wife shall pay for her maintenance out of her Estate and I appoint and make my uncle Richard Barnes of Kinson and William Ford of Kinson my Overseers of this my last Will and Testament In Witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written The mark of Nicholas Barnes Signed sealed and delyvered in the presence of us William Ford The Mark of Jane Barnes Probatum apud London fuit Testamentum supraseriptum Tertio die mensis Novembris Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo quinto coram venerabili viro Domino Leoline Jinkyns Milite Legum Doctoro Curia [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admin to] Jana Barnes et Thoma Barnes Executorum
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