Source: TNA, PROB 11/329
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In the name of God Amen The The seaventh day of May in the yeare of our Lord Gord one Thousand six hun dred sixty and six I Mathew Buck of Winterbourne in the County of Glouc esquire being sick and weake in body but of sound and perfecte mynd and memo ry thankes be given to Almighty God doe here make this my last will and testa ment in manner and forme following First I render my soule into the hands that ^ of God gave it And my body ?? the earth to be buried in Christian Buriall And my worldly estate I distribute as followeth Imprimis I doe give and be- queath unto John Danntesey Doctor of P??sick the somme of fifty pounds of lawfull money of England Item I doe give and bequeath unto Richard Mill- thap of Bristoll Apothecary the somme of six and twenty pounds of like money Item I doe give and bequeath unto James Morgan of Bristoll Taylor the summe of Twelve pounds and five shillings of like money Item I doe give and bequeath unto William Denton of London Taylor the somme of sea- ven pounds and five shillings of like money Item I doe give and bequeath unto James Gibbons of Almondsbury in the County of Glouc the summer of fiftie shillings of like money Item I doe give unto Grace Witherley Two shillings & six pence And unto Roger Ilsbury one shilling All and singular which said sommes of money above menconed I doe owe unto the severall persons above named And doe desire my executor hereinafter named to pay and discharge the same next after my funerall expences out of the first moneres which hee shall receive of mine Item I doe give unto Ursula Witherley spinster the summer of Twenty shillings to be paid unto her in like manner as above menconed Item I doe advise and appointe my executor to expend and lay out Twenty pounds to and for my funerall charges in such manner as hee in his discrecon shall thinke meete Item I doe give and bequeath unto Captaine William Chester of Almonds??????????? of five pounds And I doe give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Winter- bourne the somme of six pounds to be paid by my executor to the Church Wardens there for the tyme being to bee distributed amongst the said poore And I doe hereby ordeine nominated and appointe the aforesaid John Danntesey sole and whole executor of this my last will and Testament Annulling here by all other and former wills and Testaments whatsoever ????????????????? and confirming that this present writeing conteyned in one single sheete of paper to be my last will and Testament In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Mathew Buck signed sealed and published in the presence of ??????? Giles ????orton Probatum fuit Teastamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin and grants probate on 12 March 1668] Duodecimo die mensis Marchy Anno Domini Millimo Sexcentesimo sexagesimo octavo (stilo Angs) [to] Johanis Davete- sey
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