Source: TNA, PROB 11/304
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In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Bucke of Winterbourne in the County of Glouc ?????? (Relict and Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Bucke Esq deceased) Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and TEstament as Followeth First and principally I Commend my Soule to God that gave it assuredly ????ing by the alone merritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer ???????????????????????????????????????????????? And my Body I committ to the Earth to be interred in Winterbourne Church ????????????? of my said deceased Husband ????? of my W???ley Goods and Estate I dispose as followeth (that is to say) I doe desier and order ??????????????????????????????ing by my selfe selfe and my said Husband and the Legacie by him given to my daughter Katherine & Sonne Thomas and what Legacies by him given to others then ?? children ???? be duely and fully paid and satisfied and I have the Land reall and personall Estate will raise it with advantage And to that end and effect I doe desire and Constitute my deare and loveing Cozen Thomas Chester Esq and my deare and loveing Brother in Law Thomas Roberts Esq Executors of this my last Will and Testament ?????? hereby impower and give my full power right???? to him and the Survivors of them to make sale and disposall at their best discrecon of all and singular the Lands tenemts & hereditamts ????? or appointed to be sould by my said late Husband for rayseing and payment of his debts and Legacies And my Will and meaning is and I doe hereby order that my said Executor and either of them shall fully satisfie and Reimburse him and themselves out of mine Estate by the sale of the Lands aforesaid for all Costs labour ?????? and paines of them and either of them and of the persons imployed by them or either of them in or about mine affaires and business or in Relacion thereunto Item I give to my said execrs and to my said Cozen Chesters Wife my Brother Mr James Bucke and his Wife my Brother Mr John Bucke and his Wife my good freinds Mr Thomas Symes & his Wife to my Father my Brother Phillip and his Wife my two Sisters Mary and Jane Langly my Cozens George Chester and Dominick Chester to Mr Gwilliams to my Worthy Freind John Haggatt Esq to Francis Yeomans and his Wife to Mr John Griffith Minister of Winterborne a mourning Ring to each of them to weare in remem- brance of me Item I give to them that shall carry me to be buried a mourning Ring and Scarfe apeece Item I give to my said Brother in Law Mr John Bucke All the Goods as Bords Stooles Chaires Couch and Carpetts commonly used in my upper parlour ???tards only excepted Item I give to Alice Partridge ??????? L??del with all that belongs to it Item I give to my Cozin Ms Anne Holworthy a mourning Ring Item I give to my Daughter Powell my Cornelian Chaine to her and her Husband a mourning Ring apeece Item I give to the poore of Winterborne Five pounds to be distributed at the discrecon of mine Executors Item I leave to their discrecon the ordering of my Funerall and the charge thereof Item I give to my two Sisters Mary and Jane Langley Fifty pounds apeece Item whereas all the money that shall be raysed by sale of the Lands and Estate aforesaid ought to come to me for performance of my Husbands Will I doe order and appoynt that out of y????? after mine and my said Husbands debts and Legacies shall be raysed and satisfied that out of the surplusage thereof there shall be paid and delivered to my daughter Elizabeth Powell for her owne use as my Guift ?ne Hundred pounds in money more than the eight Hundred pounds with Interest which her Husband is by Con- tract betweene us to have as her porcon as by the writeings appearith And the Residue of the same overplus I will shall be divided into three equall parts two of wch three parts I give to my daughter Katherine and th'other third part to my Sonne Thomas Item I give to the said Francis Yeomans to buy him a peece of plate F??? pounds Item I doe Revoake and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me hertofore made published or declared and have hereunto sett mine hand and Seal this five and twentith day of February Anno Domini 1660 Anno????? Car??? Sec?nd? Anglia et decimo tertio ^ I give a Ring to each of my Cozen Chestr ^ ????ke of Elizabeth Bucke Children th?? Signed Sealed and published in the presence of us undernamed Fra Yeomans Junior Robt Sh????d William Bristow Probatum fuit Testamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 26 April 1661] vicesimo sexto die mensis Aprilis Anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo sex??imo primo [to] Thomas Cheat et Thoma Roberts
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