Source: TNA, PROB 11/357
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In The name of God Amen The Nynth day of November in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred Seaventy and Seaven I Thomas Bucke of Ayleberton in the parish of Lydney in the County of Gloucester yeoman being somewhat weake in body But of sound and perfect memory Thanks be to Almighty God Doe make and declare my last will and Testament as touching my worldly Estate wherewith the Lord had indued me to be in manner and forme following (That is to day) First I am most willing and ready to Surrender my Soule unto the hands of Almighty God who placed the same in this Earthly Tabernacle of myne And my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in Decent manner after the discretion of my Executrix herein after named Item I the said Thomas Bucke Doe hereby Revoake Revoake all former wills by mee made and published And doe hereby declare these presents to be my last will and Testament Item I give devise and bequeath unto Ellinor my now wife All that my dwelling house wherein I now live with the outhouse and Sheepecott thereunto adjoyning And all that my Orchard called the Lower Orchard conteyning halfe an Acre more or lesse And one other Orchard above the house conteyning Two Acres more or lesse And all that my peice of Pasture ground called the Darkesane Leasowe conteyning Two Acres or there abouts And all that my other peice of Pasture ground called Corkmate contayneing halfe one acre Adjoyning to the foresaid peice of Ground And all that my one Acre and halfe Acre of Errable Land lying in Church Feild And one other Acre of Errable land lying in the same Feild by A?????????? there well knowne And all that my one other peice of Pasture ground called the new Leasowe conteyning Two Acres and halfe more or lesse And all that my one other Peice of meadow and pasture ground called the moore conteyning Three acres more or lesse adjoyning to Sandford Brooke As alsoe All that my one Acre and three Quarters of one Acre of meadow ground Lying in Rodmore meadow by Meeres there well knowne And all that my one other peice of Pasture ground called the Marshe Leasowe conteyning Six Acres more or lesse And also one other peice of Pasture ground called the Kings Leasowe conteyning Two acres more or lesse And one other peice of Pasture ground called the Rodite now in the occupacon of John Milles conteyning one Acre more or lesse As alsoe Two Cowes and one halfe Cowes Pasture in a peice of Pasture ground called Aylebertons warth As also All that my one other parcell of meadow ground lying in a meadow called Lidnyes meade lying in Ayleberton aforesaide conteyning Three Quarters of one Acre more or lesse And alsoe one other peice of medow ground lying in the same meadow conteyning halfe one acre more or lesse And alsoe one other half Acre of meadow ground lying in the same meadow As also one other halfe acre of meadow ground lying in the same meadow adjoyneing upon the Pilt grounds As alsoe all that my one other Acre of meadow ground lying in the same meadow called the greate Acre one other peice of Pasture and Wood ground called the Drey Leasowe conteyning Two acres and halfe more or lesse adjoyning to the Parke of Charles Wintonne Esquire As alsoe Two Acres of Errable land more or lesse in Aylebertons Feild And alsoe all that my one other dwelling house and Backside now in the occu- pacon of Henry Stanton Blacksmith Together with the Reversion and Revercons Remainder and Remainders with all Rents and services reserved upon and demise or demises thereof or of any part thereof All which said premisses and every of them and every part and parcell thereof are scituate lying and being in the Hamlett of Ayleberton in the parish of Lydney and County of Gloucester By ???????? Meeres and bounds there well knowne To have and to hold All and singular the forementioned dwelling houses outhouse Sheepcott Orchards Lands meadow pasture and wood ground and every part and parcell thereof with thappurtences Reversion and Reversions Remainder and remainders with all Rents and services with thappurtences unto the said Ellinor my said wife and to her heires and assignes for ever To the onely sole and proper use and behoofe of the said Ellinor my said wife her heires and assignes for ever To be holden of the ?eife Cord and Cords of the Fees thereof by the Anncient Rents and services due and accustomed Item I doe further give and bequeath unto John Hughes my Godsonn Twenty shillings And to Thomas Bucke the sonne of George Bucke Fower pounds And to John Harris my kinsman Twelve pence And all other my goods Cattles and Chattles not formerly hereby given and bequeathed I doe hereby give and bequeath unto Ellinor my said wife And of this my said will I the said Thomas Bucke Doe Doe nominate and ppoint my beloved wife Ellinor Bucke sole Executrix of this my said will In witness whereof I the said Thomas Bucke have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare First above written And it is my further will that J???e Thonnser my sister by the Fathers side shall hould and have the house now in the occupacon of Henry Stanton for and during her naturall life if she happen to be liveing att the end of the Terme the said Henry hath therein The marke of Tho Bucke Be it remembred that the words Brother in Law John Wirwood above stricken out And the words (wife Ellinor Bucke) was interlined before the sealing and publishing this will in the prsence of us Published Signed and sealed in the presence of The marke of Joane Collyns William H??ggett John Werwood The marke of Anne Foxwell William Foxwell Probatum [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admin at London on 8 June 1678] octavo die mensis Junii Anno Domini Ao Dni Millimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo octavo [to] Elianora Bucke Relicta
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