Source: TNA, PROB 11/247
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In the name of God Amen The seaventh day of July in the yeare of our lord God (according to the computation of the Church of England) One thousand sixe hundred Fiftie and three I John Cartridge the elder of the Towne and County of Poole Marriner being somthinge crazie of body but of sound and perfect remembrance and memorie I praise my god for it And knowing the uncertaintie of this life on earth, and being desirous to settle things in Order how they shall be after my decease Doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and principally I com- -mend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my loveing Almightie and most mer- -cifull father Redeemer and continuall preserver Assuredly beleiveing that I shall receive free and full pardon and forgivenes of all my sinnes and be saved by the pretious death and meritts of myne only Saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus And to receive a ioyfull resurrection of my Body and everlasting life in the Kingdome of heaven My Body I recommend to the earth whereon it was made to be buried in a Decent and Christian manner as to myne Executors hereafter named shall thinke meete and convenient And as concerneing the Estate which the lord in great mercy hath bestowed upon me I doe thereof dispose it in manner and forme following First I give and bequeath to the Churchwardens of the Towne and County of Poole for the use of the Church of Poole aforesaid five shillings Item I give and bequeath to the Overseers of the poore of Poole aforesaid for the use of the poore thereof Five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto the Overseers of this my last will and Testament namely to my loveign freinds Mr Anthony Wayte of Wimburne Minister and Mr William Williams of Poole afore- said Merchant The Sums of Sixe shillings and Eight pence apeece Beseeching them to see this my last Will and Testament to be duely perfourmed by theire care and circum- -spection and by the care and circumspection of the survivor of eyther of them accordinge to my true intent and meaneinge herein expressed Item I give and bequeath unto each of my Grandchildren which shall be unmarried at my decease Sixe shillings and eight pence apeece to be paid unto them by my sonne Richard Cartridge his Executors Administrators or Assignes at the dayes of theire severall marriages and not before And if eyther of them happen to dye before it be due That then my sonne Richard Cartridge is to is to pay nothinge Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Richard Cartridge and unto his heires for ever my dwelling house in Poole aforesaid with all and singu- -lar the appurtenances thereunto belonginge, both within doores and without dores, downe unto the very brinke of the Sea, Together with Stanleys Tenement, the widdowe Mallards Tenement, Richard Gardners Tenement, the salt seller, and loft overhead withall, and the appurtenances unto the before mentioned Tenements in Poole afore- said belonginge and apperteyninge To have and to hould all and singular the pre- -misses with the appurtenances unto the said Richard Cartridge my sonne before mentioned his heires Executors and assignes for ever more Item I give unto my said sonne Richard Cartridge above mentioned his Executors Administrators and assignes All my goods and Houshouldstuffe whatsoever, moveable and im- -moveable within or belonginge to my nowe dwelling house aforesaid in Poole, Upon this Condicion, that he and they shall pay all and every the legacies conteyned in this my last will and Testament (except such legacies as are otherwise limitted to be paid therein Item I give and bequeath unot my sonne Richard Cartridge and the three sonnes of my sonne John Cartridge lately deceased namely unto John Car- -trdige, George Cartridge and Michaell Cartridge and theire severall and respective heires for ever ioyntly to be devided betwixt them, and theire severall and respective heires for ever My Close at Baytor, Whereof myne intent and meaneing is that my sonne Richard Cartridge and his heires for ever shall have and enioy the one halfe part or Moyetie thereof And the other Moyetie or halfe part thereof shall be equally devided betweene the three brothers, namely John, George, and Michaell Cartridge abovementioned, and theire severall and respective heires for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Joane Williams her heires and assignes for ever my Tenement with the appurtenances theire unto belonginge wherein the widdowe Goodyeare nowe dwelleth Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand- -child John Cartridge his heires and assignes for ever The Tenement wherein my Daughter Joane Williams nowe dwelleth Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild George Cartridge his heires and Assignes for ever The Tenemt wherein George Nicholas nowe dwelleth Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand- -child Michaell Cartridge his heires and assignes for ever my two Tenements in Pillorie Street wherein the widdowe Day nowe dwelleth and Robert Parsons hath an Interest for certaine yeares therein yet to come, Which he the said Robert Parsons is quetly to enioy under, under my said Grandchild Michaell Cartridge his heires and assignes according to his former estate herein abovemencond paying and perfourmeing the Rents and Covenants in his Lease thereof expressed Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Temperance Oake and her heires forever my Tenement in which David Defrance nowe dwelleth, with the Tenement wherein widdower Waters nowe dwelleth wherein David Defronce hath an Interest in the one and the Widdowe Waters in the other for certaine yeares yet to come, which they are quietly to enioy under my said Daughter Temperance Oake her heires and Assignes according to theire former estates herein abovementioned paying and perfourmeinge theire Rents and Cove- -nants in theire severall Leases thereof expressd. And I doe hereby inioyne my sonne Richard Cartridge, and my two Grandchildren John and George Cartridge abovementioned, and theire and eyther of theire heires respectively by virtue hereof to permitt, allowe and suffer each other and theire severall Tenants and Assignes Together with my Daughter Joane William and her heires and assignes, to have free ingresse, egresse and regresse with use of the Well and Piles belonginge to the severall Tenements bequeathed and given unto them without the molesta- -tion and disturbance of eyther of them upon all occastions and at all time and times whensoever occasion shall serve for the same same hereafter Item I give and be- -queath unto my sonne Richard Cartridge abovemenconed my best Cloake but my best Breeches and my best Jerkin, together with the rest of my Cloathes I give and bequeath them unto my three Grandchildren, John, George and Michaell Cartridge abovementioned And my Will and meaneinge is that my Executors Executors herein under named shall yearely or quarterly every quarter of the yeare receave and take upp the Rents and profitts of all and every the Tenements which I have given unto my three Grandchildren, namely John George and Michaell Car- -tridge theire heires and assignes as is above expressed for and during the space of Twelve yeares after the date hereof, and the same to disburse, distribute and pay it respectively for and towards the bringinge upp and maynteyneinge of all the Children that my sonne John Cartridge deceased had The rest of my Goods and Chattells not formerly be- -queathed (my debts and funerall expences discharged and paid) I give them ioyntly be- -tweene my sonne Richard Cartridge and Mr William Williams of Poole aforesaid and doe nominate and make them the said Richard Cartridge and Mr William Williams the ioynt Executors of this my last will and Testament enioyneing them hereby and eyther of them in the sume of fortie pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid by each unto other his Executors Administrators or Assignes If they doe not agree as loveing freinds concerneinge this my last Will and Testament and sub- -mitt the controversie that may arise betweene them concerneinge the same to the Censure and determinacon of the Overseers and Survivors of them of this my last Will and Testament In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written Memorandum That whereas I formerly promised to give unto my sonne in lawe Michaell Oake The sume of Thirtie pounds of law- -full money of England I have given unto him in hand already but Twentie five pounds for which he is duringe my life to pay unto me use for the said Twentie five pounds And the other five pounds I inioyne my Executors abovenamed to pay unto him within one yeare after my decease Sealed declared and published to be the last Will and Testament of the said John Cartridge the elder In the presence of John Olliard, the marke of Richard Edwards, the marke of Joane Stanley Tho: Cham- -bers ser The marke of John Cartridge the Elder This will was proved att London the sixteeneth day of February in the yeare of our lord God One thousand sixe hundred Fiftie and fower, before the Judges for Probate of Wills and grantinge Ad???ons lawfully authorized By the Oath of Richard Cartridge the sonne and one of the Executors named in the said Will Tho whome Adm???on of all and singular the goods Chattels and Debts of the said Deceased was Committed, Hee beinge first sworne by Comission truely to Adm?ster the same William Williams the other Executor Dyeinge before he tooke upon him the Execution of the same
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