Source: TNA, PROB 11/327
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In The name of God Amen the Eleaventh day of December in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty and Seaven I John Dolling of Crittkett Mallette yeoman in the County of Somersett being weake of body But (Thanks be to God of good and perfect memory Doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First I give and bequeath my Soule unto Almighty God my maker And to Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer by whose death and passion I hope to be saved And my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Crickett aforesaid Item I give unto the poore of the said parish Six shillings Eight pence ^ Item I give unto my now wife Mary All the goods ^ Item I give to the maintenance shee brought with her and our Dos?er Bed and our white Rugge of the Church the sd 6s 8d And in case my wife Should happen to be with Child at or before my death I doe give her Child Twenty pounds being in Thomas Poimptons hands And unto my sonne John Dolling Forty pounds and the lease of my ground which I have in Critkett after the death of my sonne Richard But the said Richard is to enjoy it as long as he shall happen to live paying my Daughter Susanna Adams out of the Lease the sume of Forty shillings yearly during her naturall life And John Dolling my sonne is to pay the same if he shall enjoy the Lease Item I give to the said John my sonne Thirty pounds which money is due to me from John Buffett Item I give to my sonne John Three children (To witt) Thomas Dorothy and Elizabeth to each of them Thirteene pounds Six and Eight a peece when they shall accomplish the age of Twenty one yeare and forthwith to be imployed for their benefitt Item I give to William Adams my sonne in Law Two bonds of Thirty pounds which money is owed by Cohn Chic?? Item I give to William Adams and John Adams sonnes of my daughter Susanna Three score pounds to be equally devided betwixt them when they shall accomplish the age of Twenty one yeares whereof Forty pounds is forthwith to be imployed for their benefitt And my daughter Susanna is to have the benefitt of the other Twenty pounds during the said Terme And I doe appoint my Executor To pay over the Hundred pounds which I have given to my Grandchildren forthwith To those that I doe here appoint to be my overseers in Trust of this my last will and Testament and their acquittances shalbe his discharge Item I give to John Dolling Richard Richard Dolling and Susanna Adams my sonnes and Daughter all my Houshould goods to be devided equally betweene them Item I give Twenty shillings to buy Gloves for Mr John Turner John Hutchings Thomas Dunster and Mr Peter Ellett whom I doe nominate and appoint to be my Trustees for these my Grandchildren and to see this my will fulfilled All the rest of my goods and Chattells not given nor bequeathed my debts paid Legacies performed and funerall discharged I give and bequeath unto Richard Dolling my sonne whom I doe nominate and appoint to be my Executor of this my last will and Testament in Witnes my hand and seale The marke of John Dolling The inter lining of the 13 line and nyneteen Line was done before sealing ^ William ^ John Turner Browne the marke of Anne Browne The marke of Katherine Turner Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant admon to "Richardi Dolling filii" on "Quarto die Mensis May Anno Domini Millimo Sexcentesimo Sexagesimo Octavo"]
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