Source: TNA, PROB 11/291
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In the name of God Amen I Thomas Guy of the Island of Barbadoes Merchant being at the present in good and perfect memorie, Thanks be given to Almighty God though somewhat sickly and weake of bodie calling to mind the frailtie and uncertaintie of this mortall life thought fitting to constitute this my present will and testament First I bequeath my soule to Almighty God my Creator and Jesus Christ my Redeemer stedfastly believing that through his merits and sufferings I shall have and obteine full remission of all my sinnes and have fellowship among the blessed Saints in Heaven. Next I bequeath my bodie to the earth to be decently buried where and as my executor shall think fit. As for that my personall estate I have already or hereafter shall have in England which it hath pleased God to bestowe upon me there I doe here by these presents soly and totally give and bequeath unto my loving friende Captaine Tobias Frere, To say All my Rents that he already hath or hereafter shall receive and recover out of the ?????rs called Braton and Flor?s in the Countie of Essex as likewise all other Legacies given to me by my mother Jane Athus and my brother Henry Guy in their last wills and testaments He being my lawfull Attorney in England and by me constituted for the recoverie of the same as by his letter ??? Attorney will more at large appeare Item for ?? the rest of all my personall estate here in the Island of Barbados my debts and Legacies here given being first satisfied I doe equally divide and dispose of to my assured loving friends Captaine John Frere and Captaine Christopher Carew whome I doe make and hereby ??????e and ordaine my sole and onely executors of this my last will and testament Item I doe give and bequeath unto Captaine John Frere Five pounds sterling And to Mrs Anne Frere his wife five pounds more in money The which said tenne pounds I doe hereby appoint and order to be paid by Captaine Tobias Frere out of the money he shall or already hath recovered of mine in England to buy each of them a ring Next of all my desire is that these my small Legacies hereafter following my debts here being first satisfied which are to be done out of this my estate here in Barbados be truely and duely performed by my said executors Captaine John Frere and Captaine Christopher Carew First I give and bequeath unto Mr William Frere my loving friend Captaine John Freres Nephew my new Buffe belt with silver buckles Item I give and bequeath to Mr John Jessop one hundred pounds of sugar Item I give and bequeath to Mr Nathaniell Trevanyon one hundred pounds of sugar Item I give and bequeath to my loving friend Mr John Ditoe my blacke Demicaster and silver band Item I give and bequeath to Mr John Carew one hundred pounds of sugar Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Crutchlowe my god-daughter the daughter of James Crutchlowe one hundred pounds of sugar Item I give and bequeath unto Theophilus Brereton servant to Captaine Frere one hundred pounds of sugar Last of all I doe request my said executrs Captaine John Frere and Captaine Christopher Carewe to duely satsifie Doctor John Carew and Tho Edlyn for what hath bene administred to me And this my will to be iustly and truely performed Renouncing and revoking here by these Presents all former wills and testaments And doe hereby declare and publish this present writing to be my last will and testament In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this eighteenth of ???tember In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred Fiftie sixe Tho: Guy Signed sealed and declivered in presence of us John Jessopp John Carew William Frere On the fourth day of May In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred Fiftie nine Issued fortie Letters of Administracon to Tobias Frere a Legatee named in this will To administer so much onely of the goods Chattells and debts of the said Thomas Guy the testator deceased as is remaining and being in England according to the t??? and effect of the said will He being first sworne truely to administer The said will being pronounced ?? by a diff?????????????????? behalfe recd and promulgated
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