Source: TNA, PROB 11/378
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In the Name of God Amen I Edward Heighes of Lincolnes Inne in the County of Middx Gent being sensible of my mortalitie and my spiritts decaying am willing to leave things quiet after my decease Doe this present two and twentieth day of September Anno Domini one thousand six hundred eighty foure And in the six and Thirtieth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faither &c make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say First I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing to obtaine full and free remission of all my sinns through the allsufficient meritts death and intercession of my only Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ And my Body I remitt to the earth from whence it came in hopes of a ioyfull resurrection to bee decently interred in the parish Church of East Worldham in the county of Southton as neer my Relatcons as it can conveniently And as touching that small estate wch it hath pleased God to give me in this world I give will devise and bequeath the same as followeth First I will that all such debts as I shall iustly owe at the time of my decease shall bee paid according to equity and good conscience and because I would have them paid without any Scruple or denyall I doe hereby give devise and bequeath unto my loveing wife Hannah Heighes and my Brother Henry Heighes and their heires All that Soyle and ground and the buildings thereupon scituate in Lovells Court in Paternoster Rowe London lately purchased by mee and Jonathan Wilson Apothecary upon this Trust and Confidence that they my said wife and brother and the survivor of them shall make sale thereof soe soone and to the best advantage they may or can and the mony raised thereby together with the rents in the meane time shall pay towards the discharge of my said Debts And I doe also give and devise unto my said wife and Brother All my messuages in Lovells Court aforesaid which I hold of the Company of Clothworkers London Upon this further trust and Confidence that they shall out of the Rents and profitts thereof pay all such Debts as my personall estate will not amount unto And after my debts and funerall expences are fully paid and satisfied then I give and bequeath all my said Messuages in Lovells Court aforesaid and all my estate and terme therein unto my daughter Sarah Heighes and her Assignes And if in case my said daughter shall happen to die before shee attaine the age of one and twenty yeares or bee married then I give and bequeath the same unto my two youngest sonns William and John Heighes and their Assignes And if both my said sonns shall happen to die before they attaine their sevrall Ages of one and twenty yeares Then I give and bequeath the same Messuages unto my eldest sonne Edward Heighes and his assignes Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonns William and John Heighes and their heires forever All my farme and Lands called Deane Lands lyeing in Kingsly in the said County of Southton And my will and meaning is that the Rents and profitts of the said Lands last bequeathed shall goe towards the educateing and bringing up of my three youngest children Sarah William & John Heighes untill such time as my said Debts shall bee fully paid and satisfied Item I give & bequeath unto my said sonne Edward Heighes and his heires forever All my Close called Hartly Close scituate and lying in Hartly in the said County of Southton and all those my two Closes in the occupacon of John Maning lyeing in the parish of Alton in the said County Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Edward all the Damaske lynnen that was my Father Tibbs's and to my daughter Sarah my Damask bedd and furniture thereunto belonging and to my said sonns William and John the best of my bookes And I doe hereby make and ordaine my said wife and brother sole Executors of this my last will and Testament in trust as aforesaid And I give unto each of them for their care and paines therein Tenne pounds a piece of lawfull mony of England to buy them mourning And I doe hereby Revoke all former Wills by mee made In witnesse whereof I the said Edward Heighes the Testator to this my last will and testament have sett my hand & seale the day & yeare above written Edward Heighes Signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of Johnathan Wilson Barbara Robinson William Wigan John Arden Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in latin to grant probate on 6 November 1684] sexto die mensis Novembris Anno Domini Millimo Sexcesimo Octogemo quarto [to] Hanna Heighes Relicta et Henrici Heighes [the following is written in the margin] On the 22nd day of ??????? 1767 Adm?? with the will annexed of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Edward Heighes late of Lincolns Inn in the County of Middlesex ???? Kensington in the said County deced left unadministered by Hannah Heighes Widow the Relict and Surviving Executors named in the said Will was granted to ??? Christmas Executor of the Will of William Heighes deced whilst living the Natural and lawfull Son and only surviving Child of the said deceased he having been first sworn duly to adminr for that the said Hannah Heighes dyed Intestate and no residuary Legatee is named in the said Will
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