18 August 1688 Will of Edward Peeters of Blackney, Awre, Gloucestershire (proved 3 April 1689)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/395

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In the Name of God Amen
this Eighteenth day of August in the fourth yeare of the Raigne of our
Sovereigne Lord King James the second over England &c Annoq Dni
1688 I Edward Peeters of Blackney within the parish of Awre and County 
of Gloucr Gent being sicke in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory
thankes be given to Almighty God Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and
Testament hereby revokeing makeing null and voyd all other Wills by me heretofore
made First I commend my soule into the hands of my Svaiour and Redeemer
Jesus Christ hopeing through the meritts of his most bitter death and passion to
receive a joyfull Resurrection and come to Everlasting glory And for my
body I committ to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my
Executrix hereafter named And as touching my reall and personall Estate I
doe give and dispose thereof as followeth First I doe grant give and bequeath
unto my loveing wife Anne Peeters and to her Heires and Assignes for ever
All and singular those my Messuages Tenements dwelling houses and Estates
whatsoever which are scituate lying and being within the Citty of Bristoll and
not already setled in Joynture on my said wife Anne Peeters To have and to
hold the said Messuages dwelling houses and Estates unto the said Anne Peeters
and to her Heires and Assignes for ever Provided alwaies and yet nevertheless
my Will and meaning is That in case my eldest sonne James Peeters his heires
or Assignes doe and shall within twelve Moneths next after my death and
decease pay downe or cause to be paid downe unto the said Anne Peeters my
wife the sume of Six Hundred pounds of lawfull money of England That then
the said Messuages Tenements dwelling houses and Estates to descend and come
unto the said James Peeters To hold unto him the said James Peeters and
unto his Heires and Assignes for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my
said eldest sonne James Peeters and unto my loveing Daughter in Law
Joane his wife the summe of Five pounds a peice to buy them mourning And
I doe desire my loveing wife and Executrix to pay the same within one Moneth



after my decease Item I doe hereby give and bequeath unto my loveing sonne
George Peeters the sume of Fifty pounds to be paid unto him within twelve
Moneths next after my decease Item I doe hereby give and bequeath unto my
loveing sonne Mathew Peeters the summe of Fiftie pounds to be paid unto him
within twelve Moneths next after my decease Item I doe hereby give and
bequeath unto my loveing sonne Richard Peeters the Summe of Fiftie pounds
to be paid unto him within twelve Moneths next after my decease Item I doe
hereby give and bequeath unto my loveing sonne John Peeters the sume of Fifty
pounds to be paid unto him when he shall have attained the full age of one
and Twenty yeares Item I doe hereby give and bequeath unto my loveing
sonne Thomas Peeters the summe of Fiftie pounds to be paid unto him when
he shall have attained his full age of one and twenty yeares Item I doe hereby
give to the poore of the parish of Awre the summe of Five pounds to be distributed
amongst them in some convenient time after my decease at the discretion of my
Executrix hereafter named Item I doe give and bequeath unto my two Sisters
Elizabeth Dover and Grace Morgan each of them a peece gould called a
Guinea as a token of my love And as for and concerning all the rest and residue
of my goods Chattells and personall Estate whatsoever I give and bequeath unto
my loveing wife Anne Peeters whome I doe appoint Executrix of this my last
Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name
and affixed my seale the day and yeare first in these presents written Edward Peters
Signed Sealed published declared and delivered up with this Memorandum that
the word (Thomas) was interlined after the word (Sonne) and before the word
(Peters) in the presence of Elizabeth Deane John A Deane ?? Barrill

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London
on 3 April 1689]
Tertio die mensis Aprilis Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Octogesimo Nono
[to] Anne Peters Relicta et Executricis


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