16 June 1660 Will of John Druce of Winfield, Wiltshire (proved 7 July 1660)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/298

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In the Name of God Amen
the Sixteenth day of June One thousand Six hundred and
Sixty according to the Computacon of the Church of England I
John Druce of Winfeild in the County of Wilts Gent being sick
in body but sound of minde and memory (god bee thanked for itt)
Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner
and forme followeing First I give and bequeath my soule into the
hands of Almightie God my maker) hopeing that through the
meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour
and Redeemer to receave free pardon and forgiveness of all my
sinnes and my body to bee buried either in the Church or Church-
-yard of Winsely To the which Church I give and bequeath two
shillings and Six pence Item I give and bequeath unto my brother
Richard Druce one hundred pounds to bee paid within ten dayes
after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Willm
Druce twelve pence Item I give and bequeath unto William Druce
the younger and John Druce the children of my Brother William
Fifty pounds presently to bee taken and employed for their best
advantage Item I give and bequeath unto James Trevors my
brother in Law Forty pounds to bee paid within twelve moneths
after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Jane
Trevers Five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my sister
Titcombes two daughters Jane and Anne Forty shillings to bee
equally divided betweene them Item I give and bequeath unto Mary
Darke servant to my Brother Christopher Bayly Forty shillings to
bee paid within tenne dayes after my funerall All my other
goods unbequeathed moveable and unmoveable Bills Bonds houses
Leases tenements and goods whatsoever I give and bequeath unto
Christopher Bayly my brother in Law whom also I make and ordaine
my full and whole Executor to see this my last Will and testament
performed In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and
seale John Druce  Witnesses Edward Cornelius Senior Edward
Cornelius Junior Mary Drake her marke

This will was proved at London before the Right Worpp
William Mericke Doctor of Laws and Judge of the Prerogative
Cort of Cant &c the seventh day of July one thousand six hundred
and sixty by the oath of Christopher Bayly Executor to whome
adacon was comitted hee beinge first sworne to administer

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