21 December 1611 Will of John Druse of North Bradley, Wiltshire (proved 4 July 1612)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/120

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In the name of God Amen I John Druse of Northbradlie in
the Countie of Wilts yeoman being sicke of body but of PERfect mynde and Remembrance for wch
I humblie prayse and thanke Allmightie God my most mercifull father and Savior Doe make
this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge, First I give and bequeath
my soule into the handes of Allmightie God hopinge assuredlie to be saved by the mercies and
merritts of Jesus Christ, Also I give and bequeath my bodie to be buried in the Church yard
of Northbradlie as nere the bodie of my welbeloved wief Alice Druse as conveniently I
may And as for the worldlie goods that God hath ind?ed me withall My will is that all
my goodes and Chattells moveable and unmoveable whatsoever be equallie devided betweene
my Five Children wch are now unmarried namely my two daughters Mary Druse and
Elizabeth Druse And my three sonnes Hughe Druse Sammuell Druse & Phinehes Druse by
even and equall portions And I doe make my sonne Phinehes Druse executor of this my
last will and Testament Also I doe intreate my welbeloved Friends John Ducye and John

Willis to be the Overseers of this my last will and Testament In wittnesse whereof I have
heareunto sett my hand and seale yeven the one and Twentieth daye December in the nienth
yeare of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God king of England
Scotland Frannce and Irelance Defender of the faith &c and in the yeare of our Lord God
one Thowsand sixe hundred and Eleven 1611 There wilbe Tenn poundes due unto me
betwene Midsomer and St James t?de for thuse of one hundred poundes wch Tenn poundes I
will that my Executor have over and above his portion above mentioned in regard of incombe
rance that may happen to him hereafter  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
John Ducie John Willis and William Druse  By me John Druse

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in latin to grant probate at London on
4 July 1612]
Quarto die mensis July Anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo duodecimo
[to] Phinehes Druse fily

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