Source: TNA, PROB 11/182
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In the name of God Amen The Fowrth day of January Anno Domini one thousand six hundred thirty and nyne A???? Reg?? ??gis ??roli ???? Anglie ?? Decimoquinto I John Guy of the Cittye of Bristoll gent being sicke and weake in body but of good and perfect mynde and memory (thankes bee given to Allmighty God for the same) Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeinge First I commend myselfe both soule and body into the hands of Almightie God my maker and of Jesus Christ his onely sonne my onely Saviour and Redeemer Trusting and ashuredly PERsuadeinge my selfe that by and throughe his pretious death and passion (and not by any merrites or defects of myne owne) I shall bee made partaker of everlastinge life and live with him forever in his kingdome And my body I comitt to the Earthe from whence it came to bee buryed in the parrishe Churche of St Stephens within the said Cittye of Bristoll where my late deceased father John Guy lyeth buryed there And as for that worldly estate which God of his infinite mercye hath lent mee in this world I dispose thereof as followeth Inprimis I give unto the poore people of the parrishe of St Stephens aforesaid the some of three pounds in money to bee distributed amongest them by my executrix heerereundernamed and the Churchwardens of the said parrishe att theire discrecons Item I doe desyre and appointe my said executrix to bestow and lay out tenne pounds or thereabouts for the erecting of a Monument for my said Father in the said Churche Item I give and bequeath unto my good freinde Jacob Br???e Clerke five pounds in money to buy him a Gowne and to preache a sermon att my funerall And I doe give unto him all my Divinity bookes which were my fathers or mine ???e which the said Jacob Brint shall like and make choice of Item I give devise and bequeath unto my loving mother Anne Guy all that my Capitall messuage or tenement with thappurtenances sittuate in Small streete within the said Citty nowe in the tenure of Nickolas Snell Marchant And alsoe the foreparte of the said messuage or tenement late in the tenure of Franncis Dirricke Marchant and nowe in the tenure of mee the said John Guy Together with all sellers sollars Vaults hawles Parlors Kitchins Chambers Roomes pavements gardens and all other proffitts comodityes and appurtenances to the said messuage or tenement and the forepart thereof belonging or in any wise apperteyninge To have and to hould the said messauge or tenement and the foreparte thereof and all other the premisses with their and every of theire appurtenences and every parte and parcell thereof unto my said mother Anne Guy her heires and assignes forever Condiconally that my said mother her heires or assignes Doe within twoe yeares next comeinge after my decease well and truely pay or cause to bee paid unto Mary Bucke single woman my kinswoman or her assignes the full sume of fower hundred powndes of lawfull money of England And in defaulte of payment thereof as aforesaid Then I give devise and bequeath all that the said Capitall messuage or Tenement and the foreparte thereof and all other the premisses with theire and everye of theire appurtenances and every parte and parcell thereof unto the said Mary Bucke her heires and assignes forever Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Guy and her assignes All that messuage or tenement in Broad Streete wherein the widdowe Belsire nowe dwelleth within the said Citty together with all sellers sollars hawles PARlors Chambers Kitchins Romethes pavements Comodities and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging togeather alsoe with the lease which I have thereof and all the Rents and profitts thereof For all the tyme tearme and estate which shalbee to come therein by vertue of the said Lease after my Decease All the rest of my goods chattels plate and other things whatsoever heeren not by mee given and bequeathed my debtts and legacies beinge paid and funerall expences discharged I give and bequeath unto my said loving mother Anne Guy whome I doe make and ordaine sole executrix of this my last will and testament And I doe heereby nominate appointe and desire my good freinds William Greeme Esqr and John Thrapp gent to bee overseers of this my last will and testament desireinge them to bee ??deinge and assistinge in the best manner they ca?? unto my said executrix in the performance of this my last will and testament And I doe give unto each of them five pownds in money apeece as a token of my love to them And I doe heereby revoake all former wills and testaments by mee made in writeinge or word or mouthe and doe declare this to bee my last will and testament In wittnes whereof and of all other the presmisses I the said John Guy have heereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written John Guy signed sealed and acknowledged by the said John Guy to bee his last will and testament the said fowrth day of January Anno Domini one thowsand six hundred thirty nine in he pnce of Ric Goodyeare George Hartwell nory pub?? & John Hartwell Quinto die mensis Marcii Anno Domini [...] Anglicane millimo sexcenmo tricesimo nono [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant admon to "Anna Guy mater et executrix"]
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