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In the name of God Amen The eleaventh day of January in the Tentith yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the Grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender &c In the yeare of our lord God One thousand sixe hundred forty fower I George Heath the elder of Sutten St Nicholas in the county of Herefs Blackesmith being sicke and weak in body but of good and perfect memory God be praised therefore Doe make my last will and Testament in writeing in manner and forme following First and above all other things I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God from whom I received the same and my body to be buryed in Christian buryall in the parish Churchyard of Sutten St Nicholas I give and bequeath to the poore of Sutten St Nicholas and Sutten St St Michaell the summe of five shillings to be distributed among them as George Heath my sonne and Thomas Gise my kinsman shall see fit and convenient unto those that have most need And I give and bequeath unto Margery Heath my welbe loved wife the house and shoppe wherein John Barber now dwelleth and halfe the Orchard and Garden adioyneing to my now dwelling house to have and to hold the said house Shopp and half the garden to her the said Margery Heath for and dureing the terme of her naturall life I likewise give and bequeath to my said wife my Browne Cowe And I likewise give and bequeath to my said wife the sume of five pounds and the use due by a bond of tenne pounds from Thomas Mayes of the parish of Marden deceased And likewise the summe of five pounds and the use due from Penelope Edwyn of Marden widowe And I give and bequeath to Roger Heath my welbeloved brother if he be liveing the summe of twenty shillings to be unto him paid wthin three months after my decease and I give devise and bequeath to George Heath the younger my sonne all my lands Tenements and hereditaments as well freehold ???? as Coppyhold wth the appurtenances thereto belonging to have and to hold to him the said George Heath his heires and Assignes forever reserving to my wife the house and garden before mentioned And all the rest of my goods Cattels Chattels householdstuffe and substance by me heerby not formerly devised and bequeathed I give and bequeath to my said sonne George Heath whom I make constitute and appoint my sole Executor And my Will is that I may be buryed decent and fitting manner according to my Estate and degree In witness whereof I have caused this my Will to be read and published int he presence of the persons whose names are heerunto subscribed And I have heerunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare in this Will first written Signum Testator Witnesses at the reading of the Will subscribing of the Testators marke And puting to his seal thrunto John Bir?? Thomas Gise his marke John Walwyn [The next paragraph is in Latin and grants probate on 7 August 1647] Septimo die mensis Augusti Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo quadragesimo septimo [to] Thoma Gise
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