11 January 1644 Will of George Heath of Sutton St Nicholas, blacksmith (proved 07 August 1647)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/201

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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 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 

[The next paragraph is in Latin and grants probate on 7 August 1647]
Septimo die mensis Augusti Anno Dni
Millesimo Sexcentesimo quadragesimo septimo 
Thoma Gise

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