Source: TNA, PROB 11/331
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In the name of God Amen The second day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one Thowsand six hundred sixty and Nyne I Edward Langley of the Citty of Bristoll merchant being sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect mynd and memory (Thankes be given unto Almigh- ty God for the same Doe make and ordayne This my last will and Testament in manner and forme following That is to say First and principally I com- mend my soule into the hands of Almighty god my maker and creator and of Jesus Christ his only sonne my only saviour and redeemer Trusting and assuredly perswading my selfe That by and through his precious death & passion And not by any merritts or defects of myne owne I shalbe made per- taker of everlasting life And live with him for ever in his kingdome of Glory And my body I committ to the earth from whence it came to be layd in Christian buriall in the Churchyard of Saint John Baptist under the tombe of my deceased father and mother There or as neere thereunto as conveniently may bee And as for that worldly estate which god of his infinite mercy hath bestowed upon me in this life I dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loveing friend Mr Richard Pownell Minister of Saint John Baptist the somme of five pounds of lawfull money of Eng- land To preach my funerall sermon Item I give devise and bequeath unto the feoffees of the parish Land of Saint John Baptist in the Citty of Bristoll aforesaid for the Tyme being of all those my two messuages or Tenements scituate lying and being in the new buildings without the Pithay gate within the Parish of Saint James in the said Citty of Bristoll now in the severall holdings or occupacons of one or ??? Bowen marriner and one or ??? Baker or their assignes To have and to hold the said two messuages or Tenements and every parte and parcell thereof with appurtenances there unto belonging And all my right Tytle interest and terme which I have therein to come unto the aforesaid Feoffees to and for the only use intent and purpose herein after expressed and declared That is to say the rents issues and proffitts thereof I give and bequeath to the use and benefitt of poore houskeepers of the aforesaid parish of Saint John Baptist To be laid out in bread and distributed amongst them weekely Item I give & beque- ath unto my servant mayd Elizabeth F???ces one other messuage Tenement lying and being in the new buildings aforesaid now in the Tenure of one l??ke??gs or his assignes for and dureing the Terme her naturall life And after her decease I give and bequeath the same unto my daughter Elizabeth Langley her executors administrators and assignes for and dureing all the rest and reside of the Terme therein to come and unexpired And my will intent and purpose is That the feoffees abovesaid shall pay and discharge the Lords rent of this last bequeath Tenement out of the profitts of the two Tenements above menconed Item I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Langley and her heires forever All that my new dwelling house and all pavements back sides and gardens thereunto belonging scituate and being in Hall??s Lane Lane within the Parish of Saint John Baptist in the Citty of Bristoll to have and to hold the same To her the said Elizabeth Langley in Fee simple and to the heires of her body lawfully begotten forever And if it shall hap- pen That my said daughter Elizabeth shall dye without Lawfull issue of her body begotten That then and in that case I doe hereby give devise and bequeath my said dwelling howse pavements backsides and gardens thereunto belon- ging unto my nephew William Jones his heires and assignes forever Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Judith Miller my silver possett Cuppe and Tenne pounds in money to buy her mourning Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Miller Rachell Miller & Sarah Miller daughters of the aforesaid Judith Miller Tenne pounds a peece of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Brother in lawe Mr Henry Jones Clerke the somme of Tenne pounds in money To buy him mour- ning Item I give and bequeath unto my said nephew William Jones sonne of the said Henry Jones Tenne pounds in money Item I give and bequeath unto Henry Jones Sara Jones and Richard Jones my godsonne sonnes and daughter of the aforesaid Henry Jones the somme of fortie shillings a peece as tokens of my love Item I give and bequeath unto my bro- ther in law Alexander Morgan the somme of Tenne pounds in money to buy him mourning Item I give and bequeath unto my said brother in law Alexander Morgans foure Children vizt William Morgan Edward Morgan Elizabeth Morgan and Mary Morgan to each and every of them the some of Twenty pounds of good and lawfull money of England the same to re- mayne in the hands of my overseers hereinafter menconed To bee imployed by them for the best benefitt and advantage of the said Children untill such tyme as they or either of them shall attayne to the age of one and twentie yeares or day of marriage which shall first happen And if it shall hap- pen that any or either of the said Children shall depart this life before his or her porcon shall become remayne unto the survivor or survivors of them To be equally divided amongst them part and parte like Item I give and bequeath unto my loveing friend Mr Walter Tacknell of the Citty of Bristoll merchant the somme of Tenne pounds in money to buy him mourning Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my loveing friend Nathaniell Pownoll of the Citty of Bristoll gent the somme of Tenne pounds in money to buy him mourning Item I doe hereby order & allott the somme of Two hundred pounds in money to be Laid out and expended on the Charges of my funerall out of which said some I doe order and ap- poynt Two and forty Gownes and hatts for soe many poore mento atteine my Corpes on the day of my said funerall And I doe appoynt five yards of Cloath to each gowne at the rate of three shillings and fower pence PER yard All the rest and residue of my goods Chattells money Plate houshold- stuffe and estate whatsoever & wheresoever my debts and Legacies being paid & funerall expences discharged I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Eli- zabeth Langley whome I make and ordayne my whole and sole execu- trix of this my last will and Testament And I doe desire my loveinge friends the aforesaid Henry Jones Clerke Walter Tacknell merchant and Nathaniell Pownoll gent to be overseers of this my last will and Testament entreating them to be ayding and assisting to my executrix as much as in them lyeth to see that this my last will and Testamt may bee ???ely performed And I doe hereby require and Charge my said executrix upon my blessing to be ordered ruled and advised by my said said overseers in all things as they shall see fitting and conventient for her untill such tyme as shee shall attayne to the age of one and twenty yeares or be marryed wth their approbacon And lastly I doe hereby revoke and make voyd all former and other wills by me heretofore made And doe ordayne this to bee my last will and Testament In witnes whereof I have to this my last will and Testament conteyned in these three sheets of paper sett to my seale and to every sheete there- of subscribed my name the day and yeare first above written 1669 Edward Langley signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Langley to be his last will and Testament the day and yeare above written in the presence of Tho Shuter Tho William Tho Miller The marke of Elizabeth Daniell John D???ksey Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 24 November 1669] vicesimo quarto die mensis Novembris Anno Domini Millimo Sexcentesimo sexagesimo nono [to] Elizabetha Langley filia dicti defuncti et executricis
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