20 April 1654 Will of Edward Legge of Bristol, innholder (proved 16 May 1655)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/245

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In the name of God Amen
I Edward Legge of the Citty of Bristow Inholder    beinge Sick and weake of body
but of perfect mynd and memory Thankes bee given to Allmightygod Doe make
and declare this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following
First I give and bequeath my Soule into the hands of my Creator And my
body to the earth hopeinge for a Joyfull resurrection by the merritte of Jesus Christ
my Savior and redeemer And for my worldly goods I give and beqeath in
manner followinge First I give and bequeath to my Loveinge mother
Elizabeth Legge fifteene pounds Item I give to my elder brother Richard Legg
all my Cloath in the Custody of my uncle George Legge in Saris and my best
two Suites of Cloathes and ?r??y? Cloake Item I give unto my Sayd brother Richard
Legge five pounds in money And alsoe give and release unto him the bond
which is due unto mee from him Item I give unto my brother John Legge
my Sword and belt my blacke stuffe Cloake and breade ????h Cloake and a paire
of new walkeinge bootes Item I give more unto my brother Richard Legge my
??aire of waxbootes and my walkeinge bootes Item I give to my Sister Anne
Legge Fifty shillings Item I give unto Mrs Grace G??ters Children Three
pounds Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Netherhaven tenn shillings
All which sayd Legacies in money my will and desire is my executrix
hereafternamed shall pay within six moneths after my decease And my
other Legacies to bee delivered presently after my decease And all other my goods
Creditts and Chattles unbequeathed I give and bequeath to my Loveinge wife Martha
Legge whom I make Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament In witnes
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale This Twentith day of Aprill
1654 Edward Legge Signed published and declared to bee the Last will and
Testament of the above named Edward Legge in the presence of Wal: Pykes Ri

This will was proved at London the Sixteenth day of May in the
yeare of our Lord god one thousand  six hundred fifty and five before the
iJudges for probate of will and grantinge Administrations lawfully authorized
by the oath of Martha Legge the relict of the Sayd deceased and Sole executrix
named in this last will and Testament of the sayd deceased To whom was
Committed Administraton of all Singuler the goods Chattles and Debts of
the Sayd deceased shee the Sayd Martha Legge beinge first sworne by vertue of a
Commission well and truely to Administer the Same

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