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In the name of god Amen The eight and twentith Daie of Maie in the yeare of our lord god one thousand six hundred and eight I Thomas Quicke of Newton St Cyres in the County of Devon gen Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following first I bequeath my soule unto allmightie god my Creator and Redeemer (by whose merrits death and passion I hope to be saved) and my bodie to be buried in the Chancell of the Church of Newton St Cyres aforesaid And I doe give and bequeath unto the poore people of the parish of Newton St Cyres fortie shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid by ten shillings yearelie at everie whitsontide for fower yeares next after my decease Item I give and bequeath to the repayring of the said Church of Newton St Cyres ten shillings Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Babbe the daughter of Willm Babb my sonne in lawe twentie pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her either when shee shall accomplish the full age of one and twentie yeares or at the tyme of her marriag wchich soever of them shall first happen Item I doe give to everie of my daughters that is to saie Eleanor Babb Elizabeth Tuckefeild and Anne Pearse to each of them twentie shillings Item I give and bequeath to everie one of theire Children except the aforesaid Elizabeth Babb tenn shillings a peece Also my mynde and intent is and I will devise and bequeath that Symon Pyke my servannt shall have dwell in and enioye during his lyfe one of the Roomes of the tenement at Smalkabroke in Newton St Cyres aforesaid that which he now dwelleth in and enioyeth freelie wthout paying anie rent for the same And farder my will is that if the said Symon shalbe evicted or put of or from the same by any person or persons whatsoever that have shall or maie have anie lawfull tytle or intrest therein That then my meaning intent and will is and I doe devise and bequeath that my Executors hereafter named shall paie yearelie out of my goods and Chattles unto the said Symon Pyke twentie shillings of lawfull money of England during the lyfe of the said Symon at the fower most usuall feasts of payments of Rents in the yeare by even porcons The first payment thereof to begynne to begynne at the next of the foresaid feasts of payment which shall first happen and come next after such eviction and putting out as aforesaid Item I give and bequeath to everie of my servannts which shalbe dwelling with mee at the tyme of my death twelve pence a peece Item I give and bequeath to everie of my godchildren twelve pence a peece And my will further is that my Executors of trust hereundr named shall doe their best endeavor after my decease out of and with my goods and Chattels of my foresaid legacies thereof deducted to procure if they possible can the Custodie wardshipp and marriage of the bodie and lands of my heire or heires to the use and behoof of my said heire and heires so he bee ordered ruled and advised by them and the survivor of them in the Chose of his marriage they advising him without cause of Disparagement therein to the advancement of lyving and Credit or ells the wardeship so to be procured of bodie and land shalbe to the onelie use of his brothers and sisters and for their better preferement And if it shall happen that the said wardeship cannot be procured and gotten as aforesaid then my will and meaning is that my goods and Chattles which shall remaine my debts and funeralls discharged over and besides my legacies aforesaid shalbe imployed converted and bestowed by my Executors or the survivors of survivor of them for the redeeming of the lande which were given bequeathed and disposed by my sonne John Quicke deceased by his last will and testament unto John Quicke his sonne Elizabeth Quicke and Johan Quicke his daughters upon such purpose and Condicon that if certaine somes of monie were to them paid by his heire that then the said lands shaould remaine come and be to his next heire and the yssues of his bodie as by that his said last will and testament more plainelie and at large it doth and maie appeare And farder my will intent and meaning is that if Andrew Quicke my next heire apparant shall fortune to dye without yssue before he shall accomplish the full age of one and twentie yeares and noe such wardeship as is aforesaid shalbe then gotten and obtayned by my Executors that then my Executors of trust or the survivor of them shall doe their best endeavor to procure the wardeship and marriage of John Quick his brother in such sorte and upon such Condicons as vefore is lymitted and expressed for the wardeship of the aforesaid Andrew Quick And if it shall happen the said John Quick to die without yssue before he shall accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares and noe wardeship of him procured as aforesaid nor the land redeemed as before is mentioned then my will is that my said Executors in trust shall endeavor to procure for Elizabeth Quick and Johane Quicke his sisters if they or either of them shalbe then within age the wardeship and marriage of them as aforesaid of theire brothers And if it shall happen the said Elizabeth and Johan to dye without yssue before anie wardeshipp obtayned in manner and forme as is aforesaid or before they or either of them accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares then my will intent and meaning is that the said goods and Chattles shalbe devided into fower equall parts and three parts thereof equallie to be devided and delivered to eche of my foresaid three daughters and the other quarter for my daughter in lawe Alice Quicke the widowe of my sonne John Quicke deceased And I doe make and appoint Roger Sherland and John Babb gent my Executors of trust of this my last will and testament freelie to administer and dispose of my goods and Chattles according to the intent and true meaninge of this my last will and testament during the minoritie of Andrewe Quick my sonnes sonne or him or her that shalbe my heire or heires untill he the said Andrewe or one of htem shall accomplish and be of the age of one and twentie yeares and from and after that tyme to the onelie use and behoofe of the foresaid Andrewe or of such myne heire or heires as first shall accomplish and be of the age of one and twentie yeares whome I from that tyme make my sole Executor of this my last will and testament to whome I give and bequeath all my goods and Chattles then remayning unbestowed as before is lymited or ????endale or wryting hereunto annexed given or expresed lymited or bequeathed And farder more my intent meaning and will is that my Executors of trust aforesaid and everie of them shalbe allowed and satisfied of and for all such reasonable Expenses Charges and payments as they shalbe at in Executinge of this my present last will and testament And in regard of such theire paynes taking in that behalf I doe give to eache of them fortie shillings a peece And I doe also make ordayne and appoynt my welbeloved sonnes in lawe William Babb John Tuckfild and John Pearse my deare frendes Overseers of this my last will and testament as alsoe to doe as much to doe as much as in them lyeth to cause the same to be observed and kept according to my will and mynde herein contained And farder my will and intent is that if anie doubt doe ryse or growe by reason of anie article clause sentence or bequeath or by reason of anie other matter wtsoever concerning this my last will and testament or anie thinge herein conteyned my mynde and intent is to have the same discussed ordered deanied and determined without farder suite in lawe by my said Executors of trust and my survivors and the survivors of them or the most part of them And whosoever shall refuse to be ordered censured and denied by them and the survivors or survivor of them concerning anie gifte or legacie herein to him her or them or anie of them given willed or bequeathed shall leese and forfeite all such giftes legacie and bequeaths so contended for and refused to be ordered in as aforesaid as if such gifte and bequeath had never byn made anie herein contayned to the Contrarie notwithstanding And in regard of such my Overseers paines to be taken in that behalf I doe give to each of them twentie shillings a peece In witnes whereof I the said Thomas Quick have hereunto put my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above written witnesses at the signeing and sealing hereof were present those whose names are subscribed Willm Burgyn James Quick Robert Rogers Item I give and bequeath to Agnes Errell my servant and to everie other of my servants men weomen and boyes twentie shillings a peece over and besides their wages to them due Also my will and meaneing is that Symon Peekes wife shall have the romes of the tenement at Smalelebroke in the wch her husband now dwelleth for and during the tearme of her lyfe in like manner as I have given it by this my will to the said Symon Item I give devise and bequeath all my lands and tenements in Newton saint Cyres and all other my inheritannce within the Countie of Devon to my Executors within menconed for and during the tearme of eight yeares next ensueing the date of my death fullie to be compleate and ended and my mynde and intent is that my said Executors shall imploye yearelie the revenewes yssues and profitts thereof groweing comeing and encreasing for the educacion and bringing upp of three of the younger Children of my sonne John Quicke late Deceased in learneing and supplying their wants in all necessaries fitting there degree and Callinge Item whereas Willm Gribell is indebted to mee by bill in the some of twentie shillings and also one Dorathie Quicke widowe in like manner is indebted and doth owe mee twentie shillings my will and meaning is that they the said William Gribell and Dorathye Quicke shall have and reteyne the same to theire owne use and behoof of my free guifte and thereof for ever to be acquitted and discharged against mee and my Executors And soe I the said Thomas Comitting my soule to the Allmightie doe end this my last will and testament In witnes whereof I the said Thomas have hereunto sett my signe and sealve yeven the five and twentith daie of Aprill 1610 witnesses to the publishing and deliverie hereof those whose names are subscribed teste Willmo Gribell James Quick teste me Johanne Pearse William Mylford Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 06 July 1610] sexto die mensis Julii Anno Domini millimo sexcentesimo decimo [to] Rogeri Sherland et Johannis Babb
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