9 May 1658 Will of John Ridge of Portsmouth, cooper (proved 28 October 1658)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/282

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In the name of God Amen
This Nineth Day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six
hundred fifty and eight I John Ridge of Portsmouth in the County of 
Southton Cooper being sicke and weake yet of PERfect sence and memorie thanks
be given to God for the same and calling to remembrance the uncertainty of 
this life that all flesh must yeild unto death when it shall please God to call Doe 
make constitute and ordeine this to be my last Will and Testament in manner
as followeth And first I bequeath my soule to God my Creator and Redeemer 
in and thorough whose merits I expect salvation in my body to be buryed in such
Decent manner as to my Executor hereafter named shall thinke fitt and for yt 
my temporall estate which it hath pleased God (far beyond my desarts) to 
blesse mee with as followeth Item I give and bequeath unto my onely sonne John
Ridge the summe of twenty five pounds and all my working tooles and one silvr
spoone Item I give and bequeath unto my two eldest daughters Elizabeth &
Anne Ridge one shilling a peice and each of them one silver spoone a peice Itm
I give unto my three younger daughters yet unmarryed twenty pounds a peice 
and one silver spoone apeice viz Sarah Ridge Jane Ridge and Mary Ridge 
and if any of these three sisters dyes before they are marryed that the portion 
due to her shall be equally devided to the survivor or survivors or if my sone
John dye before he is marryed that it shall alsoe come to the three daughters 
equally Item I Doe give unto my Grandchild Elizabeth Morgan the summe 
of twenty shillings and whatsoever is over and above of mine eyther in mony 
bonds bills or any other writings Lands Tenements plate goods Chattels or
any other utensils of the household or any other things moveable or unmoveable
or of what kinde quality or condition soever that doth or shall by any ways 
or meanes whatsoever of right belonge and appteine unto mee I Doe give 
unto my wellbeloved wife Sarah Ridge whom I Doe hereby constitute appoint 
and ordeine to be Executor of this my sd will and Testament and that shee 
pay the Legacie given to my sonne John within twelve moneths after my
decease (if he soe long liveth and for the Legacies given to my three younger
daughters (viz) Sara Jane and Mary to be paid to them as they shall attain
to the age of twenty yeares or their day of marriage (which shall first happen
and for my Legacies given to my two eldest daughters and my grandchild to
be paid within one moneth after my decease And I Doe hereby Desire my well
beloved kinsman Mr Richard Ridge Jun to be the Overseer or freind in
trust to see my aforesd will formed according to the tenor and true meaning 

thereof and for his paines therein I Doe give unto him five shillings to buy him
a ring to weare for my remembrance In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett
my hand and seale the day and yeare first abovewritten The marke of John
Ridge Signed Sealed and delivered in the prsence of us Ri: Ridge Thomas

This Will was proved at London the eight and twentyth day of October one
thousand six hundred fifty eight before the Judges for Probate of Wills &c by
the oath of Sarah Ridge the relicte sole Executrix &c to whom Admon &c was
Committed She being first by Comision sworne truely to Administer &c

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