Source: TNA, Prob/11/140
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In the Name of God Amen I William Peeke of Avon in the Countie of South yeoman sick in body but of perfect memory blessed be Almightie God Doe make and ordayn this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge that is to saye Imprimis I bequeath my soule into the handes of almightie God and my bodie to the earth from whence it came, and for my tem- porall estate ?????? I give to the Church of Sopley twelve pence Item I give to the poore of the same pishe twelve pence. Item I give to my lovinge brother Edmond Peeke ten shillinges to make him a gold ringe in rememberannce of my love to him All the rest of my goods ??? able and ????outable my will is that it be valued and devided equallye within sixe monthes after my death betweene my wife and my childre and my childrens ?t?? thereof to be ymployed to there best profitt by ???? overseers untill they ????? of full age or be marryed ??? I doe ordaine my welbeloved in Christ Edmond Peeke my brother afore said and William ?ulse the younger to be my ?? overseers giving eche of them twelve pence for there paines / William Peeke / In wittnes whereof wee whose names are hereunder written have hereunto sett our handes the two and twentith daie of Maye Anno Dm 1622 John Hillyard John Reale als Hellyard Al?e HopkinsSubsequent text in latin appears to suggest that the will was proved on 04 November 1622.
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