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In the name of God Amen the Foure and Twentieth day of February Anno Dni One Thousand Six hundred eighty one And in the fowre and Thirtyeth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c I Michael Pyke of Cranley in the County of Surrey Clerke being I praise God at the makeing hereof of sound and perfect mind and memory though some what weake and Crazey in body and being mindfull of the fraill and uncerteyne Condition of this Transitory life Doe by this writing Indented in two parts make and declare my last Will and Testament In manner and forme following that is to say first and Principally I Commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer by whose mercy and meritts I beleeve and doe assuredly hope to Obteine free pardon and Remission of all my sinns and offences and to Inheritt among the elect the Joyes of eternall life My body I Comitt to the earth to bee decently buried in the Channcell in Cranley aforesaid according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter named In sure and certeine expectacon of a Joyfull resurreccon at the last Day And as touching my worldly estate which God of his exceeding bounty hath endowed mee with I order and dispose the same In manner and forme following (that is to say) Inprimis I give devise and bequeath unto my deare and loveing Daughter Dorothy Pery wife of Capt William Pery of Thorpe in the County of Surry the summe of five hundred pounds of lawfull money of England upon trust and Confidence Neverthelesse and tot he Intent and purpose That the Interest profitt and proceed of the same summe shall be Received and enjoyed by her my said Daughter dureing her naturall lyfe To her owne proper use and after he decease The said principall summe of five hundred pounds shall bee paid and distributed to and amongst the Child or Children of my said Daughter who shall bee liveing at the tyme of her death in such proporcon manner and forme as by her my said Daughter by any writing under her hand testified with Credible witnesses shall bee directed or appointed And for want of such Direccon and Appoyntment The same principall sume to bee paid and divided to and amongst the same Child or Children equally and Indifferently part and part like And if no such Children or Child shall bee liveing at the tyme of her death Then the same principall summe to goe and bee to and for the use and behoofe of the Executors or Administrators of her my said Daughter Dorothy Perry Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing Daughter Elizabeth Atfeild wife of Ambrose Atfeild of the parish of St Leonard Shoreditch in the County of Middx Doctor of Divinity the summe of five hundred pounds of like lawfull mony of England Upon Trust and confidence neverthelesse and to the Intent and purpose that the Interest profitt and proceed of the same summe shall bee Received and enjoyed by her my said daughter ElizabethAtfeild dureing her naturall life To her owne proper use and after he Decease the said principall sume of five hundred pounds shall bee paid and distributed to and amongst the Child or Children of my said Daughter who shall bee liveing at the tyme of her Death in such proportion manner and forme as by her my said daughter Elizabeth Atfield by any writing under her hand testified with Credible witnesses shall bee directed or appointed and for want of such direccon and appointment The same principall summe to bee paid and divided to and amongst Amongst the same Child or children equally and indifferently part and part alike And if noe Children or child of my said daughter Elizabeth Atfeild shall bee liveing at the time of her death Then the same principall summe to goe and bee to and for the use and behoofe of the Executors or Administrators of her my said Daughter Elizabeth Atfeild Item I give devise and bequeath unto my deare and loveing daughter Mary Trotman wife of Edward Trotman Gentleman whom I have fully advanced the summe of One hundred pounds of like lawfull money of England in case shee shall bee liveing at the time of my death And in case shee shall happen to dye before the tyme of my death Then in such case I give and bequeath the same summe of One hundred pounds to bee paid and divided to and amongst my Two other Daughters the bfore named Dorothy Perry and Elizabeth Atfeild equally and indifferently part and part like Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne in law the before named Capt William Pery the summe of One hundred pounds of lawfull mony of England to provide Mourning Apparrell for himselfe his Wife and Children and servants to attend them Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne in law the before named Doctor Ambrose Atfeild the summe of Threescore pounds of like mony to provide Mourning Apparrell for himselfe his wife and Children and servants to attend them And for my servants who shall bee liveing with mee at the tyme of my death Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne in law Edward Trotman Twenty pounds of like mony to provide mourning Apparrell for himselfe and his Two servants and to his wife my said Daughter Mary Trottman if she shalbee liveing at the tyme of my death Twenty pounds of like mony to provide Mourning Apparrell for herselfe and servant Item I give devise and bequeath unto my deare and loveing Sister in law Anne Hoult the Sister of my late wife One Annuity or yearly rentcharge of Twenty pounds of lawfull mony of England to been Issueing payable and goeing out of All and singuler my Messuages houses Tenemts and hereditaments lyeing and being in Gunpowder Alley in London and in Bores- -head Alley in London or elsewhere within the Citty of London And out of all and singuler th'appurtennces thereunto belonging To have hold receive perceive take and enjoy the said Annuity or yearly Rentcharge of Twenty pounds and every part thereof unto the said Anne Hoult and her assignes for and dureing soe many yeares and soe long time as shee shall happen to live And to bee paid at the Foure most usuall Feasts or Termes in the yeare (that is to say) At the Feasts of Th'annunciacon of the blessed Virgin Mary the Nativity of St John Baptist St Michael the Archangell and the birth of our Lord God by even and equall portions free and cleere of all deduccons and defalcacons by reason of any Taxes charges or Imposicons whatsoever The first quarters payment whereof to bee made on such of the same Feastdayes as shall first happen after my decease And if it shall happen the said Annuity or yearly Rentcharge of Twenty pounds or any part thereof to bee behinde or unpaid after any of the said Feastdayes whereon the same ought to bee paid as aforesaid (being lawfully demanded) at or upon any part of the premisses That then and so often it shall and may bee lawfull to and for the said Anne Hoult and her Assignes into all and singuler the premisses aforesaid or any part thereof to enter and distreine and the distresse and distresses therefound to leade drive and carry away and deteyne untill shee and they shall of the said Annuitie or yearly Rent being behinde and of the arrearages thereof if any bee bee fully satisfied and paid And I doe further Will and appoint that in case the houses and premisses hereby Charged or intended to bee charged with the said Annuity by reason of fire or any other casualty which at any time or times hereafter may happen or by any other meanes shall not bee sufficient to satisfy and pay unto my said Sister Anne Hoult dureing her life The said Annuity or yearly rent over and besides the Rents reserved by the leases whereby I hold the same And the charge of makeing Good the Covenants in the same leases or if noe sufficient distresse or distresses can or may bee had or found in or upon the premisses That then in every of these cases my said Executors shall constantly and punctually pay and make good to the said Anne Hoult dureing her life The said Annuity at the foure Feastdaies aforesaid yearly by equall procons Item I further give and bequeath unto the said Anne Hoult Tenn pounds to buy her Mourning apparell And moreover Five broad peeces of Gold each peece to bee of the full value of Twenty and five shillings sterling Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Anna Bishopp Widdow and to Charles Bishopp her Sonne to each of them Seaven pounds a peece to buy them Mourning Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandsonne Michael Pery who is also my Godsonne Five pounds Item I give and bequeath to my Grand-daughter Mary Atfeild shee being also my Goddaughter five pounds Item I give to Sarah Atfeild another Daughter of the said Doctor Ambrose Atfeild Three pounds in guineys Item I give to Anne Atfeild another Daughter of the said Doctor Ambrose Atfeild Two pounds in Guineys Item I give to my brother in law Mr Ralph Hoult Printer in St Johns in Middx Twenty shillings to buy him a ring and five peeces of guiney gold of the value of Twenty shillings sterling each peece Item I give to my Goddaughter Martha Hoult daughter of the said Ralph Hoult Three peeces of like gold each peece to bee of the value of Twenty shillings sterling Item I give to my Godsonne Michael Hoult now Apprentice to the said Ralph Hoult Two like guiney peeces of gold Item I give to George Cornish sonne of my late sister Elizabeth Cornish five pounds Item I give and bequeath to my loveing freinds hereinafter named vizt To Mr Francis Burton of Spittlefeilds in Middx To Mr Richard Pearson Minister of St Michaell Crookedlane To Mr Thomas Moffett Cittizen and Grocer of London Mr Daniell Ford of the Customehouse Lond and to Mr Phillip Pery of London Cheesemonger To each and every of them Twenty shillings a peece to buy them rings to weare in remembrance of mee Item I give and bequeath to my loveing freinds hereinafter named (vizt) Mr Richard Holland Rector of Hascome in Surry Mr John Layfeild Rector of Chttingfould Mr Channell Minister of Cranley Mr Bifeild Rector of Uhurst Mr Sims and Mr Child of Gilford Attorneys at Law Mr Woodward Rector of Clanden Mr John Holland of Gilford aforesaid and Doctor Date of Newington All in the said County of Surry John Atfeild of London Dr in Phisick Simon Miller of London Bookseller Captaine Minors Thomas Allen of London Vintner and Richard Dowse of Shoreditch aforesaid Vintner To each and every of them Tenne shillings a peece to buy them Rings to weare in Remembrance of mee Item I give to John Midgley and Thomas Gilbert of London Scriveners to each of them Twenty shillings a peece to buy them Rings Item I give to Mr Dunne the Reader Mr Tooley the Clerke and Christopher the Sexton of St Leonard Shoreditch aforesaid To every of them Tenne shillings a peece to buy them Rings Item I give to every of my servts who shalbee liveing with mee and every of the servts of the said Dr Ambrose Atfeild who shalbee liveing with him at the time of my decease besides their Mourning before provided for Twenty shillings a peece Item I give and bequeath to the poore of the parish of Cranley aforesaid Tenne pounds and to the poore of the parish of St Mary Sommersett in London Five pounds and to the poore of the parish of St Leonard Shoreditch aforesaid Five pounds The said severall summes to bee distributed amongst the poore of the said respective parishes according to the discretion of my Executors herein after named And my desire is that such Poore of Cranley aforesaid as did there dwell at the tyme of my residence there shall have Double proportions of the said summe to bee there distrbuted with other poore there The rest and residue of all and singuler my ready money Goods Chattells Rights Creditts and other estate whatsoever I give devise and bequeath unto my two Daughters the before named Dorothy Perry and Elizabeth Atfeild to bee divided betweene them equally and indifferently part and part like Item I make and ordeyne the before named Capt William Pery and Doctor Ambrose Atfeild Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament And finally I doe hereby Revoke Renounce and make utterly void all former and other Wills by mee appointed ordeined or made declareing and prnouncing this present Testament to bee my true and last Will In witnesse whereof I have sett my hand and seale to both parts of this my last Will and testament Indented the Day and yeare above written Mich Pike The perticulers of my estate are hereunder mentioned in ready mony in Dr Ambrose Atfeilds house six hundred pounds, upon Securitie taken from Mr John Atfeild in Dr Ambrose Atfeilds name Six hundred pounds, upon a Mortgage from my sister Bishopp Three hundred pounds, upon bond from Mrs Lechmere and her sonne One hundred pounds. Signed Sealed published declared and delivered by the Testator within named as and for his last will and testament in the presence of theis witnesses who have Subscribed their names in the presence of the said Testator John Midgley Scr Tho Eason Tho Gilbert Scr Tho Templer servts to the said Scr Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 10 October 1682] Decimo die mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millimo Sexcenmo Octogemo secundo [to] Wilielmi Pery et Ambrosii Atfeild
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