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Will of Margaret Webber, Widow of Chawley, Devon (6 July 1653)

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/228, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Brent Quire Numbers: 166 - 217

Transcribed by Gail Everett, and provided by Elsie Person

 

In the name of God Amen The thirteenth day of November 1649

I Margaret Webber of the pish of Chanleigh in the Countie of Devon Widdow being weake of body but of good and perfect memorie (thankes be to Almightie God) Revoking all & Disanulling all former Willes Doe now make this my last will in manner & forme following That is to say First I Give and Bequeath my soule unto Almightie God my maker & Redeemer And my body unto the Christian buriall
As touching my goods and estate I Give and bequeath as here after followeth First I give unto the poore of Chanleigh Twentie Shillinges to bee paid unto them within one Month after my decease Item I give unto the poore of Chanleigh Twentie Shillinges to bee paid unto them within one Month after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto those children of my brother in law Richard Moore of Chanleigh Twentie Shillinge apeece to be paid them when they shall come in age
Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Noon(?) my goddaughter five pounds
Item I Give and bequeath unto the rest of my Sisters children twentie shillings apeece
Item I Give and bequeath unto my brother in law Markes children Twentie shillings apeece [Markes = surname]
Item I give unto William Snow my kinsman five pounds All my sisters children I Give and bequeath unto them Twenty Shillings apeece
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Skinner my Mare and Side Sadle and furniture with belongeth unto her
Item I Give and bequeath unto all my Sisters all my Lynnen which belongeth unto my house to be Equalie devided amongst them after my decease
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Sisters all my apparell to be devided amongst them after my decease
Item I Give and bequeath unto Hugh Soundon (or Sounden) my brother my living that I now dwell in, called West Tynnseill after my decease and hee shall pay unto my Executors One Hundred pounds
Item my will & intent is that my Extors Shalbe at the charge of five pounds at my funerall All the rest of my goods not given nor yet bequeathed I doe give and bequeath unto Roger Skyner of Chalnnleigh my kinsman & unto Elizabeth Moore daughter of Richard Moore my kinswoman whome I doe make my whole & sole Extors of this my Last will & Testament> Item I doe appoint my brother in law John Markes & Hugh Noon(?) to be Rulers & Overseers to see my will performed & I will give unto them Ten Shillings apeece In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day and yeare first written

The mark of Margaret Webber

John Shaxton Test ye .... one Elizabeth Snow Test

[Test = Testator?]

This Will was proved ye sixth day of July 1653 before the Judges for probate of wills & granting Admons appointed by an Act of Parliamt Entitled in Act for probate of wills and granting Admons by the oath & the name of Roger Skinner one of the Extors therein named To whome Admon was remitted hee being first sworne by Common faithfullie to Adter, power being reserved to Elizabeth Moore, ye other Extor named in the said Will of proving ye same in like manner whensoever shee shall ...... and desire soe to doe.