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Will of Michaell Blake, Husbandman of North Molton

Proved 13 November 1619

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/134/346, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 In the name of God Amen the sixt daye of Januarye in the  
2 yere of oure Lord god one thowsand sixe hundred and Eighteene I Michaell Blake of
3 Northmolton in the Countie of Devon husbandman being in bodilie healthe and in
4 perfect remembrance (thanckes be unto almightie god) do make this my last will and
5 Testament in manner and forme following First I bequeathe my Soule unto Almightie
6 god my maker and Redemer and my bodie to be buryed in the Churche yarde of Northmolton
7 or elswhere yt shall please god Item I give unto the Reparations of the Church there
8 sixe shillings eight pence Item I give unto the poore mens boxe twoe shillings Item I give
9 unto every godchild twelve pence Item I give unto Elizabeth Beyre my daughter the
10 wife of Richard Beyre the somme of fortie shillings to be payed unto her within one yere
11 after my decease Item I give unto Thomazine Beyre the daughter of Richard Beyre my
12 kyneswoman the somme of tenne poundes of lawfull money of England to be payed unto her
13 within one yere after my decease and to be put to use for her by my Rulers and Overseers
14 until she be married or accomplishe the age of one and twentie yeres provided yf the
15 saide Thomasine Beyre do happen to dye before she accomplishe the age of one and twenty
16 yeres and be not marryed That then the said somme of tenne poundes to remayne to my
17 executor Item I give to my sonne John Blake the somme of tenne poundes of lawfull
18 money of England to be paid unto hym within one yere after my decease Item I give
19 unto my kyneswoman Gunnell Blake the daughter of John Blake my sonne deceased
20 the somme of Fyve poundes of lawfull money of England to be payed unto her within one
21 yere after my decease and to be put to use for her by my Rulers and Overseers until she
22 accomplishe the age of one and twentie yeres or be married provided allwayes that
23 yf she happen to dye before she accomplishe the age of one and twentie yeres and be not
24 marryed That then the said Fyve poundes shall remaine unto my Executor Item I
25 give towards the Reparation of the Churche of High Braye tenne shillings
26 Item I give unto Jackatt Badge of Stoke Rivers the somme of sixe shillings
27 eight pence Item I give unto Dorothie Scott the wife of John Scott one cowe
28 Item I give unto John Scotts twoe children twoe Ewe sheepe apiece Item I give unto
29 xpofer Gupwell tenne shillings and to his wife tenne shillings And to every one of
30 his children one Ewe sheepe apiece Item I give unto my servannte Richord Dalbyn
31 the somme of tenne poundes of lawfull money to be paied unto her when she shall accomplish
32 the age of one and twentie yeres All the Rest of my goods moveable or unmoveable
33 not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeathe unto John Blake my kynnesman whome
34 I make my whole and full executor of this my last will and testament Revokinge all other former wills and testam[en]ts (my debts paid
35 my Legaceys discharged and my bodie honestlie brought to the grave And I do
36 appoint my good Freindes Cristofer Gupwill John Blake of Hole and John Scott
37 to be my Rulers and Overseers to see thys my last will and testament to be performed
38 in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale hereon the daye and yere
39 above written Signn Michaelis Blake Witnesses hereunto those whose names are
40 hereunder written
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41 hereunder written John Pearse Signn Johannis Elsworthye teste Henry Sannder
42 Christofer Taylor Signn Johannis Scott teste

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