Will of Sarah Herder of South Molton, Devon
Proved 11 January 1650
© Crown Copyright
PROB 11/211, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Pembroke Quire Numbers: 1 - 54
In the name of God, Amen.
The seaven and twentieth of June Anno Domini 1649.
I, Sarah Herder of South Molton, being sicke of body, but of good and perfect minde and memory, thanks be unto God, doe make this, my last will and testament, in manner and forme following,
Imprimis (First) I give and bequeath my soule unto Almighty God, and to Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer, And my body to be buried in Christian burial.
Item, I give unto Mary Herder, my sister in law, my best gold ring.
Item, I give unto Henry Herder the younger, twenty pounds.
Item, I give and bequeath unto Mary Herder the younger, twenty pounds.
Item, I give unto Henry Herder, sonne of John Herder deceased five pounds, to be paid when he shall come and be of the age of two and twenty.
Item, I give unto John Herder, sonn of the said John Herder deceased, tenn pounds, to be paid when he shalbe of the age of two and twenty.
If one of them dy before he come to that age, he that is alive is to have his portion.
Item, I give unto my Cozen Anthony Badcock one gold ringe.
Item, I give unto his fower sonne, five shillings a peece.
Item, I give unto Walter Allin my silver seale.
Item, I give unto Agnes Allin my ring which is enamelled.
Item, I give unto Mr Robert Clotworthy fifteene shillings, to buy a gold ringe.
Item, I give unto Joane Vosse my kersie wastcote and my stammell petticoate, and tenn shillings in mony.
Item, I give and bequeathe unto Joane Tucker my Chamlett wastcoate and tammy coate.
Item, I give unto Ellinor Hobbs my silver bodkin.
Item, I give unto Richard Gillard a peece of gold of five shillings and sixpence.
Item, I give unto the Welch John five shillings.
Item, I give unto Elias Lockier three shillings, and doe acquitte him of six shillings which he oweth me.
Item, I give unto Richard Whetfeild three shillings.
Item, I give unto Mary Gay two wastcoats and two coats, and fower shillings in money.
Item, I give unto Ann Chappell and Mary two silver whistles.
Item, I give unto Abraham Broads my silver tooth picker.
Item, I give unto Christopher Tooker five shillings.
Item, I give unto Margaret Vosse five shillings.
Item, I give unto the poore of South Molton forty shillings.
Item, I doe give unto my brother Henry Herder all that I have which is not yet given nor bequeathed, and I doe make him my whole and sole Executor, to see this my last will and testament to be performed.
In wittnes wherof I have hereunto sett my marke and Seale, dated the day and yeare above written.
Signe of Sarah Herder.
Sealed in the presence of;
Teste me (me being witness) Anthony Badwekes (? Misreading of Badcocke by Probate clerk)
Teste Richard Gillard.
Probate of Will of Sarah Herder, 1649.
The above written will was proved at London, before the worshipful and noble lord
Nathaniel Brent, Knight, Doctor of Laws, Master or Keeper of the Prerogative Court,
On the eleventh day of the month of January in the year of Our Lord, by the computation of the Church of England, one thousand six hundred and forty nine.
By the oath of Henry Herder, the brother of the said deceased and the Executor named in the will.
To whom administration of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased was granted.
He being first sworn on God's Holy Gospel, (by means of a Commission), truly and faithfully to administer the same.