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Will of George Elworthye, Yeoman of Chelbridge [Thelbridge]

Proved 3 November 1597

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/90/409, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the name of God Amen the eighte daie of October in the yeare of our Lorde god, One thowsande ffyve hundred ffourscore and Seaventeeth, George Elworthye the younger of Thelbridge in the Countie of Devon yoman made and declared his last Will and Testament nuncupative in forme followinge Imprimis he comended his sowle unto the mercie of Almightie god and his Bodye to the earthe whereof yt was made Item his will was That all and ..... some and somes of money and debts which he owed to anie persone or persones whomsoever should be fullye satisfyed and paide Item his will was that after the satisfaction and paymente of his debts, that the Remnaunt of all and singular his goodes and Chattells whatsoever should be valued and praysed and equallie parted or devyded accordinge to the number of his Children then to be living And so to be distributed or geven unto his saide Children by the advyse of Mathewe Cooke als Grendon, George Elworthie the elder and Andrewe Elworthie his Bretherne Item by his saide will he Ordeyned appointed and made Alice his wiefe his whole and sole Executrix of all and singuler his goodes and Chattells whatsoever Item his will was that Alice his wiefe should have hold and enioye the Lande Tenement or grownde called fforde grownde als fforde Downe wth the appurtenances for and dureinge the terme of her naturall liefe And after the death of the saide Alice his wiefe, That his saide Lande Tenement or grownde called fforde grownde als fforde downe with th'appurtenances should wholie remayne unto his sonne John for terme of the liefe of the saide John And after the death of the saide Alice and John Unto Andrewe his sonne and to his heires forever to and for his and theire owne uses Wittnesses of the........ by appointmente were the saide Mathewe Cooke als Grendon, George Elworthie and Andrewe Elworthie

Proved at London 3 November 1597.