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Help and advice for Bideford: Will of Grace Grenvile (1647)

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Will of Grace Grenvile, widow (not stated, but of Bideford)

Proved 15th June 1647

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/200, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Fines Quire Numbers: 63 - 128

Transcribed by David Carter

In the name of God Amen.

The nineteenth daie of Aprill One thousand six hundred fortie seaven. The Lady Dame Grace Grenvile widow being very weake in bodie, but in sounde and perfect memorie did make and declare the last will and testament ~~~capatible in manner and forme following:

I doe binde all my landes to paye my three youngest sons six hundred pounds a pease & to pay all my mother & my owne debts and legacies, And my eldest sonne is not to have my lande until the said debts and legacies shall be payed, And I doe charge my two eldest daughters whome I make my sole Executors to see all the said debts and legacies payed. And my goods to be devided amongst you. These two jewells or pictures I give one to you keapeing(?) to her daughter Prudence, and the other for my daughter Fortescue, I give forthye pounde to Mris Gardtrud Mill, I give ten poundes to Elizabeth Hooper, I give to Stephen Orchard twenty poundes, I give to Agnes Martyn five pounds, I give to Rebecca Trott five pounds, I give to Julian meaning Julian Darbie her servant ten pounds, I give two years wages to all my servants, and their wages too be payed for I leave enough to paie all, Then and there being present Bredget Grenvile, Gertrude Mill, Katherine Odell, Agnes Martyn, Margaret Tompson, Richard Grenvile with others whom she desired to testefie what shee had declared.

Probate granted in London 15th June 1647.

Transcriber's Note: Grace Grenvile (n&eacutee Smthye) was the wife of Sir Bevil Grenville. She lived in the family house on Bideford Quay, and is buried in Bideford Churchyard. She was the mother of John Granvile, 1st Earl of Bath.