Will of John Venman, Yeoman of Bradninch

Proved 5 April 1694

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/419/296, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I John Venman of Heale Pine within the Parish of Bradninch in the County of Devon yeoman being weake of body but of perfect mind and memory praised be Almighty God for itt I doe make and ordaine this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following first and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my grand Creator hopeing through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my mercifull Redeemer to be received into his Kingdome and my body I comitt to the Earth from whence it was taken decently to be interred as my daughter and Executrix hereafter named shall thinke fitt Item I give unto my daughter Joane Venman one shilling Item I give unto my cozen Richard Venman the son of my brother Richard Venman my blacke mourning suite of apparrell Item I give unto my cozen Coyne(?) Venman and John Venman two younger sonns of my brother Richard Venman to each of them a coate a peece to be devided betweene them by my Rullers hereafter named as they shall thinke fitt And I doe desire Mr George Palmer to be aiding and assisting of my daughter Dorothy to call my daughter Joane to an account to make satisfaction to my daughter Dorothy Item all the rest of my household goods chattells debts and creditts not formerly given or bequeathed I doe give unto my daughter Dorothy whome I doe make and ordaine to be my Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I doe desire them the said John Martin and Richard Venman to be my Rulers to see this my last Will and Testament performed In Witness whereof I the aforesaid John Venman unto this my last Will and Testament have putt my hand and seale this sixe day of October in the yeare of our Lord God 1693 John Venman Signed sealed and published in the presence of John Atkins Thomas Morse The marke of Mary Venman John Martin

Proved at London 6 April 1694