Will of Honor Stone, Widow of Clayhanger, Devon
Proved 25 August 1638
© Crown Copyright
PROB 11/177, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Lee Quire Numbers: 52 - 114
Transcribed by Elizabeth Howard
In the name of God Amen, 27th June 1638 I Honor Stone of Clehanger widow in the county of Devon and within the diocese of Exeter being weak of body but of good and perfect memory praised be God do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following.. First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the church of Clehanger. Item I igve to the church of Clehanger twenty shillings. Item I give to the poor of Clehanger twenty shillings. Item I give to the poor of Staley forty shillings to be employed for ever for the benefit of the poor in such manner as a former legacy of six pounds given by Nicholas Raisborrow of Stawley afsd was to be employed. Item I give to Thomasin Nutcombe my goddaughter four pounds. Item I give to Marie Nutcomb three pounds. Item I give to Mrs Jane Pinne ?Pimme four of my best pewter dishes. Item I give to Robert Stone als Upcott my brewing Chittle. Item I give to Christopher Upcott my best ?gting vat. Item I give to John Upcott of Clehanger ten shillings. Item I give to Robert Thomas twenty shillings. Item I give to Richard Rainsborrow ten shillings. Item I give to Robert Rainsborrow twenty shillings. Item I give to Jane Jervase, Elizabeth Brege, Elizabeth Barker and Bridget Potter my goddaughters two shillings a piece. Item I igve to my goddaughter Johan Hill ten shillings. Item I give to Thomas Knight the northermost bed and bedstead furnished and standing in my innermost under chamber the second brass pot and four porringers. Item I gve to Alice Sherland and Steven Vicary twenty shillings a piece. Item I give to Ausilla Knight my second best suit throughout. Item I give to John Weene from Huntsham twenty shillings. Item I give to Mr Hugh Pine?Pimme, Mr Nicholas Nutcombe each of them one of my best weathers. Item I give unto James Hart and Ursula his wife and Thobias Heale ten shillings a piece. Which legacies before given my will is that they be paid and delivered by my executor within one year after my decease they giving him a sufficient discharge. All the rest of my goods not given or bequeathed I give unto Thomas Lamprey whom I make my sole executor of this my last will and testament my debts being paid and my funeral discharged. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first written ... Honor Stone, her mark, witnesses to this my last will and testament Hugh Pimme Nicholas Nutcombe, Christopher Stone, his mark.
Proved London 25th Aug 1638 by the oath of Thomas Lamprey executor.