Will of John Stone, of Clayhanger, Devon

Proved 9 Sep 1637

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PROB 11/175/26, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Transcribed by Elizabeth Howard

In the name of God Amen. 8th July 1637. I John Stone of Clehanger in the county of Devon weaver, being sick in body but of good and perfect memory (praised be God) do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Clehanger. Item I give to the church of Clehanger twelve pence. Item I give to James Hart, John Hart, Dorothy Galfrey, Michael Galfrey, Robert Larcombe, Henry Grant, Alice Tose, Robert Woodroofe, John Weene the elder, John Weene the younger, William Evoll, Roger Hart twelve pence a piece. Item I give to Richard Tucker`s five children Valentine, John, Richard, Thomas and Jane twenty shillings a piece (in margin ... Item I give to my brother Emmanuel Stone £15 and my best breeches and doublet. Item I give to my sister Agnes Stone £15) which legacy of £5 my will is that Richard Tucker shall receive and employ it to the best benefit for them he giving my executrix an acquittance. Item I give to Christopher Paddon twenty shillings. Item I give to Robert Charles my looms that I usually weave in. All which legacies my will is that they be paid by my executrix within one year after my decease. All the rest of my goods and chattells not given nor bequeathed I give unto Richard Stone my wife whom I make my sole executrix of this my last will and testament. And I do entreat my father Richard Stone and my brother Emmanuel Stone to be my overseers of this my last will and testament performed. John Stone. Witnesses Hugh Pimme, Richard Stone.

Proved London 9th Sept 1637 by the oath of Richard Stone, relict of the deceased.