Will of William Stone of Clayhanger, Devon

Proved 30 November 1650

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PROB 11/214, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Pembroke Quire Numbers: 157 - 211

Transcribed by Elizabeth Howard

In the name of God Amen, the 4th May 1650, I William Stone of Clehanger within the diocese of Exeter, though weak in body yet of good and perfect memory praised be God do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God whensoever it shall please him to take it hence and my body to Christian burial Item I give to the church of Clehanger three shillings and four pence and to the poor of Clehanger twenty shillings. Item I give to Hugh Perrott and Elizabeth Perrott twenty shillings a piece. Item I give to John Perrott twenty shillings and the cupboard press in the parlour. Item I give to everyone of my god children unmarried at the time of my death two shillings and sixpence a piece. Item I give to Robert Stoone two shillings and sixpence Item I give to Elizabeth Stoone £30. Item I give unto the said Elizabeth Stoone five pounds more if she marry to her present good liking. Item I give to Thomasine my now wife the table board in my parlour and the bolt ?bult of bees now standing in the west side of my garden. Item I give to everyone of John Stoones children ( Elizabeth Stoone excepted ) twenty shillings. Item I give to John Trickey ?Tuckhay and Jane Graves two shillings a piece. Item I give to Robert Larcombe five shillings. Item I give unto James Cowling twenty shillings. Item I give to the foresaid Robert Larcomb my middle suit of apparel throughout and unto the foresaid James Cowling my worst suit of apparell throughout. And my will is that all my aforesaid legacies shall be paid and discharged within one month next after my decease. All the residue of my goods and chattells my debts and legacies and funeral discharged I give and bequeath unto John Stone my brother whom I make my full and whole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my sign the day and year above said. Anno 1650. Signed William Stone and acknowledged in presence of these Nicholas Nutcombe, Christopher Paddon.

Proved London 30th Nov 1650 by the oath of John Stone brother and executor of the deceased.