Will of John Shobrooke, Yeoman of Coldridge, Devon

Proved 14 September 1655

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/246

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Aylett Quire Numbers: 160 - 209

Transcribed by Sheila Howard

In the name of God Amen: I John Shobrooke of the parish of Coldridge in the county of Devon yeoman being weak in body but of perfect mind do bequeath my soul into the hands of God, my body to Christian burial [.........] I do give unto Margaret Webb's 2 children 1 lamb a piece Item I do give unto Agnes Webb's eldest child 1 lamb Item to the next 2 a lamb a piece Item to Joane Labbitt's children I lamb apiece Item to my mother in law [..........] Item to Agnes Webb Joane Labbitt Margaret Webb an Ewe lamb a piece Item to Walter Mason my breeches that were made last and my [.....] coat Item to Dorothy Burroughs 1 ewe and lamb Item to Anthony Labbit 1 pair of breeches and a coat Item to the poor of the parish 4s Item to John Kelly his children 1 lamb a piece Item to Agnes Burrough a sheep of a year old Lastly I do give and bequeath unto Ebbot my wife all the rest of my goods and chattles and do make her full Exectortrix of this my last will and Testament In witness [..] hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal February 12th 1654. The sign of John Shobrooke Signed and sealed in presence of us Sam Clarke Thomas Parker Thomas Webb Richard [no surname given]

This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and granting administations the fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty five by the oath of Ebbott Shobrooke the relict and Executrix named in the last will and Testament of the said deceased To whom administration was permitted she being sworn by [...........] to administer