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Will of Gilbert Burrington

Signed 10 March 1671

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office scan of document 64/12/1/12

Transcribed by John Moore

In the name of god Amen I Gilbert Burrington of Jwes1 Holycomb in the parish of Crediton and County of Devon Esqr due make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in Mannor and form folloing Inprimis I bequeath my soule to God the maker and Redeemer of it and my bodye to a comly and decent buriall in the earth Item I give unto my beloved wife Anne Burrington (dureing her life if my estate in the same soe long continue) All that my dwelling house of Jwes Holycomb with the outhouses thereunto belonging and all orchards gardens hopph…ay & ponds on ye same As alsoe all those six fields com'only called the Inndownes2 contayning by estimation Fifty six acres or thereabouts with three meadowes lyeing on the South side of the Inndownes (now lately brought into two) by estimation tenn acres and one field now lately divided called the Long parke contayning twenty Fower acres or thereabouts and two fields called by the names of the Milham and the Milham meadow contayning fower acres and two other fields called the Brumbels contayning twenty fower acres or thereabouts and likewise one field called the Greenehayes being about six acres All wch fields are parcell of the Bartaine of Jwes Holycomb, she paying one halfe of all the rents rates and taxes wch shall be lyed on the whole and likewise within a Moneth after my death shall remise and release unto my heire and Exicutor hereafter named all and all mannor of title of dower or thirds to any part or parcell of my estate (wch in case she shall due) I give unto my said wife one fether bed performed with the bedstead such as she shall make theire of as alsoe the use of One hundred pounds worth of goods such as she shall picke dureing her life, but to be made good againe to my Exicutor or his heirs or assigns at her death And alsoe One hundred pounds more wch I have alreday3 given bond for, unto my Brother in lawe Walter Leach Esqr and Robert Leach of London gent If she shall performe the condition in that bond men'coned and not otherwise Item I give unto my sonn Nicholas Burrington Two hundred pounds two be paid in on year after my death Item I give unto my sonn Robert Burrington One hundred pounds two4 be paid within one year after my death It I give unto Humphry Burrington my sonne Five hundred pounds two be paid when he shall accomplish the age of twenty fower years Item I give unto my sonne Thomas Burrington Five hundred pounds two be paid him when he shall attaine two the age of three and twenty years in the meane time my Exicutor two pay him Twelfe pounds yearly for his maintenance untill he shall be bound forth an apprentice Item I give unto my sonne Charles Burrington three hundred pounds to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of three and twenty years, in the meane tyme my Exicutor two pay him twelfe pounds yearly for his mainetenance untill he shall be bound forth as an apprentice Item I give unto my youngest sonne Gilbert Burrington the sume of three hundred pounds to be paid him when he shall attaine to the age of one and twenty yeares In the meane tyme my Exicutor to pay him Eighteene pounds yearly or mainetaine him at scole untill he shall find some Imployment fitt for him or be bound forth an apprentice Item I give unto my only dafter Anna Burrington the sume of Five hundred pounds two bee paid her when she shall accomplish the eage of one and twenty yeares In the meane tyme my Exicutor to pay her yearly the use thereof by quarterly payments for her maintenance untill she shall be of eage to receve her portion And my will is that in case any of my said children shall happen to dye before thare portions shall be payable, that then it shall wholy come to my Exicutor or the heirs intaile and no part thereof shall come to the rest of the children surviving Item I give unto all such servants as shall be in covenant wth me att the tyme of my death five shillings apeace It I give unto phillip Temlett tenne shillings to be bestowed in a murning5 ring All the rest of my goods debts and chattles not given or bequeathed I give and bequeth6 unto my sonne John Burrington whome I make and ordayne my whole and sole Exicutor Item alsoe I give unto my sonne and heire John Burrington and the hires7 males of his bodye lawfully begotten All that my Man'or of Fee Martiall in the County of Cornwall wth its right members and appurtinances to the same blonging8, and all that Tenement called Polegill lyeing in the parish of Eglishze9 also in Cornewall As alsoe all that my Man'or of Meryfield lying in Bridgrule in the County of Cornewall aforesaid wth its rights members and appurtinances And all that my Man'or of Aller lying in Sandford wthin the parrish of Crediton and County of Devon wth all its rights members and appurtinances As alsoe all that my Man'or of Sutton Sachfield lying in Cheriton Fitspaine Sandford and Morchard wth all its rights members and appurtinances And alsoe all those my lands lying in the severall parrishes of Washfield Coulbrocke and Sampford Curtenay in the County aforesaid And all that my Man'or or reputed Man'or of Hollocomb lying in the parrish of Crediton wth all its rights members and appurtinances and other houses lying on Bowdenhill together wth all other my lands in Devon in10 Cornewall although hearein not fully Expresed And for want of such issue male lawfully begotten by my sonne John Burrington then to Nicholas Burrington my second sonne and the issue male of his bodye lawfully begotten And for want of such issue male Then to Robert Burrington my third Sonne and the issue male of his bodye lawfully begotten And for want of such issue male then to Humphry Burrington my fourth sonne and the heires males of his bodye lawfully begotten And for want of such issue male then to Thomas Burrington my fith11 sonne and the heirs males of his bodye lawfully begotten And for want of such issue male then to Charles Burrington my sixth sonne and the heires males of his bodye Lawfully begotten And for want of such Issue male then to Gilbert Burrington my seventh sonne and the heires males of his bodye lawfully begotten And for want of such Issue male then to the right heires of me the said Gilbert Burrington for evermore And my will and meaning is that unto homesoever12 my land shall fall and decend by this my will it shall still be lyable for the rissing [?] of soe much money for discharging and paying the Legaces aforesaid (If not paid by my Exicutor before named) And if the said Gilbert Burrington due renounce and revocke all other and former wills whatsoever by me made and have heareunto sett my hand and seale the tennth day of March In the yeare of our Lord god 1671

Sealed sined and published as            Gilb Burrington
my last Will and Testament
in the prsents of
John Squire
Arthur Squire
George Handmer
William Taylor

Memorandum that John Burrington of West Sandford in the County of Devon Esqr for himselfe his heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant grant and agree to and with X X X Elizabeth Northleigh of Peamor in the same County Spinster her Executors and Administrators that the above writeing is a true Coppy of the last Will and Testament of Gilbert Burrington his late father dec'd and that the same writeing shall and may be given and read in Evidence as such against him the said John Burrington his heirs and assigns and That he the said John Burrington his heirs and Assigns shall & will p'duce the Originall thereof upon any reasonable request and Occasion of the said Elizabeth Northleigh her heirs and Assigns In witness whereof the said John Burrington hath hereunto sett his hand and seale the Fifth day of June Anno Dm' 1705
Signed sealed & delivered in            John Burrington [Seal]
the prsence of us
James Glyde
John Hamley
Jamsalter

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