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Abstract of the Will of Nicholas Atwill, of Crediton

Proved 17 May 1591

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office O.M.Coll.3/761

Abstract of Exeter CCB-registered will transcribed by John Moore

ATTWILL, Nicholas of Crediton.

Date of will 5 May 1591.

Proved 17 May 1591 by executors.

To be buried in the church of Crediton.

To poor of Crediton 10s.

To Elizabeth daughter of Matthew Kingwill & Emmott daughter of Joan Clarke, heifers.

If John Stronge will take away his daughter Petronell from my wife & son in law Giles Kingwill that they be no more troubled nor charged with her, she shall be paid 20s.

To my daughter Anne How2.

To my wife's goddaughter Margaret How3.

To Joan Clarke, Robert Kingwill & Matthew Kingwill my wife's children 40s. apiece.

To my brother William my best jerkin & to my brother John 20s. &c.

To my neighbour John Warren4.

To my servants Laurence Pollarde & John Chidley 10s. each.

To my servants Joan Tremlett & Ebbot Clash 3/4d. each.

Residue to my wife & my son in law Giles Kingwill whom I make my executors.

Overseers: John Burrington, Walter Counyby & John How.

[Signed} Sign of Nicholas Attwill.

Memo: Debts owed by Nicholas A.    To John How £11.    To William A. £8.    To John Burrington £2.    To Joan Burrington £3.    To Alice Comyn 40s.    To John Chidley £3.15s.    To Thomas Tuckfield 40s.

1 Should read O[swyn] M[urray] Coll[ection]? Numbers unclear.
2 Nothing specified.
3 Nothing specified.
4 Nothing specified.