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Will of Robert Grindall or Gryndall, Merchant of Dartmouth

Proved 27 March 1613

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/121/302, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the name of God amen the fourth day of Aprill one thowsand sixe hundred and eleaven in the Nynthe yere of the raigne of oure Sovereign Lord James by the grace of god kinge of England ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faithe and of Scotland the fower and fortith I Robert Grindall of Dartmouthe in the Countie of Devon Marchante beying sicke and weake in bodye but of good and perfect memorye Laude and praise be to Almightie god Do constitute and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge ffirst I bequeathe my Soule to Almightie god my maker and Redemer and my bodye to the earthe Item I give and bequeathe unto the poore people of the Northtowne Dartmouthe the somme of twentie shillinges Item I give and bequeathe unto the poore people of the Southtowne Dartmouthe the somme of twentie shillinges Item I give and bequeathe unto the poore people of the Otterton the somme of twentie shillinges Item I give and bequeathe unto the poore people of the Torre M..n the somme of twentie shillinges All this foresaied money so given to the poore to be paied within six moneths next after my Decease Item I do give and bequeathe unto Elizabeth Whitfield the Daughter of Thomas Whitfield the somme of twentie fyve poundes lawfull money of England to be payed unto her when she shalbe of the age of sixteens yeres if she shall happen so longe to live Item I do give and bequeathe unto Richard Gryndall of Otterton my best Cloake Item I do give and bequeathe unto Gregory Gryndall brother of the sayed Richard Gryndall my best suit of myne apparrell that I shall have at the tyme of my Death Item I Do give and bequeathe all the rest of my wearing apparrell whatsoever not before given and bequeathed unto my brother Thomas Witchals Item I do give and bequeath to every one of my servants which serve me at the tyme of my deathe by sea or lande the somme of tenne shillinges a peece whether they be Covenanted Servaunts or apprentices Item I do give and bequeath to every one of my godchildren which shalbe living at the tyme of my deathe to eache of them three shillinges six pence a peece Item I do give and bequeathe unto my Sister Alice Whitfield my best peece of silver plate beyng unguilted All the rest of my goodes and chattells whatsoever and wheresoever not before given and bequested I do give and bequeathe unto Margaret Gryndall my wife whome I make my whole and sole executrix to see my debts paied my legacys performed and my ffuneralls discharged And so the Lord have mercy on my Soule .... at Dartmouth under my hande and Seale the Daye and yere first above written Robert Grindall Signed and Sealed in the presence of Walter Deamenell Teste Edmondo White Clerici

Proved at London 27 March 1613