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Will of Benjamin Frayne, Husbandman of Frithelstock

Proved 8 December 1701

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/462/362, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Jonathan Frayne

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the seventeenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and one according to the computation of the Church of England I Benjamin ffrayne of the parish of ffrithelstock in the County of Devon husbandman being of perfect memory and remembrance praised be God Doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following ffirst I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon for my sinns And as for my body to be buried in Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executors hereafter nominated Item I give to my brother Samuel ffrayne one pound Item I give to my brother John ffrayne five pounds Item I give to my brother Thomas ffrayne one pound Item I give to my brother Stephen ffrayne five pounds Item I give unto Roger Mayne tenn shillings and nyne pence Item I give unto Elizabeth Mayne the elder the greatest of my gold rings Iteem I give unto Elizabeth Mayne the younger the least gold ring Item I give all my brothers children one pound to every one of them Item I give unto my brother Stephen all my wearing apparrell Item I give unto Thomas Loaman one ewe sheepe Item I give unto my brother John ffrayne three pounds a year of the estate that I have in Denhorwood every year so long as my estate continues therein Item I give unto the poore of ffrithelstock tenn shillings Item all the rest of my lands leases houses legacys bills debts goods chattles whatsoever I give unto Roger Mayne the younger and Elizabeth Mayne the elder whom I doe make joyntly my whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills and Testaments In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. The sign of Benjamin ffrayne signed and sealed in the presence of Richard Prout James Ayer the mark of Loaman

Probate granted to Roger Mayne junr. and Elizabeth Snr. 8th December 1701

[N.B. There is a long Sentence that follows, in Latin, at PROB 11/463/386]