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Will of William Cranch (almost certainly of Malborough, but not stated)

Proved 29 January 1635

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/167, File Reference: 43, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Sadler Quire Numbers: 1 - 44

Transcribed by Kathryn Barnett

[Note by K. Barnett - Where a word is difficult to read, I have placed my best guess in square brackets, thus [ ]. Where a letter or letters within a word cannot be deciphered, I have placed a dash, thus - .]

In the name of God Amen I William Cranch beinge Sicke of body but of good and well disposing memorie doe ordayne make this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme and followinge (viz) First I bequeath my body to the earth from whence it was taken and my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer As for my worldly estate I dispose of as followeth (viz) First I give and bequeath all my wearing apparel to my loveing friende Richard [Welch] with whatsoever as shall be founde in my Chest in [tithes] in goods or money Item I give unto my loveing brother Andrew Cranch half my wages wich shall be due to mee from the hno ble Company and the [then] half to my loveing sister Mary Cranch Item I make my loveing mother Alice Cranch sole executrix of this my last will and testament to the intent that Shee maye [-e - eave] in whatsoever debts doth accrue unto mee above my wages In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this present [xxvith or xxxth] day of January 1631 Wm Cranch
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Job Medley Roger Swaffer Benjamin Phillips

Probate decree in Latin -Administration granted to Alice Cranch 29th January 1634
"... vicesimo nono die Mensis January ... ... ... Millesimo sexcentesimo tricesimo quarto ... ... ... ... Alicia Cranch Matris ... ..."