Will of Margaret Burrington, Widow of Sandford

Proved 11 July 1655

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PROB 11/244/241, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by John Moore

In the name of god Amen
I Margaret Burrington Widdowe in the parishe of Sandford beinge in health and of perfect memorie (God be praised) Doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner followinge First I give my Soule to Almightie God who gave it me And my bodie to the earth whence it was taken in sure hope that at the last day they beinge precondogined[?] againe I shall inherite everlasting life in the Kingdome of God through Jesus Christe our Lord For the Disposinge of my worldlie goods wherewith it hath pleased God to blesse me Imprimis I give unto my sonne John Burrington one of my silver tankards Item I give unto my sonne Thomas Burrington the other of my silver tankards Item I give unto my grandchild Margarett Foxwill fortie poundes of good and lawfull money I give unto the poore Eight poundes to be given at my buriall All the residue of my goodes I give and bequeath to my lovinge daughter Margaret Burrington whome I ordaine and make my sole and whole Executrix of this my last will and Testament And I pray my twoe sonnes in lawes John younge and Edward Foxwill to be my Overseers and to either of them I give tenne shillinges In wittnes hereof I have written this with myne owne hand, and have sett my hand and seale Dated the 25 day of February 1652
Signed sealed and delivered in the pr[esen]ce of us whose names are hereunder written Margaret Burrington Elizabeth Davy Anne Warren. I alsoe give unto eache of my servants which shalbe with me at my dyinge day Five shillinges a peece And unto my Cosen Barbara Hornibrooke five shillinges I alsoe give unto my lovinge daughter Giffard Twentie shillinges to make her a ringe And ten shillinges to her daughter my Cosen Katherine for the like purpose Wittnes hereunto John younge Anna Barrington1

This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and grantinge administrations the eleventh day of July in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fiftye five by the oathe of Margarett Burrington the daughter and sole Executrix named in the Last Will and Testament of the said Deceased To whome administracon was permitted she being sworne by Comission truely to administer