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Will of Thomas Burrington of Sandford

Proved 22 June 1657

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/265/527, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by John Moore

In the name of god Amen
the Sixteenth day of March In the yeare of our Lord God according to the Computation of the Church of England One Thousand Six hundred Fiftie and Six I Thomas Burrington of Sandford in the Countie of Devon Esquire being sicke of Bodie but of perfect memorie (thanks be unto Almightie1 Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following

I Committ my Soule unto Almightie God that gave it trusting to be saved by the merritts death and passion of Jesus Christ my onlie Saviour and Redeemer And my Bodie to the Earth from whence it Came to be decentlie interred according to the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto the Poore of Sandford Twentie pounds To the poore of Crediton Fifteene pounds and to the Poore of Shobbrooke five pounds Alsoe I give and bequeath to each of my Servants that live with me att the time of my death Twentie shillings a peece Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen William Burrington twentie pounds Alsoe I give and bequeath unto Gilbert Burrington my Cozen Twentie pounds they being both of Sandford The said last two Legacies to be paid unto them within one yeare after my death Alsoe I give and devise unto Elizabeth Read my Daughter in Lawe and to her heires for ever all that my Mannor of Morchard Arundell with all Lands rights Tenements Members and appurtenances to the same belonging scituate lying and being within the Parish of Bishopps Morchard in ye said Countie of Devon more I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth All that my Farme or Tenement Called Spence Coombe scituate lying and being within the Parish of Crediton in the said Countie of Devon with all and singular the Appurtenances unto the same belonging during all the Estate and Tearme I have in the same Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Margarett Burrington the Summe of Three hundred pounds Alsoe I give and bequeath unto Margarett Foxewell The Daughter of Edward Foxewell of the Citie of Exon Mercer The Summe of Three hundred pounds to be paid unto her when she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeares Item Item2 I give and devise unto my Kinsman Peter Taylor sonne unto my Brother in Lawe John Taylor of Bradninch One Tenement called or knowne by the name of Hartford Mills scituate lying and being within the Parish of Sampford Courtney in the Countie of Devon aforesaid during his naturall life Alsoe I give and bequeath unto Margarett Burringto3 and Anne Burrington daughters of my brother John Burrington deceased the summe of One Thousand pounds a peece to be paid when they shall accomplish the ages of Eighteene yeares a peece severally Six hundred pounds of the said One Thousand pounds to each of them being alreadie secured by part of the Lands hereafter mentioned And if either of them shall happen to die before she accomplish the age of Eighteene yeares Then five hundred pounds of the said one Thousand pounds which should have beene paid to her in Case she had lived to Eighteene yeares of age I give and bequeath unto the other surviving to be paid unto her when she shall accomplish the like age of eighteene yeares over and above the one thousand pounds to her given and assured And if both shall happen to die before they severallie attaine to the age aforesd That then none of the said monie and Legacies to be paid and the lands secured for the Six hundred poundes a peece as aforesaid being part of the said one Thousand pounds a peeece forgiven, to be absolutely freed and discharged thereof Item I doe give and devise unto my loving Cozen and freind Gilbert Burrington of Jewes Hollacombe within ye Parish of Crediton and County aforesaid Gent and to his heires and assignes for ever all that my Mannor of Frearshal scituate lying and being within the Countie of Cornwall with all its rights members and appurtenances whatsoever And alsoe all that my Mannor of Merryfeild with all its rights members and Appurtenances whatsoever within the said Countie of Cornwall And all that Messuage and Tenement with Thappurtenances Called Polegill scituate lying and being within the Parish of Eglesholt in the said Countie of Cornwall And alsoe all that my Mannor and Prebend of Aller scituate lying and being within the Parishes of Crediton and Sandford Together with all Messuages Lands Tenements rights members and other appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or heretofore inioyed as part or parcell thereof and also all that my Mannor of Sutton Satchfeild with all it4 rights Members and Appurtenances scituate lying and being within the severall parishes Feilds Villages and hambletts of Cheriton Fitzpaine Morchard and Sandford within the County of Devon aforesaid And alsoe all my Lands Messuages and Tenements with Thappurtenances Called Hartford otherwise Hertford Holland higher Averies Lands Lower Averies Land and Hartford Mills scituate lying and being in the parish of Sampford Courtney in the said Countie of Devon And alsoe all that Capitall Messuage or Bartine Called Inwardly with Thappurtenances And alsoe all the Messuages Lands and Tenements with Thappurtenances Called higher Kerade Lower Kerade Morehayes Weblane and Ford And alsoe all the Messuages Lands and Tenements with Thappurtenances in Hattishill otherwise Hoddishill within the Parish Washfeild in the said County of Devon and alsoe all other my Mannors Lands Tenements rents reversions and Services whatsoever within the said Counties of Devon and Cornwall not otherwise disposed of he the said Gilbert Burrington his heires or assignes paying all my debts and Legacies And upon that speciall Trust and Confidence That he the said Gilbert Burrington his heires or assignes shall pay all my debts and Legacies as they shall become due and payable and afterwards to the onlie use and behoofe of him the said Gilbert Burrington his heires and assignes for ever more All the rest of my Goods and Chattells whatsoever not formerly given or bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Ellinor Burrington whoe I doe make and ordaine my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament revoakeing all former Wills by me made And I doe desire my very loving Brother in Lawes John Young of Colebrooke Gent and Peter Taylor of Bradninch Merchant to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament and to see the same performed and for theire paines and Care therein I give unto them the summe of five pounds a peece to buy mourning rings In Witnes hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale and have published the same to be my last Will The Day and yeare above written The marke of Thomas Burrington Signed sealed and published in the presence of John Davy Phillipp Elston Thomas Huish Junr The marke of Temperance Jellett

This will was proved att London the Two and twentith Day of June In the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred Fiftie and Seven before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorized by the oath of Ellinor Burrington the Relict and sole and onlie Executrix named in the above written Will To whome Administration of all and singular the goods Chattells and Debts of the said deceased was granted and Committed She being first legally sworne by vertue of a Commission truly and faythfully to administer ye same

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