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Will of Walter Blackmore of Swimbridge

Proved 30 Oct 1589

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/74/369, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 In the name of God Amen on Frydaye  
2 the one and twentithe daye of the monethe of June in Anno D[omi]ni a thousand
3 five hundred eightie eight Walter Blackmore of the parishe of Swimbridge
4 beinge sick in bodye but of perfett memorie did make and declare his testament
5 noncupative conterminge the disposition of his goodes as followethe viz First he
6 gave and bequeathed to the sonne of Elizabeth Thorne his godchilde fortie shillings
7 And to every of his other godchildren beinge five in number a cowe a peece and
8 did name and rehearse in whose kepinge every of the same kyne weare And did will
9 that it shoulde be imployed to their best profitt The residue of all his goodes he gave
10 and bequeathed to his maister Nicholas Shorte whom he named his executor
11 being present and witnesses John Short John Pylman and Margarett Beare
12 And afterwardes on Satterdaye the twoe and twentithe of June the saide Wal
13 ter Blackmore beinge in like perfett memorie did confess and declared that he
14 had made and acknowledged his last will and testament and had given to five of
15 his godchildren a cowe to eache of them And to one other godchilde beinge the sonne
16 of Elizabeth Thorne fortie shillings And that the rest of his goodes he hadd
17 given and bequeathed to Nicholas Shorte his maister and had nominated
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18 and made him his executor beinge present John Somewell and the saide John Shorte
19 and John Pyllman

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