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Will of George Elworthy, Yeoman of Thelbridge

28 Mar 1623

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/141, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Swann Quire Numbers: 1 - 66

Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover Howard and Christine Gibbins

In the Name of God, Amen, the 3rd February, 20th year of the reign [1622] of our Lord James Governor Lord of England, King Defender of our faith and of Scotland, six and fiftieth. I George Elworthy of the parish of Thelbridge yeoman being whole in mind etc do make and ordain this my last will and testament ... I commend my soul to Almighty God etc. I hope to be saved and washed of my many fould sins and transgressions. My will and bequeath that all such debts and duties to any person or persons be paid ..... Item I give unto Joane my wife six of my best melch kyne and fourtie of my best melch ewes to be delivered after my decease. I give to my son Andrew Elworthy after the decease of my wife Joan all my household implements and utensils of whatever kind or nature.I give and bequeath to the widow Moyses and George Moyses her son of Thelbridge, 5/-, to be paid within the month next after my decease. Item I give to Jane Gater of Thelbridge 2/-. Item I give and bequeath to John Moore of Thelbridge [unreadable] £10 of current English money to be paid within 3 months of my decease. Item I give unto the widow Galferie of East Worlington 6/8d. Item I give to the old Can dwelling at Pridley in East Worlington 40/-. Item I give to Dionis Mogford and Margaret her sister dwelling in the church house at East Worlington 3/4d. Item I give to Thomas Davie of Witheridge dwelling in the church house there 5/-. Item I give to Mathew Grindon the elder of Witheridge £10 to be paid within 12 months if he shall so long live. Item I give to George Chanter of Witheridge 2/-. I give to Richard Cann of Thelbridge 10/-. I give to Robert Cann of Witheridge 10/-. I give unto Tibbett Cooper of Nymett Rege 10/-. I give unto Hugh Partridge of Washford 1/-. I give unto Henry Carpenter of West Morchard thatcher 10/-. I give to my cosen Thomas Moore my wife`s sister`s daughter, of Thelbridge £30 to be paid within 9 months. I give to my cosen Hugh Moore of Ashreigney £10. I give unto John Whetstone of West Morchard 10/-. I give to Alice a poor decrepit maid 2/- dwelling in West Worlington built by me and the vicar of the said parish. I give unto Willmott my now servant 20/-. I give unto Joan Wisland and to Leaff Smart two poor widows of the parish of Cheldon 5/- a piece. I give to Thomas Mortimor of West Morchard 10/-. I give to Roger Wills of Thelbridge labourer 5/-. I give unto Robert my boy servant 20/-. I give unto Richard Saunder of East Worlington 13/4d. I give unto Walter Moore my cosen of Thelbridge 10/-. I give unto my cosen Anthony Blackmore of Thelbridge 10/-. I give to Joan my foresaid wife £20. I make and ordain Andrew Elworthy my son sole executor. And I make and ordain to serve this my will be performed and fullfilled Hugh Tollie of Witheridge and James Bishop of Thelbridge husbandman my overseers and for their pains 3/4d each... Signed and sealed George Elworthy the day and date above 1622 in the presence of Bartho Manning, Jacobi Bishop.

       Proved London 28th March 1623 by the oath of Andrew Elworthy son and executor.