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Will of Quinton Crosman, Husbandman of Withycombe

Proved 3 March 1658

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/274/35, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by John Moore

In the name of God Amen the Fift day of Februarie One Thousand Six  hundred Fiftie Six I Quinton Crosman of the parish of Withecombe in the Countie of Devon husbandman being weake in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance thankes be unto God doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First and above all Earthly things I Committ my Soule unto Almightie God my Creatour and Redeemer and bodie to Christian buriall Secondly Concerning my Wordly goods I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Withecombe Three shillings fower pence I give and bequeath unto Mary Crosman my Wife Twentie pounds in monie one Colt one bedd performed during her naturall life and then to leave it to my sonn John Crosman Tenn Yew Sheepe and to dwell in the house where she now liveth during her naturall life and to make use of one Crock and one pann or anie other needfull houshold implem[en]ts during her life and I give and bequeath unto Mary Crosman my daughter Twentie pounds in monie Tenn sheepe I give and bequeath unto Joane Crossman my daughter Twenty pounds in money and ten sheepe I give and bequeath unto Grace Crosman my daughter Twentie pounds in monie Tenn sheepe I give and bequeath unto Ann Crosman my daughter Twentie pounds in monie Tenn sheepe Alsoe my will is that if my sonn John Crosman doe fortune to marrie Contrary to my Wife Mary Crosmans minde and Contrary to the minds of John Crosman my brother and Thomas Hamlyn whome I desire to be Overseers Then I give and bequeath unto my Wife Mary Crosman forty shillings a yeare otherwise to abide by the former Legacies I give and bequeath unto Joane Tremills my Sister Tenn sheepe I give and bequeath unto Ann French tenn sheepe To all theise I give and bequeath these severall things that I have afore named and all the residue of my goods and Chattells moveable and unmoveable not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my Sonn John Crosman whome I make and appoynte to be my whole Executor for the performance of this my last Will and Testament In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written The signe of Quintin Crosman Sealed and signed in thepresence of Thos Hamlyn Testis the signe of Walter Wilcock the Signe of John Crosman

The third Day of the Moneth of March in the Yeare of our Lord God according to the accompt and Computation of the Church of England One thousand Six hundred Fiftie and Seaven Letters of Administration issued out to John Crosman the Uncle Curator and Guardian lawfully assigned to John Crosman a minor the naturall and lawfull Sonne of Quintine Crosman late of the parish of Withecombe in the Moore in the Countie of Devon deceased To administer all and singular the goods Chattells and debts of the said deceased according to the tenor and effect of the said deceaseds Will during the minoritie and to the only use and benefitt of the said John Crosman a minor the sonne and Executor named in the said Will, he the said John Crosman the Uncle being first legally sworne by vertue of a Commission truly and faythfullie to administer the same.