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Will of Martha Blake, Widow of Yealmpton

Proved 11 February 1659

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/288/221, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 In the name of God Amen I Martha Blake of  
2 the parish of Yealmpton in the County of Devon widdowe being
3 sicke of body but of Sound and perfect memory thankes be unto
4 Almighty God doe make and ordeyne this my last will and
5 testament in manner and forme following First I bequeath
6 my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator who gave
7 it me through whose infinite mercy in and through the merits
8 of Jesus Christ my onely redeemer I hope to be saved And my
9 body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken there to
10 be laid in Christian burial Item I give devise and bequeath
11 unto Grace Blake my daughter all that one howse with the
12 appurten[an]cs lyeing and being such in the parish of St Trinitie in
13 Trinity Lane London in the ward of Queenehith London sometimes
14 nowe in the possession of John Rows deceased and now or late in the
15 possession of Thomas Morris his assignee or assignes, To have
16 and to hold all that the said howse with the appurten[an]cs and
o every part and parcel thereof unto the said Grace Blake her
18 executors admin[istra]tors and assignes immediately from and after
19 my death and decease for and dureing the full tyme and terme of
20 fowerscore and nyneteene yeares from thence next following
21 fully to be complete and ended if she the said Grace Blake
22 Ann Blake and Martha Blake my daughters or any or either of
23 them
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24 them doe or shall happen soe long to live Yeilding and paying
25 then therefore yearely unto the heires and assignes of me the said
26 Martha Blake Fower pence of lawfull money of England at the
27 fower most usuall dayes or tymes of payment in the yeare, that is
28 to say the Five and twentieth daie of March, the fowre and twentieth
29 day of June the nyne and twentieth day of September, and the five
30 and twentieth day of December by even and equall por[t]ions dureing
31 the said terme the first payment thereof to be made at the first daie
32 of the dayes aforesaid that shall first happen after my death and
33 decease Item I give devise and bequeath unto Ann Blake my
34 daughter all that my part purpertie and portion of all and every
35 those two howses two orchards and balse an Acre of ground belong-
36 ing thereunto and every parte and parcel thereof with the appur-
37 ten[an]cs lyeing and being in Wandsworth in the County of Surrey
38 sometimes in the occupa[t]ion of William Gerd and Marks Shrimpton
39 To have and to hold the same and every part and parcel thereof with
40 the appurten[an]cs unto the said Ann Blake her exe[cu]tors admin[istr]ators
41 and assignes immediately from and after my death and decease for
42 and dureing the full tyme and terme of fowerscore and nyneteene
43 yeares from thence next following fully to be complete and
44 ended if she the said Ann Blake Grace Blake and Martha Blake
45 my daughters or any or either of them doe or shall happen soe long
46 to live Yeilding and paying then therefore yearely unto the heires and
47 assignes of me the said Martha Blake Fower pence of lawfull money
48 of England at the fower most usuall dayes or tymes of payment in the
49 yeare, that is to say the five and twentieth day of March the fower and
50 twentieth daie of June, the nyne and twentieth day of September and
51 the five and twentieth day of December by even and equall por[t]ions dureing
52 the said terme the first payment thereof to be made at the next day of
53 the dayes aforesaid that shall first happen after my death and decease
54 Item I give devise and bequeath unto Martha Blake my daughter all
55 that one howse with the appurten[an]cs lyeing and being within the
56 parish of St Trinitie aforesaid sometimes in the occupa[t]ion of Edm[un]d
57 Herses and now or late in the occupa[t]ion of Hugh Holloway To have
58 and to hold all that the said howse with the appurten[an]cs unto the said
59 Martha Blake her executors admin[istr]ators and assignes immediately from
60 and after my death and decease, for and dureing the full tyme and terme
61 of fowerscore and nyneteene yeares from thence next following
62 fully to be complete and ended, if the said Martha Blake, Grace Blake
63 and Ann Blake my daughters or any or either of them doe or shall happen
64 soe long to live, Yeilding and paying then therefore yearely unto the
65 heires and assignes of me the said Martha Blake Fower pence of
66 lawfull money of England at the fower most usuall dayes or tymes
67 of payment in the yeare that is to say the five and twentieth day of
68 March the fowre and twentieth day of June, the nyne and twentieth
69 daie of September and the five and twentieth day of December by
70 equall por[t]ions dureing the said terme The first paym[en]t thereof to
71 be made at the next day of the dayes of payment aforesaid that shall
72 first happen after my death and decease, Item I give and bequeath
73 unto Ferdinando Blake my sonne Twenty shillings to be paid unto
74 him within six months next after my decease, Item I give and
75 bequeath unto Samuell Blake my sonne one bedsteed and featherbed
76 Performed
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77 Performed now being in the Hall Chamber whereon the
78 said Samuell Blake to lye Item I give unto the said Samuell
79 my pound with all the tymber vessells that are in in the howse
80 thereunto belonging Item I give unto the said Samuell Blake all the
tymber worke and vessels in the newehowse Item I give and bequeath unto John
81 Blake my Grandchild ten shillings Item I give unto Ferdinando
82 Blake my Grandchild Tenn shillings Item I give unto Mary Blake
83 my Grandchild Tenn shillings Item I give unto Honor Blake
84 my grandchild ten shillings Item I give unto Ruth Blake my
85 grandchild five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto Ann
86 Blake my grandchild five shillings Item I give unto Grace Blake
87 my daughter ten pounds Item I give unto Ann Blake my
88 daughter Tenn pounds the rest and residue of all my goods and
89 and Chattells not before given and disposed of I doe give and bequeath
90 unto Grace Blake, Ann Blake and Martha Blake my daughters
91 whom I doe make and ordeyne to be Executors of this my last will
92 and testament desireing them to performe as are orders to my intent
93 and true meaning herein as I trust they will doe, In Witness that
94 this is my last will and testament I have hereunto putt my hand
95 and seale the one and twentieth daie of March in the yeare of our Lord
96 God one thousand six hundred fiftie seaven the signe of the said
97 Martha Blake Sealed Signed and published by the said Martha
98 Blake to be her last will in the presence of us John Avent Thomas
99 Avent, the signe of Thomasine Rowse
100 This will was proved at London the Eleaventh daie
101 of February in the yeare One thowsand six hundred fifty eight
102 English Stile before the Judges for probate of wills and by the oaths
103 of Grace Blake, Ann Blake and Martha Blake the daughters
104 and Executors named in this will. To whom was Committed
104 administra[t]ion so They being first sworne by Commission truely to
106 administer of the said will being pronounced for by a definitive
107 sentence in that behalf read and promulgated

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