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Will - John Thorpe 1654


 
Will of John THORPE of Grandborough, Bucks - 1654
In the name of God amen I John Thorpe the elder of Greenborough [Grandborough} in the Countie of Bucks yeoman being in reasonable good health of bodie of sounde and perfect memorie thankes be given to Almightie God for the same but calling to minde the uncertaintie of mans continuance in this transitory life and for the disposing of my temporal estate which God in mercie hath bestowed upon me here on Earth doe maketh my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following my bodie to the earth to be decentlie interred att the discretion of my executor hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of Greenborough the summe of tenne shillings to be distributed amongst them on the day of my funeral att the discretion of my executor
Item I give unto my sonne John Thorpe the summe of twentie shillings
Item I give unto my daughter Alice Cheshire the summe of twenty pence
Item I give unto my sonne Hugh Thorpe my best horse or mare att his choyce whether he will elect and my best best carte and wheeles and fortie pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid him by executor within three yeares next after my decease
Item I give unto my daughter Margarett Spooner twelve pence
Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William Thorpe one horse or mare which he will elect of them (after) Hugh hath chosen And my carts not already bequeathed together with my ploughs and all other furniture and implements of husbandrie and all my household stuffe and fortie poundes of good and lawfull money of England to be paid him by my executor within three yeares next after my decease upon condition that my said sonne William and shall and doe take care and provide for my wife all necessaries of meate drinke and lodging soe long as she shall live
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild John Thorpe sonne of my sonne John Thorpe twentie shillings
Item I give unto my grandchild Thomas Cheshire three pounds
Item I give to my grandchild Henerie Thorpe sonne of my sonne Richard Thorpe twentie shillings
Item I give unto my sonne Robert Thorpe one horse or mare which he shall choose after his brother Hugh and William and fortie shillings in money to be paid by my executor within three yeares after my decease
I tem I give and devise unto my sonne Edward Thorpe all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels unbequeathed whome I make and constitute the onlie executor of this my last Will and Testament
and hereof I do make William Norman of Shipton and my kinsman George Thorpe of Stukelie overseers and doe give and devise to them twentie shillings
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this twentith day of October in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fifty fower
John Thorpe his marke
Sealed and published in the presence of Nathaniel Croother George Thorpe
This will was proved att London the seaven and twentieth day of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fifty and fower before the Judges for probate of writs and granting administrations lawfully authorized by the oath of Edward Thorpe the sonne and only executor named in the above written Will to whome administration of all and singular the goods chattels and debts of the said deceased was committed he being first legallie sworne by virtue of a Commission truly and faithfully to administer the same.
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills
The National Archives ref - PROB11/243



 

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