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Edward Coales

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 1st October 1644
Probate Date: 5th July 1653
Proved by Thomas Townsend, son and executor to the will of Alice Coales, widow of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/225

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen. I Edward Coales of Billington in the parishe of Laighton Bussard and Countie of Bedford beinge weake and sicke in bodye but of perfect and sound remembrance doe make this my last will and Testament in forme followeinge First I bequeathe my soule to God, and my bodye to be buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned; And as for my Worldlye Goods and Chattells I dispose of them as followeth. First I give unto my sonne Edward Coales, Thirtie poundes to be paid unto him when he shall come to the age of sixteene yeares. Item I give unto my daughter in lawe Joane Lewes twelve pence; Item I give unto my daughter in lawe Sarah Townsend twelve pence; Item I give unto my brother William Coales five shillings; Item I give unto my brother John Coales five shillings And for all other my goods and Chattells unbequeathed, I give unto my loveinge wife Alice Coales (my debts Legacies and Funerall charges discharged) whom I make sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament in wittnes where of I have sett to my hand and seale the First day of October One Thousand six hundred Fortie Fower. Edward Coales his marke sealed and delivered in the presence of John Turner. William Martyn. William Hogg.

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