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Giles Jenkins

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 2nd February 1658/9
Probate Date: 29th March 1659
Proved by Giles Jenkins, son of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/288

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen The second daie of February in the yere of our Lord God according to the English Computac[i]on One thowsand six hundred Fiftie and eight I Giles Jenkins of Billingdon in the parish of Laighton Bussard in the Countie of Bed[for]d yeoman being aged, sick and weake of bodie yet of good and perfect Remembrance praysed be God therefore doe make and declare this my Last will and Testament in manner, and Forme following That is to saie. First I yeild & willinglie submitt my Soule into the Hands of Allmightie God my maker Hopeing to be saved by and through the merits death & passion Ascention and Resurrecion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer. And my bodie I Commit to the earth from whence it came to be decentlie buried in Christian buriall according to the discrec[i]on of my Executor hereafter named. And as touching my temporall estate which God of his infinite mercie & goodnesse hath been pleased to bestowe upon me far above my deserts I dispose of the same as followeth. That is to saie. First I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Anne Jenkins my bedstead in the Parlor with the Fetherbed Fetherbolster two Fether pillowes three Flaxen Pillowbeers? One Coverlet three blankets with Curtaines & [G?]allians & all Other things belonging to the said Bed And also I give unto my said wife two paire of Hempen sheets & one Flaxen sheet and one Table chaire in the parlor with a Chest called the red Chest one joyned stoole. One Barrell. One kettle my biggest, One litle pottage pott and my lookeinglasse and the tubb I bought of Thomas Lee and two new Platters and my deepest great platter & the peece of woollen Cloth w[hi]ch is of my wives owne makeing and a milking paile. I give unto my sonne Joseph Fower score pounds of Lawfull monie of England. To be paid unto him when he shall attaine unto the full age of One & Twentie yeres. And also I give and bequeath unto my sonne Francis Twentie pounds of lawfull English monie to be paid unto him when he shall attaine unto the full age of one and twentie yeres All and singuler Other my goods and Chattles whatsoever not herein by me before willed and bequeathed my debts and Legacies paid and my Funerall Expenses discharged I give and bequeath unto my sonne Giles Jenkins whom I doe make and Ordaine to be sole Execut[o]r of this my last will and testament. Utterlie revokeing and makeing voyd & null All former willes and bequests whatsoever by me made or done either by word or writeing and this onlie to be taken as my last will & none other:- In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this second daie of Februarie in the yere of our Lord God One thousand six hundred Fiftie and eight, Giles Jenkins his m[ar]ke Sealed and delivered in the presence of Will[ia]m Jenkins thelder his m[ar]ke Richard Cooke his m[ar]ke Thomas Collins his m[ar]ke John Chapman.

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