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Richard Andrewe

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 25th May 1636
Probate Date: 13th April 1637
Proved by Anne Andrewe and William Andrewe
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/173

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen the five, and Twentith day of May In the yeare of our Lord God, one Thousand six hundred, thirty six. I Richard Andrewe of Eginton in the parrish of Laighton Bussard in the County of Bedford yeoman being not in health nor stength as heretofore, but yet in sound and perfect memory thankes be to Almightie God for all things, doe make this my p[resen]te wryting, declaring herein my Last will in manner following. First I bequeath my Soule into the handes of Almightie God my Creator trusting onely to the meritts of Jesus Christ for my Salvac[i]on, And touching the worldly goodes which God hath bestowed upon mee I do give, and dispose of them as followeth Imprimis I give unto Anne my loving wife my Joyned Bedsteed in my lower Chamber with all manner of Furniture to the same Compleate in all things And soe much of my other goodes and Chattells as shall make up the said Bedd and Beddinge to be worth Twenty Poundes by reasonable valuac[i]on. Provided alwaies that my will is that if the said Anne my wife shall att any tyme take any thirdes or dower out of the messuage and landes by mee given and surrendred unto my sonne Richard Andrewe that then the said Bedsteed beddinge and other goodes before appointed for my said wife shalbe, and remaine unto my said sonne Richard in leiwe of the Thirdes soe taken by my said wife, and my said wife shall loose the whole benefitt of the said guifte. Item I give unto my said sonne Richard Andrewe, and to his heires and assignes forever All my twoe Acres of freehold land which I holde of the Mannor of Eginton which is as followeth Inprimis one halfe Acre, and halfe a baulke shooting up to Crannows Willowes the other parte of the said baulke on the east part thereof, It[e]m one Acre shooting into Stonwaie the land late of Rawlins, and nowe John Andrewes the elder on the south, and east parte. Item one halfe Acre uppon middle bauland furlong, the land of Thomas Atwell on the south parte. Item I give more unto my said sonne Richard all the money that is oweing unto mee by especialties, Bondes or wrytings from all persons (excepting one debt by Obligac[i]on from George Varney: and John Varney And one obligac[i]on from William Burdsie) which said two obligac[i]ons my will is shall remaine to myne Executors to pay Legacies, and the fyne for my Coppyhold Landes. Item I give unto my daughters Elizabeth and Bethia the somme of Twelve score poundes of lawfull money of England To be equally devided betweene them, and to be paid to them at the tyme of their severall accomplishm[en]tes of their ages of Twenty and One yeares. And my will is that myne Executors hereafter named shall provide to and for my said Two daughters duringe their minorities sufficient meate drinke Lodging Reparrell and house harbour Respectively according to their degree And I will that my Executors shall pay to my said Two daughters Elizabeth and Bethia unto each of them from the tyme of their being of the age of Eighteene yeares, untill the tyme they shalbee of their ages of one and Twentie yeares the yearely Annuitie or Some of Six Poundes a peece to each of them, And my will is that if any of my said Three Children Richard Elizabeth and Bethia shall happen to die before they shalbe of the age of Twenty one yeares, That then the porc[i]on of goodes to them given being soe deceased shalbe equally devided betweene my sonne William, and the Survivors of them three Children: And the yearely profitt which shall arise of their porc[i]ons soe deceased, shalbe equally devided betweene my sonne William Andrewe, and the Survivors of them three Children by equall porc[i]ons from the decease of the first of them soe dyinge, untill the youngest Survivor of them shalbee of the age of one and Twenty yeares. Item my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall deliver All my Bondes Billes and writings before menc[i]oned or intended to be given to my sonne Richard Andrewe such as doe concerne the debts due to mee, unto my Brother Peter Woodward, Thomas Knight and Edward Tay for my sonnes; And my will, and request \to them/ is that they will cause all the bondes to be renewed, and made into the name and proper use of my said sonne Richard att his Charge within Twenty dayes next after my decease, that soe the whole benefitt of his portion may Redound wholly to the said Richard with all Expedition: Item I give unto my Two daughters Margarett and Anne Twelve Pence a peece. Item all the Rest of my goodes and Chattells now unbequeathed I give, and bequeath the same unto Anne my wife, And unto my sonne William Andrewe, to pay my debts legasies and my funerall expences, According to this my will, And I make, and ordeyne the said Anne my wife, and my said sonne William to bee Joynt Executors of this my Last will and hereby I doe Revoke and make voyd all my former wills, and doe hereby publishe, and declare this to be my Last will: In witnesse whereof I the said Richard Andrewe have hereunto sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare above written. Richard Andrewe. Published and declared and sealed & delivered in the p[re]sence of us John Man de Mannor, and William Mann.

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