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Elizabeth Man

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 9th April 1665
Probate Date: 29th April 1665
Proved by John Man, grandchild of the late husband of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/316

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the Name of God Amen: I Elizabeth Man of Egginton in the parish of Laighton Bassard and County of Bedford widdow of sound mind and memory praysed be God doe this ninthe day of Aprill in the seaventeenth yeare of the Reigne of our Soverein Lord Charles the second of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. the seaventeenth Anno D[omi]ni 1665 make and ordaine and frame this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following Revoking hereby all former and other Wills in deed and in Law And first I bequeath my soule into the hands of God that gave it and my body to decent buriall by the discretion of the overseers of this my Last Will hereafter named And for my Worldly Estate I dispose Thereof as followeth Imprimis I give to the poore of Egginton aforesaid that assiste me att my death and funerall the sume of Tenne shillings to be paid them on the morrow after my decease Item I give to my brother John Sanders Forty shillings if he be allive Item my Will is that Tenne poundes be spent upon my funerall Item I give to Richard Andrew of Egginton Thomas Atwell al[ia]s Wells and William Peirson of Egginton afors[ai]d the sume of twenty shillings to each of them That is to say Three poundes among them to the end they be overseers of this my Last Will Item I give and bequeath to Lawrence Meredell and his wife of Much Brickhill halfe all such Goods hee hath of mine in his possession And the other halfe of the said Goods my Will and minde is Joane Meredell the daughter of the said Lawrence Meredell shall have the other halfe of the said Goods Item I give unto John Man my Last husbands Grandchild one joyned bedstead in the best Chamber one feather bed one bolster Two feather pillowes with the Rest of my goods in my best Chamber over my hall with the long table in the hall with the other goods there and I doe herein ordayne the said John Man Executor of this my Last Will and Testament giveing unto him all the Rest of my goods and money which I doe not spend and Give in my sicknes to my tenders excepte only my Will is that that Mary Yeatman the mother of the said John Man shall have five poundes being parte of the Tenne poundes John Turner my Late husbands Grandchild oweth mee by bond And lastly my Will is that the said John Turner shall have the Remaining five poundes of the said Ten poundes in his handes and my Will is that the said John Man whom I doe make order and ordayne my Lawfull and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament shall upon the payment of the said five poundes to the said Mary Yeatman deliver or cause to be delivered to the said John Turner his Executors or assignes the said obligation aforesaid In wittnes whereof Witnesses William Peirson. Alce Man her marke. Robert Pollard

The 28 day of Aprill 1665
Which day appeared personally the within named William Peirsson and made oath that Elizabeth Man the Testatrix within named whilest shee was of perfect mind and memory about Three Weekes before she departed this Life did give directions to him the said William Peirson for the makeing of her Will part of which even from these words vizt. In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Man &c. to these words I Give to my brother John Saunders forty shillings if he be alive was putt in writeing in the said Testatrix her life time The other parte following according to his shorte notes shortly after her death he Wrote downe in the very words now appearing all which perticular Legacyes shee declared to be her Will and that John Man was and should be her Executor. Willimus Peirson Juratus Sup[er] veritate humor allegaronis Will[ia]m Merricke.

The same day appeared personally Alice Man within mentioned a...a? wittnes and made oath that the deceased abovenamed did likewise declare in her presence within two dyed and in the presence of the said William Peirson that the directions and Instructions that she had given him for the makeing of her will was her last will and Testament and soe should stand att which time she the s[ai]d deceased was likewise of p[er]fect mind and memory. Alicia Man etiam Jurata. Will[ia]m Merrick.

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