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Agnes Stone

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 7th June 1631
Probate Date: 20th October 1631
Proved by Mary Wells daughter of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/160

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen, The Seaventh daye of June Anno Domini One thousand sixe hundred thirty one I Agnes Stone of the Heath and Rach in the parish of Laighton Bussard in the Countie of Bedf[ord] Widowe beinge (at this present) of sound and perfect memory thankes be given unto God therefore, doe make this my last will and Testament (in manner and forme following) First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Allmightie God, my Creator, humbly and hartily desiringe pardon & forgivenes of all my sinnes, hopeinge to have free remission thereof, through the sole merritts and bitter, death and passion of Jesus Christ his only sonne my alone Saviour and Redeemer And my body I bequeath to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in the Churchyard of Laighton aforesaid as neere the body of my sonne there interred as conveniently it may. And as concerninge that worldly estate the which God of his mercy hath beene pleased to lend mee I distribute and dispose the same as followeth First I give and bequeath unto John Wells one of the sonnes of my daughter Mary Wells five pounds to be paid unto him within two moneths next after my decease And alsoe my will is that the like some of five pounds be paid into the hands of the said John within the like space of two moneths next after my decease, to and for the use of Franncis Wells, one other of the Sonnes of my said daughter Mary which some I give to be paid unto the said Franncis w[i]thin sixe yeares after the same shall come into the hands of the said John Item I give and bequeath unto the said John and Franncis to each of them twoe paire of sheets Item I give and bequeath unto William Wells one other of \the sonnes of/ my said daughter Marie Twentie pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid him within one moneth next after my decease, and alsoe two paire of sheets Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Wells and Elizabeth the two daughters of my said daughter Mary to each of them foure pounds of like lawfull money to be paid them within one moneth next after my decease And alsoe I give to either and both of them one Cowe, two paire of sheets, three brasse Kettles, sixe peeces of pewter, one spitt, and one Coverlett, and one blankett And unto the said Mary one brasse pott And I doe make and ordaine my said daughter Mary Wells now wife to John Wells th'elder my sole Executrix of this my last will to whom (the legacies before bequeathed my funerall expences, and all my debts first paid satisfied and discharged) I give all the rest of my goods and Chattells And further I doe hereby appoint Mr. Christopher Sclater Vicar of Laighton Overseer of this my Will whom I entreate and desire to be aidinge & helpinge unto my said Executrix in the execuc[i]on of this my Will And thus havinge made this my Will I doe annihilate and annull all other or former Wills or bequests. In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the daie and yeare above written The marke of Agnes Stone The Testator Sealed openly read and published by the said Agnes Stone in the presence of Chr[istopher] Sclater Christopher Theed ./

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