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Edward Bonker

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 5th November 1652
Probate Date: 20th April 1653
Proved by John Bonker, brother of the testator [note: possible clerical error as John is described as deceased in the will, and his son William is named as the sole executor]
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/229

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen I Edward Bonker of Circuite? in the p[ar]ish of Linslade in the County of Buck[ingham] yeoman beinge sick in body but of sound and p[er]fect memory thanks bee given to Almighty god doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my soule into the handes of Almighty god trustinge only to be saved through the merrittes of Jesus Christ And my body I bequeath to the Earth from whence it first had a beinge And as Concerninge my Temporall Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to blesse me I bequeath and give the same in manner and forme followinge First I give and bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Bonker the wife of my brother John Bonker late deceased Ten poundes to her daughter Susan Bonker Fourty poundes besides Eight poundes I owe her for sheepe and a Bullock Item I give to ev[er]y one of the rest of my Sister Bonkers Children (her sonne William only Excepted) Tenne poundes a peece Item I give to Anne the wife of Robert Massingberd my kinswoman Fyve pounds Item I give to Sarah the daughter of Thomas Jakeman \my kinswoman/ Fyve poundes All the rest of my Goods and Chattells I give And bequeath to William Bonker sonne of the said John Bonker my kinsman whom I make the sole Executor of this my Will Given under my hand and seale the Fifth day of November 1652. The Mark of Edward Bonker Witnesse Robert Massingberd Thomas Turney Rob[er]t Turney.

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