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Thomas Girney

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 16th August 1653
Probate Date: 10th January 1653/4
Proved by Charitie Girney, wife of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/241

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen and in the yeare one thousand sixe hundred fifty three August the sixteene I Thomas Girney of Linslade being weake of body but of perfect memorie (God be praised for it) doe make this my last will and Testament First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God, hopeing by the merittes and passion of his sonne Jesus Christ my beloved Saviour to obtayne remission of my sinnes and salvation Next I leave my body to be decently buried accordinge to Christian forme and fashion Then for my worldly Goods I dispose of them as followeth First I give to my sonne John Twentie five pounds which I lent to his Grandmother, Next to my sonne Henry Twentie pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid at the day of his mariage If he undertake that kinde of life Or else if he will not be ruled by his mother as I hope he will to be paid unto him at such time as with her consent he shall part from her to trade for himselfe Next I give to my sonne William Twenty pounds of lawfull money to be paid unto him a yeare after he hath served his apprenticeshipp Next I give to my sonne Thomas and to my sonne Joseph Twentie pounds apeece of good and lawfull money to be paid when they shall come to be two and twentie yeares of age If they be not willinge to live any longer servantes with theire mother Next I give to my daughter Susanna Twentie poundes of lawfull money And to her three Children William Thomas Susanna Twenty Nobles apeece All which my will is should be truly paid by Charity my loveing wife whom I make my sole Executrix; and unto whom after the payment of these my legacies debtes and funerall expences I give all those goods the Lord hath given me, to be at her command disposeinge soe longe as she doth continue a widdowe But in case she marry, my will is she have nothinge to doe with any of my Goods till she have made my Childrens portions fifty pound a peece And for the better performance of this my will I doe appoint my sonne in lawe William Vaughan and my sonne John to be Overseers. Thomas Gurney Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Vaughan John Girney his marke ./

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