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Thomas Turvey

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 12th February 1656/7
Probate Date: 2nd September 1657
Proved by Robert Turvey
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/267

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen I Thomas Turvey of Surcot in the parish of Linslade? in the Countie of Buck[ingham] yeoman being aged? and weake in bodie but of sound and perfect memory praise be to Almightie God therefore and knowing the Certanitie of death and the uncertantie of the time thereof, And for the better avoyding of the Temporall? Cares? of this world whom it shall please Almightie God to Call. And for the better settling of the Talent which God of mercie hath end[o]wed me withall Revokeing all former wills whatsoever by me made doe make and ordaine this my present Last will and Testament in manner and forme following. That is to say. First and principallie I bequeath my soule into the Handes of Almightie God my maker and of his sonne Jesus Christ my blessed Redeemer Trusting through his onlie pretious death and merites to receive Life eternall. And my bodie to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent manner at the discrec[i]on of my Executor hereafter named. And concerning my Temporall estate I dispose as followeth. It[e]m I give unto my Loveing Sister Alice Seaton Widow the summe of Twelve pence. Item I give unto my sister Elizabeth Shilburne the wife of Jonathan Shilburne the summe of Twelve pence. It[e]m I give unto the poore Inhabitantes of the Towne of Surcot the summe of Tenne shillings To be distributed by my Executor hereafter named at the day of my buriall. It[e]m All the rest of my goods Chattles Howsehold stuffe monie and moveables whatsoever my debtes and Legacies paid and p[er]formed and my funerall expens[e]s discharged I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Kinsman Robert Turvey the younger of Sircot aforesaid whom I make full and whole Executor to this my present Last will and Testament to see my said debtes and Legacies performed, And my Bodie decentlie brought to the earth. I soe doe hereby declare it This Twelveth Day of Februarie in the yeare of our Lord God One Thowsand Six Hundred Fiftie and Six. The m[ar]ke of Thomas Turvey. Sealed signed published and declared in the pr[esen]tes of John Jeffs. John Lapworth William Lapworth.

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