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Thomas Manne

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 24th July 1657
Probate Date: 6th March 1657/8
Proved by Joane Manne, widow of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/274

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


July 24. 1657
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Manne of Standbridge in the parish of Leighton Bussard in the Countie of Bedf[ord] yeoman being sick in body but in good and perfect memorie (thankes be given to God) doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Allmighty god trusting assuredly thorough the death and meritts of the lord Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to have eternall life in the kingdome of heaven my body I comitt to the earth from whence it was taken decently to be buried at the discretion of my Executours hereafter named as for and concerning my temporall estate wherewith it hath pleased Allmightie God to blesse me I dispose of it after this manner First I give and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas Man ten poundes of lawfull money of England to be payed to him or his Assignes by my sonne William when he shall accomplish the age of twenty foure yeares Item I give unto my sonne John Manne twenty poundes of good and lawfull money of England to be payed to him by my sonne William Manne at his age of twenty and five yeares Item I give unto my daughter Jane Manne ten poundes of like lawfull money of England to be payed to her by my sonne William Manne at her age of twenty and one yeares I likewise give unto my foresayed daughter Jane all the houshold goods within my house after the death of my wife Joane Manne Item I give and bequeath unto my two younger sonnes Robert Manne and Edward Manne five Acres of leaseland lying in Standbridge feild equally to be divided betweene them Item my will and Testament is that if my sonne William shall depart this life before my children aforesayd shall accomplish the terme of yeares expressed that then my next borne and soe the rest successively shall pay and discharge the legacyes aforesayd Provided that if my wife Joane shall survive the tyme appointed when my sonne William should pay his brethren and Sister their portions then hee shall forbeare and not pay them untill after the decease of his mother my wife Joane Manne and if my sonn William dy before his mother his other brethren shall have the same liberty to pay the legacies successively as is aforesayd expressed lastly my will is that my wife Joane Manne shall pay all my debts and be my whole Executrix I[n] witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and yeare above written. I desire that my brother Robert Manne of Cranfeild in the County of Bedf[ord], and my brother Richard Barnwell of Willen in the countie of Buck[ingham] would bee pleased to be feoffees in trust and overseers of this my last will and Testament .///. Thomas Man .///. Sealed published and delivered in the presence of .///. Francis Kins? .///. The marke of Thomas Doggett .///.

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