In the name of God Amen. I CHRISTOPHER PITTof the City of Bristol merchant sick in my body but perfect of mind and memory thanks be to almighty God do constitute and make this my testament and last will in manner and form following; first I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and to Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer by whom I look for redemption of all my sins. As for my temporal goods I bequeath in manner following. ITEM; I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY PITT fifty pounds and my lesser goblet of silver gilt and a big [spure] chest which was her grandfather’s. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto CHRISTOPHER PITT my son fifty pounds. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto MARGARETT PITT my daughter fifty pounds. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto THOMAS PITT my son fifty pounds to be paid in manner and form following; that is to say, to my daughters at the age of eighteen years or at the day of their marriages the which shall first happen; and my two sons to be paid at the age of one and twenty years; and if it shall happen either of my said children shall depart this mortal life before he or she shall be of full age as is aforesaid then my will is that the rest of my children surviving shall have and enjoy that portion to be equally divided between them. ITEM; I give and bequeath to SICELIE OLDFIELD my wife’s daughter twenty pounds to be delivered at her day of marriage. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto ELIZABETH OLDFIELD my wife’s daughter twenty pounds to be paid at her day of marriage. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto MICHAEL OLDFIELD my wife’s son twenty pounds to be paid at the age of one and twenty years. ITEM; I give and bequeath to SISELIE PITT my wife the lease of my house which now I dwell in with all my implements therein during her natural life; and after her decease the rest of the years then remaining with all my implements I give and bequeath to my son Christopher Pitt. ITEM; I do constitute and make my well-beloved wife Siselie Pitt my full and whole executrix of this my last will unto whom I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods. ITEM; I do make my well-beloved brother THOMAS PITT and my neighbour Thomas [Callchill] my overseers to whom I give twenty shillings apiece. In witness whereof I have [ ] and seal [ ] the fourteenth day of June 1597 [14/6/1597] per me Christopher Pitt
Proved 20th August 1597 by Cicilie Pitt (relict and executrix)
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