1608 Elizabeth Loggins of Bray


In the name of God Amen; the 20th day of May AD 1606 in the fourth year of the reign of our most gracious sovereign Lord James by the grace of God of England France and Ireland [ ] defender of the faith and of Scotland the 40th; I ELIZABETH LOGGINS gentlewoman of the Parish of Bray in the county of Berks widow[1] being sick and weak in body but thanks be given unto Almighty God in perfect mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say: first I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God and unto Jesu Christ my only redeemer and saviour in whom I do trust to be saved by the merits of his most precious death and bloodshedding; and my body to be buried where my executors shall think most meet.  Inprimis; I give and bequeath unto the Cathedral Church of Sarum [xvs] and I do give and bequeath unto HUGH LOGGINS my son[2] four [pins] and one mare to ye [value] of iii of the said are in his own [meadow] and keeping and I do give and bequeath unto HELLIN WINCH my daughter [ii] of my best joined bedsteads [ii] of my best featherbeds and all their furnitures unto them belonging.  ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto THOMAS LOGGINS gent, son of SILVESTER LOGGINS my son deceased[3] [xL] of lawful English money.  ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto ELIZABETH WINCHE the daughter of SIMON WINCHE my son-in-law one chest with all the linens and other things in the said chest.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto Katherine Feilder the wife of Seth Feilder [i] black gown and unto Richard Feilder her son a bullock of [ii] years old; and I do give and bequeath unto Joyce Sowtheie the wife of Richard Sowtheie [i] cow and [i] white cuffed gown.  ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto RICHARD WINCHE, Elizabeth Winche, HELLYN WINCHE, JANE WINCHE and SYMON WINCHE the sons and daughters of Simon Winche and Hellin his now wife all the rest of my goods and chattels not herein before bequeathed to be equally divided between the said five children; and if it shall happen that any of those five children to decease before they shall accomplish the ages of [xxi] years or to be married my will is that their portion and legacies so deceased shall be equally divided amongst the survivors of them; and I do also ordain constitute and make my son in law Simon Winche and Hellin his now wife my executors of trust to see my body buried my debts paid and my legacies fulfilled; and also I do ordain and constitute and make my loving good friends ROBERT WINCHE of Lolbrooks and RICHARD WINCHE of Shoppenhangers my overseers of this my last will and testament and I do give unto each of them for their pains [vis viiid].  In witness hereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal – witness unto this will – Robert Winche


Proved 15th October 1608 by Simon Winche executor; Hellin Winche was granted administration as the other executor


[1] Thought to be the widow of Simon Loggins (administration of his estate granted 1586)

[2] D/A1/92/203a Hugh Loggins of Bray (late of Shottesbrooke) will proved 1620; Also there was reference on the internet to a case endorsed Jan 27th 1597/8 involving Hugh Loggins and his wife Sibill, and on the British History Website (www.british-history.ac.uk) is the following footnote: “Feet of F. Berks. Hil. 45 Eliz. Thomas Weldon left a wife Sybil, evidently the Sybil Loggins who was party to this fine, by which she was to receive the rent of £40 issuing from the manor” (From: ‘Parishes: Shottesbrook’, A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3 (1923), pp. 164-171. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43198  Date accessed: 02 August 2010).

[3] Administration of Silvester Loggins’ estate granted 1597


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