1609 John Winch


April 12 AD 1609

In the name of God Amen I JOHN WINCH diseased in body but whole in mind and of perfect memory blessed be God do make my last will and testament in manner and form as follows: first I bequeath my soul unto God who gave me it; and my body to be buried in the church of Plumpstead and for my worldly goods I thus dispose of them: first I give unto my two sons RICHARD and JOHN fifty pounds apiece to be paid unto them when they shall be of age.  ITEM; I give unto Anne Gurney twenty pounds.  The rest of my goods unbequeathed as the lease of my dwelling house with years that are yet to come of it with all the moveable goods as plate jewels chains household stuff debts by bonds bills specialties and books and also all judgements executions all which I bequeath unto my wife JANE WYNCH[1] whom I make my executrix.  In witness whereof I have set to my hand and seal in the presence of those whose names are underwritten – John Wynch – Richard Polye William Weston William Smyth his mark William Brimstead Elizabeth Boothe Margaret Poole


Proved 21st April 1609 by Jane Wynch (relict and executrix)

[1] Jane GURNEY or Gourney – married secondly Alderman Richard FENN


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