In the name of God Amen. The first day of August Anno Domini 1616, I JOHN WADDUP Citizen and Goldsmith of London being sick and weak in body but strong and steadfast in the Lord and being loathe to leave any troubles behind for that little estate which the Lord has sent me I do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament in form following first so soon after my decease as may be my desire is that all such debts which I justly owe be truly paid by my executors hereafter named and first for all such debts as I and in account of partnership between me and John Bule, Ironmonger wherein we stand bound jointly each for other and counterbonds on the same to save each other harmless for which debt the goods wherefore they grow due being sent on the good ship Prosperous Johane which ship for ought I know is not yet arrived the particulars of all which account my executors shall find together in my study; as for the house in Cheapside in London called the King’s Head and Crown given by my father JOHN WADDUPP to my brother SYMON and myself I will that my executors shall out of the same have according to the content of a lease lately let thereof by my said brother and myself to Richard Reade and Abraham Butler and this to continue according to my brother’s and my agreement made between us during the same lease and after the expiration thereof I give and bequeath all my right and title therein to my son JOHN WADDUPP and to his heirs and assigns for ever and I leave it as the best part of his portion and leave him in the hands of my mother his grandmother with my blessing desiring her to do unto him what she intends to do for me. ITEM; I give towards the reparations of St Peter’s Church where I was born five pounds whereof three pounds is in their hands already. ITEM; I give unto my father PENNINGTON a ring of five pounds and I give unto my loving mother his wife a gown of taffeta or ten pounds in money; and I do give unto my loving and dear mother a gown of silk [grogran] and a diamond ring of ten pounds and I do confess I owe her three hundred pounds with some more interest which I humble desire if she please as the last gift she shall ever give me knowing I owe much never to call to my executors for it. ITEM; I give and bequeath to my uncle WILLIAM WADDUPP forty shillings a year during his life and his youngest son my godson six pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence to be paid at his age of twenty and one years. ITEM; I give unto my cousin HALL ten pounds in money and to make him and his wife a cloak and a gown; I give to his son ROBERT my godson five pounds in money. ITEM; I give to my uncle DOWNES and his wife ten pounds. ITEM; I give to my cousin RICHARD JOYCE his wife and daughter all mourning apparel. ITEM; I forgive unto my cousin HERBEDGE thirty pounds of the threescore he owes me. ITEM; I give unto William Barrett ten pounds so as he do pay and discharge what he owes me and what I stand bound for him. ITEM; I give to the Society of Ringers called the Northerne Schollers five pounds in money. ITEM; I give to the Company of Goldsmiths in London instead of certain spoons by me given them they being back delivered ten pounds. ITEM; I give to Mrs Travis my landlady a good clock and watch of eight pounds value desiring them to be good to my children for the leases I hold of them. ITEM; I give to Mr John Williams, Christopher Parris, Daniel [Pocher], Mr Gibbs, Mr John Knight, Steven Langcastell my father Bell, John West, Mrs Harwell, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Corry vizt. to every of the men a ring of twenty shillings apiece and to every of the women a ring of ten shillings apiece. ITEM; I give to Mr Holbroke a ring of twenty shillings. ITEM; I give to my man John three years of his time and five pounds in money. ITEM; I give to my brother ROGERS and his wife, my brother PENNINGTON and his wife, to my brother THOMAS and GEORGE MANSELL, DANIEL and ROBERT PENYNGTON all mourning apparel. ITEM; I give unto my brother SYMON’s wife a fayer mourning gown and a diamond ring of ten pounds. ITEM; I give to his daughter ANNE twenty pounds in money. ITEM; I give to Mrs Miller a ring of ten shillings. ITEM; I give to Father Michell of Norwich a ring of twenty shillings. ITEM; I give to George Reeve and Edward Reeve and John Reeve forty shillings apiece. ITEM; I give to my man Edward one hundred pounds in full discharge of the money that I have in my hand of his. ITEM; I give to my brother Symon the ring which Michael Barton gave me. ITEM; I give to Mary Allen and my cousin Hewe each of them a ring of twenty shillings apiece. ITEM; I forgive to Mr Gamon all the money he owes me and I give to his wife a ring of ten shillings. I will that Thomas and Mary Goddard have all such money paid them which is set down in my book. ITEM; as concerning Mr John Gallis between whom and I there has been lately contention I do freely and from my heart forgive him and charge my executors that that which is set down in a book of mine concerning the agreement between him and myself which is the truth be as duly paid unto him as any penny portion to any child of mine and I do also give him ten pounds in money and a cloak. All the rest of my goods chattels debts plate jewels and other things and rights whatsoever a particular whereof is now in my study my will is shall be equally divided in three parts according to the custom of London my debts and legacies first paid; and I do hereby ordain and make ELLINE my loving wife, WILLIAM my son and ANNE my daughter joint executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said John Waddupp have to this my present last will and testament put my hand and seal dated the day and year above written my will is that the overseers of this my last will and testament shall be Mr John Williams, my father Pennington, Symon Waddupp, my cousin Hall; signed sealed and acknowledged the day of the date above written in the presence of us by me John Waddupp per me John Knight, by me John Gullis, Christopher Pecke, Edward Vaghan, et moi Robert Deane Notary public.
Proved 30th October 1616 by Helline Waddupp relict and executrix
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