1621 Robert Winch of Bray


In the name of God Amen, I ROBERT WINCH of Bray in the County of Berk [Broker] being weak of body but of good and perfect memory thanks be given to god do hereby ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: first I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to the earth from whence it came.  ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my kinsman SIMON WINCH and to my brother JOHN WINCH and to their heirs for ever all of my three half acres of land by of and lying together in a piece near Crockfords Close and one acre parcel of a piece called the [Pavers] and to be taken out of the piece next the land of Thoams Westcott, Baker in London all lying in Bray aforesaid in a common field called Wickfield and in a row called the middle holy, entreating them to pay such debts as I do owe as far forth as the money will amount unto as it shall be worth to be sold for.  ITEM; I do give and bequeath to ANN WINCH, RICHARD WINCH, JOHN WINCH and JAMES WINCH my son’s children my four acres of land lying at the parcel near Robert Golding’s land to their heirs forever viz. either of them one acre.  All the rest of my goods and chattels my debts being paid and my funeral expenses discharged I do give and bequeath to ANN WINCH my wife whom I do make executrix of this my last will and testament and I do make my loving friends William Punter and Roger Noake overseers of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have set me hand and seal the 8th day of November in the year of our Lord God 1620 – the mark of Robert Winch – sealed published and delivered in the presence of William Punter, Roger Noke


Proved 11th April 1621


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