Sept 20 1625: In the name of God Amen; I JOHN WINCH of Kings Ripton Clarke being weak in body but of perfect memory upon year and day above written do make this my last will and testament as follows: First I do bequeath my soul into the hands of God the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost. My body I do bequeath unto earth to be buried in the church yard after a decent manner; and as for my worldly goods which the Lord hath bestowed upon me I do give and bequeath on this manner following. First I do give and bequeath unto my eldest son JOHN all that land which I have bought in this town with the houses barns with the appurtenances. Secondly I do give unto my second son HUMPHRY three score pounds of good lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give unto my youngest son NATHANIELL fifty pounds. ITEM; I give unto my eldest daughter ELIZABETH forty pounds of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give unto my second daughter KATHERIN 30 pounds of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give unto my youngest daughter JUDETH 20 pounds of good and lawful money of England. Lastly I do give and bequeath unto my well-beloved wife ELIZABETH 200 pounds which is in her uncle Mordant’s hands whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament. I humbly entreat the Right Worshipful Onsloe Winch and Robert Barnardiston to be supervisors of this my will written all with my own hand and subscribed my will is that my executrix shall give unto the poor of this parish 20 pounds the overseers shall have towards a stock – JOHN WINCH
Proved 7th April 1626 by Elizabeth Winch relict and executrix
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