1629 Cicely Winch


In the name of God Amen; I CISLY WINCH[1] weak in body but of perfect memory blessed be God for it do make this as my last will and testament; First I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God my maker and Redeemer and my body to the dust from whence it came.  ITEM; I give and bequeath the third part of all my goods and chattels or the worth of them in money unto my daughter SCOTT.  ITEM; I give unto my daughter’s children the wool that is in the house.  ITEM; I give and bequeath to my sister HILL a silver pot and the cover to it and a porringer and a spoon. ITEM; I make over to my said sister that 15 pounds which is owing to me by William Chambers of Bigglesworth. ITEM; there is a silver tunne which I give unto […] GEORGE SCOTT.  ITEM; all the money which is owing unto me I bequeath unto my daughter Scot.  ITEM; I bequeath unto my daughter Scott the flat silver tankard and three bowls and the old salt.  ITEM; I give unto HUMPHRY SCOTT my gold sealed ring which I wear.  The sealed ring that was the Judge’s I give to my son WINCH.  ITEM; I give unto my cousin WILLIAM LEE forty shillings.   ITEM; I give unto the poor of the town of Everton the sum of five pounds.  ITEM; I give and bequeath two jewels of forty shillings apiece for little MARY WINCH and little CICELY.  ITEM; a ring of twenty shillings for little HUMPHRY WINCH.  ITEM; I make my son my sole executor to see this my last will performed – Cicely Winche – witnesses to the will – William Lee Margery Barnardiston Thomas Bolnest


Proved 19th May 1629 by Onslow Winch son and executor



From Visitation of Bedfordshire

[1] Marginal Note:  Dame Cicilie Winch of Everton in Cowhurst deceased


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