1646 Richard Winch of Bray


In the name of God Amen.  I Richard Winch of Bray in the county of Berks, yeoman of His Majesty’s Scalding House being weak in body but of perfect memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following vizt First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator trusting through the merits of Jesus thence to be saved And my body to be buried in the churchyard of Bray aforesaid near the centre of the south end of the church next the chapel ITEM I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Nathaniel Winch and to my daughter Ann Winch all such moneys and debts as are any more  due or coming unto me from the knight Matw (the whole sum whereof amounted to [  ] about four hundred pounds) for to be equally divided between them Moreover I do hereby give my said daughter Ann the full sum of four hundred pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto her at her full age of one and twenty years And also I do give her two featherbeds and bolsters two coverlets and five blankets and four pairs of sheets Moreover I give to my said son Nathaniel two featherbeds and feather bolsters two coverlets five blankets and four pairs of sheets  ITEM all the residue of my goods and chattels unbequeathed (my debts and my funeral discharged and this my last will and testament in all things duly peformed) I do wholly give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Winch and to my [first son] Richard [Winch] whom I do hereby make joint executors of this my last will and testament in witness thereof I have set to my hand and seal this first day of March in the nineteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles of England Scotland [France] and Ireland king & anno domini one thousand six hundred forty three – Richard Winch sealed subscribed and published in the presence of George Bishopp Nathaniell Hathorne Robert Bishopp. 

Probate (15/6/1646) Probatum fuit…  


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