In the name of God Amen; the fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and two; I JOHN WYNCH of the Parish of East Greenwich in the County of Kent, Waterman, being weak in body but of good and perfect memory praise be to Almighty God, do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form [ ] following. I resign my soul into the hands fo the Creator of all things judge both of quick and dead trusting for eternal life and salvation only through the meritorious death and passion of the eternal redeemer Jesus Christ the Righteous. My body I commit to the ground to be decently buried in churchyard of the parish of East Greenwich as my executrix hereafter nominated shall think fit. My household stuff and goods I give and bequeath as follows: to my eldest son NOWELL WYNCH of East Greenwich aforesaid, Shipwright I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings of lawful money of England and no more; to my youngest son JOHN WYNCH of East Greenwich aforesaid, Mariner I give and bequeath the sum of ten shillings leaving him further to my wife’s disposing out of such goods as shall hereafter by this present testament be divided unto her. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter ANNE WYNCH of East Greenwich aforesaid, spinster and to the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten the house wherein I now dwell after my wife’s decease together with the one half of all such goods and household stuff implements and utensils of household as at the time of my wife’s decease shall be left. All and singular other my goods chattels household stuff implements and utensils of household my debts and funeral expenses paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my loving wife DOROTHY WYNCH to be at her disposing; also to my said wife Dorothy Wynch I give and bequeath the house wherein I now dwell for term of her natural life only; and after her decease the said house shall come to my aforesaid daughter Anne Wynch and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten but in case my said daughter has no heir of her body lawfully begotten then my will is that after her decease the said house shall come to my son John Wynch and the heirs of his body and if he shall have no heirs of his body then my will is that the said house shall come to son Nowell and to the heirs of his body forever; and I do hereby ordain nominate and appoint my said wife Dorothy Wynch and my foresaid daughter Anne Wynch to be executrixes of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke nullify and make void and frustrate other former wills and testaments by me made whether by word or writing whatsoever confirming and ratifying this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written – John Wynch – read signed sealed published and delivered to be the last will and testament of the within named John Wynch the father in the presence of [the letter of] Robert Walton (the mark of) Phillip Marshall (the letter of) Joan Leicester John Allen
Proved 13th May 1653 by Dorothy Wynch relict and Anne Wynch daughter, joint executors
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