1656 John Mattingly


In the name of God Amen; the sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord God according to the computation of the Church of England one thousand six hundred fifty six; I JOHN MATTINGLY of Binfield in the County of Berks, Cooper being sick in body but sound in mind and of good and perfect remembrance, I praise Almighty God therefore do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to Christian burial.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto JOANE MATTINGLY my wife all such money as she the said Joane has now in her hands or any friend of hers for her which was her portion or any part thereof before I married with her.  ITEM; I give more unto the said Johane Mattingly my said wife, JOHN MATTINGLY my eldest son, WILLIAM MATTINGLY my youngest son and JOYCE MATTINGLY my daughter the residue of all my goods cattle chattels household stuff brass pewter and other of my goods whatsoever not otherwise hereinbefore given nor bequeathed equally to be divided amongst them.  ITEM; my will and my mind and will is that Johane my wife, john Mattingly my son, William Mattingly my son and Joyce Mattingly my daughter shall bear and pay every one of them an equal share in my funeral expenses and in the proving of my will and in the paying of my mortuary and debts if any be demanded; and of this my last will and testament I do make the said John Mattingly my eldest son my whole executor.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written – (the mark of) John Mattingly – sealed subscribed and published in the presence of John West, Noah Barnard


Proved 16th December 1656 by John Mattingly the natural and lawful son and executor


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