1657 John Wynch of Cambridge


In the name of God Amen; I JOHN WINCH of Little Wilbraham in the County of Cambridge being this tenth day of April in the year of our Lord God according to the computation of England one thousand five hundred fifty and six, sick in body yet of a sound and perfect memory (God be praised) do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I return my spirit into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the earth from whence it was formed; and for the goods of this world which God has given me I dispose of as follows:  ITEM; I give to my nephew WILLIAM STREETE son of my half sister by Mr WOODHULL STREETE one hundred pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to the said William when he shall attain the age of fifteen years or within one month after the decease of my loving mother Mrs SUSANNA HUDSON which shall first happen and I will that the said hundred pounds shall within two months after my decease be put into sure and safe hands for the sure and true payment thereof to the said William at the time aforesaid and that my loving mother receive the interest or benefit hereof till it shall become due and payable to the said William as aforesaid.  ITEM; I give to my cousin RICHARD WAINWRIGHT thirty pounds of like lawful money to be paid within three months after my decease.  ITEM; I give to my father in law Colonel WILLIAM HUDSON ten pounds to buy him mourning.  ITEM; I give my brother in law Mr Woodhull Streete five pounds to buy him mourning.  ITEM; I give Mr William Croyden of Little Wilbraham my house and furniture.  ITEM; I give to Anne Williams my mother’s servant forty shillings.  ITEM; I will that my loving mother Mrs Susanna Hudson whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament shall give rings to my kindred and friends but for the number and value of them I leave to the discretion of my executrix.  The rest of my goods and chattels my debts being first paid and my legacies being discharged and my funeral expenses being satisfied I give to my executrix above named.  I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof to this my last will and testament I the said John Winch have put my hand and seal the day and year first above written – John Winch – sealed subscribed acknowledged and delivered by the said testator the day and year above written in the presence of Edmond Hobart, Thomas Whitehand


Proved 18th November 1657 by Susanna Hudson mother and executrix


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