1659 Nathaniel Winch


July the second one thousand six hundred fifty eight; I NATHANIELL WINCH being sick but yet in perfect memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: vizt.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my Son NATHANIELL my best bed and bolster and two pairs of sheets and bedstead and the appurtenances thereunto belonging.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my Daughter ELIZABETH all my goods chattels cattle and money.  ITEM; I give unto Hannah Corbett my servant ten shillings.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my son Nathaniell twenty acres of arable and meadow ground which is freehold lying in Windesor field paying unto my daughter Elizabeth forty pounds of good and lawful money of England within a grant and a day after my said son Nathaniell come to the age of one and twenty years and for want of paying the said legacy my will is that my daughter shall enter upon the said land and enjoy it till the legacy be satisfied and I do desire my loving Brother RICHARD WINCH and my loving Brother NOAH BEARNARD and my loving Kinsman JOHN CASTLE of Bray Parish to be my sole executors and overseers in trust of this my last will and testament giving them power to let and receive the rent of my lands and to dispose of my stock unto the best advantage and to employ it unto the bringing of my children up in some lawful calling and the overplus of the money to be the other part of my daughter’s portion to be paid unto her at her day of marriage or when she come to the age of one and twenty years.  In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal – Nathaniell Winch – Witness Humphry Beckley, Mary Beckley


Proved 2nd June 1659 by all three executors


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