1680 Richard Winch


In the name of God Amen; I Richard WINCH of London, Merchant do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz.) Imprimis; I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker, hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins: Inprimis; I give unto my brother and sister HOLDSWORTH ten pounds apiece for mourning 3. I give unto my nephew Winch HOLDSWORTH the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to be paid him at the age of one and twenty years, in case of his death to go to the next eldest son or daughter that lives begotten of the body of Ann HOLDSWORTH; If it be a daughter to be paid her at day of marriage or age twenty one years. 3. I give to the second son or daughter of Ann HOLDSWORTH  fifty pounds to be paid in the manner of the former, but for want of such issue to go to the longest liver begotten by the body of Ann Holdsworth. 4. I give unto my cousin John RAYMOND a ring of twenty shillings. 5. I give to my Uncle LAWRENCE’s children twenty pounds to be equally divided amongst them.  Also I give to my honoured mother Mary WINCH the remaining part of my estate, she paying all my debts and legacies, and do make her full and sole executor of this my last will and testament, revoking all other former wills made by me.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the second of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and seven – Richard Winch – signed and sealed in the presence of Richard Nash, Mary Nash

Proved 12th May 1680