1689 Richard Winch


In the name of God. Amen. I Richard WINCH of Newton in the County of Southampton, being of sound and perfect mind and in good health, but calling to mind the uncertainty of this present life, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  First I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God my Creator, trusting to be saved by the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  ITEM; I give unto my Aunt Ann Primmer wife of John Primmer of Sydmonton in the same county of Southampton, yeoman, the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful English money.  ITEM; I give unto Jane Dicks wife of Robert Dicks of Twyford in the county of Middlesex, yeoman, the like sum of one hundred pounds and to my aunt Joane formerly the wife of Peter Cleeves of Andover in the said county of Southampton, bricklayer, the like sum of one hundred pounds and to my Aunt Bridgett Eastwood, wife of (blank) Eastwood of the College Green in Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland the like sum of one hundred pounds, and to George Bryan of Sydminton aforesaid the like sum of one hundred pounds.  ITEM; I give unto John Wooffe of Sydmanton aforesaid one close of meadow lying in Newton aforesaid formerly the land of Thomas Parsons of Newton aforesaid.  All my household goods of what kind so ever I give and bequeath unto the above named George Bryan and Ann Primmer to be equally divided between them.  All the rest of my lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever I give and bequeath unto Francis Bryan of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, Gent., to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever chargeable nevertheless with payment of all my just debts and legacies aforesaid.  ITEM; I give unto Elizabeth the wife of  George Bryan my three gold rings, and I do hereby constitute and appoint the said Francis Bryan sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this one and twentieth day of November in the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James the second of England etc. AD 1688 – Richard Winch – signed sealed and published in the presence of Francis Coles, Jonah Coles, () Downes, John Corn

Proved 28th August 1689