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George Wingate

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 23rd October 1604
Probate Date: 26th October 1604
Proved by Edward Wingate
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/104

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen Memorandum That on the thre and twentith daie of October in the yeare of our Lorde god One thousand six hundred and fower or thereaboutes George Wingate \whiles he lyved of Layton/ Buyzard in the Countie of Bedford Esquier beinge sicke in bodie but of good and p[er]fect remembrannce and being moved by some of his frendes then p[rese]nte with him to dispose of his worldly goodes and to appointe some that mighte have a care to provide for his children after his death or to the like effecte did ...cupatively? will and dispose as followeth or to the like effect videlicet the saide George saide he poynting to and naminge Edwarde Wingate his sonne then also p[rese]nte and none but he shall be my sole Executor and have the disposing of all my goodes and chattelles whatsoever towardes the payment of my dettes and the advanncement of my younger children yet unprovided for, And the saide George Wingate being afterwardes on or aboute the five and twentith daie of the month aforesaide moved by some then p[rese]nte to make his will was then tould that he had already disposed of all his goodes and that tells to his sonne Edwarde Wingate towardes the payment of his debts and advanncement of his younger children yet unprovided for And that he had appointed him to be his Executor, And being asked whether his minde and meaning was that his same should be or stande for his wyll or to the like effect, Annsweared that he was soe minded and soe would be still, or at the least, the saide George then used some other wordes tendinge to the like effect in the presence and hearinge of diverse credible witnesses.

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