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William Turney

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 2nd May 1645
Probate Date: 5th June 1645
Proved by Elizabeth Turney, wife of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/193

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen. I Will[ia]m Turney of Laighton Bussard in the Countie of Bed[for]d yeoman being weake and sicke in body doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament my senses and memory being I thank god p[er]fect and well. And first for my mortall soule I bequeath and will to my blessed Saviour and only redeemer in assured hope of a happie and ioyfull appearance in his glorious p[re]sence; And my body to be buried in Laighton Churchyard at the discrec[i]on of my executrix hereafter named; And for the setling and disposeing of that little temporall estate that yt hath pleased the almighty to interest and blesse me w[i]thall I give and bequeath in this manner followeing vizl. to my Cozen Willia[m] Turner. George Turner & Thomas Turner I will and bequeath to either of them five poundes a peece to be payed to them within one half yeare after my decease And alsoe I bequeath and give to my foresaid three Cozens Willia[m] George and Thomas Turner one debt or some of money due unto me by bond under the handes and seales of James Turney and Willia[m] Turney \...?/, but the money is all lyable to be payed by Willia[m] Turney. whoe married my Cosen Margaret. as will plainly be made to appeare Fifty poundes upon that bond: seaven or eight yeares since, and ten pounds I payed to George Lygo to bring in another bonde w[hi]ch was done by me alsoe some eight yeares agoe or thereaboutes All w[hi]ch is truly and iustly oweing by my Cosen Will[ia]m Turner lyveing neere Walton Item I give and bequeath unto my deare frend and brother Mr. Oliver Wylher? Fortie shillings to buy a Ring And to daughter my goddaughter my silver salt and three silver spoones of the best; And I give unto my loveing and kinde landlord Mr. Thomas Taylor I give fower nobles to buy him a Ring And alsoe I give unto my Cosen Andrew Leacon xxs for a Ring and to the Childe I was a witnes to of his ten shillinges to buy a sheepe I alsoe give to my Cosen Thomas Rippington whoe keepes my Cosen Alice Harvie her Childe five poundes Item I give to the five poorest inhabitantes in Slapton xxs a peece I was formerly executor to my Cosen Robert Harvie by w[hi]ch I was injoyned to pay sev[er]all legacies w[hi]ch accordingly I have p[er]formed I give and bequeath to my Cosen Bray Chamberlaine Junior \the sume of/ fifteene poundes w[hi]ch is remayning in his fathers handes to be payed unto him at nyneteene yeares of age and to his brother Francis twenty shillinges to buy him a sheepe Item I give unto my Cozen Mr. John Foster fower nobles to buy him a Ringe. I to my sonne & daughter Chamberlaine to either of them xxs a peece for rings Item to the poore of Laighton six pounds to disposed by Mr. Wilkes Mr. Ganderie Mr. Foster and Richard Leach; The residue of my goodes Chattles remayning my buriall Charges discharged and payed I give & bequeath unto my deare and loveing wife Elizabeth Turney whoe I doe make my full and wholle executrix of this my last will and Testam[en]t In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale this second of May 1645. To Nell my servant and Jane Goodsole xxs a peece. Will[ia]m Turney. Witnes hereunto John Foster. To my brother Ra...he [Raphe?] xxs To Mr. Clarke xxs To Richard Leach xxs To Ric[hard] Townsend xxs

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