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Will of Alice Blake of Stoford, Wiltshire. 1566

1 In the name of god amen  in the yere of o[u]r Lorde god M
2 CCCCC lxvi the xxth daie of October I Alice Blake of Stofford
3 in the p[ar]yshe of Southe Newton sicke in body but of p[er]fitt
4 memory make my last will and testame[n]t in mann[er] and forme
5 folowinge First I bequeathe my soule to almightie god and
6 my body to be buried in the churche yard of south newton
7 aforsaid Also I geve to Will[ia]m my sonne a quarter of wheate
8 and a quarter of barley my carte and my plowghe and the
9 voon [?] geve to them belonginge, and to ev[er]yone of my childrens
10 children a busshell of barley. Also I geve to Will[ia]m my sonne
11 all my haye and my fatches [?], my wood a platter and a candlestick
12 also I geve to John Blake the sonne of Will[ia]m Blake my cosbard [?]
13 the Resydewe of my goods and chattalls not bequeathed I geve
14 and bequeath to mariam my dawghter and to Edmund Sowthery
15 whom I make my Executors of this my last will and if the
16 said Edmunde Southery dye a w[it]hin the age of xvj yeres
17 they his parte to remaine to his brethren witness Will[ia]m
18 Hurde Will[ia]m Boldy John Blake with mee Also I will that
19 John Deane shall have the ge[ar]dnince of the said Edmunde 
20 Sothery and his goods tyll he come to the goods age of xvj
21 yeres thes beinge

In the name of God Amen.

In the year of our Lord God 1566 the 20th day of October I Alice Blake of Stofford in the parish of South Newton sick in body but of perfect memory make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God and my body to be buried in the church yard of South Newton aforesaid 

Also, I give to William my son a quarter of wheat and a quarter of barley, my cart and my plow and the voon give to them belonging, 

And to everyone of my children’s children a bushell of barley. 

Also I give to William my son all my hay and my fatches, my wood, a platter and a candlestick 

Also I give to John Blake the son of William Blake my cosbard 

The Residue of my goods and chattels not bequeathed I give and bequeath to Mariam my daughter and to Edmund Sowthery whom I make my Executors of this my last will 

And if the said Edmunde Southery die within the age of 16 years then his part to remain to his brethren 

These being witness with me

William Hurde 

William Boldy 

John Blake

Also I will that John Deane shall have the guardinance of the said Edmunde Sothery and his goods until he come to the good age of 16 years

Last updated 13 August 2013