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Will of John Cole, Gent of St Olave Hart Street 1620

 

 

In the name of God Amen The sixe and

twentieth day of July, Anno domini millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo of John

Cole of the p[ar]ishe of St Olave in Hart Streete London gent lyinge sicke

and weake in bodye yet of p[er]fect mynde and good remembrance thankes bee

therefore given to Almightie god doe make this my last Will and testament

vizt First I most wretched and miserable sinner doe Comitt my soule

to Almightye God and unto his most blessed and glorious sonne Jesus

Christ and unto the holy Ghoste three persons and one onelye God most

humbly praying and beseechinge the blessed Trinitye to have mercye upon

mee and to pardon and forgive mee all my sinnes Soe that after this mortall

life ended my soule may through the mercie of my Lord my saviour

and Redeemer Jesus Christ and the merritts of his deathe and passion resurreccon

and assention, enioye the everlastinge kingdome of heaven accordinge to my

undoubted beleefe in that behalfe Item I give and bequeathe unto the poore

people of the towne of Sudberry in the County of Suffolke three pounds sterlinge to be

distributed amongst them, by the Mayor of the towne there and the head

Churchwarden of St Peter's Church for that yeare beinge Item I give and

bequeathe unto the poore of the p[ar]ishe of St Olave aforesaid where I am

nowe a p[ar]isheoner three pounds sterlinge to be devided amongst them at the

discretioner of the minister and Churchwardens and for that yeare beinge

Item I give and bequeathe unto my welbeloved wife Temperance Cole

for the terme of her naturall life all my lands and tenements whatsoever

lyinge and beinge in and neare Milton nexte Sittingborne in the Countye

of Kent And I doe give my said wife full power and authoritie to make a lease

of all the same lands and Tenements And to demise and grannt the same

to such p[er]sons as shalbe desirous to take the same to terme, for the terme

of nyne or eleven yeares certaine and under such rent and covenante as shalbe

thought fitt uppon Condicon that the said Temperance my wife doe not receave

or take for the same Lease above the some of twentye pounds sterlinge for the

incombe or fyne thereof And after her decease I give and bequeathe all the

said houses and lands w[i]th thappurtenancs unto my brother Edward Cole for the

terme of his naturall life And after his decease I give Will and bequeathe

All the said messuages houses lands and tenements W[i]th the appurtenancs unto

Anthony Thomas the younger the eldest sonne of my sister Mary and unto his

heires for ever Item I give and bequeathe unto my brother Roger Cole and to

my cosens William Oland and William Locke the some of threeskore and sixe

pounds of lawfull money of England for the use and behoofe of my sister Parnell

Fettiplace To be putt out and disposed by them to the best advantage that may

be And my expresse mynde and will is that neither the said threeskore and

sixe pounds nor the increase or profite thereof nor any p[ar]te of the same shalbe

paide unto the said Parnell my sister before the said Roger Cole William

Oland and William Locke shall thincke good and see fitt occasion to pay the sume

And yf the said Parnell my sister shall happen to decease before the saide

threeskore and sixe pounds and the profitt thereof comminge shalbe paide

unto her Then I doe give the same threeskore and sixe pounds and profitt

thereof or such p[ar]te of the same as shalbe then behinde unto and amongst the

children of my brother in lawe Anthony Thomas equallye amongst them

to be shared and devided p[ar]te and porcon like deductinge out of the same the

some of money pounds w[hi]ch I doe then give unto the said Roger Cole William

Oland and William Locke equallye amongst them Item I give and bequeathe   

unto my cosen Elizabeth Wraye the some of threeskore and sixe pounds

sterlinge to be paide unto her w[i]thin three moneths next after my decease

Item I give and bequeathe unto the fower children of my said sister Marye

Thomas One hundred and twentye pounds sterlinge to be paid unto their

said Father Anthony Thomas W[i]thin one yeare nexte after my decease And

he to putt out the same for the better increase and good of his children

And soe at their severall ages of Twentye and one yeares or dayes of marriage

w[hi]ch shall first happen to paye unto each his or her equall and proportionable

parte therof Item I give and bequeathe unto my said brother Edward Cole

fiftie pounds sterlinge to be paide unto him w[i]thin three moneths nexte after

my decease and yf  hee shall happen to decease before that tyme The I doe

give the said Fiftie poundes unto Mary Thomas the oldest daughter of my

said sister Mary Item I give and bequeathe unto my said brother Roger Cole

and unto his three daughters Twentye pounds sterlinge vizt to everye of

them five pounds apeece And to be paide w[i]thin one yeare nexte after my

decease hopeing that they being in soe good case to lyve in in this age, and the

blessinge of Ringes beinge uppon them more then uppon the others of my kynde?

they will take in good parte this poore guifte and legacye given them by me

Item I give and bequeathe unto my kind freind Mr Thomas Jones skymer

fower poundes to make him a ringe And to my Countryman John Flowey

Fortie shillings Item whereas Richard Cole late of Buckesh Esquire

deceased did by his Indenture bearinge date the sixe daye of August in

the fifte yeare of the Raigne of our nowe Soveraigne Lord Kinge James

of England &c grant lease and demise unto Thomas Lea of East Putford

in the Countye of Devon gent for divers yeares yet to come All these two

tenements called or knowne by the names of Fraxwater situate lyeinge

and beinge w[i]thin the p[ar]ishe of Kilkhampton in the Countye of Cornewall And

also one Tenement in the p[ar]ishe of Brodeworth in the Coutye of Devon

as by the said Indenture apereth And whereas alsoe the said Richard Cole

by one other Indenture bearing date the twentye nynth day of March in

the third yeare of the Raigne of our said sovaraigne Lord King James of

England &c did demise lease grannt confirm and lett unto the said Thomas

Ley and Richard Dymand of Hartland in the Countye of Devon yeoman

aforesaid and their assignes all these messuages lands Tenements meadowes

pastures woods underwoods, Commons, Mores Rents Revercons services and

hereditaments whatsoever w[i]th thappurtenances situate lyinge and beinge

w[i]thin the village, feilds and grounds of Penton in the p[ar]ishe of North Tamerton

in the Countye of Cornewall For divers and many yeares yet to come and

unexpired As by the said last recited Indenture alsoe appeareth And whens

alsoe the said Thomas Ley by his Indenture bearinge date the fowerteenth day

of December one thousand six hundred and fourteene Hath bargained sold

grannted assigned and sent? over unto me the said John Cole all the forsaid

messuages lands and tenements w[i]th other the premisses w[i]th the appurtenances

togeather w[i]th the foresaid Indentures of Leases Item I doe give and bequeathe

unto my said brother Edward Cole and to my said brother in lawe Anthonye

Thomas and to my sonne in lawe Franc[i]s Wall and unto their executors and

assignes all these said messuages houses lands and tenements w[i]th the appurtenances

of lease and all other writings w[hi]ch doe concerne the said lands or any parte

thereof Item whereas Barnaby Bestowe late of London deceased by his

Indenture bearinge date the third day of June Anno millesimo sexcentesimo

nono did grannt bargaine sell assigne and sett over one messuage or tenement

w[i]th the appurtenances in Eastcheape London and w[hi]ch I hold by the same grannt

I doe will and expresslye order that if it shall please my deare and worthy

friend Captayne John Watts of Maddox in the p[ar]ishe of Ware Esquier to pay

or assure to paie unto my executrix hereunder named the some of One

hundred and Fortie pounds Then I doe will and devise that the said

Capptaine John Watts shall have possesse and enioye all that my right interest

and demand of and in the said messuage or tenement w[i]th thappurtenances

in Eastcheape aforesaid Nowe in the occupacon of William Wheatlye together

w[i]th the rent and all the wrightings And one bond for Twelve pounds w[hi]ch the

said Bestowe should have paide me longe since and I doe further will and desire

the said Captaine Watts to be pleased to make onto the said William Wheatly

a lease of the said messuage or Tenement for twentye and one yeares an at

and for the rent that he dothe nowe paie for the same Item I give and

bequeathe unto my freind John Rogerman all such Rent or rents as is due unto

me by William Wedicombe Thomas Shorte Thomas Rogerman George

Middleton and Hugh Dennys for any lands lyinge w[i]thin the Countye of Devon

And I doe make and ordaine the said Temperance Cole my wife my sole executrix of

this my said last will and testament unto whome I doe give all the rest of my goods

and Chattells whatsoever and of what kynde or nature soever In witnes whereof

I the said John Cole have hereunto sett my hand and sealle the daye and yeare

First above written John Cole Item I doe give and bequeathe to Mr John

Simpson minister for his love and great comfort ministered unto me in my sicknes

Twenty shillings And I give to my father Heywood my seale gould ringe of

armes. The last will and testament of Mr John Cole conteyninge foure

severall sheetes, whearunto hee hathe sett his hand to everie sheete and hath

sealed it and hathe published and delivered it as his last will and testament

this tenth daye of August one thousand sixe hundred and twentye in the

p[re]sence of us John Cooper George Nash

 

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum apud London

coram magistro Arthuro Ducke legum doctore surrogato venerabilis

viri domini Johannis Bennett milite legum etiam doctoris Curia Prerogate

Cantuarensis magistri Custode sive Commissarii legitimo constituti undecimo

die mensis Octobris Anno domini millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo Juramento

Temperance Cole relicte dicti defuncti et executrics in eodem testamento

nominat Qui Comiss fuit administraco bonorum  iurimi et creditorum

dicti defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando &c ad sancta dei Evangelia

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