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Will of John Skellye

Will of John Skellye

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Shellye of Hackney in the County of Middlesex yeoman, this twentieth day of July 1607 beinge weake of bodye but of perfect memorie thankes be given to Allmighty God do make this my laste Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge

ffirst I bequeath my sowle unto God my maker and unto Jesus Christe my Saviour and the holye ghost my sanctifier three persons and one God [,] nexte my bodye to bee buryed at the dispose of my Executor in Christian buryall

Item I bequeath unto William Shelley my Sonn a meade called Laurence meade conteininge five acres of grounde and one roode and one cottage lyinge in Humerton Lane with three acres of Pasture belongine to the same and fower acres of pasture and a halfe lyinge in south mill feild adjoininge to the Marshe to him and to his heiares of his boddy lawfully begotten and for wante of such heires unto John Shelleye and his heirses and want of heires to the right heires back againe.

Item I bequeath unto my Wife Alice Shellye my nowe dwellinge house settuate in Humerton with Orchard and backsides and all other out houses, stables and eddifices thereunto belonginge whatsoever

item I give more unto my Wife fyve acres be it more or less beinge a field called Pawnehill

Item, Seaven acres more lying in three severall feilde one called the Hillye feild with two other adjoininge to the same.

Item I give unto my Sonn John Shelley after the decease of my sayd Wife all those lands houses and tenement afore named unto him and his heires of his boddy lawfully begotten and for want of issue backe again unto the lawful heires.

Item I give unto my said Sonne John Shelley foure acres of lande beinge more or less called the Rie feild abutting uppon the butte going into Well Streete.

Item I give unto my sonn John Shelley one acre of several grounde bee it more or less lyinge in Weeke Lane and another feild called the gravell feild

Item I give unto my Daughters twenty pounde apiece and one to be anothers heire yf they should chaunce to dye

Item I make my executors my Wife and John Shelley my Sonn

Item I make Henry Bannister gent and Thomas Wood gent the overseers of this my laste Will and Testament to see all things performed and if any controversy be they to decide it. In witness herof I have hereunto sett my hande and seale the daye and yeare above written. John Shelley Sealed and delyvered in the presence of us Fraunce Cullumbell script Rychard Harrison John Barkum

Proved 3 August 1607.

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