17 May 1540 Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
William was born in 1540. He passed away in 1585.
(Commissary Court of London; an original will, proved on July 9,1585) "In the name of God Amen the xth day of May in the year of our Lord 1585, I Willm Curtis of ye pish of Nazing in ye county of Essex sick of bodie but of good memorie God have prays do make & ordeyn this my last Will & Testmt in form following ffirst I bequeath my soule into the handes of All mughtie god beleving to be saved by the death of Jhesus Christe & yeald my body to the Earth in hope of the resurrection wth the iust in the day. "Concerning my worldly good I geve & Bequeath the as followeth. I geve to the poore of the pish of Nazing xx of lawfull english mony be distributed unto them at the discrecon of my Executors. Itm I gcv & bequeath to Sara Curtis my daughter the sum of ten poundes of lawful english mony to be payd unto here at the day of her mariadge. Itm I gev & bequeath to Edward Curtis my soon x of lawfull english mony to be payd unto hym at his adge of xxi year. Itm I geve & bequeath to Gabriell my soon the sum of x of lawfull english mony to be payd to him in like mannr at his adge of xxi yeares. Itm I geve & bequeath to John Curtis my yongest soon xx markes of lawfull english mony to be payd allao to him at his adge of xxi yeares. Itm gave to my daughter Mary the sum of forty shillinges of lawfull engliah mony to be payd unto her wthn two moneths next after my deceasse. Ite my will & mynde is that all these legasies heere before geven shalbe payd out of my moveable goodes wihout the house as Corne cattells grain or any such like thing whatsoever & I will that the overplus of the sayd moveables (these legasies above said being discharged) be equally devyded betweene Agnes my wife & Thomas Curtis my eldest son excepting out of my sayd bequest two of my best lambes w°h I geve to my daughter Maryee two children. Concerning my howsehould stuff I do whollie geve the same to Agnes my wife & I make & ordeyn my said wife and Thomas Curtis my son my Executors to see my will truly fullfilled my debts payd & funeralls discharged. And I desire my good freend goodman Bannister & my brother Geordg Curtis to be oversears of this my lasts will & Toetmt. Witnesses to this last will: John Bannister Geordg Curtis & me John Hopkins, Writer. Probatu cora Commissares nono die menss Juni J Anno Dom 1585 by Agnes Curtis relict and George Curtis and Thomas Curtis". The above testator, William Curtis, was buried in the church-yard of the parish of Nazing, Essex, England, as per the record in the register of burials of that parish viz: "Burials, William Curtis 17May 1585.
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Thomas Curtis b. c 1587-1591 is the beginning of his line, as registered with the Curtis-Curtiss Family Society. See www.curtis-curtiss.org
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