Re Cambridgeshire Lineage discussed on this page. A supporting source referred to on the page of Gabriel Leggett Sr includes a transcript of his will.
https://xpda.com/family/ Families of Webster, Bachman, Van Valkenburg, McCall, etc.]. Bob Webster, compiler. xpda.com, 2019. (sourced). See also: https://xpda.com/family/Leggett-Gabriel-ind00464.htm
Headed : Will of Gabriell Leggate, 1657 Chancery Records Office, Chancery Lane
"house aforesaid. Also I give and bequeath unto my loving son Willam Leggate twenty shillings of the lawful money of England to be paid to him by my Executor within one year next after my decease. I give him also the one year old filly which came of the mare which was fair's first. I give and bequeath unto my loving son Gabriell Leggate twenty pounds of the lawful money of England to be paid to him by my Executor within one year alter my decease. All the residue of my movable goods corn, money, cattle and chattels whatsoever I give the same wholly unto my loving son John Leggat whom I appoint and make me sole executor of this my last will and testament
The copy of the will from the National Archives does not contain a bequest to a son Gabriell. The only sons mentioned are John and William. Note the will registers were held at the Public Records office in Chancery Lane were moved to the National Archives in 2003. The transcript above would therefore appear to relate to the same copy. It would have been created before 2003.
- house as aforesaid ALsoe I give and bequeath unto my loveing sonne William Leggate twenty shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid to him by my Executo’ within one yeare next after my decease I give him alsoe one yeare old filley which came of the mare which was faires [C ]
- All the residue of my moveable goods Corne Monies Cattells & Chattells whatsoever I give the same wholly unto my loveing sonne John Leggat
National Archives Kew, PROB 11/271/53 Will of Gabriell Leggate, Yeoman of Ely within the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, 18 November, 1657 sharing link Ancestry
- National Archives, Kew, Surrey, England
- PROB 11/271/52
- Will of Gabriell Leggate, Yeoman of Ely within the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire
- Probate Date: 18 November 1657
Transcribed by Helen M Ford
- In the name of God Amen I Gabriel Leggate of Ely wth’[within] the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge Yeoman calling to mind my owne frailtie and mortallitie doe for my better preparac’on for death and whilst I am in health and pfect understanding memory (blessed be the Lord for the same) Institute and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following
- First of all I surrender my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting in his free grace and abundant Goodness to receive the [Free?] remission of all my sinns and eternall life through Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer and my body I commit to the earth to bee buried in convenient place and decent manner according to the good pleasure of God at the discetion of my Executo’ hereafter named in hope of a joyfull Resurection att the last and great day
- And as touching that temporall estate w’ch the Lord hath lent mee to use in this world I thus dispose thereof in manner as followeth
- First of all I give and bequeath to Susan my beloved wife All those my household stuffe or moveable goods furniture utensils and implements which are now within my dwelling house (except my wheate and [Meslyn?]) as for my other corne and mault and other things whatsoever now in my house I give that same wholly to her my said wife and her heires and assignes forever Also I give to my said wife one (oombe? of wheate for her bread (o---- and all my butter cheesess bacon and my fireing Also my linnen and bedding and whatsoever else is within my house as aforesaid.
- Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my loveing sonne William Leggate twenty shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid to him by my Executo’ within one yeare next after my decease I give him alsoe one yeare old filley which came of the mare which was fairs c[ ]
- All the residue of my moveable goods Corne Monies Cattells & Chattells whatsoever I give the same wholly unto my loveing sonne John Leggat whom I appoint and make the sole executor of this my last will and testament to pay my debts and legacies to discharge my funerall expences and to see my body decently interred and buried and to performe and fulfill this my last will and testament.
- In witness wherof I have sett my hand and seale unto this [pu’te] writing conteyning my last will and testament the sixth day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty and seaven
- Gabriell Leggate his marke Sealed subscribed published and declared to bee the last will and testament of the above named Gabriell Leggate in the p’cence of us Thomas Tye, his mark, William Waddylowe his mark Rob Browne
- This will was proved at London before the judges for probate of wills and granting administracons lawfully author’sed the eighteenth day of November in the year ore our Lord god according to the computacon of the Church of England one Thousand one hundred fiftie and Seaven by the oath of John Leggate the sonne sole executot of the deceased to whome Administrac’n of all the goods and chattles of the said deceased was comitted he being first sworn by comission truly to administer the same.