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The Will of Henry Hunlocke of Wingerworth, Derbyshire, England written July 1610

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Date: 13 Jul 1610 to Feb 1612
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The Will of Henry Hunlocke, gentleman of Wingerworth, Derbyshire, England. Written on 13 July 1610 and proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in February 1612 by his son and heir Henry Hunlocke. [1]

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In the Name of God Amen
The thirteenth day of July in the Yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and tenn
I Henry Hunlocke the elder of Wingerworth in the county of Derbie gentleman sicke in body yet beinge of whole mynde with good and perfect remembrance Laude and Prayse be to Almighty God Doe make and ordain this my [p...] testament concerninge herein my Last Will in manner and Form following.

That is to saie ffirst I commend my Soule in to the hands of Almightie God my maker and redeemer assuredlie trustinge to be saved onely by the Death and precious blood of Jesus Christ and by noe other nor by any other means

and my body to be buried in the Chancell of the parysh Church of Wingerworth aforesaid by Margarett my ffirst and deare lovinge Wife [2]

Item I will that all such Debtes and Duties as I owe of Right or of cons...rce to any person or personnes be well and trulie contented and payd by myne Executors hereafter named without any delaye or contradiction and after my Debtes paide and my ffunerall expenses performed I doe give dispose and bequeath my goodes Debtes and Chattells in manner and forme following that is to saie

I Give and bequeathe unto Edith my Nowe Wife [3] my interest in the seast of the parsonage of Eaton in full ....shment of all her Right title interest clayme and De...de purpose and full parte to her of all my saide goodes Debtes and Chattells whatsoever .... my full my .... is that my Sonn Henry Hunlocke shall have and enjoy the Rentes and proffittes thereof until the ffeast of Sainte Martyn the Bishopp in Wynter which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and Eleven

Item I give and Bequeath unto John Hunlocke Denham Hunlock and Thomas Hunlocke the three sonnes of my cozen Thomas Hunlocke twenty nobles apiece to be paide unto them within one yeare after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to Henry Bywaters children which he nowe hath by my cozen Alice twenty shillinges apiece [4]

Item I give and bequeath to John Boare his sonne which he hath by my cozen Margaret twenty shillinges[5]

Item I given and bequeath to Richard Wharton his three Children which he hath by Catherine his nowe wife Twenty shillinges apiece

Item I given and bequeath unto Phillipp Hunlocke his children twenty shillinges apiece

Item I give and bequeath unto my cozen Raphe Crich his Children twenty shillinges apeece

Item I give and bequeath unto Xropher Hunlocke and to Edward Hunlocke sonnes of my brother Xrofer Hunlocke Twenty shillinges apiece

Item I give and bequeath to Isabell Dakyn her two children Twenty shillinges apiece

Item I give and bequeath to Rose Hopkinsons daughter twentie shillinges

Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Daltons Children which he hath by Grace Northedge twentie Shillinges apeece

Item I give and bequeath to ffranncis Braylesford his children which he had by Elizabeth Northedge twentie shillinges a peece

Item I give and bequeath to my Lovinge sonne Mr William Benedicke [something superscript ? XLs ?ten pounds ?40 shillings] to buy hym a Ringe withall for a remembrance

Item I give and bequeathe to my Daughter Anne Benedicke twenty pounds to be paide and delivered unto her when shee shall accomplish and come to her lawfull age of one and twenty years

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Henry ffelles twenty poundes to be paide and delivered unto him when he shall
accomplish and come unto his full age of one and twenty yeares

Item I give and Bequeath to my servante Godfrey -y-hard fower pounds

Item I give and bequeath to Raphe Widdowson twenty shillinges

Item I give and bequeath to my servantes Godfrey Masters and William Wright twenty shillings a peece and to all the ----of my servantes nowe Dwellinge with me tenn shillinges a peece to be paide and delivered unto them and every of them with in five months nexte ensuinge after my Decease

[next page] Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Willy of Chesterfield Widdowe tenn shillinges

Item I give and bequeath to my brother Mr Anthoney Bradshawe his children tenn poundes to be equallie Devided amongest them

Item I forgive my cozen Exuperius [?] Bradshaw all the moneye that he oweth me and that money lykewise which I paide to my cozen Raph Clarke for him

Item I forgive Mr Owke parson of the heath all the money that he he oweth me

Item I forgive Mr Barnard Carrier parson of Hadley all the money that he oweth me

Item I give to the poore of Chesterfield twentie nobles

Item I give to the poore of the parish of Wingerworth ffive pounnds to be Devided amongst them according to the Discreason of my Executor and overseers

Item I give and bequeath to Edith my Wife the bedstocke and featherbed a bolster two pillowes two blanckettes five --- with the --- vallence and silke curtaines thereon to belonginge with the best tapestrie covering that she brought from Eaton the which bedstocke and other furniture of the same nowe standeth and is in the Dearie Chamber

Item I give and bequeath to Rosamond Markeham to Elizabeth Markeham and Anne Markeham three of my Wives Daughters fiftyne pooundes a peece to be paide and delivered unto them within six months after my Decease

Item I ffreelie forgive all my debtes as may be charged with any parcells of wares contayned in my Debte booke at London all the Residue of my goode moveable and immovable Debtes plate and Chattells whatsoever formerly not Bequeathed or given I doe give and bequeath to my Sonne Henry Hunlocke and of this my presente Will and testament I doe make and ordaine him my sole and full executor

And of the execution of the same I make and ordaine my wellbeloved brothers in Lawe Mr Godfrey Clarke and Master Anthony Bradshawe overseers and I give and bequeath to them five poundes a peece for their Labour and paines in the behalfe

By me Henry Hunlocke thus being witnessed Thomas Alsibroke [?] minister
John Braylesfford
Godfrey Parker
Thomas Rowland
Roberte Bywater

[The Probate notice is in Latin - I have extracted the date and Henry Hunlocke the son. If anyone has a working knowledge of legal Latin, please do complete the text.]

Probatum fuit testamentatum Suprascriptum Apud London ...
... die Mens ffebruarii Anno Domini
... millesino sexcentesuno Duodecimo Finamento
Henrici Hunlocke filii naturalis et .... De Deufuncti et Executoris in ....

Notes and Sources

  1. This Henry Hunlocke the Younger became High Sheriff in 1623-4.
  2. Margaret Walker daughter of Nicholas Walker. There is speculation that she may have been married before she married Henry and that the William and Anne Benedickes mentioned further down the Will are children from her first marriage.
  3. Edith Reresby daughter of Lionel Reresby and widow of George Markham. She had at least three children with George Markham and these are left bequests in the Will.
  4. Henry Bywatere and Alice Hunlocke was maried the xxjth day of July 1605
    From the transcript of Wingerworth parish records on [Ancestry]
  5. In the transcript of the parish records of Wingerworth, John Boore married Elyzabeth Hunlocke (not Margaret) on xxvjth day of July (year not given, sometime between 1606-1607 Image on Ancestry

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