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:National Archives Reference: PROB 11/65/230
- Description: Will of John Ilcombe, Merchant of Plymouth, Devon
- Probate Date; 22 April 1583
- In the name of god amen, The twelth daie of Januarye in the one and twentieth year of the raigne of oure soveraigne Layde Elizabeth by the grace of god,queene of England France and Irelande defender of the faith etc
- I John Ilcombe the elder of Plymouth in the Countie of Devon marchante, benige of perfecte memory revoking all former wills and testamentes, legaties and legacies by me heretofore at anye tyme made, willed, named , or bequeathed, doe make this my laste will and testament in manner and fourme followinge
- Firste and principallye I bequeathe my soule to allmightie God and my bodye to the earth
- Item I give and bequeathe to the poore people of the towne of Plymouth wheare neede is fouretie shillinges in money, And to the Maudlen houses there tenn shillinge And to the Almes house there tenn shillinges
- Item, I give, bequeathe and assigne unto Phillpp Yarde my sonne in Lawe the lease of the vicaredge of Plymouth, and all my right title, estate, and terme of yeares of and in the same To have and to houlde to him and to his assignes for and duringe all such tyme and terme of yeares as I have to come of and in ye same at the tyme of my decease
- Item I give and bequeathe to Joane Yarde my daughter my best Salte of silver guilte with the cover, I give and bequeathe to everye of the said Phillippe Yardes children fourtye shillinges of Lawfull money of Englande, and to everie of theme two sylver spoones
- Item I give and bequeathe to Alyce Pirry my daughter my best standinge cupp of silver with the cover of the same, And to everye of her children fouretie shillings of lawfull money of England, and to every of them two sylver spoones
- Item I give and bequeathe to Margery Yarde the daughter of Phillipp Yarde one of my sylver Gobletts guilte and my lesse sylver salte gilte.
- Item I gyve and bequeath to [Gartwight? ] Yarde the daughter of the said Phillip Yarde one of my gobletts of sylver parcell guilt
- Item ,I giyve and bequeath to Elizabeth Corbyn my daughter my beste gilt foblett of silver with his cov’ and Twentie poundes of lawfull money of England
- Iten if it happen that my shipp nammed Mymoy be at the tyme of my decease abroade from home in anye m’chant voyage, Then I give and bequeathe the monney due for the fraight of the saide shipp for the saide shipp’ voyage unto Phillipp Yarde and William Pirrie my sonne in Lawes to be equally divided between theme.And yf the sayde shipp be a broade fromhome in in anye fisshinge voiage or otherwise for parts; then I gyve and bequeathe all such parte as apperteyneth to the saide shipp for the saide voiage to the sayde Phillippe Yarde and William Pirrie to be equallie devided betwixte theme, And yf yt happen the saide shippe to be at home at the tyme of my decease, Then my mynde and will is that the saide shipp with her furniture and apperrell be indifferentlie preised , and beinge sp preised, I give and bequeathe one hundreth poundes of lawfull money of England p’cell of the money that the sayde shipp is preysed in, to the said Phillip Yarde and William Pirrie to be equally devided betwixte theme.
- Item I give and bequeathe my howse wherein I nowe dwell to Christian my wiffe; To have houlde occupye and enioye the same to her and to her assignes duringe her naturall lyfe.Also I gyve and bequeathe to my saide wife eighte poundes of lawfull money of England of Annuytye yearelye to be paide her iut of my landes and tenements duringe her naturall lyfe, and for not payment thereof my landes and tenementes to be strayned therefore by my sayde wyffe, or p’fourmed (freelye, and the use of two bedsteds duringe her life
- Item I will devyse & bequeathe to John Elcombe my sonne and heire apparent All my messuages, landes tenements, rents, reversions, services and hereditaments whatsoever with theire appurtenances sett lying and beinge in Plymouth and else wheresoever in the Coutnties of Devonn and Cornewall, To have , houlde and enioye the saide messuages, landes, tenements and other the premisses with theire appurtenances to the saide John Elcombe my sonne and to the heires of his bodye lawfully begotten and to be begotten, untull suche tyme as the saide John ELcombe my sonne or any of the heires of his bodye begotten or to be begotten doe make, knowledge precure, suffer, or assente to be donne had or made by fyne, feoffemente,recoverye with voucher of vouchers or by anye other waies or meanes, anye arte of artes whatsoevr wherby the estate, tayle or estate in fee symple here in this my present testament lymytted and appointed to the sayde John Elcombe and to any other person or persons hereafter [insertion, named?] or to anye of theme, shall or maye be discotynued, altered, charged, or debazzed ,or whereby the saide messuages, landes, tenements, hereditaments , and other the premisses with theire appurtennaces or anye parte thereof or any estate or estates of or in the same shall or maye be transferred and conveyed to the handes and possession of anye other personne or personnes in any other sorte then tenantes intayle maie doe by the statuer made in the xxxijth yeare of the raigne of Kinge Hentrie the eight entituled the act that leesors shall enioye theire [ ] againste the tenant in tayle or in the right of their wyves or churches etc [ c. 28. An Act that Lessees shall enjoy their Farms against the Tenants in Tail.?] And for default of such issue of the bodye of the said John Ilcombe my son lawfully begotten or to be begotten or yf the estate tayle shalbe soever ended, determyned or avoyde, for or by reason of any cause matter or thing before mentioned or by any other wayes, meanes or cause whatsoever then the saide messuages landes, tenements and other the premisses with theire appurtennances to repayne and come to Phillipp Yarde and Johna his wife my daughter and to William Pirrie and Alice his my wief [sic?] my dother duaghter , and to the heires of the bodyes of the saide Johan and Alice my daughters lawfullye begotten and to be begotten And for deffaulte of such issue, the remaynder thereof to the righte heires of me the said Ilcomber their heires and assignes forever , to be holden of their Lordes of the fee of the premisses by the rents and services thereof due and of rights accustomed The residue of my goods not gyven nor bequeathed bothe moveable and unmoveable I gyve and bequeath to Philippe Yarde my sonne in lawe, whom I doe ordaine and make my sole executor of this my laste will and testament.I doe appointe Mr Richard [Slamynge?] and Mr John Amydes esquires to be my overseers of this my laste will and testamente; To whom I gyve for theire paines fortie shillinges a peece. Witnesses to this my testamente, John Dyar and Edward Marshe of the |county of Exeter
Probate granted 22nd April 1583
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