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Will of Nicholas Purches, Baker of Dorchester, Dorset 1620

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Date: 1620 [unknown]
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Will of Nicholas Purches, Baker of Dorchester, Dorset 1620 PROB 11/135/622 Prob 27 May, 1620

The will nuncupative of Nicholas Purches of Dorchester in the county of Dorset, Baker , made and declared the daye and yeare aforesaid in the presence of us whose names are hereunder written
First he comended his soule to God, and his bodie to be buried as near his wife as aye be. And he giveth to the church of Trinity on Dorchester five shillings. And to the poore of the same parishe five shillings a quarter for one yeare.
Item he giveth his lands of Inheritance unto his sonne Josephe Purches. Also he giveth his landes in Fordington field with he holdeth by lease of Sir George Trenchard, Knight to houlde for terme of his life and after his decease the same to remaine unto his daughter Elizabeth Corbin, wieff of Henry Corbyn for terme of her life.
Item he giveth unto the same Elizabeth the easter garden plot behind his mault house ; To houlde the same for terme of her life: yf the terme of yeares which he hath in the same shall soe longe continue, paying twelve pence to his executors.Also he giveth unto her twenty pounds to be paid within one yeare after his decease; and one bed which he lieth uppon with allthe furniture thereunto belonging, and three silver spoons.
Also his will and meaning is that his executors shall within one yeare next after his deceased give sufficient security unto his overseers for the payment of twenty pounds to be ymployed for the benefit of his daughter Jane, nowe wife of William Winsor during her life. And after her decease; the same twenty pounds to be distributed among such of her children as shalbe then living
Item, he giveth to Nicholas Winsor sone of the said William Winsor,tenne poundes to be paide unto him at his age of One and twenty years. And to Jane Perryn the daughter of Ralph Perryn and Margaret one of the daughters of the said Nicholas Purches, thirty shillings.
Item he giveth to Henry Corbyn his white silver bowle.Also he giveth unto the sayde Jane a bed,with all the furniture thereunto belonginge and the bedsteade in the chamber at the Fayer head .Alsoe he giveth unto her his great brasse kettle. Also to Thomas Winsor and Joanne his wife twenty shillings apeece; and the ude of a bed and other furniture which was sometimes the goods of Richard Purches for the term of the life of the said Joane. And after, he giveth the same to her sonne John Purches.
Item to Nicholas Purches sonne of Joseph Purches his guilt bowle; and three silver spoones. Also he giveth unto St Peters church in Dorchester five shillings. And to the schoole there five shillings. And to the Almswomen of the Almshouse fiveshillings a quarter for one year
All the residue of his goods and chattells be giveth to his sonne Joseph whome he maketh his sole executor. And Raphe Kelliwaye of Forson and Thomas Reade of Dorchester, his overseers.
Published and acknowledged by the hand of Nicholas Purches, to be his last will and testament in the presence of us Hum Joliffe and Thomas Reade
Probate granted to Joseph Purchase, 27 May 1620




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