Surnames/tags: Thorne Bristol
Nicholas Thorne the younger's Will, proved 17 September 1591 Source: Transcribed by Charles Draper (2007, updated and corrected 2015) Manuscript: TNA PROB 11/78 fo. 80v.
Dated: 16 July 1591
In the name of god Amen. I Nicholas Thorne of The Cittie of Bristoll gentleman beinge sicke of body but of perfect memorie ffor the which I humbly praise Almightie God my most mercifull ffather, do make my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge ffirst I bequeath my sowle vnto ~ ~ Almightie God hopinge assuredly to be saved by the mercies and merrittes of Jhesus ~ Christ whoe vouchsafed to shed his most precious bloud to save me and such as believe in him. And as touchynge the disposition of my wordly goodes and possessions which ~ God hath given me my will and meaninge is that my three daughters namly Alice Katherine and Mirable shall have and enjoye all my landes tenements and hereditaments unto them and the heires of theire bodies lawfully begotten. And my intente and meaninge that when yt shall please Almightie God to call anie of my said daughters out of ~ this mortall lyfe then her portion or third parte of my said lande shall not goe unto the survivor or survivors of my said daughters but shall fourthwith goe unto the next heire of my said daughter or Daughters so dyinge. And whereas I am not able for some cawses to be so liberall unto my welbeloved wife as my harte desireth my ~ ~ hartie request is unto my welbeloved daughters upon my blessinge and to my sonne in lawes that they will quietly and with good will suffer my welbeloved wife theire ~ mother to dwell in and enjoye my howse in Smale Streete duringe her naturall life And in respecte that I have heretofore guien a verie liberall portion unto my welbeloved Daughters Alice Pykes & Katherine Neale whome I beseeche God to blesse and theire posteritie. I do nowe give the rest of all my goodes and Debte wherein I do also comprehend the waynskott glasse howshoulde stuffe and furniture of my howse in Smale Streete unto my dearly beloved wife and my lovinge daughter Mirable Thorne whome I make my full and whole Executors. And I do desire my welbeloved friende James Orenge and Robert Readwood to be the Overseers of this my last will and testamente. In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hande and seale this sixteenth daie of July 1591. By me Nicholas Thorne. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us James Orenge, Thomas Dune, Roberte Ffrayer, William Druse . / ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ /
Probate granted: 17 September 1591
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