Location: Cheshire, England
This is a transcript of the will of Thomas Davenport of Cranage, Cheshire. His will was dated 7 January 1704/5 and proved on 17 June 1705.
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Davenport of Cranage in the County of Chester Yeoman being weake of body but of pfect mind and memory prays be given to God doe make this may last will and Testament in forme following first I comend my soule into the hands of God hopeing through the meritts of Christ to receve foregiveness of all my sines My body to the Earth to bee decently buried at the discestion of my [blank] And as touching my worldly Effects God has blest me with I dispose of as Following
First I give & bequeath to my loving Wife that my Estate lyeing in Crannage where I now live dureing her life according to that Settlement by me formerly made now in the handes of my Trustees therein mentioned Allsoe I give unto my Wife All my personal Esstate she dischargeing my Funerall Exepenses
Alsoe I give unto my loveing Brother William Davenport lliveing[?] In Sutton The Reversion of my foresd Estate lying Crannage after my Wifes decease and after his decease to his son James Davenport : my sd Brother William Davenport paying unto my Brother Randle Davenport for his Children the sume of One Hundred poundes within 5[?] yeares after he enters Allsoe I give unto my loveing Brother John Davenport all my property & Interest I shall be found to have in Oakes Tenement lying in Withington […] lying in Granage […] my debts be discharged & […]
Alsoe I give to Margrett Stubbs Twenty shillings a yeare out dureing her life to be paid of my Estate lying in Crannage by the possessors thereof And further it is my mind and will That All my lawfull debts I owe at the time of my death shall be paid and discharged by my Brother John Davenport out of that legacy I have heretofore left him : I doe hereby appoint my loveing wife Christian Davenport and my afforesd Brother John Davenport my Executors of this my last will & testamt.desirring them to discharge the trusts thereof & Doe make voide all will be my heretofore made I […] this my last; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this Seventh day of January in the yeare of our Lord God 1704:
Sealed Signed & published
as my last Will & Testamt.the
two neeles[?] of lines being first Rubbed out
in the prsents of
12 Junii 1705
Jurati fuere Ex[ecu]tores in hoc Test[a]m[ent]o No[m]i[n]ati
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- "England, Cheshire Probate Records, 1492-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGB9-W6R : accessed 19 Oct 2021), Thomas Davenport, 1705; citing Cranage, Record Office, Chester.
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