In the name of God Amen I Thomas Grendon of Dukes place Cittizen and Draper of London being in ….. praysed be God Therefore doe … ffifteenth day of December according to the Computation of the Church of England one Thousand six hundred seaventy Eight make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First and before all I committ and commend my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Creatour and Jesus Christ my Redeemer through whome .. I hope for salvation and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buryed in decent buryall at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as concerning such worldly goods as it hath pleased God in mercy to lend and bestowe upon mee after my debts and ffunerall expenses are payd I doe give and devise the same unto Mr John Harding Cittizen and Grocer of London and Mr Robert Coe Cittizen and Goldsmith of London whome I doe nominate and appoynt to be my Executor of this my last Will and Testament upon speciall Trust and Confidence Nevertheless to dispose of my sayd personall Estate in such manner and … uses intents and purposes as hereafter are declared and mentioned.
Item for and touching my lands in Ffultherely in the parish of Shenston in the County of Stafford I have by my Deed bearing date the seaventeenth day of November in the Thirtyeth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the second and Anno one thousand six hundred seaventy eight given unto Thomas Grendon my Grandson and to his heyrs for Ever all those sayd lands houses and Tenements as by the sayd deed may appeare that is to say to him the sayd Thomas Grendon my grandchild now in Virginia for his Naturall life and after his decease to the heyrs of his body lawfully begotten for Ever and for default of such issue then to Thomas Jennings my grandson sonn of Thomas Jennings late of London Distiller and to the heyrs of his body lawfully begotten, and for default of such issue Then I give and bequeath the sayd lands unto Rebeckah Symonds wife of John Symonds of London ??offter and to Thomas Symonds sonn of my said grandchild Rebeckah. Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Jennings my grandson the summe of ffifty pounds to be payd unto him within one moneth after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Rebeckah Symonds the summe of ffifty pounds to be payd within two monethes after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Hannah Duke my daughter in Virginia the summe of tenn pounds in full of her part of my Estate or … she …thereof I haveing … at great charges upon her otherwise. Item I give unto my said Executors in Trust tenn pounds a peece. Item for the rest of my personall estate not otherwise disposed of one third part to my wife Elizabeth and the other two thirds to be equally divided between Thomas Grendon, Thomas Jennings and Rebeckah Symonds my grandchildren, And I doe hereby revoake and make null all former Wills and doe declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. Tho: Grendon Sealed and Declared to be my last Will and Testament in presence of Samuell Stringer …. Memorandum that this is sealed and confirmed the fourth of Aprill one thousand six hundred and seaventy nyne. Tho: Grendon.
Vicesimo nono die mensis Octobris Anno Domini Milesimo sexcentesimo Octogesimo [29 Oct 1680] .. Johus Harding et Roberti Coe Executorum …
- ↑ Will of Thomas Grendon, Draper of Dukes Place, Middlesex. PROB 11/364/204. 29 October 1680. National Archives.
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