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Will of William Catcher, Merchant of Truro, Cornwall, March 1627

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Will of William Catcher, Merchant of Truro, Cornwall
PROB 11/153/360
Prob 26 March 1627/8

In the name of God Amen

The 13th daie of December Anno Do’ii One thousand sixe hundred twentie seaven. I William Catcher of Truroe in the County of Cornwall Merchant being sicke of body but of sound minde and perfect memory, praised bee my God, doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following.
First I commend my Soule unto the blessedTrinity in unity, And my body for a season unto the earth from whence I assure myselfe of a joyfull resurrection at the last daie through the Sole merits of my Saviour Christ Jesus As for my worldly matters to w’ch I bid farwell thus I determinie.
Imprimis unto my loveing wife Margrett there will descend all my Dutchie land whereby she wilbe competently provided for
Item I give and bequeath unto her all her wearing apparell linnen and woollen and all her rings jewells and thosee trinkes and chests w’ch she now useth
Item I give and bequeath unto hir such houshold stuffe plate and necessaries utensalls as my brother in lawe George Phippen shall thinke fitt (insertion one word abbreviation, illegible) for hir, It alsoe for a testimony of my love I give and bequeath unto hir that diamond ring w’ch was my owne and hath ben long in her custodie
As for my eldest sonne Edward Catcher being but young and sickly if he [live?] unto it the said Dutchie land will descend unto him w’ch wilbe a competent meanes for him
Item {abbrev inserted] to John Catcher my second sonne (the lease of my now dwelling house excepted w’ch I ordaine to bee a dwelling house for my wife and all our children in com[m]on untill god shalbe pleased otherwise to dispose of them, , if I cannot renew my estate and lease of this s’d house then excepted the house wherein Robert Gardner now dwelleth to the com[m]on use afores’[ai]d this excepted) ( give and bequeath all other, my leases w’ch I hold of severall men and all my right and interest by them in any houses landes or mills, To have and to hold to him and his heires from the tyme that he shall accomplish the age of xxiiij years during the remainder and remainders of the s’[aid]d severall leases then and thence to expire in the meane tyme he and his Brothers and Sisters to be educated by the p’fitts of the same.
It unto W’m Catcher my youngest sonne I give and bequeath all that my right and interest in Newington house and lands being copieholdlands. To have and to hold to him the s’[ai]d William and his heires according to the customs of the Mannor from the tyme that he shall accomplish the age oc xxiiij forward or then 200L sterling in leiue thereof if my heire shall deny or refuse him my said sonne William to inioy the same accordinge to the intent of this my will. In the meane tyme he and his brothers and sisters to be educated by the profitts of the same
It towards the payment of my owne debts I appoint such monies as I shall leave in house and my goods and wares and the debts owing unto mee, and the overplus thereof to bee equallie devided among my seaven Daughters Constance Matilda Ellen Margarett Jane Marie and honor to whom I give and bequeath the same to bee paid unto them severally at the daie of theire marriage or as they shall accomplish severally the age of xxiiij yeares. What other matter & income maie arise out of my estate I give and bequeath unto my two youngest sonnnes John & W’m above named whom I make and constitute ye executors of this my last will and testament appointing unto them and the rest as overseers and Guardian my beloved brother in lawe afforenamed Georg Phippen ratyfying and desiring to be ratified what he shall doe, who I assure myselfe will doe his best for this my family, The Lord blesse them and continue them in his feare and favour and blesse them in all their waies, diverting their harts and lives to his glory & theire owne salvation.
witness this to bee my last will and Testam’t I sett hereunto my hand and seale ye[ven?] the daie and yeare first above written ‘y me Will’m Catcher witness the signing and sealing hereof wee whose names are subscribed Robert Burges Otwell Pye John Adlington John Burges John Mayowe Ja: White
The 26th March 1627, Administration of the estate was granted to the widow Margaret Catcher during the minority of John and William (the named executors in the will)

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