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Will of William Deane of South Chard, Somerset, England

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Date: 1634 [unknown]
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Will of William Deane of South Chard, Somerset, England, 1634. Communicated by William Dean, Esq., of London, England. Published in English Origins of New England Families, Vol 1, Second Series

In the Name of God Amen. The two and twentieth day of July Anno Dni, One thousand sixe hundred thirtie foure, I William Deane of Southchard within the parish of Chard in the county of Somersett sicke of bodie but of sound and perfect memorie thanks bee given to God doe make & declare this my last Will and Testament in manner of forme following:

First with a willing and free heart I render my soule into the hands of God who gave it and my bodie to the Earth out of which it was first framed, trusting assuredly through Christ Jesus my gracious Redeemer to receive them again at the last day, and being clothed with the righteousness of him my Savyour to enjoy both soule and bodie the Crown of blessedness and life imortail in the heavens for ever, and as touching my goods wherewith God hath blessed mee I dispose thereof as followeth: I give to the poore of Chardland twenty shillings to bee distributed by the descrecon of my Executo and of my sonne Thomas Deane one of my Overseers.

Item to John Deane my Sonne

I give and bequeath a chest standing in the hall, a truckle bedsted & bed furnished, wheat sufficient to sowe the upper close of Broadfield, the halfendeale of that hay which is in Colefield, the remaynder of the terme yet to come in Broadfield together with the Lease thereof, The residue of the terme yet to come in Ham Meade and the Lease thereof, yeelding and paying therefore from the Feast daie of St Michaell next after my decease to Susan, Ellianor, Margerie and Elizabeth my daughters foure pounds apeece yearelie during the contynuance of his now estate therein and soe rateably for any lesser terme of his estate therein at any other tyme then at the end of a full yeare happen to take end and dtermyne, Also I give and bequeath to him in money fortie shillings to bee paid him within three moneths after my decease.

Item to my sonne Thomas (for that hee is otherwise in competent manner provided for)

I onely give and bequeath to him and to his wife as a remembrance of my fatherly love two silver spoones.

Item to Walter Deane my sonne

I give a Chest standing in the chamber, over the Kitchen, a truckle bedstead and bed furnished, and a bible, aslo I give unto him ioyntlie with his brother Isaacke the Lease or Leases of the grounds named Wilbeere and Cantes, and together with his said brother all profitts on the said grounds to bee received and taken during the contynuance of the terme therein yet remayneing.

Item to Isaacke Deane my sonne

I bequeath and give a Chest and little Jojlett or box standing in the lower chamber, a truckle bed furnished and the halfendeale of the hay in Colefield, and alsoe together with his brother Walter Deane I give and bequeath the grounds above menconed named Wilbeere and Cantes, by them ioyntly to bee occupied during the terme therein remayneing together with the lease or leases thereof, also I give him that little woodvine without the vtter kitchen doore, and all tymber felled and all such rafters and boords reede and billies which I have, and also in money tenne pounds to bee paid within two moeths after my decease.

Item to my daughter Susan Deane

I give that bed and bedstead which is in the inner chamber with its appurtennces, on Skellett, a posnett, a great brrell, a side saddle, a coffer in the Inner Chamber, a third part of all my wooll, the Chappell and y writeings for holding thereof, and in money seaventy three pounds six shillings and eight pence to bee paid at the end of six months.

Item to my daughter Eleanor Deane

I give and bequeath that Cofer which is in the chamber over the kitching, a bed stead also standing there and my best featherbed furnished, a little brasse pott, one of my greater barrells, a piltion and a third part of all my wooll, and seaventie three pounds six shillings and eight pence in money to bee paid at the end of six moneths after my decease.

Item to Margerie Strong my daughter

I give the least brasse pott of the three, my best cauldron and tenne pounds in money to bee paid within on yeare after my decease, and to her sonne and my grand child John Strong I give five pouns to be paid att the end of two yeares after my decease vpon sufficient discharge given to acquite my Executo thereof.

Item To my youngest daughter Elizabeth

I give and bequeath a bedstead in the Low Chanber, a featherbed furnished, a little Table board over the entire, a coffer in the Inner Chamber, one of the greater barrells, the third part of my wooll and seaventie three pounds sx shillings and eight pence in money to bee paid at the end of six moneths after my decease. And if any to whom any porcon is hereby given chance to dye before his her or their porcon or porcons bee due to bee paid my will therein is that such their porcon or porcons to be devyded equallie betweene my three younger sonnes John, Walter and Isaacke and my fower daughters, or betweene such of them as then bee liveing.

Lastly I hereby ordeine and appoynt William Deane my eldest sonne to bee Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and Thomas Legg sonne of Thomas Legg the Elder and my sonne Thomas Deane overseers hereof, and in consideracon thereof doe give to each of them two shillings.

By mee William Deane. Read and published as the last Will and Testament of the said William Deane. And as touching the clause in the latter end of the Will that if any Legatee dye before his or her porcon become due, the Testator shewed that his meaneing hterein is That if any of his daughters chaunce to marry and doe happen being married to dye that such her porcon shall then bee paid to the husband of such daughter. These being Witnesses--William Cogam--Thomas Legge--Thomas Deane--John Gibbs No 1:





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