- Will of William Trewhitt of Kettleby, Lincolnshire
- National Archives Reference: PROB 11/203/456
- Date: 24 February 1648 (ie 1647/8)
- Ancestry reference The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 203 William Tirwhitt 24 Feb 1647, Kettleby Lincolnshire
- In the name of God Amen the sixt day of June in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and nyne and thirty, I William Tirwhitt of Kettleby in the County of Lincoln Esq calling to mind mans mortallity doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following
- First I commend my soule unto the handes of Almighty God and my body to the earth from whence ytt came desiring the same may bee decently interred at Bigby in the sayd Countie of Lincoln in the vault there where the bodyes of diverse of my ancestors did also lye And my worldly [ ] wherew’th God hath blessed mee I dispose as followeth.
- First I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary the five hundred pounds in money devised to her by the last will and testament of Iervase [Jervase ] Markham Esq deceased whose executor I was and am. And I devise unto my sayd daughter three thousand poundes more in money to be payd unto her att her accomplishant of the age of tweiny and one yeares or day of her marriage which shall first happen.
- Whereas the sayd Jervase Markham did by his last will and testament devise unto Franncis my younger sonne the some of five hundred poundes which ys to bee payd unto him by [ ] in Ecrive[?] and satisfaction thereof I give unto my sayd sonne Francis his heires and assignes for ever all my landes tennementts and hereitamaents whatsoever in Haiton in the county of Nottigham And I allsoe give uto my sayd sonne Francis as my owne guifte All my lands and hereditaments whatsoever freehold and coppyhold in Thorne in the county of York to have and to hould unto my sayd sonne Francis his heires and assignes forever.
- Item I give unto Katheryne my deere and loving wife all my besteads, beddings and furniture used and belonging unto my owne lodging chamber and the next inner chamber being my daughters chamber w’th necessary [come__] and competent? Linning sufficient and fittting to furnish and requisite and necessary to be used in the sayd chambers together allsoe w’th her cupboard of plate which I allso bequeath unto her.
- Item I give and bequeath unto Robert my eldest sonne all my houshold stuffs and houshold goods plate, naptry, lynning and utensills used or to be used about my house, chamber, parlour, hall, sellars, butteryes, pantrys, kitchen, brewhouse, washouse or elsewhere aboute my house togeather also w’th my brewing vessells except only such goodes as this my will are bequeathed to and meant or intended for my wyfe And my plate being as aforesayd amongst my househould goodes devysed unto my sayd sonn Robert. I give and bequeath all the residue of my goods and chattells not herby formerly devised, my debts being payd and funerall expenses discharged unto Katheryne my sayd wyfe and Robert my sayde elsest sonne whom I make the full and whole executors of this my last will and testament. And my will and meaning ys that my wyfe shall and may during her naturall life have the use of my houshould goodes and shee shall have inst[rucsion?] as well as my sayd eldest sonne shall have. In wytness whereof to this my present last will and testament I have sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above wrytten. William Tyrwhitt, sealed
and delivered in the presence of Robert Tirwhitt, Francis Wilkinson, Edward Pearson Probate granted on Feb 24 1647/48 to Katherine, Relict.