The Document Chest

1659 will of Nicholas Day



Memorandum that upon or about the 14th day of March in the yeare of our Lord 1659 english stile Nicholas Day late of Yavell on the County of Somerset Tapster deceased being sicke of the sickenesse whereof he shortly after died but in perfect mind and memorie and having and intent to make his Will did declare the same by word of mouth as followeth or to this [word illegible] I doe give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Day the summe of Thirty pounds And to my Mother Anne Day the summe of Fiev pounds and to my Sister Lydia Day one of my black leather drincking [Jarbes?] And all the rest & residue of my Estate I doe give to my Wife Cisely and to make her sole Executrix W[hi]ch words or the like in effect were uttered and [word illegible] by the said Deceased in the [presence?] and hearing of [word illegible] Credible Witnesses with an intent that the same should stand as and for his last Will and Testament

Joseph Masters   Richard {surname illegible]


This Will [unncunative?] was proved at London before the Judges for proving of Wills and granteing Administrations the Second Day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and sixty by the oath of Cecily Day the Relict and Executrix named in the said Will To whom was Committed Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattells and debts of the said deceased She being first sworne by Commission Well and tyruly to Administer



Transcribed by Bob Osborn