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1696 Will of Henry Spender



In the name of God Amen I Henry Spender of Yeovill in the County of Somersett Glover being all [word illegible] sick and weake in body but of Sound and disposeing mind and memory Doe this Nineteenth day of November in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninety six make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (That is to say) First and principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator Stedfastly beleiveing to receive full pardon and remission of all my Sinns through the merits death and passion of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and to bee made [perfator?] with him of Life everlasting in the Kingdome of Heaven And my body I comitt to the Earth from whence it came to bee decently interred att the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named in convenient time after it shall please God to call mee out of this vaine and transitory Life And as for such worldly Estate as I now am possessed of I give and dispose of the same as followeth First my will is And I doe here by give devise and bequeath unto my Deare Wife Mary All my goods and chattles both reall and personall whom I make Sole Executrix of this my last Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovesaid

Henry Spender

Signed Sealed Published and declared in the presence of
Ben Snooke     William Gregory     Edw Barwick


Proved at London 1696


Transcribed by Bob Osborn