The Document Chest

1609 will of Thomas Marshe

of Fore Street


In the name of god amen The eightenth of September in the yeare of our Lord A thousand Six hundred and Neyne I Thomas Marshe of yeavell being of perfect memory and iudjement doe make my last will and testament in manner and forme following Fyrst I nominate my soule to Allmighty God and my body to be buried in the Churchyeard of yeavell Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth three score pounds Item I give unto my daughter Elinor three score poundes Item I give unto my daughter Cecelie three score pounds Item I give unto my daughter Joane three score pounds Item I give unto my Sonne Thomas fortie pounds Also I give unto my sonne Thomas my lease right and Interest of forestret with his Appurtenances for the sayd Terme And yf the sayd Thomas happen to dye before he come to age or dye unmarried that then the sayd Lease and Interest shall remayne unto my daughter Joane And my will is that if Elizabeth Elinor Joane and Cecelie happen to dye before they come to eighteene yeares of age or unmarried, that the portion of shee so dyeing shall then remayne unto the rest of the Sisters remayning by equall portions Item I give unto Elizabeth Joane and Cecelie my three virginalls to be devided by the discretion of my Overseers Item I give between my fower daughters one peece of red cloth conteyning sixteene yeardes to be imployed on them for coates. Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth the best flannell petticoate that was my wives, and the best gowne, and unto my daughter Joane the other Stammell petticoate Item I gve to the poore of the towne of yeavell six shillings eight pence. The Rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable I give unto my Sonne Gyles Marsh whom I make my whole Executor. Item I doe appoynte Tristram Marsh of Hardington and William Cutler of Marston my Overseers. Witnesses hereunto The syne of

Tristram Marsh     William Cutler


Proved at London 1609



Transcribed by Bob Osborn