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The Will of Thomas Sherry

The 1711 Will of Thomas Sherry, Innholder


In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Sherry of Yeovil in the County of Somersett Innholder being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory praised be God for the same do this Twenty sixth day of February in the year of out Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven and in the year of our Sovereign Lady Queen Ann over Great Britain the tenth make and ordain this my last Will and Testament (revoking all former Wills by me made in manner and forme following That is to say I recomend my soul into the hands of God that gave it hoping through the merrits of our only Saviour Jesus Christ to have full pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to [word illegible] everlasting life And as to the disposition of all my worldly Goods I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give and devise unto my daughter Elizabeth Sherry the sume of Three Hundred Pounds to be paid unto her within Three Months after my decease And also the use of my New Chamber without the back door of my now Dwelling House with free ingress egress regress in and through the entry at all times and the use of the well to draw Water for her own use belonging to my said House for so long time as shee shall continue and remain unmarried And also the Bedstead in Perryes Chamber Bed Valansetts Sheets and Rugg thereunto belonging as also my second best Brass Pott and one of my Pewter [word illegible] Item I give and devise unto my daughter Ayles [that is, Alice] and her Children the sum of Two Hundred Seaventy Four Pounds with Interest from the time of my Death to be paid Quarterly One Hundred and Fifty Pounds part of the said Two Hundred Seaventy Four Pounds my Will is shall be paid to her within one year after my decease And the Sume of One Hundred Twenty Four Pounds residue thereof within two year after my Decease Provided the said Sume be paid out in one Estate (I mean the whole sum of Two Hundred Seaventy Four Pounds) and the profitts thereof to be to her and her Husband Daniel Hoyles during their natural lives and the life of the longest liver of them and frome and after their Several Deceases then to and amongst all the Children of the Body of my said Daughter Abigail Hoyles I give to my son Daniel Hoyles one Bond for payment of Tenn Pounds wherein he stands bound to me and do desire my Executor to deliver up same Item I give to my Servant Mary Thomas the Sume of Tenne Pounds to be paid within Three years if she happen to live so long Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth One Ovill Table in Perryes Chamber aforesaid All the rest of my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments and all my Goods and Chattells I give grant and devise unto my sonn Samuel Sherry and his Heirs for ever chargeable nevertheless with the payment of the Legacies herein before and after given and do make and ordain my said Sonn Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And also I desire my Cousin Thomas Freke and Mr Ambrose Seaward whom I do appoint Trustees to see my Will performed and for their trouble and care and cares I give to Each of them a Gold Ring price One Guinea Item I give to my Grandaughter Mary [Manorous ?] Two Broad Scepter pieces of Gold In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written

Tho: Sherey

signed sealed published and declared (after the name Elizabeth being first interlined between Lines the Seaventh and Eight by the Testator in the presence of us who have subscribed their names in the Testators presence

Katheraine Glisson     W[illia]m a Court     Sam[ue]ll Gundry     Richard Woollridge

This will was proved in London on 13 December 1711 


Transcribed by Bob Osborn