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WILL OF JOHN STARY, NEEN SOLLARS, 1691

 

In the name of God Amen
I John Starie of Neen Sollars in the County of Salop and Diocese if Hereford yeoman being of good and perfect memory praised be God doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following [vizt] First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hopeing through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness for all my sins. And my body to be buried in Christian burial at the discrecon of my Executors hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath unto my dear and loveing wife Margarett Starie all my houses buildings lands and tenements in Neen Sollars and the rents and profitts thereof for and dureing her natural life and after her decease to be and remaine unto my children according as hereafter mentioned. Item I give and bequeath unto Benjamin Starie my son all these parcells of land with all and singular their appurtences thereunto belonging lying and being in the southside the land that leads from a brooke called Millbrooke towards Millson called or knowne by the names of the Riddings Rough Acres Oldcraft and Paddock. And allso that upper end of a leasow called the Oxleasow lyeing on the other side the lane and extending to the way that was formerly and is of right the usual one accusland[?] way belonging to the Lyeclose with this provisee and condicon that if Richard Starie my son shall or may be in a capacity or ability to redeem the said land for the use of him and his heires not selling the same to a stranger then my will and pleasure is that for and in the consideracon of the sum of two hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid to the said Benjamin Starie or his assignes by the said Richard Starie his heires or assignes within the space of two years next after the decease of my said wife that then the said lands before named and every part thereof with their appurtences shall be and remaine to the said Richard Starie his heires and assignes forever. Or else the same for want or default of the said payment to be and remaine unto the said Benjamin Starie his heires and assignes forever as aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto Humphry Starie my son all these parcels of land and all and singular their appurtences called the Lye Close and Beegford and allso one parcel of land called the Old Workings together with all those parcells of land lying in a place called Birches[?] Style and Harris Lake and allso one parcell of land called Hatterland to be and remaine unto the said Humphrey Starie his heires and assignes for ever after the decease of my said wife with the same provisoe and condicon as aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto Anna Stary my daughter all that parcell of land with the appurtences called or knowne by the name of Southway to be and remaine unto the said Anna Starie her heires and assignes for ever with this provisoe and condition that if Richard Starie my son shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said Anna Starie her heires or assignes the full and just sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of England within the space of two yeares next after the decease of my said wife that then the said parcell of land and every part thereof shall be and remaine unto the said Richard Starie his heires and assignes forever or else the same for default or want of the said payment to be and remaine to the said Anna Starie her heires and assignes for ever as aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Starie my son all the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my lands houses barnes and buildings with all and singular their appurtences (except before bequeathed and engaged to be and remain unto the said Richard Starie his heires and assignes after the decease of my said wife forever at the rents and services thereof due and of right accustomed except and alwayes reserved out of the said dwelling house convenient roome for the standing and keeping of such goods that shall belong to either of my said sons or daughters untill such time as they have a conveniency of settleing or disposeing the same with free hbty[?] of ingress to come ___ to the goods or carry them away at their pleasure. And allso except and reserved one barn new built in a place called Wash Croft for the use hereafter named Pizh[?] If my son Richard Starie shall not rdeeme the lands before bequeathed to his brothers as before mentioned or redeem but ones part of the same that soe thereby they or one of them build upon their part my will and pleasure is that the said bane shall be and remaine to the use of him soe building with free liberty of ingress egress and regress to the same where he stands or free liberty to pull downe and carry away the same rebuilding it upon some of the lands before mentioned. And futher my will and pleasure is that if it happen that either of my said sons or daughters shall decease before my said wife then I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Margaret English and Elizabeth Hooper the sum of fifty pounds apeice to be paid unto them or their children out of the said lands or porcon bequeathed to the person or persons soe deceased. And the remainder thereof to be eually divided amongst the survivor or survivors of them. Item the revercon and revercons of all the land houses or tenement called the lower house after the decease of Thomas Starie my sonn and Mary his wife his wife dyeing without issue of their bodies lawfully to be begotten I give and bequeath unto my three sons Richard Benjamin and Humphrey their heires and assignes forever equally to be divided amongst them. Item all the rest reidue and remainder of all and singular my goods money cattle and chattle household stuffe and implements of husbandry after my debts and funeral expences are discharged I freely give and bequeath unto my dear and loveing wife Margaret Staire[sic] to be by her disposed amongst my children at her discrecon. And I doe hereby make and ordayne my dear and loveing wife Margaret Starie and Richard Starie my son Executor and Executirx of this my last Will and Testament utterly revokeing and disanulling all former Wills and Testaments whatsoever. In witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale the twenty seventh day of July in the third year of their majesties reigne annoqe dni 1691. The mark of John Starie sealed and subscribed in the presence of Richard English, the mark of Charles Broughton John Starie de Hem.

Probatum erat hu[ius]mo[d]i test[amen]tum apud Ludlow quinto die mens[is] Septembris anno d[omi]ni 1691 coram venti viro Carolo Baldwyn[?] arm legum banho revdi in xpo pris at din din Gilberti pmissue Di[oces]ia Heref[or]d Epi Vicar xc p Marg[are]tam Starie vid[ua] relicam et Richardus Starie fi[liu]s cirectem[?] et etium[?] dict de[ce]s[si]t et Ex[ecuto]res xc quibus xc primit debene xc arde pleno xc nemon devers xco coram d[omi]no Timothes Baldwyn __ legum doctore surro xc surato (salvo jure cui usainge)

Abstract

1691 Sep 5
T[estamentu]m Johnanus Stary nuper p[ar]ochi[a] de Neen Sollars in Com[itis] Salopia et Dioc[esia] Hereford de[ce]s[si]t p[ro]batum erat Margareta Stary vid[ua] ejus relicam et Rich[ard]us Stary filiu[s] cirectem[?] et etium[?] dict de[ce]s[si]t et Ex[ecuto]res xc iur[at] cor[am] d[omi]no? Timothe Baldwyn mid surro xc
Clviii l x s

[Will of John Stary recently of parish of Neen Sollars in Shropshire probate granted to Margaret Stary widow and relict and his son Richard Stary her executors
158 pounds ten shillings]