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WILL OF THOMAS STARIE, 1737, BURFORD

 

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Starie of Harthall in the parish of Burford and County of Salop yeond[yeoman?] being in good health and of sound memory praised be Almighty God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say Imp[ri]s I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God my maker hopeing through the meritts death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit eternal life and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named. And as for worldly goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I give and bequeath as followeth.

Item I bequeath unto my cousin Eliz. Morris of Harthall my ___ ___ ___ [insert at side 'Burkite __osition[?] ___[?] new Geslament[?] Item] I give and bequeath unto my Godaughter Anne Nash daughter of John Starie of Redfoord my hanging press chest coffer and boxes and five pounds of money to be paid her by my Executor within one year after my death. Item I give and bequeath unto my cousin John Starie son and heir of John Starie of Redfoord all that piece of arable land which I lately purchased of Mr Joseph Millecham commonly called or known by the name of the halfe acre lying in a peice of ground called dannsick[?] belonging to the Hem liveing to have and to hold the said halfe acre of land unto the said John Starie the younger his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my two kinsmen Thomas Morris and Philip Morris sons of Thomas Morris of Harthall the sum of twenty pounds a peice to be paid them by my Executor when they come to the age of one and twenty years. Also my will and desire is that they shall have the interest of the said money from the time of my decease and in case either of them shall happen to dye before he shall come to the age afores[ai]d then my will and desire is that the survivor shall have the whole.

Item all the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my goods chattells household stuff money & bonds, bills, debts, dues and demands whatsoever to me of right belonging either in law or equity (after my debts legacies and funeral expenses are paid and discharged) I freely and wholely give and bequeath unto my cousin Thomas Morris sen of Harthall whom I constitute appoint and ordain sole and only Executor of this my last Will and Testament and doe hereby disannul and make void all former Will and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have here unto put my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord God 1733. Thomas Starie signed. Sealed and acknowledged to be my last Will and Testam[en]t in the p[re]sence and sight of us Phillip Gilley, John Richards & the mark of John Wilks.

This Will was proved at Ludlow the 7th day of June in the year of our Lord 1737 before the worshipfull Edward Wynn Doctor of Laws Vicar General & Official principal of the Right Reverend father in God ___ by divine permission Lord Bishop of Hereford lawfully constituted by Thomas Morris the Executor named thereon he being first sworn upon the holy evangelists duly to fulfill the same and to exhibite a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said dece[ase]d.