Will of George Elliott of Shipton, 1631

LMA, DL/C/362/1/105v

In the name of God Amen, I George Elliott of Shipton in the parrish of Winslowe in the Countie of Buck being sick in bodye but in p(er)fect memory thanks be unto almightie God doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in mann(er) and forme followeing First I bequeath my soule unto Almightie God my maker and Creator and to Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer by whose merrits onely I hope to be saved and my body to the earth Concerning my worldly goods Item I doe give unto my two sonnes George & Edward and likewise unto my three daughters Dorothie Elizabeth and Margaret twentie pounds a peece to be payed them as they shall come to the age of one and twentie yeares And yf it shall happen that any of them decease before they come to the said age That then the porc(i)on of any such shalbe equally devided amongst the rest of them that survive Item I doe give unto my sonne Thomas tenn pounds to be payed unto him w(i)thin one yeare after my decease. Item I doe give unto my sonne William tenn pounds to be payed unto him w(i)thin one yeare after my decease Item my will is that my sister Anne Elliott shalbe maintained upon my meanes in the same manner as shee hath beene Item I doe give unto the poore of the parrish of Winslowe twentie shillings The rest of my goods unbequeathed I give unto Margarie my wife whome I doe make my sole executrix And my loveing frends William Glenister and Richard Snowe my ov(er)seers and to either of them I give fyve shillings for their paines  In wittnes whereof I have sett downe my hand and seale this nyneteenth daye of August Anno dom(i)ni one thowsand six hundred thirtie one
George Elliott
Witness hereunto I have sett downe my hand and seale Rob(ert) Mainwaring Peter Fige and Nicho(las) Brinsall

[Latin] On the last day of October 1631 before Dr Arthur Ducke vicar etc. was proved the will of George Elliott late while he lived of the parish of Winslowe in Bucks, at another time before Mr John Harris clerk, vicar of the parish church of Little Harwood by way of a commission directed to him in that matter.  On the 14th day of the same month Margerie the relict of the deceased was sworn about well etc., not infringing anyone’s right.


George was the son of Thomas Elliott (d.1624). He was baptised on 17 Aug 1576. He was a significant landowner in Shipton and, like many of the Elliotts, tried to provide for a large family. Marjory, nee Rowles, was his second wife whom he married in 1614; his first wife Elizabeth died in 1610. He was buried on 24 Aug 1631. Marjory died in 1654. The children mentioned in the will (some others died young) are:

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