Will of Thomas Fige, gentleman, 1652 (proved 1653/4)

National Archives: PROB 11/240

In the name of God Amen the Fifteenth day of March in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftie and two I Thomas Fige of Winslowe in the Countie of Bucks gentleman beinge at this present sicke and weake in body but sound in mynd and memory praysed bee god therefore doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge That is to say: First and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Allmighty god my maker and of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour & Redeemer, stedfastly beleeving that by and through the merritts & death and passion of the same Jesus Christ my Saviour to have free pardon and forgivenes of all my sinnes and to inheritt eternall life in ye kingdome of heaven amongst the elect children of god my body I com(m)itt to the earth, decently to bee buryed at rhe discrecion of my Executor hereafter named. And for my worldly goods I doe thus dispose of them. Item I give and bequeath unto my kinsman Richard Carter Cittyzen and Habberdasher of London All such summe and summes of money as is or are due to me for my service done to the state as Quartermaster in the Troope of horse under Captaine Thomas Terrill in the Regiment of Collonell Arthur Goodwin in the Army late und(er) the command of his Excellency the late Earle of Essex and as Corporall in the said Troope and all such \other/ sommes of money as is or are in Arreare and due to mee for my Service done for ye State as by severall certificates appeareth made in my behalfe remayninge with other writeings and debentures in a hamper in Worcester house in the custodie of one [blank] Ashworthe gentleman. And I give and bequeath unto my said kinsman Rich(ar)d Carter All other my goodes chattles and estate whatsoever and I doe make and ordeine the said Richard Carter the sole and only executor of this my last will and testament and I revoke all former wills by mee made. In witnes whereof I the said Thomas Fige have this my last will and testam(en)t sett to my hand & seale the day and yeare first above written.

[signed] Tho: Fyge

Signed sealed acknowledged and delivered by the said Thomas Fyge for and as his last will and testament the day of the date hereof in the presence of us.
The marke of Jane Pannett
Geo: Wilkinson Snr.

i Thomas Fyge bought the debentures of William Farr Thomas Mead Alexander Kendall George Seare Thomas Reade Thomas Ferron Rob(er)t Smith and Alexander Noman. I owe to Anne Barrwell thirty shillings.

[Probate granted 10 March 1653/4 at Westminster to Richard Carter]


Notes

Arthur Goodwin of Nether Winchendon (d.1643) was a close friend of John Hampden, commander of a cavalry regiment, and Parliamentary Commander-in-Chief of Bucks in 1643, based at Aylesbury.

Worcester House was in The Strand, London.

Richard Carter was married to Thomas Fige's first cousin Jane Egerton of Adstock, according to the family tree in The Visitation of the County of Buckingham made in 1634, p.51.

See also: The Fige family