Will of Thomas Graunt, yeoman, 1621

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In the name of god, amen.  The third day of June, anno d(om)in(i) 1621.  I Thomas Graunt of Winslow in the County of Bucks yeoma(n) being sicke in body, but in p(er)fect remembrance (god be praysed for it) do make this my last will and testament in maner & forme following.  First I bequeath my soule unto Allmightie god, who created me, and redeemed me by his sone Jesus Christ, by whose merits onely I trust to obtayne remission of my sinnes, and consequently eternall life in his heavenly kingdome, and my bodie to be decently buried in the Churchyard of Winslow.  Touching my worldly goods, first I give unto my sone Thomas Graunt an annuitie of twentie and six shillings and eight pence, to be payd him yearly during his naturall life by two equall portions.  Item I give unto my daughter Anne Graunt one fetherbed, with a bolster, a coverlet & blanket, and a paire of pillows, and my best brass-pott, and my Cupboard in the hall.  Item I give unto my sone in law Edward Ingram and Joan his wife one blacke cow and one hogg.  Item I give to the poor of the parish ten shillings to be distributed among them at my funerall.  The rest of my goods unbequethed I give unto Walter Graunt my sone, whom I make my sole executor and my loving frends & kinsmen Willliam Tomlin and William Graunt al(ia)s Miller, my overseers, that this my last will and testament be p(er)formed, and to either of them I give twelvepence for their paynes.  In witnesse whereof  I have hereunto set my hande & seale the day & yeare first above written.

Tho(mas) Graunt his mark

These being witnesses
Rob(er)t Maynwaring &
William Tomlin

[Probate 30 July 1621 to Walter Grawnt, son and executor]


Thomas Graunt was buried at Winslow on 7 June 1621. He was probably the son of John Grant alias Miller d. 1589 and Marion d.1604, and married Agnes Cowper on 14 May 1577. He held a messuage and 40 acres of land according to the schedule of 1610, assuming that he was Thomas Graunt the elder. These seem to be the children mentioned in the will:

Copyright 10 February, 2014