Will of Thomas Illing of Little Horwood, husbandman, 1657

National Archives PROB 11/263/432

In the name of God Amen The Fowre and Twentieth Daie of Februarie, One Thowsand Six Hundred Fiftie and Six I Thomas Illing of Litle Horwood in the Countie of Bucks Husbandman being sick of Bodie but of good and perfect memory, Praised be Almightie God, doe make & ordaine this my Last will and Testament in manner & forme following. That is to say First I Commit my Soule into the Hands of Almightie God my maker, Hopeing assuredlie through the onlie merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of Life ev(er)lasting. And I Commend my Bodie to the earth whereof it was made. And as touching all my goods, Chattles whatsoev(er) to me belongeth of all sortes soev(er)  that to me appertaineth I give unto my Sonne Henry Illing. I give one shilling unto my Sonne John Illing. To be payed him One Moneth after my decease. I give unto my Dafter [sic] Elizabeth Illing one shilling To be payed her one Moneth after my decease. And soe I make my Sonne Henry my full and sole Executor seing my debtes discharged and my Bodie orderlie buried. And I doe disannull of all former wills made by me. I desire my Neigbour Henrie Smith to see this my will performed whereunto I have sett my Hand and Seale.
                                                                                                                                The m(ar)ke of Thomas Illing.
Sealed in the pre(sen)ce of Henrie Smith. The m(ar)ke of Thomas Stredwick

Proved at London 24th April 1657 before the Judges for Probate of Wills by the oath of Henry Illing, son and sole executor to whom Administration was granted.


Thomas wasn't disinheriting John and Elizabeth. See the 1657 manor court for the provisions he made for them. He was apparently the son of John Illing (d.1609).

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