Will of Leonard Pigott of Beachampton, gentleman, 1619

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February the xxjth 1618
In the name of god Amen, I Leonard Pigott of Beachampton in the County of Buck Gent: doe ordeyne & make this my last Will and Testam(en)t. In manner & forme following. That is to saye First I doe geve & bequeath my soule into the hands of the Everliving god that gave it me. And my body to the earth, from whence it came, And for all my \the/ worldly goods that god hath geven mee, I doe dispose of them as hereafter followeth, First I doe geve & bequeath unto Elizabeth my wyfe, v li a yeare to be paid forth of my lyvings to my said wife yerely for and during the her naturall life, If my lease shall so long last. It(em) I geve & bequeath unto Elizabeth my Daughter my lease and all my lyvings in Beachampton And allsoe I doe ordeyne and make my said Daughter my whole Executrix According to this my last Will & Testam(en)t, And my Will is, & I doe ordaine my Cozen Vallentine Pigott my Cozen Thomas Egerton and Will Elmer the Elder my ffeoffees in trust for this my daughter untill she come to age As allsoe my overseers to see this my will p(er)formed In witnes wherof I have setto my hand and seale the daye and yeare first above written
Leonard Pigott [signature]
In the p(re)sence of
Will Ellmer [signature]
John Crosse his mark
Agnes Richardson her marke
Elizabeth Crosse her marke
Ellen Crosse her marke

[Latin] Agreed with the original, comparison made by me
[signature] Peter Barrett notary public

[Latin] Proved 8 April 1619 by Mr John Smith LLB commissary and official of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham.  Administration granted to William Elmer senior, one of the overseers named in the will during the minority of Elizabeth Piggott the daughter and executrix.


Leonard Piggott was presumably descended from the Piggotts who owned property in Winslow and Little Horwood in the 16th century but the relationship is unclear. He, or someone with the same name, was the biggest landowner in Little Horwood in 1594.

Copyright 9 January, 2022