Will of John Stutsburie the elder, 1621

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In the name of god, Amen.  The eleventh day of November, an(no) d(om)in(i) 1621.  I John Stutsburie the elder of Winslow in the County of Bucks being sicke in body, but in perfect memorie, god be praysed, do make this my last will & 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 merites onely I trust to obtaine remission of my sinnes, and consequently of e(te)rnall life in the kingdome of heaven.  And my body to be decently buried in the Churchyard of Winslow.  Concerning my worldly goods, first I give unto my two daughters Agnes and Dorothie Ten pownds apeece, to be payd them in goods & money within one yeare after my decease.  Item I give unto all the rest of Children Mould, Sara, Elizabeth, Alice, Margaret, Gilberd, Robert & Thomas the summe of five pownds apeece, to be payd them in order, or put \to/ their use so soone as my executour can raise it out of my goods and the rent of my howse.  The rest of my goods unbequeathed I leave unto my beloved kinsma(n) John Stutsburie, whom I ordayne my sole Executor, and my loving frends William Glenister, Henry Pym, and Silvester Stutsburie, overseers to see this my last will & testament performed,  And to each of them I give twelvepence apeece for their paynes.  In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare first above written.

John Stutsburie his mark

Witnesses hereunto
[signed]
Rob(er)t Maynwaringe &
Will(ia)m Glenister

[Probate 26 Nov 1621 at St Albans to John Stutsbury, executor]


Notes

John Stutsburie was buried at Winslow on 23 Nov 1621. He held "an ancient cottage" but no land according to the schedule of 1610. His wife Margaret (nee Oliver) was buried on 10 Nov 1619. They were married at Winslow on 11 May 1597. They had these children:

John was probably the son of Gilbert Stutsbury, mercer, d.1595

Copyright 10 February, 2014