I, James GANDER of Uphaliford in the parish of
Sunbery in Mdx, Taylor, being somewhat ill in body but of sound and perfect
memory blessed by Almighty God for the same have thought fitt and doe hereby
make my last Will and Testament as followeth viz I give and bequeath to
my sonne Samuel five shillings. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter
Mary ?PARTER (?PARKER) one third part of all my goods and chattells that
shall remain after my funeral expenses and debts being first paid and discharged
or the true value in money of the said one third part of my said goods and
chattels. All the rest and remainder of my household goods moneys cattle
goods and chattels of what nature soever the same be I give to my daughter
Dinah whom I doe hereby make constitute and appoint full and sole Executrix
of this my last Will and Testament. And I do also give and bequeath to my
said daughter Dinah and her heirs forever all my cottage or tenement situate
in Uphaliford aforesaid late in occupation of Nathaniel CLEMENTS Shoemaker
with all and singular ?barbsides and appurtenances whatsoever. In Witness
whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seal this first and twentieth day
of February One Thousand six hundred fourscore and eight.
Signed sealed and published to be his last Will and Testament in the
prescence of us, Thos.STONE, William GILBERT, Thos [ ........].
Probatum in latin: from this I deduced that Dinah was unable to be Executrix or inherit - so ?Samuel instead?*
Will Made 21 Feb 1688
Proved ?July 1689.
(*Probably needed proving a second time: see PROB 11/397/537)