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Archdeaconry Court of Winchester

Will of Thomas GANDER - Made 1637 and Proved 1638

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In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas GANDER of the Town and County of Southampton Tayler being weake and sickly of body, but of good and perfect memory, do make and [ ? ] this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following. First I give and bequeath my Soule to God that gave it, with whom I trust to finde [ ? ] and [ ? ] for all my sinn and through the death and resurrection of my Lord Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to the Earth. And concerning my goods and worldly estate - my debts being all paid and my funerall expenses being discharged and paid, what shall be then remaining out of my said goods; my Will is that the same be equally divided amongst my three children, James GANDER, Alice GANDER and Thomas GANDER and my wife to have part alike as they with them, out of the said goods. And I make my sonne the said Thomas GANDER my whole, and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness hearof I have hereunto Sett my hand and sealle the eight and 20th day of November. Anno Domini 1637.

Signed, sealed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in the prescence of
Jacob PIE.

The marke of X Thomas GANDER

Made 20 November 1637
Proved 1638

[There is an Inventory dated 8 Jan 1637/8: Try Hampshire Record Office Ref: 1638/A061/1-2]

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