Anne Beauchampe 1667

In the Name of God Amen The Twelfth day of December Anno Dom 1667 and in the Nyneteenth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Charles the second of England missing etc. I Anne Beauchampe of Cosgrave in the Countie of Northampton widdowe the Relict of John Beauchampe the elder late of Cosgrave aforesaid yeoman deceased, being weake in body but of perfect memory (thanks be to god) doe make this my last will and Testament, as followeth (That is to say) First I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God that gave it, relying wholly upon his Grace, and the merritts and death of my Saviour Christ Jesus to bee saved and received into eternall Glory, And, my body to the Earth from whence it was taken, To bee buried, in such decent manner and place As to myne Executor and Overseers herein after named shall bee thought fit, And as to such Worldly Estate which the Lord in his mercy hath lent unto mee, I dispose of the same as followeth And First I give and bequeath unto Jane Parry (daughter of my said late husband by a former wife) the summe of Twentie Poundes of currant English money, to bee paid by myne Exectors within Twelve moneths next after my decease Item I give unto my sonne Robert Beauchampe Cittizen and Carpenter of London Threescore Pounds of like Currant money To bee paid unto him by my said Executor within Twelve [months] next after my decease, And I further will That my said sonne Robert have the Third parte of all my Houshold Goods, as Brasse, Pewter, Lynnen missing and other utensils of Household, to bee sett for the by my Overseers Executor missing within one Moneth next after my decease, Item I give unto the Pa[rish] of Cosgrave aforesaid Twentie shillings Item I give and bequeath unto missing sonne Valentine Beauchampe and to his heires and Assignes for ever All [my] Messuage or Tenement in Cosgrave aforesaid with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell and which my said late husband and I did purchase from Gervas Andrews Cittizen and Goldsmith of London and Weinifrid his wife, with all that is conteyned in their Indenture bearing date the 28th day of October 1653 and Terrar Jnd thereunto annexed, as thereby (Relation being thereto had) more fully may appeare Item I further give and bequeath unto my said sonne Valentine Beauchampe and to his Heires and Assignes for ever All those my One Acre and three Roodes of Meadowe with all the appurtenance lying in Hisworth Meadow and steaning Meadowe in the parrish of Cosgrave aforesaid which I hereby purchased missing and from Richard Scrivener late of Potterspury in the said Countie illeg by his Indenture dated the 9th day of January 1659 more fully may ap.e and likewise all other my Lands Messuages Tenements and Heriditaments whersoever with their appurtenances lyeing and being whithin the Townes feildes and parishes and Precincts of Cosgrave Countie of Northampton, And if my said sonne Valentine happen to departe this life and leave noe issue of his body lawfully begotten Then my will is that what is herein before bequeathed to him, shall goe and bee to my said sonne Robert and to his Heires and Assignes forever, And for want of such heires Then to the said sonne Joane Parry for and dureing the Terme of her natturall lyfe, and after her decease, To the younger Children of my late brother  Robert Travell of Hanslopp in the Countie of Bucks yeoman deceased to bee equally devided share and share alike amongst them all (his Heire only to bee Exempted and excepted and to their Heires and Assignes for ever, All the rest of my Credits Goodes and Chattles whatsoever (my debts Legacies and funerall Charges being missing and fully deducted)  I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Valentine Beauchampe whom I make and ordaine the full and sole Executor of this my last Will missing Charging him truly to performe the same, And I nominate my loving missing John Beauchampe the elder and Gabriell Rands of Cosgrave to bee Overseers of the missing desireing  them to take the Administration of my Goddes and the Proffitts of my missing upon them, untill my said Executor attaine his full Age of One and Twenty yeares, and then to bee accountable to him for the same; And for their paines therein to bee taken I give unto each of them Fortie shillings, And soe (revokeing and making void all other and former Wills by mee at any [time] made either by word or writing) I publish and declare this to bee myne only and last Will and Testament: In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale The day and year first above written

Signed Anne Beauchampe her mark

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