Ray Samuel 1631 of Nether Broughton will

Samuel Ray of Nether Broughton 1631 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1631

In the name of god Amen the xxvith daye of September in the sixth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the fayth &c I Samuell Raye of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester black Smith beinge sick in body but thanks be unto allmyghty god of good and perfect memory doe make and ordeine my laste will and testament in manner and forme followeing

First I bequeathe my soule to allmighty god whoe gave it and to my saviour Jesus Christ by whose merites and passion I hope to receave forgiveness of all my sins and my body to the earthe from whence it came

And as for my temporall goodes and possessions I bequeathe and bestow them as followeth

Imprimis I geve and bequeathe to Alice my wife And my will is that she shall have the tuition and Education of Samuell Raye my sonn and for as much as my sayde sonn is under age by reason whereof he is like to be a ward which wardship my will is that my wife shall procure into her hands if therefore my sayde wife after the wardship of my sayde sonn so procured shall happen to marry againe my will is that neyther shee nor any other shall charge my sayde sonn with his mariage when he shall come to that age if therefore she or any other in her behalf shall charge him with his marriage I geeve and bequeath to my sayde sonn Samuell in mony two hundrethe poundes in lue thereof to be payde hym when he shall attaine to the age of xxity yeares

Moreover if my sayde wife be nowe with child I geeve and bequeathe to the Childe if is shall happen to live one hundrethe poundes whether it shall be male or female to be payde unto the sayde childe when it shall attaine to the age of xxity yeares

Moreover my will is that my father in lawe Henry Browne of Nether Broughton aforesayde shall come with Alice my wife in procureing the wardship of my sonn

It I geve and bequeath to George Browne my brother in lawe in mony v li

It I geve and bequeathe to my brother John Raye foure poundes yeare that is to say for every yeare foure poundes for and dureinge the term of the naturall life of my sayde brother John to be yearely payde him oute of my lands in Nether Broughton

It I geve and bequeathe to all my god children to eache of them xiid

It I geve to the poore people of the parishe of Nether Broughton aforesayd in mony xxs to be geven and distributed to the sayde poore by Mr … and the overseers of the poore at their discretions

It I geve and bequeathe to Abigall Gesson my mayde in mony iiis iiiid

All the rest of my goodes moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed my debts legacyes and funerall expences first payd and discharged I geve and bequeathe until Alice my wife whom I make and ordeine my whole & sole executrix to see this my last will performed

In wittnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale … the daye & year above written

                                                                                                         Samuell Ray

John Musson [his mark]

Henery Browne Junior

Debts Duely oweinge unto Samuell Raye the 26 … Sept 1630

  £ s d
Imprimis John Wright of Nether Broughton due at … 5 8 00
It Hughe Gilbert of Broughton aforesd due at the … 2 3 00
It Willm Browne of Broughton aforesd 05 00 00
It John Musson of Hicklin 01 00 00
It Willm Simpson for last dayes rent 10s 6d & 12d for a lease 00 11 06
It Mrs Thorne of Nether Broughton aforesd 02 00 00

Probate 14 July 1631