Sculthorpe George 1657 of Scalford Will

George Sculthorpe 1657 of Scalford will

National Archives PROB 11/267/128

In the Name of God Amen I George Sculthorpe of Scalford in the County of Leic yeoman beinge sicke in body but of Competent mynd and Memorie doe make and Ordayne this my last will and Testament whereby First and Principallie I Commit my Soule to God my Creator hopinge through the merritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to have pardon of all my Sins and be Saved

And my body I Comitt to the earth to bee buryed as my Executor shall thinke fitt

As for my Worldlie Estate I dispose as followeth

Whereas I am Seized to mee my heires and assigned forever of and in One yard land with the appurtenances lyinge in Scalford aforesaid and now in the tenure of One Thomas Kent or his Assignes And whereas I am indebted to my brother Thomas Sculthorpe of London Baker the Some of Twenty Pounds I doe by this my last Will and Testament give and bequeath to my said Brother Thomas Sculthorpe his heires and assignes for ever the said yard Land with the appurtences and the Rents Revercons and Remaynders thereof

And my will and meaninge is That my said Brother Thomas shall pay to my Sister Judeth Wootton Five pounds and to her Fower Children Fortie shillings apeece out of the Rents and profits of the said yard land within two yeares next after my decease, and to pay her my said Sister the Monyes which I hereby give to her said Children within the said tyme to be for the use of her said Children and yf itt happen that my Sister dye before the said tyme the said Five pounds to be to the use of her said Children and yf anie of her said Children shall dye before the said tyme then the Moneyes hereby given to such of them as shall doe dye to bee to the Survivors

Whereas my brother William Sculthorpe owes unto me by bond the Some of Tenn pounds I appoint and my will and meaning is that Five pounds of the said money shalbee to him my sayd Brother and the other Five pounds betwixt his two Children which he now hath and to remaine in their Fathers hands untill they attaine to their Age of Twentie One yeares or be marryed

And I make and ordayne my said Brother Thomas Sculthorpe Executor of this my last Will And doe give and bequeath unto him all my Money goods and personall Estate whatsoever appointinge him to pay and discharge my Funerall Charges and other debts which I shall owe att my decease

In Witnes whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale the Tenth day of August Anno Dni 1657

                                                                                                                George Sculthorpe Testator his marke

Signed Sealed and Published by the Testator on the day of the date in the presence of

Richard Jones

John Newland Servt to Henry Travers Scr

This Will was Proved att London the Fower and Twentieth day of August in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Six hundred Fiftie and Seaven Before the Judges for Probate of Wills and grauntinge Administracons lawfully authorized by the Oath of Thomas Sculthorpe brother of the said deceased and sole Executor named in the said Will To whome was Comitted Administracon of all and Singular the goods Chattles and debts of the said deceased hee being first leagally sworne well and truely to Administer the same