The Last Will and Testament of John Margesson, Blacksmith of Ockley, 1625

John Margesson

Blacksmith of Ockley

(1545 – 1625)

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Will of John Margesson Blacksmith of Ockley 1625 Source Citation London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, Clerkenwell, London, England; Reference Number: DW/PA/5/1625

In the name of God Amen the fourth day of May Anno dni 1616 And in the yeares of the

Raigne of or sovraigne Lord James by the grace of God of England France and Ireland Kinge defender

of the fayth the fortenth And of Scotland the Nyne and fortieth I John Margesson of

Ockley in the County of Surry Blackesmythe being sick in body nev[e]rtheles in p[er]fect memorye

praysed be God I ordayne this my last Will and Testament in mann[er] and forme followinge First

I Commend my Soule to God my maker that gave yt And my bodye to the earthe from whence yt

Came It[e]m I Give and bequeathe unto the poore people of Ockley teene shillings to bee paid unto

them w[i]thin One monethe next ensueinge my decease by the descretion of my Ov[er]seers hereunder

named It[e]m I give and bequeath unto Richard Margesson my sonne my beedstedle in the Lofte

ov[er] the hale w[i]th the Feetherbeed blankett & the best Cov[er]light theirunto belonginge & one paire

of Sheets Also I give and bequeathe unto the said Richard my sonne the table in the hale & the

frame to the same table belonginge and the Weanescoot in the hale and parler and my great

Brasepoot & great dripping pan, and the great Poulderinge trough and the Furnes Also I

give and bequeathe unto the said Richard my sonne all the twoles in bothe the Shoppes and all the

furniture belonginge to the two Grindstones It[e]m I give and bequeathe unto John Margesson

my sonne Twenty Pounds of Lawfull mony  of England It[e]m I give and bequeathe unto John

Margesson sonne of the the said John my Godsonne Tenne pounds of lawfull mony of England to be paid

and devyded unto my ov[er]seers w[i]thin half a yeer next ensueinge my decease to be imployed by them to the

benyfytte when he shall accomplishe his full age of One and twenty yeres Provided alwaies yf it

shall happen the said John my Godsonne to dye befor he shall accomplishe his full age of one and

twenty yeres that Legacie of teen pounds by me given aforsaid my will and mynd is shall

remayne and bee to the residue of the Children of John my sonne to be paid unto them at like age as

aforsaid to every one of them an equall porcone thereof It[e]m I give unto Mary Margesson

daughter of John Margesson teen shillings It[e]m Whereas Thomas Constable my sonne in Lawe is indebted

unto me Fyve pounds I release and acquite the said Thomas of the same Fyve pounds It[e]m I give

and bequeath unto Margaret Constable my goddaughter twenty shillings It[e]m I give to all the

residue of the said Thomas Constable Children teen shillings a peece, It[e]m I give and bequeath

unto Agnes Baxe my daughter the wife of Thomas Baxe Fyve pounds of Lawfull mony of

England, It[e]m I give to Agnes Baxe daughter of the said Thomas teen shillings It[e]m Whereas

William Constable my sonne in Lawe is indebted unto me Fyve pounds I release & acquite the said

William of the same Fyve pounds It[e]m I give unto ev[r]ye one of the said William Children teen

shillings a peece It[e]m I give unto John Margesson my god sonne sonne of Richard Margesson twenty

Shillings It[e]m I give to the residue of Richard Margesson Children teen shillings a peece It[e]m

I give unto Agnes Smed my sister forty shillings It[e]m I give unto Thomas Studman and

Richard Studman my brother in lawes teen shillings a peece It[e]m I give unto John Smed my godsonne

teen shillings It[e]m I give unto Thomas Peter and John Sherlock my godsonns two shillings a peece

It[e]m I give to Henry Tickner two shillings Itm I give to ev[r]ie of my s[er]vannts w[hi]ch ar now

dwelling im my house three shillings & fower penc a peece The residue of all my goods Cattels &

Chattes I give and bequeathe unto Margaret my beloved wyfe whome I mak my whole Executrixe

of this my last Will & Testam[en]te and she to take my debts & pay my debts & Legaces and to seeth is my

last will & testam[en]te fullfilled in all poynts as my trust is in her so to doe Also I ordayne & mak Thomas

Constable & Thomas Baxe my sonne in Lawes ov[er]seers to this my Last will trusting in them to see the same

truly executed as my trust is in them so to doe And so Lord into thy p[ro]tection I Comend my Soule

In witnes to this my last will & testam[en]te in p[er]fecte memory I have sett my hand and Seale the day &

yeere first above Written in the p[rese]nce of

Richarde Wellatte                    Thomas Constable                    John Margesson

Edward T Welletts m[a]rke

Fras Consibe

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