London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, Clerkenwell, London, England; Reference Number: Ms 9172/43; Will Number: 77
Name: George Campe
Place: Roydon, Essex
Probate Date: 24 May 1635
The Last Will and Testament of George Campe, 1635
In the name of god Amen I George Campe of Roydon in the countye of Essex yeoman being in good and perfect health Blessed be God do make and ordayne this my last will and testament – vis following / first I bequeath my soule unto god that gave it mee, And my body to the earth to be buryed at the discretion of my Executrix: hopeing for salvation through the mercye of god in the mercy of Jesus Christ at the general resurrection.
And vis concerning the goods that of his mercy hath given me I give and bequeath the following
Imprimis I give unto Wm Campe my sonne 1 shilling to be payd by my Executirix Immediately after my decease
Item [————] in the summe of forty pounds of lawfull money of England due unto me from Samuell Hunt of Epping and by him to be paid to such [—–] and I shall will and Bequeath it unto in my last will and testament as appeareth by Bond —– he is bound to pay it accordingly. Then — I Give and Bequeath it to be equably divided betwixt my —– daughters that is to pay to Elizabeth, to Mary, to Jane, to Joan, to Susan, to Martha and to Margaret and my will and meaning is that if any of my daughters deceases before the [others] of them living and have no issue of their bodies lawfully begotten; then my will is the survivors then living shall have all such legacies as — have befallen then deceased It then —— be equally divided amongst them.
Item I Give unto my daughter Mary my best bed in my parlour with the bedding thereto belonging only my wife to have the reasonable use of it during her natural life
Item AI Give unto my daughter Margaret my bed that I usually lye upon with the bedding thereto belonging only my wife to have the reasonable use thereof during her natural life
Item I give unto my daughter Susan my bed wherein [?] my daughter Mary usually lyeth with the bedding thereto belonging — the reasonable use thereof for my wife during her natural life
All the rest of my goods and chattel and bonds and movables, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my living wife, whom I make my sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the seventeenth of January 1632 In the presence of Samuel S—–
William Pattinsons mark
George Campe [mark and seal]
Probated May 1635