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                             Last Will and Testament of Michael Jeale

In the name of God Amen, I Michaell Jeall of the parish of Darking in the county of Surrey, being but weake of body yet in good and perfect memory, blessed be the name of the Lord for it, Doe make constitute and ordayne this to be my last will and testament, revokeing all former wills by me made, spoken or done, now in manner and forme followinge; first I committ my soule into the hands of the Lord my most faithfull Creator and mercifull preserver, hopinge only to be saved by the merrits and mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ my mercifull Redeemer. And my body I commit to the Earth from whence it came to be buryed in the parish churchyard of Darking at the discretion of my Executoers hereafter named. And those worldly goods which it hath pleased the Lord to endowe mee with all I give and bequeath as followeth; Imprimis I give and beaqueath unto my welbeloved Wife Elizabeth Jeall all my goods in the parlor chamber as it is ready furnished with beding, linen and other moveables in it, to her forever. And also the use of the parlor chamber during my nowe lease of Sand Place Farme with free egresse and regresse for her owne use with necessary fier wood for the said parlor chamber shee payinge for the cuting of the said wood as shee useth there. Alsoe I give unto my wife one halfe of all the lynnen in my howse as namely, sheets, table clothes and napkins and all other necessary linnen belonging to the howse to be at her owne disposinge. The other halfe of all my lynen I give and bequeath unto my eldest sonne William Jeall and to my sonn Michaell to them and their heirs forever. Item I give unto my youngest sonn William Jeall the sume of tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to bee paid to him within six moneths after my decease. Item I give unto my daughter Rebeccah Jeall the sume of fowerscore pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid within six moneths after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Jeall the sume of fowerscore pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid within six moneths after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abigall Jeall the sume of fowerscore pounds of lawfull English money to paid within six moneths after my decease. And further my will is that the aforesaid porcions of fowerscore pounds apeece given to my three daughters Rebeccah, Sarah and Abigall shalbe soe paid in that my welbeloved wife shall have the benefitt of imploying the said porcions dureing the tyme of my said daughters liveinge with her as are any wayes chargeable to her before the tyme of their marriage. And my will is that if any of my three daughters doe depart this life before they marry that then the porcion of such daughter deceased be equally devided to the two liveinge daughters which soever it bee of three as Rebeccah, Sarah and Abigall and not any other wayes. I give and bequeath unto my fower Grandchildren born of Elizabeth my daughter now wife of William Tudham of Darking, butcher, as namely, William Tudham, John Tudham, Michaell Tudham and Elizabeth Tudham the sume of forty shillings apeece of lawfull money of England to be paid for the use of the said children to each child the sume of forty shillings to be paid within six moneths after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild Mary, borne of my daughter Mary, the nowe  wife of Nicholas Constable in the parish of Capell in the county of Surrey, the sume of forty shillings to paid within six moneths after my decease for the use of the said Mary my Grandchild. And further my will is that if my daughter Mary the wife of Nicholas Constable shall have another child borne within twelve moneths after my decease be it a sonne or a daughter I then give unto it the sume of forty shillings to paid for the use of the said child within six moneths after the birth of the said child. Item I give unto my naturall brother Richard Jeall the sume of tenn shillings a yeare dureing his naturall life to be paid deuly to him by my Executors hereafter named. Item I give unto William Jeall my eldest sonne the sume of fifty pounds to be paid him within six moneths after my decease. Item I give unto the poore people of the parish of Darking the sume of thirty shillings to be paid and bestowed within three moneths after my decease. All the rest of my goods and chattells, bills, bonds, debts and moneys, my lease of Sand Place Farme, stock, corn and cattell, sheepe or any goods whatsoever, not formerly given in this my will, paying my debts and legacyes before given, my funerall charge and my eldest sonne William Jeall haveinge the fifty pounds of good and lawfull money of England duely paid to him as I have before in this my will given to him, I give all the rest of my goods and chattells as I say before unto my eldest sonne William Jeall and unto my sonne Michaell Jeall to them and their heirs forever, whom I doe make my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament, equally Executors one with the other of all goods and chattells whatsoever. And lastly I doe intreate my loveinge brother in law, Gilbert Bristowe of Darking, yeoman, my loveinge cousin Overington Jeall of Ewhurst and my loveinge friend William Bothell of Darking, chandler, to be my Overseers of this my last will and testament and doe give unto every of them the sume of tenn shillings apeece to be helpfull unto my two Executors William Jeall and Michaell Jeall in fullfillinge and performance of this my last will and testament, conteyninge two sheets of paper, the said Michaell Jeall have here written, sett my hand and seale, the fower and twenty day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thowsand six hundred and sixty. 


                              Michaell Jeall, signed and sealed in the presence of - the mark of John Ede, William Bothell


Proved 2nd September 1662 on the oaths of William Jeall and Michaell Jeall, the sons and Executors