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                            Last Will and Testament of Thomas Elliott

In the name of God Amen, The twoe and twentith day of May Anno Dommini 1612, I Thomas Eliott of Westclandon in the countie of Surrey, husbandman, sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance (thanks be to God) doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge; First I comend my soule unto Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer, and my body to be buried in the church or church yard of Westclandon aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto John Eliott, my eldest sonne, all that my closse of land called or knowen by the name of Newe Closse, lying and beinge in the parishe of Eastclandon, containinge by estimation twoe acres and a half, more or lesse, To have and to hold all the said closse of land with th'appurtenances, to the said John Eliott and his Executors and assigns, together with the indenture of lease concerninge the same from and immediately after my decease during all the terme of yeres yett to come and not expired in the said indenture of lease, upon condition that he shall pay or cause to be paid to William Eliott, my second sonne, the full and just some of sixe pounds of lawfull money of England within one yere next after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to Julian, my wief, all my tenement or messuage wherein I nowe dwell with all the lands thereunto belonging with all and singuler th'appurtenances, scituat, lyinge and beinge in the parishe of Westclandon and all those twoe acres of arrable land lying in the common field of Eastclandon, to have and to hold the said tenement or messuage, lands and premises aforesaid to the said Julian, my wief, and her assignes for and duringe the terme of her naturall liffe, to bring up my children, findinge them meat, drinke and clothinge and all other necessaries, untill such tyme as they shall be able to gett their owne lyvinge, without any manner of waste in or upon the said tenement. Item I give and bequeath to John Eliott, my sonne, all my said tenement or messuage and all my lands thereunto belonginge with all and singuler th'appurtenances, scituat, lyinge and beinge in the parishe of Westclandon aforesaid and also the said twoe acres of land lyinge in the comon field of Eastclandon, to have and to hold all the said tenement or messuage, lands and premises aforesaid to the said John Eliott from and immediately after the deceasse of Julian, my wief, and to his heirs and assigns for ever, Upon condicion that he pay or cause to be paid to Thomas Eliott, my yongest sonne, the full and just some of sixe pounds of lawfull money of England within one yere of the decease of Julian my wife, and my will is that if Julian, my wief shall happen to depart out of this transitorye life before my children be able to live of themselves, then that John Eliott my sonne shall take care and charge of them. Item I give and bequeath to William Eliott, my sonne, sixe pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him within twoe yeares after my decease and three ewe sheepe. Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Eliott, my sonne, eight pounds of lawfull money of England when he shall accomplishe the full age of eighteene yeres. Item I give and bequeath to Mary Eliott, my daughter, eight pounds of lawfull money of England when shee shall accomplishe the full age of eighteene yeares. Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Eliott, my daughter, eight pounds of lawfull money of England when shee shall accomplishe the full age of eighteene yeares. Item I give and bequeath to Grace Eliott, my daughter, eight pounds of lawfull money of England when shee shall accomplishe the full age of eighteene yeares. And if any of my fower yongest children shall happen to depart out of this transitory life before the full age of eighteene yeares, my will is that his or her part shall remaine to the survivors, equally to be devided amonge them. Item I give to my fower yonngest children twoe ewe sheepe apeece. Item I give to Christofer Ripley one ewe sheepe. Item I give to all my godchildren xii d apeece. Item I give to the poore of the parishe [of] Westclandon ii s & vi d. All the rest of my goods, cattells and chattells whatsoever, my debts paid, my legacies discharged and my body honestly buried, I give and bequeath to Julian, my wief, whom I make my sole Executrix and I do appoint Nicholas Butts, th'elder, and Thomas Symons, th'elder, of Westclandon, yeomen, to be Overseers of my will and testament. And the Lord have mercy upon me.


Published in the presence of us, John Tipton, Nicholas Butts


This will was proved at Eastclandon before Master John Typton, Clerk, Rector of Westclandon, Surrogate &c the sixteenth day of August A D 1612 on the oath of Julian, the relict and Executrix named in this will, to whom administration was granted &c of the goods &c having been first sworn.