Other wills and administrations: Will of John Gumbleden of Coytie, Glamorgan
First I commend my soule into the handes of my Crucified Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ. And my body to be buried in the chancell of Coytie aforesaid neare the South window and not farr from the place where the communion table standeth.
Imprimis I give to Mary the wife of Edmund Gamage Esquire twenty pounds.
Item I give to the said Mary my two Chattle leases whereof one I hold of the Earle of Leicester in the parish of Coytie aforesaid called Milchemoore? the other in the parish of Coy Church called Bryne Nevagall?.
Item I give to Florence the daughter of the said Edmund and Mary the summe of one hundred markes towards her marriage portion.
Item I give to the said Florence the whole benefitt of my Chattle lease which I hold of the Lord of Pembroke at Newparke in the County of Monmouth after the decease of the said Edmund Gamage her father. I give alsoe to the said Florence my great siver salt six silver spoons my silver tankard.
Item I give to the said Florence one new bed one new boulster a pillow a paire of pilloties one red rugg with red cloth curtaines and vallence the bedsteed all standing in the red chamber two woollen blanketts two bombast blanketts and my great double trunke which with F G on it.
Item I give to Mary the daughter of the said Edmund and Mary the like summe of one hundred marks towards her marriage portion to the said Mary. Alsoe I give five silver spoons and my little silver salt one silver dish and one silver spoone one silver bowle.
Item I give to the said Mary one good bed and new boulster in the chamber where I lodge with one bedsteed one paire of dornie? curtains in the chamber next my study one paire of woollen blanketts and one paire of bombast blanketts one blue coverlett together with one trunk with J G on it.
Item I give to Catherine the wife of Edward Seyes gent twenty pound. And to Richard Seyes his sonne tenn pound towards the bindinge of him an apprentice the said tenn pound to remain in the hands of my executor till the said Richard shalle be of a fitt age to be bound. And whereas the said Richard standeth indebted unto me in the summe of twenty poundes at the least for Cattell corne and money my will is that it should be remitted unto him and that a watch two silver rings in my hand should be delivered freely unto the said Catherine.
Item I give to the widowe of John Thomas in Monmouthshire one pound ten shillings out of my said Chattle lease there payable as while I lived.
Item I give to Mary Richard eight pence per weeke out of the same lease and the use of the house wherein shee now dwelleth in Newcastle during the terme of her life
Item I give to the poore of the upper parcell of Coytie two pounds.
Item I give to the use of teh parish church my great Welsh bible.
Item I give to the poore of the lower parcell two pounds.
Item I give to the use of the Chappell my English Bible wherein I usually read.
Item I give to the poore of the Lower parcell of Newcastle one pound. And to the poore of the upper parcell one pound.
Item I give to my servant Richard Peirce tenn pound to Thomas Jones two pound to George Thomas two pound to Thomas David of Newcastle one pound to William Robert one pound to Thomas Flew if hee shall abide in my service at the tyme of my death tenn shillings Item I give to Robert Hugh one pound.
Item I give to my maide servant Jane Matthew fower pound to widowe Flew one pound to Gwenllian one pound And my will is that all my servants that are under covenant for a yeare should have their whole wages for the quarter current Item my will further to that all my servants whether under covenant for a yeare or otherwise should be fed as they were wont to be of such provisions as I shall leave behinde mee at the time of my death for for the space of two moneths that in the meane tyme they may provide for themselves.
Item I give to William Edmund one pound to Hugh Phillips one pound to Llen ap Llen of Newcastle one pound to Llen Hopkins tenn shillings
Item I give to Thomas Peirce one pound to John Peirce one pound And of this my last will and testament I make and constitute Edmund Gamage of Newcastle and county aforesaid esquire my sole executor And doe by these presents revoke and disanull all former wills legacies testaments bequests by mee made whatsoever In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the foure and twentieth of August one thousand six hundred fifty and seaven John Gumbleden
I John Gumbleden the within mentioned testator doe publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of Watkin Lewis David Jenkins Richard Peirce.
The will was proved at London the three and twentieth day of the moneth of November in the year of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fifty and seaven before the judges for probate of wills and granting administrations lawfully authorised by the oath of Edmund Gamage esq the sole soexecutor named in the said will to whom was committed administration of all and singular the goods chattels and debts of the said deceased he the said Endmund gamage being first sworn in due form of law by virtue of a commission well and truly to administer the same.
23 Nov 1657
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