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George Burye

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 15th January 1619/20
Probate Date: 25th May 1620
Proved by Susanne Burye, widow of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/135

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God amen the Fifteenth day of January Anno Dominj one thowsand sixe hundred and nyneteene I George Burye of Laighton Bussard in the Countie of Bedford gent[leman] beyng sicke in bodie but whole in mynde and of perfect remembrannce (Laude and praise be unto Almightie god) Doe make ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and forme folowing that is to saye. First I give and bequeathe my Soule to Almightie god my maker and Redemer trusting to be saved onlie by the merittes of my Lord and Savior Christe Jesus and my bodie to be buryed in the Earth as yt shall please my Executor hereafter named. Item I give and bequeathe unto the poore of Laighton tenne shillinges. Item I give and bequeath unto Susan my welbeloved wife All my Landes Tenementes and hereditamentes whatsoever lying and beyng in Hockley al[ia]s Hocklife which I late purchased of Thomas Hillersdon Esquire Frannces Stanton Esquire John Hillersdon Nicholas Johnson Nicholas Blofeild and others for and during the tearme of Twelve yeres next ensewing after my \death or/ decease. And after the end of the saied Tearme I give the one moytie or nist? halfe of all those Landes unto Anne Burye and Johane Burye my Daughters and to theire heires and assignes for ever. The other moytie of nist? halfte of all the fore saied Landes tenementes and hereditamentes I give and bequeathe unto Richard Bury my sonne and to his heires and assignes for ever. Item I give unto the Churche of Laighton fyve shillinges. Item I give and bequeathe unto Mr. [Christ]ofer Sclater fyve shillinges. All the residue of my goodes and Chattells whatsoever not by this my present Testament given or bequeathed my debtes beyng payed and my Funerall expences discharged I give and bequeathe unto the foresaied Sussana my welbeloved wife whome I do make full executrix of this my last will and testament. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale dated the daye and yere first above written. George Bury: Theise beyng witnesses Richard Cowley Robert Trunlye Edmond Boulesworth Jun[ior]

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