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Anne Sclater

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 27th August 1658
Probate Date: 1st March 1658/9
Proved by Elizabeth Sclater, daughter of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/289

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen, I Anne Sclater of Leighton Buzard, in the County of Bedford widdowe doe thus make my last will and testament, First I bequeath my soule into his gracious hands that gave it mee, hopeing to be saved by the merritts of his only begotten and dearely beloved sonne my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, In the next place, I desire that my bodie may be interred in the Chancell of Leighton Church, neare to the grave of my husband of deare memory: As for my worldly goods, I dispose them in this following manner, (to witt): I bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth all my goods which I have in the world, upon this Condition, that shee discharge, satisfie, and pay, all my debts; And allso give, as my legacie, to my sonne in lawe W[illia]m Sclater of Barnet in the Countie of Hartford Clerke, the sume of one pound of lawfull money of England to buy him a Ringe: In the next place it is my desire, that James Buck-Master shall enioy that tenement which hee hath taken of me for the terme of three yeares ending completly att the feaste of S[ain]t Michael the Arch-Angell, which shall be in the yeare of our lord God, one thousand sixe hundred and sixty; Item it is my will and desire, that my daughter Elizabeth (payeing her two sisters Anne Barker, and Mary Chapman, their iust portions of wheat my house in Leighton left mee by my husband, shall by discreete men be valued att) shall enioy that house: And of this my last will and testament I make Elizabeth Sclater my daughter sole Executrix: And I desire that Marke Wilkes Gentleman; and Robert Kinge shoemaker, both of Leighton aforesaid, will take paines, to be overseers of this my last will And I desire that for their care and service I expect from them, they may have either of them five shillings: In witnesse whereof, I have setto my hand and seale this 27th of August 1658: Anne Sclater, in the p[re]sence of Will[iam] Sclater, Roger Barker ./

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