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James Knight

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 14th April 1693
Probate Date: 20th April 1693
Proved by John Knight, brother of the testator and Elizabeth Knight, widow of the testator
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/414

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of God Amen I James Knight of Leighton Buzzard in the County of Bedford Surgeon being very sick and weake in body yett of a sound mind and memory blessed be God yett considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof Doe make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say First I commend my soule into the hands of Amighty God in hopes of a blessed resurrection through Jesus Christ my Redeemer And my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as for such worldly goods and estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Downes that liveth with me the sume of one and twenty shillings and six pence Item I give unto Mr. Henry Downes my Uncle and to my brother in Law Mr. Thomas Leigh the sume of twenty shillings apeice Item I give and bequeath unto my deare and loveing Wife All and every the goods plate lynnen and other household that was hers before marryage and which shee hath newly brought into the House Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Goodwins children the sume of tenne shillings apeice to be paid unto their Father and Mother as Trustees for them Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Williams two children the sume alsoe of tenne shillings apeice Item I give and bequeath unto my cozen John Knight the like sume of tenne shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Maid servant Elizabeth Baker the sume of twenty shillings All which severall Legacies shall be severally and respectively paid unto them within twelve moneths next after my decease And last of all I give and bequeath unto my deare Brother John Knight all and every my wearing apparell of Woollen whatsoever As for my Household goods and stock in the Shopp and otherwise my debts being paid and my funerall expences borne I leave in the hands of my two deare friends my Wife and my brother John Knight whom I doe hereby nominate and appoint to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I doe hereby revoke disannull and make void all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made and doe declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this fourteenth day of Aprill one thousand six hundred ninety three and in the fifth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady King William and Queene Mary of England &c. James Knight. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Robert Shepherd Isaac Hannell Anne Hanell

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