1607 Will - Nicholas Reeve


1607 Will - Nicholas Reeve


Water Eaton, Oxfordshire
Probated: Oxford Archdeaconry Court in 1607
20 Mar 1607
Will, Inventory, 194.14; 55/2/14


In the name of god Amen one the twentith day of March and in the yeare of our lord god one thowsand six hundreth and seaven I Nicholas Reeve of WaterEaton in the countie of Oxforde yeoman beinge weake and sicke of bodie but whole in minde and of good and perfect remembrance praise be unto almightie god doe herein make my last will and testament in manner & form following First I bequeath my soule to almightie god my maker and redeemer my bodie to be buried in the church or churchyeard of Kidlington Itm I give and bequeath to my eldest sonne Mathew Reeve one score of sheepe and one cowe Itm I give unto Henry Reeve and Evans Reeve each of them one score of sheepe and each of them one cowe ore els three powndes of mony to either of them for their one cowe Itm I give and bequeath to Elizabetth Reeve Marie Reeve and Charitie Reeve to each of them one score of sheepe and one cowe apeece or els three powndes of monie for everie one of their kine furthermore I will that these my legacies should be delivered unto them betwixt this and Michaelmas day next or at least that these legacies of these my sayd children wch are under age or not able to use them themselves should by mine executor put to the best use for them for I willinglie would that their elder brothers should use yt them for their better comoditie even? at the pleasure of mine Executor and I will yf either of these my sayd children doe chance to decease before they are of lawfull yeares to use their stockes that his parte or her parte should remaine equallie unto the rest of them last of all I leave Alese my my Wife to be my full and whole executor of this my last will and testament and I charge her as she will answere me at the dreadfull day of Judgement to dyscharge and pay most lawfullie all these my sayd legacies debts dues and duties to the uttermost farthinge wch shalbe lawfullie required and I utterlie revolke and adnull all and everie other former wills executors overseers by me in anie wise named willed and bequeathed.

Witnesses thereunto
Mathew Reeve
Annes Reeve her mark.
Proved 22 Apr 1607.

Inventory taken 7 Apr 1607. Total 47 l & 7 s. Praisers: John Baicknoll, Raph Smith.


Transcribed by Anne McDonald.


Oxfordshire Wills Index, 1516-1857 (FindMyPast)