Will of Lionell Ryves (died c1717) of Nursling, Hants.
Will of Lionell Ryves, yeoman, of Nusling, Hants. Made 20 Aug 1714; proved 4 May 1717, Winchester Archdeaconry Court.
Transcript or Summary
In the name of God Amen, I Lionell Ryves of Nuttshalling alias Nursling, in the County of Southampton, yeoman, being old and not knowing the time that God shall be pleased to call me hence by death, do whilst I have time make and ordain my last will and testament in manner and form following: Imprimis, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker trusting that through the merits and mediation, the death and passion, of my blessed Lord and saviour Jesus Christ I shall inherit eternal life, and for all my goods and chattels that God hath been pleased to bless me with here in this life, I gve and bequeath them as followeth: Item, I give and bequeath unto Anne my wife the bed that I lie on for her life and as long she shall keep in my name, and afterwards to leave it to my executrix hereafter mentioned, and I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Partridge the sum of nineteen pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid within twelve months next after my decease, as for all the rest of (ed. - my) goods and chattels and cattle whatsoever, my debts, legacies and funeral expences being discharged I give and bequeath them unto my daughter Anne the wife of Thomas Carter, who I do hereby make and ordain full and whole executrix of this my will, adding only this, that I would be decently buried, and that my wife and children do live peaceably and quietly together, and that my wife would pay out of the yearly estate that she will have after my decease towards my burial, and God I trust will recompence her, and in testimony that this is my last will and testament I have hereunto set my hand (ed. - and) seal the <twentieth>
day of August anno domini 1714.
My will and desire is to give to the poor of the Parish of Nursling twenty shillings to be paid in two years, that is ten shillings the year.
Signed, Sealed, published and declared in presence and audience of (and the work nineteen was blotted before the ensealing hereof):
The mark of John J Light
The mark of Aaron M Spratt
The mark of Margarett M Byshop
Send to Lady Cross Lodge by More the salt man, fees reserved.
(Latin probate) 4 May 1717, Ann the wife of Thomas Carter was sworn before me, R. Brideoake
Transcript from photos of will on microfilm reader.
Family members named:
Mary Partidge daughter
Anne wife of Thomas Carter daughter
Note. Thomas Carter was Groomkeeper of Lady Cross Lodge, Parish of Boldre, in the New Forest.
Other individuals named:
John Light witness to will
Aaron Spratt witness to will
Margarett Byshop witness to will
R. Brideoake (probate)
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