Will of William Shattick of West Bagborough 1642

The will was transcribed by Kasey Coff of England. She provides a modern transcription, followed by a transcription closer in spelling to old English.

I, being in good health and of perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God.

In the name of God, Amen.

The nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand five hundred thirtie and nine. I, William Shattock of [West Bagborough?] in the counter of Somerset, husbandman, do make, consider, and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First, I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God hoping to be saved by the [mercy and... of...] Christ Jesus, my only Saviour and Redeemer, and my body to [?].

Item: I give unto Johan Miles my daughter [?].

Item: I give unto William Shattock, my grandchild, 50 shillings of lawful money of England, and two silver spoons.

Item: I give unto John Shattock, my grandchild, 50 shillings of lawful money as aforesaid.

Item: I give unto John Miles and Johan Miles, my grandchildren, to each of them 50 shillings a year to be employed to their best benefit by the executor of this my last will and testament.

Item: My will is that if the said John or Johan shall happen to die before the age of twenty-one years that then the survivor of them shall have the other portion.

Item: I give to William Miles, my grandchild, 20 pounds of lawful money of England to be employed for his best benefit by the executor of this my last will and testament.

Item: My will is that if the said William Miles shall happen to dye before he shall [reach] the age of 21 years that then his sister, Joan Miles, shall have his portion.

Item: I give unto [Hugh] Miles, [Clarence] Miles, [Cabon] Miles, and [? presumably male] Miles, my grandchildren, to each of them five shillings a piece.

Item: I give unto [Cobort Hoopson?], my grandchild, five shillings.

Item: I give to all my godchildren 20 pence a year.

Item: I give unto Thomas Dobble, my stepson (Marie Dobble's son], 10 pounds, to be paid within one month after my death.

Item: I give to my woman servant [indecipherable] 10 pounds to be paid within one month after my decease.

Item: I give to John [Chadsay?], my apprentice, 40 shillings to be paid within one month after my decease.

Item: I give to the poor of the parish of West Bagborough aforesaid 20 shillings to be distributed by my executor with the consent of the aforesaid [parish board, or abbot, perhaps] of the poor of the parish aforesaid [indedipherable] next after my death.

Item: I give to Robert Hooper, my son-in-law, my best coat.

The rest and [remainder] of all my goods and chattels not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto John Miles, my son-in-law, whom I make, constitute and ordain my whole and sole executor of this, my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.

[the signature of]

William Shattock

Witnesses:

Robert Harris

Thomas Dobble

[Abraham M--?]

Twenty pounds for William Miles is in my executor's hands.

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The original transcription:

William Shattock

i being in good healte [& of perfect memorie] thanketh be to all mighty god

In the name of God Amen. The nineteenth day of December in the yeare of our Lord god one Thousand five hundred thirtie and nyne. I William Shattock of [West Bagborough?] in the county of Som[er]sett husbandman doe make cons[idered?] and [ordain?] this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First I bequeath my soule unto allmighty God hoping to be saved by the [mercy and...? should be a standard phrase, easy to find] [men with] Christ Jesus my only Saviour and redeemer and my body to [Jhies from Anmall] Item I give unto Johan Miles my daughter [indecipherable – probably indicates "dowry" or "marriage portion" or

"inheritance"]. Item I give unto William Shattock my Grandchilde fiftie shillings of lawfull money of England and two [silver spoons] Item I give unto John Shattock my Grandchild fiftie shillings of lawfull money [as] aforesaid Item I give unto John Miles and Johan Miles my Grandch[ildren] to each of theme fiftie shillings a yeare to be employed to their best benefett by the [executor] of this my last will and Testament Item my will [is thatr] if the said John or Johan shall happen to dye before [the child's money be the] age of one and twenty yeares that then the survivor of them shall h[ave] the [other porron] Item I give to William Miles my Grandchilde twenty pounds of lawfull money of England to be employed for his best benefitt by the executor of this my last will and testament Item my will is that if the said William Miles shall happen to dye before he shall [arromylsh] the age of one and twenty yeares that then his sister Joan Miles shall have his porron Item I give unto [Hugh] Miles [Clarence] Miles [Cabon] Miles and [Eudqorid] Miles my Grandchildren to each of them five shillings a peese Item I give unto [Cobort Hoopson] my Grandchild five shillings Item I give to all my god children [twenty] pence a yeere Item I give unto Thomas Dobble my stepson [Marie Dobbles Sonn] ten pounds to be payed within one month after my death Item I give to my woman servant [noch shilbe sroelling] with [in at] my death [ten] pounds to be paied within one month after my decease Item I give to John

[Chadsay] my apprentice fortie shillings to be payed within one month after my [decease] Item I give to the poore of the parrish of West bagboro aforesaid twenty shillings to be distributed by my executor with the consent of the [aforesaid] of the poore of the parrish aforesaid [ntc Cgyuildmate Lndes Castor] next after my death. Item I give to Robert Hooper my sonne in law my best coate The rest and [remains] of all my goods and chattles not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto John Miles my sonne-in law whom I make constitute and ordaine my wholle and sole executor of this my last will and testament In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this day and yeare above written [this syne] of William Shattock Wittness [of hereunto] Robert Harris [the'r] mark of Thomas Dobble the mark of [Abraham Memowants that ther. Twenty pounds for William Miles is in my executors hands.

In the name of god Amen. The ninetinth day of December in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand six hundred and thirtie nyne. I William Shattock of West Bagborough in the county of Somerset Husbandman doe (do) make confidente and _____ this my last will and teastament in manner and forme following. Firstly I bequeathe my soule unto almighty God hoping to be saved by his ___ and ___ as I give Jesus my only Savior and Redeemer and my body to Christian burial.

Item I give unto Johan Miles my daughter _____ _____ Item I give unto William Shattock my grandchild fiftie shillings of lawful money of England and two ____ ____ Item I give unto John Shattock my grandchild fiftie shillings of lawful money this(?) aforesaid. Item I give unto John Miles and Johan Miles my grandchildren to care of ____ fiftie shillings a ____ to be ____ to their best benefit by the Executors of this my last will and testament. Item my will is that if the said John and Johan shall happen to dye (die) before they shall ____ of the age of one and twente years____ ____ the survivor of ___ shall ____ ____ portion. Item I give to William Miles my grandchild twente ______ of lawful money of England to be _____ for his best benefit by the executors of this my last will and testament. Item my will is that if the said William Miles shall happen to dye (die) Before he shall ____ the age of one twente yeares that his sister Joan Miles shall have his portion. Item I give Hugh Miles _____ Miles Robert Miles and Gregorie Miles my grandchildren ____ ____ the ____ five shillings a piece. Item I give unto Robert Hooper my grandchild five shillings. Item I give to all my god children ____ ____ a piece. Item I give unto Thomas Dibble my sisters _____ _____ _____ pounds(?) to be payed ____ and ____ after my death. Item I give to my woman servant Mary ____ one shilling ____ ____ _____ _____ ____ after my death. Item I give to John Ashford (?) my _____ fortie shillings to be ___ ___ and ___ after my death. Item I give to the poore of the parish West Bagborough aforesaid twentie shillings to be distributed by my executors _____benefit of ___ ___ ___ ___ poore of the parish _____ Item I give to Robert Hooper my sonne in law my best coate. The ___ and residue of all my goods and chattels ___ ___ ___ bequeathe I give and bequeathe to John Miles my sonne in law in ___ of ___ confidente and ___my ___ and sole(?) executor of this my last will and testament ____ witness ___ I give ____ ____ ____ ___ ______ !!!!!!!