Transcription: Will of Richard Jaques

Transcription: Will of Richard Jaques

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The following is my own transcription of the 1652 will of Richard Jaques.

 

I wish to thank Glynn at Norfolk Tours  for his time and effort in filling in nearly all of the many blanks in my original transcription of this will.

Will of Richard Jaques.
Will of Richard Jaques.

Will of Richard Jaques

Memorandum that in the month of Januarye in the yeare of our Lord God according to the Computation of the church of England one thousand six hundred fiftye and twoe and on or upon the sixth day of the same month Richard Jaques late whilest he lived of Crittleton in the Countye of Wilts Clearke deceased being of perfect mind an memorye and having a serious purpose and desire to settle and dispose of his Estate did by word of mouth utter and declare his last will and testament nuncupative in theis or the like words in effect following that is to say hee gave and bequeathed all his Estate whatsoever unto Grace his wife saving and excepting ten pounds which hee gave unto his Apprentice and ten pounds more to the poore of the parish of Crittleton aforesayd And whereas hee had an Estate for yeare in two leases his mynd and will was that all the tyme and tenure unexpired at the Death of Grace his sayd Wyfe should remaine and ????? and hee gave and bequeathed this same unto the two sonns of Mr. Reynds (Reynes) And further being moved by Mr. M??e to give something to and amongst his kindred answered shee might doe it if shee would meaning thereby that he left the same to the discretion of his sayd wife At all and singular which premises me the sd Richard Jaques was of sound memorye and understanding and uttered and spake theis or the like words in effect in the presence and hearing of the wittnesses, whose names are here subscribed. The marke of Mary Mill, Elizabeth White the marke of Mary Ward.
The two and twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord 1653. issued out a commission to Grace Jaques the Relict and principal legatarye named in the sd will to administer the goods chattels and debts of the sd deceased according to the ????? and effect of his will there being no Executor named herein shee being first ???????? by virtue of a special Commission well and truly to administer the same.

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