The Will of William STRANGE - 1719 (died 1719)
From Marg Keable
In the name of God Amen. The seven and twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and nineteen I William Strange of
Speckshall in the County of Suffolk yeoman being of good and perfect mind praised be almighty God and calling to remembrance the certainty of death and the
uncertainty of the time thereof I do make my last will and testament in the manner and form following.
First I will that my Body be buried with a Christian burial and that all my debts funeral expenses and the charges and probate of this my last will and testament be paid by my executors hereinafter named.
Item. I will and bequeath to my son John Strange the sum of twentie shillings to be paid one year after my decease.
Item. I Bequeath to my son William Strange twentie and five pounds to be paid in the manner following viz ten pounds one year after my decease and ten pounds two years after my decease, and five pounds three years after my decease.
Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Strange the like sum of twentie and five pounds to be paid in like manner.
All the Residue of my Goods Chattels Cattle household stuff implements of household and husbandry Ready mony and debts owing to me by Bills Bonds Contracts or otherwise- however I give and dispose to my loving wife, Elisabeth Strange and my son Samuel Strange to be equally divided between them willing them to live in a loving Christian manner together.
Provided nevertheless if my loveing wife Elisabeth Strange aforesaid shall choose to live apart from my said son Samuel Strange my will is that she shall have furniture for one room as is specified in a certain writing signed by me and attached containing such particulars and that my said son Samuel Strange shall pay to her five pounds a year dureing the Term of her natural life in lieu of her aforesaid moyety which shall then remain to him and not otherwise, viz two pounds and ten shillings half a year after her ? from him, and two pounds and ten shillings at the end of the next half year and so yearly.
And I constitute and ordain my loving wife Elisabeth Strange and my son Samuel Strange joynt executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills. I declare this to be my last will and testament sealed inscribed and published by the said William Strange in the presence of and who in the presence of the said testator did inscribe our names.
Signed William Strange - his mark in the shape of a W
Witnesses: Francis Strange-his brother Anna Strange J. Humphreys