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Henry Slade of Aston Upthorp - his Will - 1611

Henry Slade was my 9x Great Grandfather. His relationship to my Mother can be seen here.

 In the name of God amen the Six and twentieth day

of June Anno Dm one thousand six hundred and Eleven and in the year of our dread
 Sovereign Lorde James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland king
the Eighth and of Scotland the five and fortieth [] I Henry Slade of upthrop
within the parish of Blewberye in the County of Berks Yeoman being sick of
 
body but perfect of memory (thanks be given unto Almighty god) do make and ordain
this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First I 
Commend my soul into the hands of Almighty god my Creator [trusting to be Saved
by the merits of my only Saviour christ Jesus and my body to be buried in the
Church of Blewberye Item I give to the Mother Church of Sarum six pence Item I
give to the poor of Blewberye Twenty Shillings Item I give to the Church of Blewbery 
Ten Shillings Item I give to the poor of Aston tirrold twenty Shillings Item I 
give to the church of Aston Tirrold three Shillings & four pence Item I give to the
poor of Upthrop twenty Shillings Item I give to upthrop Chapel three Shillings
Item I give to the poor of Yatenton ten Shillings I give unto everyone of
my children that is to say to John Slade Henry Slade Gregory Slade Bartholomew
Slade Ellenor Slade John Slade Elizabeth Slade and Thomazine Slade twenty
Shillings a piece Item I give unto every one of their children ten Shillings a piece
Item I give to every one of my godchildren twelve pence a piece to be paid within one month
next after my decease Item I give unto Henry Symmes and Johane Dove my Servants
for their pains in and about my Service xii bushels of barley a piece to be paid
within three months next after my decease Item all the free Land which I have lying
and Lying in Everington within the parish of Yatenton in the County of Berks I 
give and bequeath unto Thomas Slade my Son and to the heirs male of his body
lawfully begotten and in default or want of such issue I give and bequeath 
the said? free land unto John Slade my youngest son and to the heirs male of
his body lawfully begotten. Item I give unto Thomas Slade my son one Cowe
and one great Carved Chest. Item I give to Richard Slade my Son the lease
of Childes Courte during the time and term thereof unexpired Item I give unto the
said Richard one Cowe and one great chest Item I give unto John Slade my
youngest son fifty pounds to be paid him within seven years next after my decease
And the same to be put to increase after the best manner my Overseers shall devise
Item I give unto the said John one Cowe and one brass pot Item I give unto
Katherine my wife and unto her children viz Thomas Richard and John all
the chattels and goods moveable or unmoveable whatsoever in and upon []
Item I give unto the said Katherine my wife my second Bed and Bed stead
furnished Item I give unto Christian Barnes forty shillings to be paid
within one year after my decease Item I give unto Bartholomew Slade
[] household stuff and the implements in and about the farm together with the
one half of plough timber and cart timber bequeathing and giving the other
half of the said plough timber and cart timber unto John Slade and Gregory
Slade (excepting and referring unto my self my heirs executors or Assigns all
the Corn and Hay [] being and placed in the Farm [] also one great Carved
Chest standing in the said Farm already given and bequeathed unto Thomas 
Slade my son Item I give unto Gregory Slade my son four pounds:: All the
Rest of my [] moveable or unmoveable whatsoever unbequeathed I give and
bequeath unto John Slade my eldest son whom I make constitute and
ordain sole and full executor of this my last will and testament And if any
doubt Scruple question Controversy or Ambiguity shall happen to []
or arise on or about this my Will and testament or in or about any part or
parcel of the premises the same to be [] decided and arbitrated by my
[] and welbeloved friends Oliver [] gent and Gregory Slade yeoman
whom I make ordain and appoint overseers hereof giving unto each of them for
their pains therein Twenty Shillings a piece In Witness whereof I the said
Henry Slade unto this my last will and Testament have set my hand and
Seal the day and year first above written in the presence of John Slade his mark Henry
Cove his mark John Hope Clerk   The mark of Henry Slade
 
Probate was granted 13th May 1612..
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