1605 Will of Johannis Blythe
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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605. By looking at the number of question marks in the texts it’s apparent how difficult transcribing from ‘ye olde Englishe’ is. Any input as to the missing text would be appreciated.

 

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The seventh daie of November one thousand six hundred and five.

Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe
Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe (Click on image for full size view.)

In the name of God I, John Blyth of Denton in the Countie of Lincolne gentleman being sick in bodie but in perfect memory thankes be given to almightie god, doe ordaine and make this my last will and testamente in manner and forme following: Ffirst and principalie I give and bequeath my soule to almightie god who gave it me, hoping onelie to be ?????? by the profound death and ??? ????? ??eeding of Jesus Christ my mercifull Saviour and ???????, ffor my bodie to be buried in the ???????oll of the parish church of Denton, ffor my manner of Stranson alias Stranxton in the Countie of Lincolne with the landes ffeifments and heredit??????? thereto . Thereto ??????? ???? the ?????? or parsonage of Stranxton aforesaide I give to William Blyth, my sonne ffirst ??? ???? and to his heires and assignes for ?????. Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret my own wife for term of her life ffortie pounds ?????? out of my ?????? ?? Stranson alias Stranxton for the term of her life, which is allotted unto her already for a ????????? and ?????? I give her without condition. Item I give unto my saide wife my manor of Denton, with the purtenances and all my lands tenements and heredit?????? ?????? in the farms and fields of Denton and Harlaxton, for longe as she keepeth herself unmarried and my widow. Item I give and bequeath my mannor of Denton with the appurtenances and all my lands tennements and hered???????? in the ??????? and fields of Denton and Harlaxton to William Blith my sonne ffirst and to his heires and assignes forever, to enter to the same at the death or marriage of Margaret my ????? wief which shall first happen. Item I give to John Blith my second sonne five hundred markes to be paid unto him within one yere after my death by my Executors. Item I give unto Robert Blith my third sonne five hundred markes to be paid unto him within one yere after my death by my Executors, Item I give unto Anne Blith my oldest daughter five hundred markes, to be paid unto her within one yere after my death by my Executors, Item I give unto Katherine Blieth my second daughter five hundred markes, to be paid unto her within one yere after my death by my Executors. Item I give unto Marie Blith my youngest daughter five hundred markes, to be paide unto her within one yere after my death by my Executors, Item I give unto William Blithe my brother, William Blithe his oldest sonne twentie poundes to be paide unto him by my Executors when he shall accomplish the age of twentie and one yeres, and if the said Willm dye before he come to the saide age of one and twentie yeres, then I give ten poundes thereof John Blith brother to the said William, and the other ten poundes to be divided to his????? of the whole blood, Item my will is if either of my children without John Blith or Robt Blith dye before they come to the age of one and twentie yeres, that their parte or portion for ?????? shall goe to the survivor, Item my will is that if ???? ????? daughters ??????? Anne, Katherine and Marie shall departe this world before they accomplish the age of eightene yeres, that then either of them soe dying their portons to be divided to them that shall happen to outlive and accomplsih the age of eightene yeres. Witnessed hereunto, Anthony Thorolde, Willm Blith, Thomas Musson. I doe give to Thomas Musson fortie shillings, Item I gie unto Willm loved friend Thomas Elly of Grantham in the Countie of Lincolne esquire twentie shillings ????? till my sonne and heire accomplish the age of twentie and one yeres, to be paide by my Executors. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of Grantham Harlaxton Denton and Stranson three pounds six shillings eight pence a piece, to be employed unto their ????? ????? Item I give to to every of my ???? housholde servants five shillinges a peece, Item I doe ???? ??????? and ordaine my wellbeloved wife Margaret Blithe and my sonne and heire William Blithe my Executors of this my last will and tstamente, And I will that the ?????????? of my goodes shalbe equaly devided betwixt them, Item I doe make Anthonye Thorolde of Louth on the hill in the Countie of Lincolne gentleman my brother in law and my brother William Blith of Stranson in the saide Countie gentleman my Supervisors of this my last will and testament, h????ly des???? them to ??? my will performed, and my ?????? th?? will, And I give to either of them a ???? of tenn shillinges ?????, ???????? shalbe ????? John Blieth their brother, Item my will is that ??? my ????? marrye my ????????? shall have the porton of my sonnes and daughters, and be accountable to them for their ???? thereof for longe as they have the same after ???? in the hundred, And ???? ?????? goods ??? saide Anthonie Thorolde shall have, to putt in two ??????????? ???????? more for every five hundred markes he shall ???????, And the saide William Blith to doe the like, Item I give my soule ???? to my father. ?????? ??? hereunto Anthony Thorold, William Blithe, Thomas Musson.

Probatum

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