LS Ref: 008
Abbreviated Transcript of:
- I Alexander Beebye of Great Addington, yeoman .to be buried in the churchyard of Great Addington .
- this 24th July 1671
- to John Beeby my eldest son, all that messuage and lands in Little Addington aforesaid, together with the two closses two yardlands meadowway ground and common of pasture thereunto belongyng which was given me by the last will and testament of John Beebye my father, deceassed to him the said John Beebye and to his heires forever.
- Item, I give and bequeath unto John Beebye my said sonn all that messuage and tenement in Addington aforesaid together with 1 yardland close meadow and common of pasture thereunto belonging which was James Beebyes my brother deceased to him the said John Beebye and his heires forever.
- Item, I give and bequeath to John Beebye my oldest son all that parcell meadowground in the precincts of Great Addington aforesaid which I lately purchassed of Henry Sandford late of Woodford, deceassed.
- Item, I give and bequeath unto him the said John beebye my sonn that parcell of lande in the ffields of Great Addington aforesaid which I purchassed of one Robert Lowe/Sowe to him the sayd John Beebye and to his heires forever.
- Item, my will is that John Beebye my sayd son shall pay or cause to be paiyd unto Thomas Beebye my youngest sonn the sum of £100 of current money of England when the sayd Thomas my youngest sonn shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years.
- Item, I give and bequeath unto Alexander Beebye my second sonne all that messuage and tenement in Addington aforesayd wherein Robert Smyth now liveth together with 1 yardland of arable meadow and pasture thereunto belonging which I purchassed off Mrs Ann Nokes my mother in law and others to him the sayd Alexander my sonn unto his heires forever.
- Item, I give and bequeath unto the sayd Alexander Beebye my sonn all that yardland of arable and pasture with ffinges thereunto belongyng together with a parcell of land called Rawlins his land which I lately purchassed of John Beebye my brother of Great Addington aforesayd yeoman to him the sayd Alexander Beebye my second sonn and to his heires forever.
- Item, I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Beebye my daughter the sum of £200 of current and lawful money of England to be payd to sayd daughter Elizabeth by my executrix hereafter named when she the sayd daughter attain the life age of twenty years.
- And whereas all the writing of this my parsent testament the Elizabeth my loving wife being bigg with child that if it do please god she shall be delivered of a child male or female that the sayd child shall have the summ of £100 of current money of England to be payd by my executrix at the age of twenty one years, but if it departs this life before the time aforesayd that then my sayd executrix shall discharge of that portion without rendering an attempt to anybody for the funds.
- Item, my will is that if any other of my children that have their portions pinen them in money shall depart this life before their ages as abovesayd that then there portions bee given and bequeathed shall equally be divided between my executrix and the rest of my children surviving.
-Item, my will is that my executrix hereafter named shall pay to the poor of the parish of Addington aforsayd as a legace from me the summ twentie shillings within one month after my deceasse.
- Item, my will is that my sayd sons shall have their croppes ready tilled dressed and sowen when they and either of them shall make their soe all ages of all one and twenty years by executrix without yielding any attempt for the summ.
- All the rest of my goods, cattle and chattels not given or bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my true and loving wife my funeral expenses being also discharged whom I make and ordayne full and sole executrix of this my p'sen testament and hereby do make null and voyd all other and former wills and bequests whatsoever and so hereby instruct and appoint my loving father in law Henry Hemington of Sudboro gent my loveing brother in law Thomas Noke of Ringstead gent my loveing brother John Beebye of Great Addington aforesayd yeoman whom I make supervisors of this my p'sent testament and do define my loving wife to also to take their advice and counsell so oft as need shall require and for their payns care therein I doe give and bequeath tenn shillings apeece to them and any of them to buy a ring ffrimly by theis p'sente.
- In witness whereof the sayd Alexander Beebye has here unto my left hande and seale the day and yeare abuvewritten moreover before the publyshing and seallir here of I do give and bequeath unto William Beebye my brother the best cow in my yarde excepting three in are yard the cows I have which my sayd brother.
- Witness, Thomas Virley, Nathaniell Penn, John Bolney
- Signed Alexander Beeby + seal (man with mace?)
Prob: Prolata fuit hujisindi Testamilld aput Stipton decimo sento die mensis Feb Ano Dm 1671 coram me Joseph Bentham e.S.F.P. et surr et comisa fuit Admistratio oui borow etc supuadict defunct executrici in hoi testamento nominat in debit juras forme jurat etc. coua me Jo. Bentham S.F.P.
Reproduced from the notes of Steve Walker who transcribed the original documents.
Chart derived from the will:
More about Alexander and family from other sources:
Wife Elizabeth maiden name is Noke. Alexander also had a sister called Elizabeth. Henry Hemington was married to Alice Stratton and her first husband was John Beebye who died in 1638, father of Alexander, this makes Henry the step-father of Alexander, not father in law.
Notes and Glossary:
yardlands = ?
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