The Will of Mary Ogborne of Clevepepper, Wiltshire, Widdow, written 12 Jan 1656/7, proved 29 Apr 1657.
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I Mary Ogborne of Leam in the Parish of Clevepepper in the County of Wilts widdow being sicke in body, but Thankes be given to God, of good, and perfect memory doe ordayne, and make this my last will, and Testament in manner and forme following.
First I bequeathe my soule unto the hands of Almighty God in sure and certaine hope to be saved by the meritts and passion of my Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ, my body to be decently buryed in the Church yard of Clenepepper and of my Temporall goods as followeth.
Imprimis, I will, and bequeath unto my sonne John Tuggell all my goods of household stuffe whatsoever it is in my house except hereafter named
Item, I will, and bequeath to my sonne Michaell Tuggell the summe of Twenty shillings.
Item, I will, and bequeath unto sonne Thomas Ogborne one Chest, one bedstead, one flockbed?, one paire of Blankets, two Coverletts, two bolsters, two brasse potts, foure pewter platters, one Holland Chest, two Holland pillowbeares.
Item, I will & bequeath unto my two sonnes in Law Peter Ogborne, and William Ogborne* to each of them the sume of Ten shillings.
Item, I will, and bequeath unto my daughter in Law Priscilia Tuggell the wife of Michaell, one Holland Apron, one Holland Ker--er.
Item, I will, and bequeath unto my sonne in Law John King of Walton Bassett the summe of Twelve pence.
Item, I will, and bequeath unto two kinsmen William King, and Thomas King to each of them The summe of twelve pence.
Item, I doe ordayne institute, and appoint my wellbeloved freind and brother Michael Chesterman of Woodstreet in the Parish of Clevepepper in the County of Wilts yeoman to be my true, and lawfull Executor unto whom I make over in trust, Cattle, namely three kine, to see my Legacies, and Debts paid, & discharged and what shall remayne I give unto my sonne Thomas Ogborne to be paid by my Executors as soone as he in his discretion shall see cause; and tyme fitt, and convenient.
Item, I give at last to my sonne John, whom first named, The summe of ten shillings.
Item, to my kinsman John Tuggell the summe of twelve pence.
Item, to my kinsman Michael Tuggell the summe of twelve pence.
Item, to my kinswoman Mary Tuggell the summe of twelve pence.
Item, I will and bequeath to my brother John Chesterman of Bushton the summe of five shillings.
All the money and goods that I have heere given my will and desire is that it shall be paid, and distributed by my Executor abovenamed within Two months after it shall please God to take mee out of this world. In witnesse hereunto I have put my hand and seale The twelfth day of January in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand six hundred fifty, and six. The marke of Mary Ogborne. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Ambrose Spackman, Francis Tuggell marke, Grace Spackman marke.
This will was proved at London The Twenty ninth of Aprill one Thousand six hundred fifty seven... granting Administrations lawfully authorized by the oath of Michael Chesterman the brother sole Executor named in the said will, To whom Administration of all and singular the goods Chattels, and Debts of the said deceased was committed, He beinge first sworne truely to Administer the same. 3
* Peter Ogborne & William Ogborne, "sons-in-law" of Mary, were most likely children of Mary's second husband William Ogborne by an earlier marriage.