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1697 John Strudwick 235 443

I john strudwick, citizen and clothworker of london being at present under some indisposition of body but of a perfect and disposing mind and memory for which I bless god do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

ffirst I will that all such debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my decease be paid satisfied and discharged by my executrix hereinafter named and also my ffuneral charges and expenses

Item I will that after my said debts and ffunereal expenses paid and discharged as afforesaid that all my goods chattells debts or shares to be disposed of as followeth that is to say

I will that one third part thereof shall be and goe to my dear wife Phebe to and for her own use and benefit in the name of her purparty and reasonable part of my said goods and chattells and personal estate according to the custom of the city of london one other third part thereof I leave to and amongst all and every my children borne or to be borne at the time of my decease and as for and concerning the remaining third part thereof (whereof I will that the household stuff plate and linen which shalle remain in the house wherein I now dwell at the time of my decease shall be taken and counted as parte) I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say

-to Ann Brandon daughter of my deare Aunt Brandon the summe of one hundred pounds of lawfull english monie

-to Henry Barnard sonne of my sister Jean Barnard the summe of one hundred pounds of like monie and

-to xxxx Howard my porter the summe of five pounds and

-to each of my maids servants as shall happen to live with me at the time of my decease the summe of five pounds to be equally divided amongst them

Item I give and bequeath the said household stuff plates and linen afforementioned too my said wife Phebe to and for her own use and benefit

and as to all the rest and residue and remainder of the same third part not herein before given and bequeathed I give and bequeath the one moyety thereof to my said wife Phebe to and for her own use and benefit and the other moyety thereof to and amongst all and every of my said children equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike to be paid them as and when they shall respectively attain the ages of twenty years or be married which shall first happen and I will that the interest or proceeds of their said respective shares in the meantime and untill such shares shall become payable respectively as aforesaid shall be and goe towards their respective maintenance and education or otherwise for their best advantage and benefit provided always and my mind and will is that if any my said children shall happen to dye before their said shares shall become payable by this my will then the share and shares of him or her or them soe dying shall goe to and be divided equally amongst the survivors and survivor of them at such time when the original share or shares of such surviving child or children become payable by virtue of this my will provided also that in case all my said children should happen to dye before any of their shares shall become payable then I will that any and every such shares shall goe to and remaine to and be for the benefitt of my said wife Phebe her executors and administrators. and

I doe hereby make ordain and constitute and appoint phoebe my said wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament and doe hereby revoke all and every other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made in witness whereof I the said John Strudwicke to this my last will set my hand and seal the eighth day of January in the year of our lord christ one thousand six hundred ninety and seven John Strudwicke. this writing was signed and sealed by the above named John Strudwicke and by him published and declared as and for his last will and testament in the presence of J Horsman Zeth Allen, George Sonton

John m Phoebe Revell 20 july 1692 Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey London (IGI m022632)

Phoebe remarried to Robert Bragg 14 march 1698 (same church and IGI as above)

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