The Last Will & Testament of Mary TERRY
of Dorchester in the County of Dorset widdow
Impremis: [In the first place] I give to the preachers of the Holy Trinity, of St Peter’s and of All Saints in Dorchester unto the poore of each parish twentie shillings to be distributed to them by the overseers of each parish by the advice of my exectuor.
Item: I give to my sonne John TERRY the some [sum] of fortie pounds wth [which] he oweth mee.
Item: I give to my sonne Nathaniel TERRYE the some [sum] of sixtie pounds
Item: I give to my sonne Stephen TERRY the some [sum] of fortie and six pounds
Item: I give to my beloved brother John WHITE fortie shillings and to my dear sisters Martha MOORE, Elizabeth GARDINER and Anne WHITE wife to my brother John WHITE to each of them the some [sum] of thirtie shillings.
Item: I give to my nephew John WHITE sonne of my brother John WHITE fortie shillings and one guilt spoone and to my nephew Samuell, Josiah, and Nathaniel sonnes of my brother John WHITE to each of them twentie shillings
Item: I give to my daughter Margaret wife to my sonne Josiah TERRY the some [sum] of fower [four] pounds
Item: I give to neece [niece] Elizabeth WALTON twentie shillings; to my neece [niece] Susannah COOK fortie shillings; And to my niece Mary COOK ten pounds
Item: I give unto my neece [niece] Katharine HOPF the some [sum] of fyve [five] pounds and to my Nephew Nathaniel COOK I give the like some [sum] of fyve [five] pounds all which my paid legacies are formally bequeathed I will and appoint to be payed within one yearafter my decease.
The rest of my goods and chattels I give to my sonne Josiah TERRY whom I ordeyne and appoint to be executor of this my last will and testament published declared by the said Mary TERRY as her last will and testament in the presence of Thomas SYMONDS , Mary WHITE Memo and that the words (ten) in the eighteenth lyne (Terry) in the last lyne save one was interlyned before the acknowledgement of this will.
Probate:Probate is in latin an needs proper transcription but:- The Will was proved on 12th February 1637 by Josia TERRY son.
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