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Fordington

Will of Phillip BUNN Husbandman

Dated 29th September 1662

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington from CLDS Film 1067158 - January 2009
Last updated February 2011

Modern English translation


I Phillip: BUN of Fordington in the County of Dorset husbandman (on) the 29 of September 1662, being of perfect memory and remembrance do make this my last (will) and Testament in manner and form following

In the first place I give unto my daughter Mary FROOME ten shillings to be paid after my decease

Item: I give to my daughter Ann MOORES ten shillings to be paid after my decease

Item: I give my dwelling house to my daughter Ann MOORES fully and wholly that she now lives in, paying the Lords Rent

Item: All the Rest of my goods and money I give to my wife Jone for (the) term of her life, paying my debts out of it

    And (I) do make her sole executrix of this my Last will & Testament
    And afterwards what remains un spent by my wife Jone I give to my daughter Mary FROME
    And further I do order and appoint (my) Brothers John: BUN and William BUN to be overseers of this my Last Will and Testament and to have full power to take up and receive what now I have given to my wife Jone for her own proper use as long as she shall live
    And what we remains unspent I give to my daughter Mary FROOME
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year above written

The mark of Philip [ X X] BUN + Seal

The mark of [ X] Robert: TAPP
The mark of [R] Robert BUN


Original translation retaining line structure spelling abbreviation etc

I Phillip: BUN of fordington in the County of Dorset
husbandman the 29 of September: 1662
being of perfet memory and Remembrance doe mack this my last [will?]
and Testiment in manor and forme following

Impremis:I give unto my dafter Mary: FROOME ten
shillings to be paid after my deces------------------

Item: I give to my dafter Ane MOORES ten shillings
to be paid after my deses --------------------------

Item: I give my dweling house to my dafter Ane MORES full and hol
that she nou leves in paying the Lordes Rent

Item: all the Rest of my goodes and mooney I give to my wife
Jone for terme of hir life paying my detes out of it
and doe mack hir solle executor of this my last
will & testament
and afterwards what remaines un spent by my wife
Jone I give to my dafter Mary FROME : and further
I do order and apyntmy Brother John: BUN and William
BUN
to be overseers of this my Last Will and Testament
and to have fulle pouerto tack up and receive what
noueI have givene to my wife Jone for hir one proper
use as long as she shale live and what re maineth un
spent I give to my dafter Mary FROOME

In witness wer of I have set my hand and selle
the day and year a bove writen

The marke of Philip [ XX] BUN + Seal

The mark of [ X] Robert: TAPP
The mark of [R] Robert BUN

Genealogical Notes:-
(1). Mary the daughter of Philip BUNE was baptised in Fordington on 9th May 1630
(2). A brother Richard the son of Philip BUN was baptised in Fordington on 15th April 1638 but died an infant and was buried there 10th November the same year.
(3). Records are missing for Fordington for the period 1640-1663 inc and his daughters are likely to have married in the mid 1650's (as 25 years old was the average age of marriage at this date for women of their status).
(4). Joane the mother does not appear to have died until 1667, although as explained records prior to 1664 have not survived. The entry in St Georges burial register states " Joane BUNNE widow was buryed November the 24 1667".
(5). Mary Froome took out a Letter of Administration over her fathers estate in 1662 - transcription via this link. The death of a Mary the wife of a Thomas FROME was buried in Fordington on 27 April 1667 which seems likely to be her.
(6). An Ann MOOR was also buried at Fordington on 9th Oct 1694.
(7). A Philip BUNN was a beneficiary under the Will of the widow Edith BUNN of Fordington in 1654 who made a Robert BUNN her overseer.

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