The Last Will and Testament: of Edith BUN Widow living in Fordington in the County of Dorset made the 6th day of October 1654.
Imprimis: [In the first place] I give to Philip BUNN (2) 4 pounds of lawful money of England to be paid in half a year after my decease.
Item I give to Elizabeth BASKUM [BASCOMBE?] the wife of William BASKUM 20 shillings to be paid in half a year after my decease.And to the poor of the same Parish the sum of six shillings and eight pence to be paid within convenient time
Item To Mary SAMWAYS (3) the wife of John SAMWAYS 10 shillings to be paid in half a year after my decease
Item To my son William BUN (4) 40 shillings to be paid in half a year after my decease.
Item To Elizabeth BASKUM the daughter of William BASKUM five pounds of lawful money to be paid in half a year after my decease.
Item To Alice WEECH the daughter of John WEECH ten pounds of like lawful money to be paid at her day of marriage
Item To Ruth WEECH (5) the daughter of John WEECH (6) ten pounds to be paid at her day of marriage.
Item To Mary WEECH the daughter of John WEECH ten pounds to be paid at her day of marriage.
Item My mind and Will concerning the last mentioned thirty pound is that it shall be thus disposed vizt if either of them die before the time of payment that part or portion shall be equally distributed to such as shall survive.
Item I give to William BASKUMís son, & to Robert BASKUM, John BUN, Deborah BUN, Edith BUN, Margaret BUN & to William BUN son of William BUN, to Samuel BUN and Jane BUN, and to William SAMWAYS son of John SAMWAYS, to each of them one lamb apiece .
All the rest of my goods ungiven I give and bequeath to my son John BUN whom I make my whole and sole executor. Robert BUN son of Robert BUN I make overseer of this my last Will and Testament
The mark of Robert BUN Overseer [R]
The mark of Mary MATES Widow [?]
Jo [John] LODER
Signed Fordington Edith BUNN 1654 Vol
An Inventorie: of ye goods chattels & household of Edeth BUN late of ffordington deaseassed [deceased] taken and praised ye second of November 1654 by William COLLENS and Henry HOLMAN as followeth:-
Imprimis: Six pewter platers, two potingers, two candelsticks, one bole, and one salt praised at } x s
(1). All Parish Registers for the period 1640 to 1663 inc have not survived.
(2). A Phillip BUNN husbandman of Fordington died and left a will 29th September 1662 which has also been transcribed on this site.
(3). John SAMWAYS married Mary BUNN 10th May 1631 St Georges Church Fordington
(4). A William BUNN of Fordington was buried at St Georges church 12th Nov 1688
(5). A Ruth WEECH subsequently married a Nicholas TAPP in Fordington on 17th October 1678.
(6). A John WEECH married Edith BUNN on 26th November 1639 and would have raised a family during the period (1640-1663) when records for Fordington are missing. Alice, Ruth and Mary are therefore possibly their daughters.
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