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The Will of Thomas Rickets - 11 January 1630/31

Anno Dm 1631 Januarie the Eleaventh

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Rickets of Baltington in the Parish of Tyneham in the Isle of Purbeck in the Countie of Dorset yeoman being sicke but of good memorie Doe make this my last will and testament in manner followinge bequeathinge my Soule to god through the Merits of Christ and my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Tyneham my goods I give and bequeath in manner as followeth ffirst I give unto Agnes Ricketts my brother Walter’s daughter the Some of thirty pound Item to Bettina Ricketts my brother’s daughter I give twenty pound Item to Joane Ricketts my brother’s daughter twenty pound Item I give to John Ricketts my brother’s Sonn twenty pounds Item I give to Elizabeth Rickets my brother’s daughter fifteene pound Item I give to Marie Rickets my brother’s daughter tenn pound Item my meaninge is that these legacies above given are to be delivered to my brother Walter’s children onely. Item I give to George Rickets the Sonne of William Rickets twenty pounds Item I give to Sara Rickets William Rickets daughter tenn pound Item I give to John Hoskins twenty pound Item I give to the poore of the Parish of Tyneham thirty shillings Item I give to the Church of Tyneham tenn shillings Item I gice to John Sanford my godsonne one sheepe All the rest of my goods not given nor bequeathed I give unto my wife Grace Ricketts whome I make my whole and sole Executor Item I name and appoint for Overseers of this my will Joseph Dyke of Tyneham and John Esmond of Poverington to each of them one sheepe In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written Thomas Rickett his marke In the psence of the witnesses Joseph Dike Thomas Clowe his marke (Provided that I give my Executor the time of one yeare for the payment of the legacies and also my Will is that the legacies given to the Children above mentioned shall not be delivered but by the Discretion of the Overseers for there good)

Proved at London 14 March 1631/2

PCC Prob11/161

Will kindly transcribed by Ros Dunning