Will of Anthony Garrett

Aspenden, buried St Bartholomews 21st April 1664

Created 3rd Sept 1662
Probate Granted 6th May 1664

September Third Anno Domini One Thousand Six Hundred & Sixtie Two

In the name of God Amen ~ I Anthonie Garrett of Buntingford in the parish of Aspeden in the Countie of Hertford yeoman being weake in bodie but of perfect memorie praised be God I doe make and ordaine my last Will and Testament the year and daye above written in forme and manner following

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of God hoping to find mercy through my Saviour Jesus Christ My bodie to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned And for that portion of Worldly Goods which the Lord hath intrusted mee with I thus dispose of them

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the house and Appurtentantes where Widow Ferris and Christopher Bateman now dwells

Item I give unto her the same daughter Elizabeth Three halfe Acres of meadowe lying in Rea(?) Meand(?) in the parish of Aspeden and my will is that she shall enter upon these premises at the compleate age of eighteene years or the day of marriage if she shall so long live

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne in Law Henry Battesford all that tenement with the appurtenances ^now^ in the tenure and occupation of William Cole which was given me by my loving Uncle Lewis Crowder

Item all the rest of my goods and chattels and free lands unbequeathed my debts and funeral charges paid I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Lettice whome I make my sole executrix of this my last will and testament unto which I sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written:

Antho’ Garrett in the presence of Thom. Cousins and William Plommer

Probate granted to the wife of the deceased, Lettice Garrett on 6th Day of May 1664

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