Will of Henry Batsford

of Layston, buried 3rd Jan 1664 in St Bartholomew's

Created 31st December 1663
Probate granted to Mary Batsford 12th February 1664

In the name of God Amen

The one and thirtieth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred sixty and three I Henry Batsford of Layston in the county of Hertford grocer being sicke in body but in good and perfect remembrance thanks bee given unto Almighty God for it Do therefore in this good tyme make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and forme following

That is to say First I bequeath my soule unto Almighty God trusting through the mercyies of Jesus Christ to be saved And my body to be buried at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named And touching my worldly goods and estate I give and bequeath ^them^ as followeth

Item I give and bequeath all that my messuages or Tenements or Innes situate ^lying^ and being in Buntingford Streete in the parish of Layston aforesaid commonly called or known by the name or signe of The George And also all and singular other my messuages tenements arable lands meadows and pastures whatsoever in the said county of Hertford with all and singular these and every of their appurtenances unto Mary my wife and her heires and assignes forever

Also I give and bequeath unto the said Mary my wife all and singular my goods chattells and debts whatsoever whome I make and ordayne my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament to see my debts paid and my funeral expenses discharged And I utterly revoke all and former ^and other^ wills by me made and publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year first above written – Henry Batsford Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Marion, George Sell, the marke of John Read

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