The Will of Thomas Fann
Yeoman of Great Paxton d.1655
1655 - Will of Thomas Fann, Yeoman of Great Paxton - scan of the original
In the name of God amen
The three and twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty four, I Thomas Fann of Greate Paxton in the county of Huntingdon, yeoman, being sicke in body but of a sound and perfect remembrance, laud and praise be given to Almighty God do make and ordaine this my will and testament comprising herein my last will in manner and forme following.
First I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer, my body to be buried in the parish church yard of Greate Paxton aforesaid.
Also I give and bequeath unto John Fann my eldest sonne a thousand pounds of lawfull English money to be paid him when he attains to the full age of one and twenty years.
Also I give and bequeath unto William Fann my second sonne tenn pounds of lawfull English money to be paid him when he shall attain to the full age of one and twenty years.
Also I give and bequeath unto Thomas Fann my third sonne forty pounds of lawfull English money to be paid unto him when he shall attain unto the full age of one and twenty years.
Also I give and bequeath unto my three daughters, Mary Fann, Susan Fann and Dorothy Fann one hundred pounds a peece of good and lawfull money of England to be paid them when they shall severally attaine to the full age of eighteene years.
Also I give and bequeath unto Matthew Fann my brother five pounds of like lawfull money to be paid him when he shall attain to the full age of one and twenty years.
All the rest of my goods unbequeathed, my debts being paid and legacies and funeral expenses being discharged I give unto Mary Fann my wife and William Fann my brother whom I make executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
Thomas Fann his mark
Witnesses here unto
This will above written was proved at London before the judges for probate of wills and granting administration lawfully authorized the nineteenth day of July one thousand six hundred fifty five by the oath of Mary Fann the relict and one of the executors named in the said will to whom was committed administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and debts by the said deceased she being first sworn by commission well and trusty to administer the same.
Transcription by Rachel Osborne