Will of William Royse, Coate, Martock, London 26 NOV 1657
In The Name of God Amen
I William Royse of Coate in the parish of Martock in the County of Somerset yeoman weary of body, but of perfect remembrance, Thanks be given to God, doe
make and ordain this my Last will and Testament the Eight and twentith day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand Six hundred Fifty five in manner
and forme as followeth: Inprimus I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God And my body to the earth. Item I doe give to the parish Church of Martock Six
millinas eight pence. Item I doe give to the poor of the Same parish twenty shillings. Item I doe give unto Thomas Royse my Son one chose of pasture called Broad
Lease and two acres and halfe of meadow in Coate made for the whole soume of the lease and my best Chose in the hall Chamber. Item I doe give unto the aforsayd Thomas Royse a mowe of wheate Standing in the Garten and Seven acres of wheate arriving upon my ground and five acres and halfe of beanes and a yard of barley now upon ground. Alsoe I doe give unto my Sonne Thomas my black horse Colt and my best bright bay mare five of my best heifers in my ground at Murkenty five of my best milch kyne all the haye which was grown upon my ground at Murkenty this year my haye in Broad Lease the haye which was grown upon my two acres and halfe in Coate meade against the Shettles and all the hay which was grown upon my three acres in broad meade this year And my best bed and bedsteed in the hall chamber with all the furniture belonging to them. Item I doe give unto Agnes Phishe my daughter One hundred poundes to be paid in one year next after my decease. Item I doe give unto my Sonne John my bright bay mare of five yeares old Item I do give unto my Sonne Robert all the bonds I have against him and his wife except twenty pounds which I doe assigne him to pay in one year after my decease. Item I do give unto Mary Grante my daughter my Silver Salt Sellar The rest of my goods and Chattels moveable or immovable not before given and bequeathed I doe give and bequeath unto my Sonne William Royse whom I doe make and ordaine my full and whole Executor of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare first abovewritten: William Royse witnesses to those presente Thomas Pottenger John Royse.
This will was proved at London the Sixth and twentith day of the month of November in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred fifty and Seven before the judges for probate of wills and granting administrations Lawfully authorized by the oath of William Roys: the naturall and Lawfull Sonne of the Said deceased and Sole Executor named in the Said will To whom was remitted administration of all Singuler the goods Chattles and debtes of the Said deceased Hee the Said William Royse beinge first Sworne in due forme of Lawe by vertue of a Commission well and truely to administer the same