Will of William Twentyman, 1695/6

In the Name of God Amen I William Twentyman of Newark upon Trent in the County of Nottingham (dark but could be ‘Innholder’ rest of line illegible) perfect memory do make this my last Will and Testament as followeth ffirst I comitt my Soule unto God that gave me it hopinge by my Saviours meritts and bloody passion to receive forgiveness of Sinnes And for that Estate that God in his mercy hath blessed me with I bequeath as followeth
I give to Elizabeth the Wife of John Twentyman of Rolleston Three score pounds
I give to Sarah Bettinson the wife of Solomon Bettinson Three score pounds
I give to my daughter Mary Twentyman the Sume of One Hundred and fforty pounds
I give to my daughter Anne Twentyman the Sume of One Hundred and fforty pounds
I give to my daughter Hannah Twentyman the Sume of One Hundred and fforty pounds
I give to my daughter Martha Twentyman the Sume of One Hundred and fforty pounds
I give to my son John Twentyman the Sume of One Hundred and fforty pounds
I give to my daughter Dorothy Twentyman the Sume of One Hundred and fforty pounds and in case that Anne Hannah Martha John or Dorothy should depart this life before they come to Age or Marriage then there said portion to goe and to be equally divided amongst the Survivors of Anne Hannah Martha John or Dorothy Twentyman.
All my Landes purchased of Hugh Tresse Thomas Sumers ffrancis Millnes Thomas Tresse John Jenison the heires of Mr Bennet I give to my beloved wife during her life provided she continues my widow but in case she marry againe Then all the said Landes to come to my Sonne John Twentyman when he comes to the age of Twenty ffour yeares But in case that my Wife should depart this life then the said Landes I give towards the Maintenance of John and Dorothy Twentyman till the said Dorothy come to the Age of One and Twenty yeares And then all the said Landes to come to the said John Twentyman and his heires for ever But in case the said John Twentyman (inserted above ‘the son of Anne’) shall depart this life before he come at Age then all the said Landes I give to be equally divided amongst Anne Hannah Martha and Dorothy Twentyman

I give to the poore of the parish of Newarke three pounds to be distributed amongst them as the Overseers of the Poore shall so occasion. And I leave my beloved wife my sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the Nineteenth day of November in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand six Hundred Ninety ffive

                                                                                                                                                      Wm Twentyman
Sealed and delivered
in the presence of
John Clarke
Rich Cusing jnr
Jo: Laurence

Source: Nottinghamshire Archives: PRNW Newark deanery mf. 1,720

Transcribed by Jenni Dobson