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Will of John MAY the Elder of Worting
Hampshire, 20th December 1676

I John May ye Eldest of Worting in ye County of Southampton being weak in body but of good understanding thanks be to God do make my last Will and Testament December ye 20th Anno Domini 1676 as followeth First I bequeath my soul to God my maker and Jesus and my Redeemer and my body to be decently buried in ye common burying place of Worting aforesaid And as for my worldy goods I bestow as followeth In primis I give to my son Thomas May two hundred pounds Item I give unto ye five children of my son Christopher May begotten and born of his last wife now living two hundred and fifty pounds to be divided amongst them by equal portions All which legacies above named are to be paid within a month after my decease Item I give unto ye church of worting aforesaid ten shillings and to ye poor of ye said parish ten shillings All ye rest of my goods and chattels not bequeathed I give unto my son John May whom I make ye sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal ye day and year above written

In ye presence of Richard White
The mark of John Westfeede

Memoranded I give unto my grandson Christopher May ye son of my son Christopher May fifty pounds afore ye signing and sealing of these presence

The mark of John May

Proved 1677

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