Ealdgate Ward. St. Andrew Undershaft. 69

Ealdgate Ward. St. Andrew Undershaft.

with consent of my Executors, and advice of Mr. Peter Benson, if he be then living: The Money to be payable at all times upon two Months warning after conclusion of the Bargain for the Lands aforesaid. And in the mean space I will, that my Executors pay to my said Brother Anthony and to his Son William Craven, or to which of them shall be living, the Sum of 85l. by the Year: The first 85l. to be paid immediately after my decease. And so every Year the like, until the said Land be bought, as aforesaid.

Item, I give to Ellen Ledam, Daughter to my Brother Anthony Craven, 100l. Item, I give and bequeath to the other three Daughters of my Brother A. C. to each of them 200l. a piece of lawful, &c. to be payed them at the Days of their Marriages, or Ages of Twenty one, which shall first happen. And in the mean space I will, that my Executors do pay to every one of them 10l. a Year towards their Maintenance, for so long time as my said Nieces Legacies shall remain in their Hands.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Cousin Robert Craven, Son to my Brother Henry Craven of Appletreewick, the Sum of 500l. to be payed him at the end of one Year after my decease.

Item, I give and bequeath to Nicholas Rayner, Son to my Sister Elizabeth Rayner, 200l. to be payed him at the end of one Year, after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath to Bettrice Hodgson, Daughter to my Sister Elizabeth Rayner, 200l. to be payed her at the end of one Year after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath to Anne Bayne, one other of the Daughters of my said Sister, 200l. to be paid her at the end, &c.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Cousin Anne Richardson's two Children, each of them 50l. a piece, to be payed, &c. to my Cousin Nicolas Rayner for the use of the said Children: He giving Security for the Payment of the same, at the Days of their Marriages, or Ages of Twenty one Years, which shall first happen. And in the mean time, he to allow them 5l. a Year betwixt them towards their Maintenance, in consideration for the forbearance of their Money.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Cousin Tho. Craven of, &c. 20l. Item, &c to Jane Young of, &c. and one A. Robinson, Wife of Thorp, and one Crofts Rase, being three Sisters of my Cousin Anth. A. of A. 10l. a piece. To Robert Son of W. Yong 20l. To Robert E. 10l. To Tho. Preston, Son of William Preston of A. 5l. To Mr. Jo. Popham, and to Mr. William Bregden, the two Parsons of Bursal Church, to each of them 1l. a piece, as a remembrance of my Good Will. To my Cousin R. Cook of B. 10l. To the poor People inhabiting in the Parish of Burnsal, being such as use to come to Burnsal Church to Bury and Baptize, the Sum of 50l. payable at two times, viz. at Christmas and Easter, or at which of them shall first happen after my decease. And to be distributed amongst the said Poor at the Discretion of, &c.

To Anne Holden, sometime my Servant, 60l. To J. H. Brother to the said A. H. 40l. To Mr. Peter Benson of Knaresborough, 10l. To my Brother-in-law Mr. William Whitmore, 50l. and to him and his Wife black Gowns, if they be in London at my Funeral. To my Brother in law Mr. George Whitmore, 50l. and to him and his Wife black Gowns, if, ut supra. Also black Gowns and 10l. a piece to his Sister in law Mrs. Anne Barbar, and her Husband Fran. Barbar. To his Sister in law Dame Margaret Grobham, and Sir Richard Grobham her Husband. To his Sister in Law Dame Mary Mountagu, and Sir Charles Mountagu, her Husband. To his Sister in law Mrs. Frances Weild, and Joh. Weild her Husband. To his Sister in law Mrs. Jane Still, and her Husband Nath. Still.

To his Cousin Sir Fran. Jones and his Wife, to Mr. Ric. Wright, Merchant Taylor, Tho. Chapman, Tho. Paradine, Peter Towers, Richard Heath, Treasurer of Christ's Hospital; to some 5l. to some 10l. and black Gowns.

And then after divers other Legacies of divers hundred Pounds to his Friends, and Forgiveness of Monies owing him from others, he gives these Legacies to his Servants.

To Thomazin Hayward, 50l. Willliam Milburne, 50l. forgiving him all such Debts as he owed him. William Gibson, 1000l. if he be dwelling with him at the time of his decease, to be payed him within the compass of five Years, leaving to his Executors notwithstanding to give him some reasonable content for his Plans to be taken in their Service. To Thomas Locker, 50l. John Cook, 100l. to Francis Stringer, 50l. if they be living with him at the time of his Death.

More to his Servants, Edward Breghe, 30l. Mary J. 30l. To all other his Servants that be dwelling with him at the time of his decease, both Men and Maids, which be not already remembred in his Will, to every one of them for every Year they had served him, 40s. and so after the rate so much as it shall come to.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son, Will. Craven, 20000l. to be bestowed in Lands and Revenues for him and his Heirs for ever, so soon after my decease as conveniently may be, with the consent and good liking of my Wife Elizabeth Craven, and my Overseers, &c.

Item, I give, &c. the Sum of 5000l. to be bestowed in Lands and Rents, so soon after my decease as conveniently may be, to my Son John Craven, and his Heirs for ever, with consent and good liking of my said Wife, &c.

Item, I give &c. the Sum of 5000l. to be bestowed in Lands and Tenements, so soon after my decease, &c. for my Son Tho. Craven, and his Heirs for ever, with consent, &c.

Item, I give, &c. to my Daughter Elizabeth Craven, 500l. of lawful Money, &c. to be payed her at the Day of her Marriage or Age of 21. Item, To my Daughter Mary Craven, 500l. ut supra. And I will that my said Wife shall have the Tuition and bringing up of my said Children, until they come to lawful Age, or be preferred in Marriage. And my desire is, she should have the Use and Employment of their Portions during their Minorities, putting in Security to the Chamber of London, &c.

All the residue of his Estate unbequeathed, after his Debts and Legacies paid, and Funeral Expences discharged, he gave to his loving Wife Elizabeth Craven, and his Son William, &c. whom he ordained and appointed his Executors: And his loving Brethren, William Whitmore and George Whitmore, and his good Friend John Parker, to be Overseers of his Will. Sealed, signed, pronounced and delivered at his last Will and Testament before and in the Presence of, &c. the Day and Year above written.

This Will had a Codicil annexed, wherein the Testator made Additions to his former Legacies giving to several of his Servants, and especially to Joh. Gibson, for his better Encouragement to be diligent and careful of his Business, the free Loan of 3000l. without Interest, for the space of five Years. Which shewed him as well a grateful Master, as a liberal Benefactor.]

Death hath added to the Ornaments of this Place, the blessed Memorial of

Edward Warner, Esq; a worthy Citizen and Merchant of London, who departed this mortal Life

Edward Warner.

A. M.

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