Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Mathew Weld's will 1652
In the name of God Amen. I, Mathew Weld, of Braconash in the county of Norfolk, Gentleman, being in good health of body and perfect memory, thanks be unto almighty God, this twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand and six hundred forty and nine considering the frailty and uncertainty of all flesh and the [illegible] and daily experience of man's mortality and trust that in fear (?) of sickness through pain so and in consideration thereunto [illegible] necessary and convenient cannot be with judgement and consideration so provided for but that many doubts will or may arise that may intend not only to the great prejudice of the true intent and meaning of him who in his lifetime devises and devised his estate amongst his friends but many times and for the most part such contention and uncharitable quarrels removed and [illegible] thereby that that seldom or never but create consumption of money expended in suits of law and [illegible] and they are or do become a [illegible] for [illegible] or true hatred from & as they were before I which respectably wish and entreat all my friends and children (my wife being departed out of this natural life) that hereby shall any way be interested or benefited by any love I bear them that especially they will respect me and my care (?) that I have thereto of and in all doubt that shall or may arise or grow by any devise in my will that every of them would be of so tractable inclination to embrace the peace and love one of another and my good intent and [illegible] and that rather they will and [illegible] to uphold than to be any hindrance [illegible] the other and so such person not interested to the question or matter of difference to end and determine the same and [illegible] my intent and meaning and may with reason be and go or be made of. And now first and principally with a most cheerful heart I [illegible] up and give unto the almighty God, my maker and whose name be blessed forever, my soul and spirit which he, of his fatherly goodness, hath given me, nothing doubting but by a true and most and most wise faith in Christ Jesus and not for any merits or worthiness in myself who I confess to be a most vile and [illegible] sinner and as and for him [illegible] sake and love are [illegible] unto me by the shedding forth of his most precious blood for [illegible] will receive the same into his hand and place it in the [illegible] and company of his heavenly saints and children. And concerning my body in that obedience (?) that I owe I do likewise most willingly and freely give it over, commending it to the earth from which it had, by the power of God's provision and [illegible] first issue and being and the same to be buried in the church or chancel of Braconash or in Tasburgh where my wife and eldest son, Mathew, are interred or elsewhere at the discretion of my executor or executors likewise assuring myself according to the article of my faith that at the great day of the general resurrection when all shall appear before the judgement seat of God and Christ I shall receive the same again by his almighty power whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself and that with no other but [illegible] voice those eyes I shall see and behold the most gracious face of my most merciful redeemer not in my weak body as it is now subject to mortality and corruption but in a body perfect, strong, incorruptible, immortal and in all points fit and united to my soul and like unto the glorious body of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And as concerning my worldly and temporal blessings which God of his goodness hath blessed and enriched me withall amongst which this not the least manner my children and grandchildren who are, I make not any the least doubt, because God hath said and promised it if they depend upon and place their care and trust upon and diligently serve Him that He will not only become their patron and defender but a father to the fatherless and orphaned yet [illegible] it hath been his good pleasure to make no unworthy steward of a good portion of this worldly substance and houses, lands, goods, chattels, cattles and like transitory possessions part whereof by portion with my late wife, deceased, together with our endeavours but yet not for but by the only blessings of God the same such [illegible] therefore in the first place I do give unto my son, Gascoigne Wild, which is mow my only son living that I had by her all my houses, lands and tenements both free and copyhold situate, lying and being in Braconash, Hempnall , Fordham or in any other town or towns those manors, advowsons as also those any lands and tenements free and copyhold lying in Mulbarton that I lately purchased of George Euston Clarke and also my manor and manors, lordship and lordships of Tasburgh which I purchased of Sir Robert Gaudie and George Gaudie [Gawdy], Esq., also all other my lands and tenements situate, lying and being in the town of Tasburgh aforesaid and with the marsh and meadow grounds I late purchased of Sir Robert [illegible] known or called by the name of Clarke Marsh or by what other name or names whatsoever the same are known or called by as all what is copyhold or freehold to the same belonging as also I give unto him, the said Gascoigne, my lands in Saxlingham and Tasburgh I bought of Mr Marmoll and my capital messuage or tenement with all the lands, tenements and appurtenances as well freehold and copyhold to the same belongings which I late purchased of Henry Elms, gent, and others situate, lying and being in [illegible] and the towns adjoining in the county of Suffolk to have and to hold all the aforesaid manors, messuages, lands, tenements and premises as well freehold and copyhold with all and every their rights, members and appurtenances unto my said son, Gascoigne Weld, and the heirs male of his body begotten or to be begotten. And for default of such issue male lawfully begotten or to be begotten I do give and devise the same unto the right heirs of me the said Mathew Weld forever and who [illegible] in any like kind for the advancement and preferment of Mathew Weld, my eldest son who I had by Katherine [illegible] my first wife, in marriage with Barbara Wicksted daughter of John Wicksted in the town of Cambridge [illegible] I did assure unto him and her and to the heirs male of him, the said Mathew, on the body of the said Barbara begotten lands free and copyhold of good yearly value in Pulham Marie [St Mary] in present possession in the county of Norfolk and did likewise assure and convey other lands and tenements lying in Long Stratton in the said county of Norfolk of the full value of fifty pounds a year on and at the feasts from and immediately after my decease and by conveyance and indentures tripartite between me, the said Mathew Weld, on the one part and the said John Wicksted and others on the second part and the said Mathew Weld, my son, and the said Barbara Wicksted, afterwards wife to my said son, Mathew, on the third part appeareth wherein upon my son, Mathew Weld, and was most fitting and did not only release to me and my heirs such interest and estate wherein I formerly (which was unknown unto him) did make him joint purchaser with and of my manors of Tasburgh in Norfolk which are settled only in rents and royalties but of no [illegible] save of one rightful which said Mathew Weld, my son, now deceased and I still surviving ___ the [illegible]interest now only in myself and my heirs if no former release had been made but also he, the said Mathew Weld, [illegible] unto me a bond of two thousand pounds penalty not to claim afterwards any interest in the said manor nor in any other lands or tenements which I had all remaindings to maintain the residue of my charge as wife, children and family neither should he ever at any time after by my life or after my death claim or challenge any right or interest in any of the other lands, free or copyhold, which I then had or which I should afterwards purchase in my lifetime but that as well those I had then and those I should happen to purchase should go and continue unto my wife and children I now had or should have or that the same should [illegible] to such other son or sons to whom I should in and out of the same by any kind of conveyance or by my last will and testament or otherwise howsoever and that neither by any omission or surrender to [illegible] of my last will or otherwise he or any of his heirs should or might be entitled to any part of my copyhold lands or to a third part of what may be found to be holden either in capital or in rights survivor of the [illegible] to or of any [illegible] but that if any such [illegible] should happen which I know of none but that I pay respite of homage for the manor of Tasburgh only which yet [illegible] on and other the clerks of the court of the exchequer did say that the said manor of Tasburgh is holden in capital in soccage which draws no wardship but respite of homage only [illegible] such omission of surrender should be whereby all or any part of my copyhold lands ought [illegible] the laws of this realm to come or descend to my said son, Mathew, or any of his issue or issues, my grandchildren but upon a reasonable request to him, his heirs or assigns to whom I have by this my last will and testament to him, them or any of them, their heirs or assigns given or bequeathed any lands or tenements in my said last will and testament expressed and mentioned at the to as and charged in the law notwithstanding by him, her or them that shall or may or ought to take benefit thereby shall refuse, release, quit claim and convey, surrender and do any or act or acts whatsoever and by his, her, their or any of their personal claims all shall advise or be advised for the [illegible] and confirms my such intent and purpose to for him, them or any of them of inheritance or otherwise of such lands and tenements as I have devised unto them or any of them according to my true intent and meaning which copyhold lands I am [illegible] part I have besides my gift or them likewise surrendered to the use or uses in my said last will and testament expressed. Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandchild, Wickstead Weld, and to his heirs male of his body lawfully begotten all those my messuages, lands and tenements both free and copyhold situate and being in the town of Wacton in Norfolk by reason they are near unto the lands and tenements which I have already conveyed unto him in Long Stratton upon condition nevertheless that he, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid to one Mr Gouche (if he said true) an apothecary of Norwich the [illegible] about or near six pounds which was for physick his father had in the time of his illness which of he died to be paid within half a year after he shall come into his lands and shall likewise pay unto his two brothers, Martin Weld and John Weld to either of them fifty pounds apiece in form following that is to say at the feast of St Michael the Archangel within one year after his entry then to pay unto his brother, Martin Weld, five and twenty pounds, part of his fifty pounds, and at the next feast of St Michael the Archangel following five and twenty pounds more in full payment of the said fifty pounds and at the two feast days feast of St Michael the Archangel then next and immediately following that Martin shall be paid, to pay unto his other brother, John Weld, five and twenty pounds apaying until the said John Weld be fully paid his legacy of fifty pounds of which several legacies of fifty pounds apiece unto his two brethren if the said Wickstead should fail of payment in such manner as I have appointed in that case my will and meaning is that either of my said grandchildren, Martin Weld or John Weld, shall enter into all the said messuages and lands in Wacton and shall hold and enjoy them to them and their assigns until they and either of them be paid and satisfied their whole sum or sums of fifty pounds apiece for either with all such damages and charges as they or either of them have sustained by not having their several monies as I have given and bequeathed unto them and my meaning and intent is that if either of them do die or depart this life before the said sum or sums shall grow due or payable unto them or either of them that then the survivor of them shall have part or portion of him that shall die or depart this life before it shall have become due or payable; and my meaning is also that if my grandchild, Wickstead Weld, shall happen to die or depart this life without issue male then the said lands and tenements in Wacton with their appurtenances shall descend and go to my son, Gascoigne Weld, and his heirs forever. Item: I do give unto my grandchild, Wickstead Weld, also so in Long Stratton and outlying two acres which I bought of one Dawfrie to have to him and his heirs male as aforesaid and not otherwise. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Mathew Weld, my grandchild, son of my said son, Mathew Weld, all those messuages and tenements and my freehold and copyhold lands lying and being in the town of Gissing in Norfolk to him and his heirs male of the body of my said grandchild, Mathew Weld, upon condition nevertheless that he, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto his two brethren, Martin Weld and John Weld, my grandchildren, to either of them the sum of fifty pounds apiece in form following that is to say at the feast of St Michael the Archangel within one year after his entry but my will and meaning is he shall have no interest in those lands and tenements nor in any hereafter by this my will bequeathed unto him until the Michaelmas after he shall accomplish his age of one and twenty years but that my executor shall take the profit of the lands towards the maintenance of my said grandchild and the performance of the legacies in this my will expressed in the [illegible] so as for to pay my grandchild, Martin Weld, five and twenty pounds, part of his fifty pounds, and at the Michaelmas following such to pay unto my grandchild, John Weld, his brother, twenty five pounds in like manner and at the next Michaelmas after to pay to the said, Martin Weld, another five and twenty pounds in full payment of fifty pounds and at Michaelmas after that to pay unto his brother, John Weld, another five and twenty pounds in full payment of his fifty pounds ; if the said Mathew Weld fails of payment unto them in such manner as I have appointed then in that case my will and meaning is that either of my said grandchildren, Martin Weld or John Weld, shall enter into all the said messuages and lands in Wacton and shall hold and enjoy them to them and their assigns until they and either of them be paid and satisfied their whole sum or sums of fifty pounds apiece for either with all such damages and charges as they or either of them have sustained by not having their several monies as I have given and bequeathed unto them; and my meaning and intent is that if either of them do die or depart this life before the said sum or sums shall grow due or payable my meaning is [illegible] shall be paid to my grandchild, Mathew Weld, but it is also my but if my grandchild, Mathew Weld, shall happen to die or depart this life without issue male then the said lands and tenements in Gissing with their appurtenances shall descend and go to my son, Gascoigne Weld, and his heirs forever and for default of such issue the brothers of him, the said Mathew, in seniority one after the other which shall survive shall have and enjoy all the said messuages and lands of them and their heirs male of their bodies lawfully begotten and for such default of issue male the same to remain and be to Mathew Brewster, my grandchild, the son of William Brewster and Anne, his wife, my daughter, and to his heirs male forever and for default of such issue male the same to be to the right heirs of the said Mathew Weld forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Gascoigne Weld, and his heirs my lands and tenements in Saxlingham in Norfolk which I bought of Jonas Irbells viz: Tavith atte Haye and a [illegible] thereto belonging and one also there [illegible] and a through road and half an acre and I think a five rood acre there near, all in the lands and tenements heretofore or hereafter to be given by this my last will and testament to my grandchild, Wickstead Weld, son of my son, Mathew Weld, and Barbara his wife, shall be but upon condition that is to say that if the heir or heirs of my said son, Mathew Weld, or any of them or the guardian or guardians to any of the heir or heirs of my said son, Mathew Weld, shall not faithfully and honestly do and perform all things in this my will contained or hereunto be mentioned and declared according to my true intent and meaning [illegible] unto my son, Gascoigne Weld, and to his heirs and assigns or to such other person or persons or his or their or any of their heir or heirs or assigns which by this my last will and testament heretofore or hereafter I shall give any manors, lands or tenements unto other free or copyhold all such [illegible] therein or any of [illegible] right interest of or title which he, they or any of his heir or heirs have or may have on and claim to any my manors, lands or tenements as well freehold and copyhold to him, her or them or any of them heretofore or hereafter bequeathed or intended to be given and bequeathed of the copyhold [illegible] lands not with it and to my said son, Gascoigne, I have made surrender to the use of this my last will that if it should happen that if any omission be my full intent and meaning is that the heir or heirs of my son, Mathew, shall [illegible] under and release unto him, her or them their heirs or assigns all such right, title and interest that he or they or any of them shall, may, might or ought to have or claim in so all or any parcel of them which is his or their or any of them shall not perform [illegible] to and perform upon reasonable request to be made by my said son, Gascoigne, or by any other person or persons heretofore or hereafter in this my last will unto whom I have given or hereafter shall give any lands, tenements, either free or copyhold, and to he or their heir and heirs or also by his, her or their heirs or assigns learned counsel shall [illegible] at the [illegible] and charged in the law notwithstanding of my said son, Gascoigne, and such other persons as aforesaid, his heir and heirs or any of their heirs or assigns then I will and my meaning is that neither any of the heir or heirs of my said son, Mathew Weld, that is to say Wickstead Weld, my grandchild, shall have or take any benefit by this my last will and testament but that all my lands and tenements free and copyhold aforesaid heretofore given to my grandchild, Wickstead Weld, shall be only to my son, Gascoigne Weld, and to his heirs forever and that upon such two or five heirs or heir their wilful neglect thereof at all he, they and every of them shall be [illegible] and disbarred of any gift or bequest for offer, legacy or legacies in this my last will and testament I have or shall give unto him, the said Wickstead or his heirs or assigns and that in that case also my said executor or executors shall and may take and have all lawful benefit and advantage against my said son, Mathew, and his heirs, executors and administrators of the bond of two hundred pounds penalty as aforesaid and must earnestly entreat that he or they may have all benefit and favour both in courts of law and court of equity for their relief therein; my will and desire being that they may all live and love together as brother in common and allies as I hopefully will and every one peaceably and quietly to possess and enjoy what out of the Holy blessing of God he hath enabled me to give, confer and bestow upon them. And I do further give and bequeath unto him, the said Wickstead, to be paid by my executor or executors upon the performance of the conditions aforesaid, annexed unto the lands formerly bequeathed unto him and not otherwise, twenty pounds to be paid unto him towards his charges of [illegible] or for his charges in that business that he shall happen so to spend with the [illegible] escheator and other [illegible] attendant [illegible] within one month after he hath settled and quitted those businesses. And I do further give and bequeath unto the said Wickstead Weld, my grandchild, upon such conditions as aforesaid and not otherwise that they may remain with him, my grandchild, as a token of especial remembrance of my love and good will I bear him four very fair apostle spoons, the fellows I gave of two unto him, my godson and grandchild, Wickstead Weld, at his christening, I being then one of his godfathers, which spoons were my son, Mathew Weld's, grandfather's that I leave in amongst [illegible] bought and purchased of my nephew [illegible] my son and Mathew's mother's niece, Emsman, and Allyce. And such of my son Mathew's children by education or otherwise are not fit for other [illegible] I do give and allow toward their [illegible] forth as apprenticed to any good trade or trades ten pounds apiece whereby they may learn to live in some honest [illegible] and calling, not to live idly and unprofitably which is both hateful to God and all good men. And to my brother, John Weld's, sons that may be living or at my death have livings I give unto either or any of them twenty shillings apiece; and to his daughters forty shillings apiece; and to my cousins, John Weld and Henry Weld, my brother, Thomas Weld's, children twenty shillings apiece; and to my cousin, Edmund Weld's, children twenty shillings apiece to be paid by my executor or executors within five months after my decease. And likewise I give unto my man that attends me, [illegible]. .......hand piece [illegible] now to [illegible] to my cousin, Thomas Weld, therefore I put it out in this my will. Item: I do give unto my son Brewster two levies (?) or parcels of ground in Fundenhall that I purchased [illegible] of the lands there of my cousin, Barwick, besides I do not only remit a debt for twenty pounds that he, my said son Brewster, does owe me without fear (?) also so and that he provide such competent portion for my daughter, Anne, his wife, accrued with to a bond of great penalty tending to that purpose which he have entered to me for to enjoy for to [illegible] and of her life for which I have not the least doubt but he will perform the same. And I do further give unto my daughter Brewster a black gown and to Brightmond a black cloak and to her daughter, Elizabeth Brewster, my grandchild forty pounds for and towards help of portion in marriage for her [illegible] and to all other her children living ten pounds apiece, [illegible] to John Brewster, her son, with whom I gave ten pounds in my lifetime when he was put forth an apprentice and a clerk to an attorney; and I do likewise give unto my daughter Norton five pounds, to be paid into her own hand for so and disposed to her own good liking and unto her a black gown; and I do likewise give unto my daughter Howard (?) forty shillings to be paid into her own hands likewise and a black gown; and I do give unto my sister Gascoigne, if she be living after my decease, five pounds to be paid into her own hands, and to all her children that shall be living after my decease to be paid into their mother's hands for them twenty shillings apiece to be paid within one year after my decease. And I do give unto the town of Braconash for a remembrance of my love to all unto their [illegible] stocks the sum of forty shillings which I will have entered into the church books for a common grant and contained thereof and to the poor of the same town to be distributed by my executor twenty shillings and to the poor of the town of Tasburgh twenty shillings and to the poor of the town of Long Stratton twenty shillings and I do give to the poor of the town of Mulbarton twenty shillings. Item: I do give unto my son Gascoigne Weld and to every of his children ten pounds apiece to remain in their father's hands but to be remembered as a legacy given by me unto them and to my son and daughter Brightmond's children four pounds apiece to be left in his hands but to be remembered as a legacy given by me unto them. And where I have any mortgage by house or lands which if I have any they are long forfeited yet if such parties that for mortgaged them or their heirs will truly pay to my executor or executors such sums of money as they were mortgaged for and pay all the rents issuing out of them and consideration reasonable for my long for bears my charges of reparations and all the my parliamentary charges and the like disbursements I am [illegible] they shall have them. And I will my executor or executors to pay especially my debts as I know of none but if any happen to be, of what nature, however that they may be truly paid and my legacies likewise according to my true intent and meaning. And revoking all other and former wills etc... And thereof I do make and ordain Gascoigne Weld, my son, my one executor, give, will and bequeath unto him all my goods, chattels, cattle, plate, jewels, ready money, the privie [illegible] as of bills from committees for disbursements for houses and lay[illegible] forth by their appointment [illegible] and implements of household and whatsoever else do belong to me to the performance of this my last will and testament. And so for my body, without any pomp and pamper, to be decently buried in the church or chancel of Braconash or Tasburgh, where in Tasburgh my late wife and my son, Mathew Weld, were interred or where if it so please God, at the discretion of my executor. And of this my last will and testament I do make and appoint my nephew, Thomas Weld, son of my late brother, Thomas Weld deceased, and Edward Cooke, gent, steward of my manors of Tasburgh, supervisors, entreating them to be aiding and attesting to my said executor for the better performance of this my will and testament for which pains of my cousin (sic), Thomas Weld, and for a token of my love I bear him I do give unto him five pounds and for my friend, Edward Cooke, twenty shillings for his pains therein. And one thing I have forgotten I give unto my uncle Daniel Weld's children (if any be alive) twenty shillings apiece. And to my brother, John Weld's, wife (if she be living) ten shillings for a remembrance of my love. Whereof to the five sheets etc...April third one thousand six hundred fifty. A codicil to be annexed to the last will and testament of me Mathew Weld of Braconash in the county of Norfolk, gent, which I do declare, make and publish to be and is part of the same my last will and testament the first day of November anno dom one thousand five hundred forty nine (sic). Whereas I, the said Mathew Weld, by my deed indented bearing date the nineteenth day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand five hundred forty and nine and made or mentioned to be made between I, the said Mathew Weld, of the one part and John Weld of Wicklewood in the county of Norfolk, gent, and of Roger Lawes of Wymondham in the aforesaid county of Norfolk, gent, on the other part for the consideration therein expressed have for my [illegible], my heirs and assigns covenanted and granted so to and each of them, the said John Weld and Roger Lawes, their heirs, executors and administrators and every of them that if the said Mathew Weld my heir and assigns and every of them from thereto and at all times afterwards should and would stand and be seized of and in the manor and manors, lordship and lordships of Tasburgh, Asphall cum Boylands and Hunts situate, lying and being in the said county of Norfolk with all the royalties, liberties, franchises, casualties (?), profits, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said manor and manors, lordship and lordships belonging and appertaining and allow of and in all those charged lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever of me, the said Mathew Weld, situate, lying and being in Brakonash, [illegible] and Mulbarton in the said county of Norfolk and in every or any of them and which are in the aforesaid deeds indented particularly mentioned and expressed with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to them or any of them in anywise belonging or appertaining and also of and in all the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever of me, the said Mathew Weld, situate, lying and being in Rumburgh , Wissett and South Elmham in the county of Suffolk with their and every of their rights, members and appurtenants whatsoever except the messuages lands and tenements in [illegible] in the said county of Norfolk which I, the said Mathew Weld, purchased of James [illegible] behoof of myself and my assigns for and during the [illegible] of my natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and after my decease then to the [illegible] and behoof of Gascoigne Weld only son of me, the said Mathew Weld, now living and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten or be lawfully begotten and for default of such heirs male of his body begotten or to be begotten to the use and behoof of the right heirs of me, the said Mathew Weld, forever. And of and in the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Saxlingham aforesaid which I purchased of the said Jonas Irbells with the appurtenances to the use and behoof of my self and my assigns for and during the term of my natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and immediately from and after my decease to the use and behoof of him, the said Gascoigne Weld, my son and of his heirs and assigns forever are in and by the said mentioned deed indented [illegible] being thereunto had it, doth or may move at large [illegible] now, I, the said Mathew Weld, do by this my last will and testament and codicil annexed thereunto ratify and confirm the said mentioned deed indented and all and every the use and uses, estate and estates therein and thereby and by force of the statute for the transferring of uses into possession created, varied by [illegible] or appointed and everything therein contained. And I, the said Mathew Weld, do hereby further declare the said deed indented to be real and true to all such uses, behoofs, intents and purposes as are therein contained [illegible] and without any trust or confidence in and or [illegible] whatsoever and therefore for the better [illegible] and estatage of the said manors and lordships, messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and other [illegible] accordingly in the said conveyance shall in anywise or in anything prove defective or insufficient in the laws for any matter or can [illegible] I do hereby will, devise and appoint all and singular the said manors, lordships, messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever mentioned and expressed in the said deed indented with their and every of their rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever except the said messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Saxlingham aforesaid which I purchased of the said Jonas Irbells immediately from and after my decease to my said son, Gascoigne Weld, and the heirs male of his body begotten or to be begotten and for default of such heirs male to the use and behoof of the right heirs of me, the said Mathew Weld, forever. And the said messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Saxlingham aforesaid which I purchased of the said Jonas Irbells I do hereby will and devise, bequeath, limit and appoint immediately from and after my decease to my said son, Gascoigne Weld, and his heirs and assigns forever. Proved at London 22 May 1552 (sic).