Will of Richard Gwynnett of Great Shurdington, 1677

I Richard Gwynnett of Great Shurdington in the county of Gloucestershire, gent, being sick in body but of good and perfect memorie do renounce all former and other wills and do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: (viz)

First I give unto my eldest sonne George Gwynnett the sume of ten shillings to buy him a ring.

Item: I give to my daughter Anne Longdon the sume of ten shillings to buy her a ring.

Item: I give to my sonne Richard Gwynnett the sume of five pounds.

Item: I give to my sonne Isaack Gwynett the sume of twenty shillings.

Item: I give to William Scudamore of the citye of Gloucester, Robert Payne of the same, my two brothers in law, and my sonne in law Thomas Longdon, their executors, administrators and assigns, all that tenement and land I hold of Mr Nicholas Blunt Whitton lyinge and being in Great Shurdington aforesaid by lease to bee by them sold at the best price and to the greatest advantage they can make of it  or have for it and the same monies for which it is sold my will and meaning is that it shall be equally divided by the said William Scudamore, Robert Payne and Thomas Longdon between my son Caple Gwynett, my two daughters Mary and Elizabeth Gwynett.

And my desire is that if my said sonne George Gwynett will give for the said lease as good a rate or price as any other person will, or twenty pounds less, then  he shall have it rather than any other person.

All the rest of my goods, cattles, chattels, household stuff, plate, jewells, bonds, bills, debts, I give and bequeath to my said son Caple Gwynett and my two daughters Mary Gwinett and Elizabeth Gwinett equally to be divided between them, my debts being first paid and my funeral discharged.

And of this my last will and testament, I do nominate and appoint my aforesaid brothers in law William Scudamore and Robert Payne and my sonne in law Thomas Longdon executors of this my last will and testament and do desire them to take upon them the trouble of the same, witness my hand and seal hereunto the fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and five and I give my above named executors ten shillings for each of them to buy them rings.

Rich. Gwinnett

Signed, sealed, published and disclosed in the presence of:

Dennis Faulkner; Mary x Hill, Margret x Right.

Gloucestershire Archives Ref: 1677/118

Proved 10 Jan 1677