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Christopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will

LL/1617/5 . W [ ]

1. In the name of god Amen : the xxijth (22nd) daie of Aprill, in Anno D[omi]ni 1616: I Christopher S[ain]t Joh[n]
2. of Highlightt (Highlight), al[ia]s Ychelole (Uchelola) in the Com[itatus] (County) of Glam[organ] Gent[leman], and dioc[e]s[e] of Llandaff, sicke in bodie, but wh[ole]
3. in minde, and in good and p[er]fect Remembrance (thanks be given unto th’Almightie god) Consideringe w[ith] my
4. self the frailtie of nature, that it is requisite and necessarie for ev[er]y Christian to be in a Continuall
5. readines for death, whensoev[er] the good will of god shalbe to Call him, doe hereby make ordeine, and
6. declare this p[re]sent testamente, Conteyninge herein my last will in man[ner] and forme followinge: that is to
7. saie, first I Com[m]ende my soule willinglie into the hands of th’almightie god, and my bodie unto the earth
8. whereof it came; there to be buried in Christian Buriall. Item I doe give, devise and dispose, al[l] my
9. whole man[nor] of Ychelole aforesaid, in possession and rev[er]c[i]on, and all Rents suits, And servic[e]s thereunto d[ ]
10. and app[er]teyninge, togither w[i]th sixe acres of meadowe lands, and one Mill, sett, lienge, and beinge w[i]thin th[e]
11. p[ar]ish of Wenvoe, unto my welbeloved son Sir William St John knighte, and to his heires males for e[ver]
12. and in defaulte of such heires, unto Christopher St John, the son of Thomas St John, for terme of
13. his naturall lif, and to his heires males for ev[er]: and in defaulte of such heires, unto William St John,
14. the son of Oliv[er] St John, for terme of his naturall lif, and to his heires males for ev[er]: and in defaulte of such
15. heires to the rightefull heires of mee the said Christopher St John for ev[er]. Allso my will is, that such form[er]
16. Grannts, bargaines and Leases by mee heretofore made, upon any of my lands arrable, meadowe, and
17. pasture, unto any of my tenannts be allowed and p[er]mitted, to be fullie, and whollie expired, and ended,
18. w[i]thout any im[m]peachmente, vexac[i]on, or molestac[i]on of any p[er]son or p[er]sons whatsoev[er]: all w[hi]ch form[er] grannts
19. and Demises, the w[hi]ch I have given, demised, and disposed for terme of lif or fee taile, I my self may
20. lawfullie approve and Justifie (as it may) more evidentlie appeare by one Indenture bearinge date
21. the iiijth (4th) daie of Februaryie, in the xxxixth (39th) yeere of the Reigne of o[u]r sov[er]reigne Ladie Elizabeth (of
22. famous memorie) of England, Frannce, and Irelande Queene &c (4th February 1596/7): made betwine Christopher St John
23. of Ychelole, al[ia]s highlighte, in the Com[itatus] of Glam[organ] gent[leman], of th’on[e] p[ar]tie, And Thomas St John, one of the
24. son[n]es of Christopher St John aforesaid gent[leman], of th’other p[ar]tie, as there more at large sufficiantlie
25. Doth and may appeere. And I doe make, ordeine, and appointe Elizabeth St John my wif, sole
26. Executrix, of this my p[re]sent last will and testament. Allso I doe utterlie revoke, and disannull all
27. and singular ev[er]y other form[er] testaments, wills, Legacyes, bequests, Executor or Executors, by mee in
28. any wise before this tyme, made, named, ordeined, or appointed. In witnes whereof unto
29. this my p[re]sent will and testamente made, I have heere putte my hande and seale, even the daie,
30. M[o]nthe, and Yeere first above written.

{Seal} {Seal}
31. Christopher Saint ioh[n]


32. p[ro]bat[um] apud Llandaff
33. 28 May 1617 Coram
34. M__ Mag[i]stro(?) Joh___
35. ____

36. Sealed, signed, and deliv[er]ed in the p[re]sence of us:
37. William Spencer of Penmarke
38. John Rich John Rich[a]rd of Walters farme
39. Thomas Johnes of the same
40. John Davyes Clerk w[i]th others


Date1616-1617
File nameChristopher St. John 1 1616-17 Will.png
File Size606.13k
Dimensions621 x 815
Linked toChristopher St. John, Esquire; Master Thomas St. John, Gentleman; Sir William St. John, Knight; William St. John

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