In the name of God, I William Venimore of Wendlebury in the County of Oxon Yeoman being of good health in body and of a sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this my last will and testament in form ensueing.
First I bequeath my soul to the mercyes of God Almighty in Christ Jesus my Gracious Redeemer and my body to the earth in hope of a Joyfull Resurrection and these transitory blessings of this Life with the Goodness of God hath bestowed on me as followeth
I will that all the debts that I owe in Right or Conscience be duly paid by my executor
I give and bequeath to Grace Venimour my eldest daughter twentie shillings and I will and desire my wife to surrender a half yards land of copyhold to her and her house if shee the said Grace requested her presently after my death.
I give to my daughter Elizabeth tenn shillings, to my daughter Alice five shillings and my daughter Mary eightie pounds namely sixtie on her day of Marriage and the other twentie at the birth of her first child.
I give to my daughter Judeth one shilling have preferred her in the world already
I give and bequeath to my wife the benefit of foure cowes and one swine to be at her election and whereof and occupation of all my goods in my house during so long time as shee stays a widdow sole and unmarried and in my name and after her decease or other alteraton as aforesaid
I will any said household goods shall remaine and accrue to my daughter Anne Venimour whom I make and constitute my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament and I give noe more to my wife in regard of her good joynture in my other lands.
And I also give and devise to my five daughters Grace Elizabeth Alice Mary Judeth and Anne Venimore and their heirs my halfe yard land which formerly belonged to my Lord Compton in Wendlebury aforesaid and Davy of Hose and the Barnyard and their heirs and not in jointure
And I make John Venimore my brother and Edward Alley als Leverett my brother in law supervisors of this my last will In Witness whereof I have Hereunto sett my hand and seale the eleventh day of May in the fourth yeare of her now statutory raigne over England 1705
Signed Sealed and published by the testator in the presence
(of those) who subscribed our names in his sight and presence
Probate granted 1 August 1707
Inventory appraised at £142-14-00