Walter Wotton is a 9 x great grandfather of mine
In the name of God Amen I Walter Wotton of Blackawton in the County of Devon doe make this my last Will and Testament revoaking all former Wills and Testament Imprimis I give unto my beloved wife one bond which I have from her Mother Hannah Baylye of Stockefleming for the payment of One hundred pounds in or about the [blank space for date - not included!] next ensueing [start of few lines crossed out] Item I give unto my daughter Jane Holdich Tenn pounds And if she shall have any child or children liveing at the time of my death I give unto such child or children the Sum[m]e of Fifty pounds share and share alike Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Dyning the sum[m]e of Tenn pounds And if she shall have any child or children [end of crossed out] Item I give unto my daughter Jane Holdich Elizabeth Dyning and English Wotton Tenn pounds each Item I give unto my unkle Crispin Wotton Tenn pounds and to Anna Mathews of St Geroges in Exon [Exeter] six pounds and to her sister Martha Chaplain Three pounds and to Agnis Bounkew of Blackawton Three pounds and to Richard Tucker of Blackawton Tenn Shillings and to the parson or Vicker of Blackawton Tenn pounds Item I give unto the Vicker of Blackawton Nicholas Friend Richard Curtis and John Holdich of the said parish of an Sum[m]e of Twenty pounds for to be leyen out and bestowed in the teaching the children of such poor people of the said parish as have not releife of the said parish, and are not able to pay for the schooling of their children to read the English Bible (and buy them Bibles) at the choice and discretion of the said Vickar Nico Friend Ricd Curtis and John Holditch Item I give unto Mr George Trosea Mr [blank space] Hoppin Ministers of Exon Tenn pounds each And my will is That all these aforesaid Legacies shall be paid to the respective persons abovesaid 12 mos after my decease Item if please God I dye without issue male or female I give all my lands in the parish of Blackawton and elsewhere unto the heires male of the body of my daughter Jane Holdich And for want of heires male of her the said Janes body unto the heires males of the body of my daughter Elizabeth Dynning And for want of heires males of her body unto the heires males of my daughter English Wotton And for want of such heires males Then to the heires females of my said daughter Jane Holdich And for want of heires female of my said daughter Then to the heyres females of my daughter Elizabeth Dynnings And for want of such heyres Then to the heyres females of my daughter English Wotton And for want of such heires to the heires males of Richard Ford of Blackawton aforesaid And for want of such heires to the heires males of Samuell Wotton likewise of Blackawton And for default of such issue to John Chollwich of Forringden and his heires for ever Item I give unto the said John Cholwich Geroge Trosse [blank space] Hoppin and John Ridler All the rest of my personall Estate bonds bills debts goods and chattells and to their heires for to be by them leyen out and disposed of to such charitable uses as they or the major part of them shall think fitt Witness my hand and seale this 28th of October 1691 Exon Wall: Wotton Sealed and delivered In the presence of Christopher Wyall Robert Irish The signe of Mary Varley
Decimo nono die mensis Januarii Anno Dni (stylo Anglia) Millesimo sexcentesimo Nonagesimo primo enianavit Com[m]ission Johanni Cholwich Georgio Trosse Johanni Hoppin et Johannii Ridler Residuariis Legatariis in Testamento nominat Gualteri Wotton desti hentis [or heutis] &c Ad administran[n]d bona jura et credita dicti defuncti juxta tenorem et effectum Testamenti ipsius defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem ad sancta Dei Evangelia vigore Com[m]issionis jurat Eo quod nullum omnino Executorem in eodem Testamento nominat
The will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and is held at the National Archives. TNA ref: PROB 11/408/137 (more details about source on Walter’s page)

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