About John Leete, (the younger) of Islington
Will of JOHN LEETE of ISLINGTON: A.D. 1623-4.
"In the name of God Amen The Eleaventh day of October 1623 in the xxj1*1 yeare of the raigne of our most gratious soifaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England frannce & Ireland Kinge defendor of -the fayth &c the xxi" and of Scotland the seaven and fiftie I John Leete of Islington in the Countie of Midd Yeoman, Beinge weake of body, but of good and .pfect memory thanks be given to Almightie god therefore doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testamt in mannl and forme followinge that is to say; ffirst I comend my soule into the handes of Almightie god my Creator trustinge to be saved through the merritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and my body I comend to the earth to be buried in Christian like manfi at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as concerninge my tenvpall goods wherewith it hath pleased god to blesse me I doe dispose of them as followeth ffirst whereas there is already due to my wives sonn Thomas Horneby the some of one and twenty poundes given vnto him by his father George Horneby my will and minde is that he shall have the saide xxi" and nine pounds more of my guift to make it thirty poundes to be payde him altogeather when he shall come to the end of his yeares of Aprentiship Item I give vnto my sonne Anthony Leete the some of xxx1' of lawfull money of England to be paide him when he shall come to the age of fower and twenty yeares, And to my sonne John Leete I give xx1' of lawfull money of England to be payde him when he shall come to the age of fower and twenty yeares And likewise I give vnto my sonne William Leete the some of xx1' of lawfull money of England to be payde him when he shall come to the age of fower and twenty yeares Item my will is that if any of my three sonnes—Anthony, John, or William shall dye before they shall come to the seftall ages of xxmj yeares the porcon and legacie of him or them that shall so dye, shall come to them or him that shall survive to be equallie divided betweene them with all the profitt that shall come and be made of his or theire porcon that shall dye Item that whereas there is owing to me Lxxxvuj1' by Richard Atkinson wch wilbe due to be paid to me or my Executrix about the midle of Aprill next my will is that my wife shall add twelve poundes more to the saide X . and viij1' to make it vp a hundred poundes, and to be deliu'ed vnto the hands of my good freinde Mr. John Cosferd gentleman and my brother John Leete to be ymployed by them for the best use and pfitt of the saide fower Children, and my minde is that all the saide fower childrens legacies shalbe paide out of this saide hundred poundes given them as aforesaide, The rest of all my goods chattells Cattle and houshold stuffe whatsoever I give vnto Joane my lovinge wife to see this my will ^formed and to see my fuflall discharged, And I make the saide Joane my wife Executrix of this my last will and Testament revokinge all other Willes heretofore by me made In witnes whereof I have herevnto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written John Leete published and declared by the saide John Leete to be his last will and Testament in the j>iice of John Bullet Anthony Ash." Administration granted to " Johanne Leete " on the 21st of February, 1623-4.
[The above John Leete of Islington was brother to John Leete of Dodington, Co. Hunts, and uncle to Governor Wm. Leete, and John Leete of Midlow Grange. The name of John Leete of Islington appears both in the Visitation of Huntingdonshire in 1613, and in that of 1684.]