Birth: ABT 1596

Marriage:  20 NOV 1621 in Old Cleeve, Somerset, England

Birth of Son: 28 SEP 1623
Name:  Giles Slocum
Place:  Old Cleeve, County Somerset, England

Will:  18 FEB 1634
Proved: 02 JUL 1625
Details: In the name of God Amen the eighteenth daie of Februarie Anno Domini 1624 I Philip Slocombe of Gotehurst in the countie of Somersett yeoman beinge sicke of bodie but in perfecte minde and memorie praised be god doe make this my laste will and testamente in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my Soule to All mighty god my maker and redeemer and my bodie I committ to the earth from whence it came It[em] I give to the cathedrall church of welles Foure pence, It[em] I give to my sonne Gyles Slocombe three poundes, It[em] I give unto my childe that my wife now goes with if it live and survive Eight Poundes to be putt to intreast for them by my overseers hereafter named from the tyme of my death untill they come to the Age of one and twenty yeares It[em] my will is that if either of these my children doe dye before he or shee doe attaine to the Age of one and Twenty yeares then the moneyes before given shall remaine to the survivor of them. The rest of my goods and estate whether in chattelles money debtes or plate or whatsoever, not herein before given nor bequeathed my debtes paid and my funerall discharged I give and bequeathe unto Charitie my wife whome I make and ordaine my whole Executrix And I ordane and appointe Richard Linham Aldred Bickham John Studdier and William Bickham my brothers in lawe to be my overseers to see this my laste will and testament performed. In wittness hereof I have sett my hand in the presence of John Studdier Signum Thome Sully William Bickham.


Parents are unknown

Charity Bickham     

Birth:  ABT 1586

Will: 21 NOV 1642
Proved: 21 JAN 1643
Details: She devises 20 shillings to the poor of Old Cleeve, and 20 shillings to the poor of Gothurst. To her brother, Aldred Bickham, her sister, Joane Studdier, and her kinswoman, Isoll Oatford, she gives a piece of gold to each. She devises small legacies to Richard Bickham and John Staddier, the younger. To Isoll Bickham she gives a hood and safe gard and petecoat and wascoat, and one handkerchief with a broad lase. To her kinswoman, Mary Wills, of Envier, widow, she gives her best cloake. To Mary Gey, she gives her best hatt her ould petecoat and one doulis smock and a blew apron and an under coat of gingerline. She also gives legacies to Anne Sully, the daughter of Thomas Sully, and to Mary Willis. To each of her god children she gives two shillings, and gives ten shillings to be distributed amongst her brother Aldred Bickham’s servants, that is twelve pence to each. The whole resudue she gives to her son, Giles Slocombe, whom she appoints her sole executor.


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