Will of Thomas Le Pelley, 1643
From Edith Carey's Notes on Sark, Le Pelley MSS. [Presumably a contemporary] translation from the French. Court of Probate, London.
In the name of God Amen, through Jesus Christ in the yeare 1643, 27th September.
Forasmuch as it hath pleased God to afflict the bodie of Thomas Le Pelley with sickness whereof he doth feele himself infirme and weake in bodie but nevertheless sound of minde God be praised. He hath disposed of that small meanes which he hath as followeth. That he might finde tranquillity of minde as God hath ordained all fathers of families to doe. First I have had of the purser in clothes which were sold at the most to the value of thirteene shillings and sixe pence, in going out of England. Item. More, I have received of him the 25th of this Septr one Spanish piece of eight and three Ryalls in Sylver. Item more. One other piece of eight of Augustine Westington. Item. I had of the master towards the payment of the charges of my mate Nicholas Langlois 3 pieces of eight and half.  Item I have lent him from the days of our embarkment untill the day of his death foure and twentie shillinges & I doe ordain that that whiche shall be found to be mine or to belong unto me shall be divided between my brother Josias Le Peley and my sister Martha Le Peley in halfes equally of all that which shall be found to belong unto me (my debts herein mentioned being payed) as well [my] as my clothes as my wages, Desiring John de Haveland (being both of us borne in the island of Garnesey) to take all the same into his handes, and I doe ordaine him executor of this my testament & last will. Desiring that my body be buried in Xtian manner & as one believing in Jesus Christ, & that there shall be given to those that shall carry me to my grave 3 pieces of eight & unto him that shall bury me one piece of eight. Desiring that all the same be fulfilled & performed. Witnessed & Inscribed by Thomas Le Peley, P Effard, John Sivrett, John Roland.
Proved at London April 22nd 1645 by John de Havilan.