Edward Worthington 1693





In the name of god amen the fourth day of may in the year of our lord god one thousand six hundred ninety and three I. Edward Worthington of Coppull in the county of Lancaster glover being somewhat weak of body but of good and perfect memory blessed be god for the same do constitute ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty god my maker trusting that in and through the merits of his dear son he will raise it up at the last day to life and immortality at the general resurrection of all flesh and my body to the earth from whence it came and wither it [illeg] to be decently buried at my parish church of Standish amongst my ancestors at the discretion of my executors herein and hereafter named and as for such goods as it hath pleased god to bestow upon me here in this life I dispose of the same as followeth.  Imprimis my will and mind is that my whole personal estate be divided into three equal parts the first part I do will give and devise unto Margaret my lawful and loving wife.  The second part I take to myself to discharge my just debts my funeral and probate of this my last will and testament and out of the third and last part I give as followeth item I give and bequeath unto Margaret Forshaw of Standish twenty shillings.  Item I give and bequeath unto all that I am godfather unto two shillings sixpence apiece.  Item I give unto John Abbott junior two shillings sixpence to buy him books with.  Item I give and bequeath unto John Taylor of Fishwick forty shillings if he return within two years after my death or else to his son George and Ellen his daughter equally betwixt them.  Item I give unto William Dawson two shillings sixpence.  Item I give unto Thomas Taylor junior two shillings sixpence. Item I Give unto James Worthington my best suit of apparel.  Item I give unto Matthew Worthington my second suit. I give unto Thomas Worthington my riding coat.  Item I give unto Lawrence Haydock and James Worthington either five shillings apiece and I do constitute and make them my lawful executors of this my last will hoping they will see the same performed as my trust in them is reposed.  Iitem all the rest and remainder I give unto my wife revoking all other will and wills by me made in any wise notwithstanding


Sealed signed published and declared to be the last will of


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