Henry Maudsley 1617
 

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In the name of God Amen the ixth daye of Februarie in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundredth and fiftyn And in the xviijth yeare of the reigne of our most gracious sovereigne lord James by the grace of God of England France & Irelande king defender of the faith &c And of scotland the xlixth. I Henerie Maudsley of Coppull in the countie of Lancaster chapman being in good health and perfect remembrance praysed be God for the same doe make this my last will & testament in manere and forme followinge first and most principallye I comit my soule into the handes of Almightye God my maker & redeemer trusting to bee one of his blessed elected children in the kingdome of heaven. And my body I comitt to xpiane burial in my parish church att the discrecione of my executors hereafter named. And for such worldly goods as it hath pleased god to bestowe one me I give and bestowe as followeth First it is my will and mynde and I doe equally devide my goods into twoe ptes the one pt to my selfe and the other pte to Elizabeth my wyffe. Item it is my will and mynd that out of my pte of goods my executors shall bestowe five ppounds of my buriale. Item I doe give to my cosen Richard Maudsley of Myrscoe pte one mashine dish [??} one mortar & pestell twoe silver spoones which have my owne name one . And ia postnett. Item I give to my executors hereafter named to either of theme vs a peece. And for all the rest of my goods my debts and chardges beinge payed I give to my foresaid wyffe. And I doe make my loveing frends Thomas Worthington and John Wackfield thelder my true and lawfull executors jhopeinge theye will performe this as my trust is in theme above all others. And I desiere my loveinge cosen Richard Mausley to be overseere of this my last will and testament. In witness heareof I have maide my marke with my owne hande

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