Humphrey Chisnall  1610
 

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IIn the name of god Amen the fowrth daye of November in the yeares of the Raigne of our Soveraigne lord James by the grace of god kinge of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c the xijth and of Scotland the xliijth Annoq dni 1609 I Humphrey Chisnall of Coppull in the countie of Lancr. husbandman sicke in bodye butt of good and pfecte memorie I praise god herefore doe make and publishe this my laste will and testament in manner and forme as followeth Principal lie and first I commend my soule into the hands of Allmightie god my onlie maker Redeemer and sanctifier And my bodye I commit to the earth And for such goods as god hath lente me I doe give grante devise and bequeth them as followeth First my minde and will is and I appoynt that all my debts and funerall expences and other charges in and about the same be payed of my whole goods Item I give grante and bequeth unto (Alice Johnson my goddaughter Aerasedu) my sonne Bryan Chisnall one Amerie (?) or cubpord standaiyn in the Butterie Item I give unto Alice Johnson my god daughter either one Lambe or ijs in money Item I give and bequeth unto everie childe my sonn Richard Chisnall hath either everie one a lambe or else ijs a peece exepte Alexander unto whom I give one weininge calfe or els xxs in money Item my minde and will is that all the rest of my goods be devyded into three equall ptes whereof one pte I give and bequeath unto my wiffe Alice the seacond unto my children And the third part I reserve unto my self which same pte reserved unto my self I give grante and bequeath the same unto Alice my daughter wholly And I constitute ordaine & make my sonne Brian Chisnall and my doughter Alice Chisnall my true and lawfull executors of this my last will & testament hopeing they will performe the same as my truste is in them And I desier my verie soveraign Mr to bee favorable to my pore wief as I truste hee will And also I desier my sonne Bryan to bee good to my wief in her ould Age as my truste hath ever been in him And she hopeing to reste with god in heaven I cease puttinge hereunto my hand in ---- of:

Item I give devise and bequeath unto Alice my wief oute of all my goods First to bee taken upp one fetherbed which I lie on one boulster two sheetes two coverletts and two blanketts all them to use unto her use for her lief and after the death of Alice my wief that then itt shall freelie goe to Alice my doughter.

Sealed and delivered in presence of Hugh Nelson Raphe Eaton

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