Roger Waring 1667

 

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In the name of god amen the 28th day of December in the 18th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles the second by the grace of god King of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith Et cetera a.d.  16 66 I. Roger Waring of Coppull in the county of Lancaster tanner weak in body but of good and perfect remembrance I praise god therefore do constitute ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First and most principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my creator redeemer and sanctifier hoping assuredly by and through the merits of Jesus Christ my alone savior that I am one of that elect number for whom he hath purchased an everlasting kingdom. Also my body to Christian burial I commit at the discretion of my executors here after named at my parish church of Standish there to remain in the centre of the earth until the resurrection of all mankind when it shall please almighty God of his infinite goodness to raise me up again and to endow me with immortality that so I may reign with my saviour in everlasting Glory.  And for such goods as God have blessed me with I bequeath them as followeth. Item I give and bequeath unto William Waring my brother twenty shillings.  Item I give unto my brother Raph Waring ten shillings.  Item I give unto my three sisters Ann Waring Elizabeth Waring and Jane Waring every one of them ten shillings apiece.  Item the rest and residue of all my estate and goods after my debts and funeral expenses and probate of my will be first taken out and discharged I freely give them to Emily [?] my loving wife.  Item I nominate and appoint my wellbeloved friends John Jolly of Standish and Thomas Waring of Worthington executors of this my last will and testament hoping they will truly execute and perform the same as my trust is in them above all others. And thus sealed signed and published the day and year first above written.

 Roger wearing his mark

Witnessed by

Hugh Smallshaw his mark

Lawr Vaux

Roger Haydock