Roger Willes 1621




In the name of God Amen the xxviith daye of Februarye in the xixth yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lord James by the grace of god kinge of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c And of Scotland the lvth annoq domini 1621 I Roger Wills of Coppull in the parishe of Standish and county of Lancaster husbandman beinge whole of mynd [illeg] and prayse be unto almighty god. Item I make and ordayne this my present testament concerneinge [illeg] my last will in manner and forme followeinge vidzt first and most principally I doe commend and bequeath my soule unto the hands and merits of almighly god my maker and redeemer and my body to Christian burial and my goods and catells for to be disposed & distributed as followeth vidzt first it is my mynde & will that my said goods & cattells shall be pted & devyded into two equall ptes my debtes theirof firste discharged and payed. One pte whereof I doe give & bequeath unto William Wills my sonne Jane Willes and Agnes Willes my two daughters to be pted and devyded equally amongst them three. And the second pte beinge myne my legacies and funeral expences beinge fully discharged & devyded equally betweene them. Alsoe heire [?] I doe make and ordayne George Parke and Jane Willes my said daughrter my true and lawfull executors tyo execute performe fulfil and accomplyshe the whiole contente heirof. And in signe and token of this my present testament and last will I the said Roger Willes have heireunto putt my hand these being witnesses Roger Sclater and Humfrey Chisnall.

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