William Dicconson 1689
In the name of God Amen the fifth day of December the five and thirtieth yeare of the raigne of our most gracious soveraigne Lord King Charles the second oover England &c Annor domini 1683 I William Dicconson of Coppull in the county of Lancaster yeoman beinge weake of body but of a sound and perfect disposing mind and memory thenks be to Almighty God for the same doe make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God hopeinge through the merits death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inhertit everlasting life and my body I comitt to earth to be buryed att the discretion of my executors hereafter namesd. And as touchinge the disposition of all my temporall estate as itt hath pleased Almighty God to bestowe upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth first I willl that my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged. Item I give and bequeath all my wearinge apparel to be equally devided betweene my brother John Dicconson and sister Jane att the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath unto William Dicconson my grandson the sume of fore shillings Item I give devise bequeath and appoint unto Robert Dicconson my son all the house whereof I now live together with all the grounds belonginge to the same to have and to hold the said house and ground unto him the said Robert Dicconson his heires and assignes for ever. And all the rest residue of my personall estate goods and chattels whatsoever I doe give and bequeath unto my said son Robert . And I doe further hereby nominate and appoint my said son Robert Dicconson sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoakeinge disallowinge and making voyde all former wills and testaments heretofore by me made or published. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.
William Dicconson his marke
Sealed published and declared in the presence of
Seth Taylor his mark
Jane Dicconson her MarkJn [?]