Faulks Edward 1617 of Long Clawson Will

Edward Faulks of Long Clawson 1617 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/239/36

In the name of god Amen I Edwarde Faukes thelder of Claxton in the Countie of Leceister Labourer, beinge weake of bodye but of good and perfect remembrance (praysed bee god) this seaventh day of September 1615 doe make and ordayne this my last will & testamente in manner Followeinge

Imprimis I give my soule to god that gave it, and my bodye to bee buryed in the Church yarde of Claxton aforesaid

Itm I give unto my daughter Margarett Atkinson my wyves Goune

Itm I give John Atkinson the sonne of my sonne in Lawe John Atkinson xiid

Itm I give unto my natural sonne Edwarde Faukes my table in the house, with the forme, Tressells, & settle I also give unto him xxs which is in the hands of my Cosen Edward Phinies

Itm I give unto him 1 bedstead, 1 mattress, 1 Boulster, 1 pillowe, 1 Coverleade, one Blankett

Itm I give unto my [probably “daughter” missing] Elizabeth Smaley 1 wast Coat, one niether Skirts, that my wife ware dayley, and xiid in money

Itm I give unto Dorothy the daughter of John Atkinson xiid

Itm I give unto my sonne in Lawe John Atkinson all my Hovell Tymber

They rest of all my goodes and Chattells unbeequeaved I give and bequeave unto my daughter Agnes Faulkes, whom I make & ordayne the full & onely executrixe of this my last will & testament, to see the same performed, and my bodie brought honestly to the ground

Lastley I make and ordayne my Brother Heaghe Faukes and my Cosen Edward Moore Overseers of this my Last will and testament

Testes sunt

Thomas Wright scriptor

John Hicklinge his marke

Probate Melton Mowbray 16 January 1617