Middleton Roger 1649 of Harby will

Roger Middleton of Harby 1649 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1649/63

Anno Domini 1643 September 27th

In the name of god Amen

I Roger Middleton of Harby in the Countie of Leicester sicke in bodie but well in mind and of good remembrance (I prayse god for it) do make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner and forme following

Imprimis I bequeath my Soule to almightie god who gave it and by the passion of his Sonne and my Saviour Christ Jesus hath redeemed it and my bodie to be buried in the church of Harby aforesayd and my lands and goods as followeth

I give to my Sonne Roger Middleton that house and all that land I bought of Richard Arden with the apptenances and a quarter of an oxgange I bought of John Smith

Ite I give to my Sonne John Middleton that house and land with all apptenances I bought of Mathew Kemp and also that oxgange I bought of Mr Huttchinson with the apptenances

Item I give to Widdow Blankley a bushell of barley

Ite It is my will that my exequutors injoy the land so longe as my wife kepes her a widow and that after her marriage the … to my Sonnes

Item I give to every Widdow in the towne Sixpence

And of this my last will and testerment I ordeyne Elizabeth my wife and Thomas Dubbleday her Sonne exequutors to whome I bequeath all the rest of my goods to pay my debts and to burie me

And of this my will I make and ordayne James Holmes and Robert Bramley overseers and give to ether of them sixpence

In witnesse whereof I have sett too my hand by a marke as can Wittnesse

                                                                                                         Roger Middleton his marke

John White

James Holmes his marke

Robart Bramley

Probate 9 December 1649