Norwich William 1675 of Stathern Will

William Norwich of Stathern 1675 will

National Archives PROB 11/347/142

In the Name of God Amen I William Norwich of Stathorne in the County of Leicester Clerke being weake in Body but of sound and perfect mind and Memory Praised be God for the same doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following That is to say

First I Comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and of Jesus Christ my Redeemer by whose Mercy and Meritt I hope to obteine the Remission of my sinnes and eternall salvation and my Body I Commit to the Earth from whence it was taken to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named

And for my worldly Estate which the Lord hath been gratiously pleased to blesse me with I dispose thereof as followeth vizt

Imprimis I give to the poore of Stathorne aforesaid Forty shillings to be distributed amongst them by my Executrix as shee shall think fit within One moneth after my decease

Item I give unto all my servants that lyve with mee at the time of my decease Fyve shillings a peece to be respectively paid to them within One moneth after my decease

All the rest of my Goods Cattell Chattells money Jewells Plate houshold stuff and personal Estate whatsoever I doe give unto my deare and loving wife Anne Norwich whome I doe make Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the Eighth day of October In the Fyve and Twentyth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second over England &c Annoq Dni 1673

                                                                                                                Willm Norwich Signum

Sealed declared and published in the presence of

G: Fisher

Nathaniell Bentford

W: Cooke

John Dixon

George Dixon

Probate London 7 February 1674/5 to Anne Norwich relict and executrix