Walker Thomas 1600 of Stathern will

Thomas Walker of Stathern 1600 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/221/66

In the name of god Amen the sixte daie of January in the yere of our lord god a thousand fyve hundred nyntye and eight I Thomas Walker of Stathorne in the county of Leycester husbandman sicke in bodye of whole and perfect remembrance thanks be to almighty god doe ordeyne and make This my last Will & Testament in manner & forme folowinge

Firste I bequeth my soule unto almighty god & to my saviour Jesus Christe my onlye saviour & redeemer And my bodye to the earth from whence it came

Itm I give & bequeth to Thomas walker my eldest sone all my copye hould lands in Derbysheyre & one fetherbedd with a boulster a coverlette a blanket one paire of sheetes which he hath in his owen custodye aleadie

Also I give unto him a bason and a candelsticke

Itm I give & bequeth to my sonne Willm Walker foure pounds in money to be paied within the space of two yeares next after my decease

Itm I give & bequeath to Johan … my kinswoman my cupbord standing in my hall

Itm I give & bequeath to Randell my sone my draught wholly that is to saie fyve horses & mares with carte & carte geares plowe & plowe geares which carte is the better of the twane

Itm I give to my sone Randell the lease & all the Intereste of my ferme whearin I nowe dwell

All the reste of my goods unbequeathed my debts Legacies and funeralls being discharged I will shalbe equally devyded betwixt Randell my sonne and Johan … my kinswoman And I make Randell my sonne my full executor

All the wills heretofore made I doe verily forsake And I acknowledge this to be my last will

In wittnes whereof I sett my hand the daie & yere above written

Wittnesses Thomas Rouse Henrye Greene Thomas Towers & Thomas Alland [?]

Probate 12 December 1600