The Will of Elizabeth King
Widow of Great Paxton d.1656
1656 - Will of Elizabeth King, Widow of Great Paxton - scan of the original
In the name of God Amen.
The nine and twentieth day of January one thousand six hundred and forty seven, I Elizabeth King of Greate Paxton in the countie of Huntingdon, widow, being sick and weak in body but yet of good and perfect minde and memorie (thanks be to God therefore) doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following.
First I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker and creator hopeing to be saved by the merit of God in Christ Jesus my Lord and saviour, and my body to the earth from whence it came. And for temporall goods wherewith God hath endued me, I dispose of them as followeth.
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Humfrey Richard, the son of Humfrey Richard my grandchild tenn shillings of lawfull English monie to be paid him at the age of one and twenty years.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Richard my grandchild tenn shillings of like lawfull English monie to be paid unto her at the age of one and twenty years or at the day of her marriage which shall first happen.
Item I give and bequeath unto John King the sonne of John King of Huntingdon tenn shillings of lawfull English monie to be paid unto him and the age of one and twenty years.
All the rest of my goods, debts, household stuffe, monie and plate whatsoever unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto Alice King, my daughter whome I do nominate, ordaine and make my full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this day and year aforesaid in the presence of
The marke of Elizabeth King
Transcription by Rachel Osborne