THE WILL OF MARY SPENDLOVE 1671
ORIGINAL LOCATED IN LICHFIELD JOINT RECORDS OFFICE
I the name of God Amen the three and twenth day of October in the year of our Lord God 1671, I Mary Spendlove of Shottle Park in the parish of Duffield & in the County of Derby. Widow being sick in body butt good & pfect rememberance prasysed be God Therefore do make & ordaine this my last Will & Testament in manor and forme following, vizit ffirst I bequeath my soule to Almighty God my maker hopeing & assuredly trusting to ? Pardon & remission of all my sinns through the ? death & Passion of Jesus Christ my saviour & blessed redemer. Secondly concerning my body & committ it to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried in the pish yard of Duffield at the discretion of my loveing brother Richard Gration of Belp whome I make Executor of this my last Will & Testament. Thirdly as concerning all such worldly Goods as it has pleased Almighty God of his goodness to lend me in this transitory life, my will and pleasure in that they be ordered and dispossed of as followeth.
It is my will and desire that Richard Gration shall have all my goods bills lands Cattol and Chattle whatsoever and possession himself of all and singular my goods, towards the bringing up of my sonn Anthony Spendlove until he shall attain and come to his age of ? years, And if it shall please God that he shall happen to die before he shall come to the age of (fourteen?) years, it is my Will is that my Executor shall have all and singular my goods Cattols and Chattels whatsoever hereto for given and be (quashed??). And further my desire in that if it shall please God of his mercy that my sonn Anthony shall live (4 smudged words) to his age of ? years, then my will is that he shall have and posses himself of all my goods Cattol and Chattels whatsoever given and bequeathed.
It is my will that Lucie Chadwick my mother in law shall have the _________________________ during the natural life of the said Lucie ,and if it shall happen that the said Lucie shall die before the ___________ expired that the Executors of Mary Spendlove shall pay unto the heirs or assigns of Lucie Chadwick Ten pounds.
I give unto Lucie Chadwick my best gloves my best stocking and a greene Apron.
I give unto my loving mother Mary Gration my best hatt, Item I give unto (Ellen Pomme)? two yards and a halfe of Clothe, Item I give Elizabeth Bridge one piece of Clothe of foure yards and a halfe, Item I give to Thomas ?? my man five shillings to be paid by my Executors, In witness where of I have sett my hand and seal this daye and year above written.
? GrationMary Spendlove
Mary ( her mark)(( a cross))Bramblyher mark
Robert Cock(a circle)
Note:Two further pages comprising of an inventory of Mary's good's and belongings and a list of things foregotten exist .They will be added to this will when time permits .
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