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Thomas Mort, Alstonfield 1613/14 Feb 10

In the name of God Amen the ninth day of February Anno dom 1612 and in the year of the reighn of our Soverign Lord James by the grace of God king of England France and Ireland the . of Scotland .. the defender of the faith I Thomas Mortte of Heath Houses in the the parish of Alstonfield in the county of Stafford husbandman deing sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance the Lord be praised therefore I do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God the Creator and Redeemer of the same and my body to the earth to be buried in the Quire of the parish church of Sheene there to remain until the generall day of.. and final judgement And then I most steadfastly believe by and through the merrits of our Saviour my body and soul unto life Everlasting. And as for the dispersion of all my wordly goods and chattells my will is as following First I will and give to my welbeloved wife Agnes all my pewter and brass .. bedding .. Item I give and bequeath unto Roger Mortte my sonne Ten shillings of Lawfull English money and all my apparell. I do give and bequeath unto Ellen Bul.. my daughter for and in consideration of her. Item I give and bequeath unto Annie Mort my daughter the best and .. brass .. at and by the disposition of my said wife And also and .. Forty shillings of lawfull english money to be delivered unto her by my Executors hereafter named at the feast of Saint John the Baptist. Item I give and bequeath unto Margarette my daughter forty shillings of lawfull english moneyto be delivered unto her by my Executors as aforesaid at the said feast day of Saint John the Baptist for and in consideration of her fillial part. Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my daughter . for and in consideration of her fillial Item my will and mind is to desire my welbeloved wife to reside over the most farm or tenement in I now inhabit device unto Robert Mort my son for and during all her natural life, the said Robert shall obtain I now leasse of Sir John Harpur Knight And my will is that my said son son Robert enter into land to mentain and keep John Mortte his brother with meat, drinks, apparell, lodgings during all the term of his naturall life, And the keeping of.. I nominate make my said son Robert Mortt my sole and lawfull Executor of this my last will and testament. And I appoint and desire my loving .. Gervasse Mort to be of this my said last will and testament to be the same performed in all.

 
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