Last Will and Testament of Anne Parker of Plumley, widow (1701)

In the Name of God Amen. I Anne Parker of Plumbley in ye prsh of Eckington in ye county of Derby widow being sick and weak of body but of perfect memory and Remembrance praised be the Lord for ye same do make and ordaine this my Last will and testament in manner and forme following: First I bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty god my maker hopeing that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and as for my body I commit it to ye earth to be buried in christian buriall at the discretion of my executors hereafter named: and I dispose of my wordly goodes as followeth. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Parker the sum of ten poundes and a black Mantah (manteau?) a ……. …… and a pety coat and stayes a muslin hood a linnon handkerchief. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchilde Anne Pedley the sum of five poundes and my rideing sute and hood It. I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren Elizabeth pedley and Sarah pedley the sum of five pounds apiece to either of them It. I give and bequeath unto my cousen Sarah Newbould a shilling and a black pety coat. It. I give and bequeath unto my cousen and god childe Mary Russell one shilling and a black gowne It. I give and bequeath unto my sonne in law Nicholas pedley the sum of ten shilling. And lastly all the rest of my goods money and estate whatsoever after my legacies and debts paid and funeral charges discharged I give and bequeath unto the said Nicholas pedley my sonne in law and to his wife Mary pedley my daughter whom I make executors of this my last will and testament joyntly And I do utterly revoke all other wills and testaments making this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seale the six and twentieth day of August in the thirteenth yeare of ye rainge of our soveraigne lord William the third by the grace of god over England, Scotland, France and Ireland King defender of the Faith etc. Anno Domini 1701.

Sealed signed and declared to                                                          Ann Parker her mark
Be my last will in the presence of

Alles Leake
William Richardson